Keith Vorst

Keith Vorst
Keith Vorst

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Associate Professor
(515) 294-6957


Research Area: design, safety and function of polymeric food packaging emphasis on

  • Cost optimization and conversion processes of polymer and bioplastic food packaging
  • Biological and chemical safety of food contact surfaces
  • Shelf-life extension and nutritive value retention

Vorst received his BS (Purdue University), MS (Michigan State University), and PhD (Michigan State University) in Food Manufacturing, Food Science and Packaging, and has worked in private industry for three major food packaging companies and directed projects for the USDA.