Dr. Greg Thoma

Application of chemical engineering principles to find solutions in environmental problems

Dr. Thoma is currently lead investigator for a number of life cycle initiatives in the food and agriculture sector including studies on fluid milk, cheese, milk delivery systems, and is project director for a 5-year, $5M USDA multi-university project focused on greenhouse gas mitigation for US swine production. Dr. Thoma also consults on other LCA work at the University of Arkansas focusing on rice, cotton, corn, and sweet corn.  Recently he became the scientific lead for the UNFAO Partnership on the Environmental Benchmarking of Livestock Supply Chains technical advisory group for poultry which is working to create guidance in the application of LCA for assessment of sustainable poultry and egg production.