Bradley Marks, PhD, PE

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Bradley Marks
Research Interest: 
Food: Food Safety Engineering
Professional Title: 
Professor and Chair

524 S. Shaw Lane
210 Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824


Dr. Bradley Marks, P.E., leads an interdisciplinary research team focused on food safety engineering, particularly microbial inactivation modeling and improving methods for validating pathogen control processes for ready-to-eat foods (including low-moisture foods, meat/poultry, and fresh produce). His research program has been continuously funded by competitive federal grants for over 25 years, in addition to numerous funded projects and partnerships with industry associations and individual companies (>$20M as Principal Investigator). Dr. Marks has received numerous teaching awards, at the department, university, and national level. He also served as the Biosystems Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator for more than 13 years, and led the program through three highly successful ABET review cycles. Dr. Marks is an MSU Food Fellow and serves in advisory capacities with the International Life Sciences Institute, the Almond Board of California, and the Food Protection and Defense Institute.

Publications and Grants

Ph.D. Purdue University. 1993
M.S.Ag.E. Purdue University. 1992
B.S. Michigan State University. 1989
  • MSU William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. 2017.
  • Withrow Teaching Award. MSU College of Engineering. 2002, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2018.
  • CIC (Big10) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellow (2013-2014).
  • Co-chair (by invitation); National Academy of Engineering. 1st China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (Food Safety Session). Beijing and Changsha, China. October 2009.
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award (national). 2006.
  • MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. 2004.
  • Presenter (by invitation). National Academy of Engineering, German-American Frontiers in Engineering Symposium. April 2004. Washington, D.C.
  • 2nd-Place Paper Award. ASEE North Central Regional Meeting. 2000.
  • Outstanding Service to Students Award - UofA Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 1999.
  • American Society for Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Arkansas Section – Outstanding Agricultural Engineer. 1998.
  • Texas Instruments Outstanding Teacher - UofA Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 1997.
  • Texas Instruments Outstanding Teacher - UofA Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 1996.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 1989.
  • Purdue University Graduate Fellowship. 1989.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 041 (MSU) Graduate Fellowship. 1989.
  • Michigan State University Outstanding Senior Award (one of twenty-five). 1989.
  • ASAE John G. Sutton Award for Outstanding Engineering Student in North America. 1988.
  • MSU American Chemical Society Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student. 1986.