Dr. Hans Stein

Hans H. Stein

Hans H. Stein is a professor of Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, where he has responsibilities in research, extension, and teaching. He currently directs 10 Graduate students, three post-doctoral Research Fellows, two research managers, and six visiting scholars. His research focuses on feed ingredient evaluation, digestibility and utilization of energy and nutrients by pigs and humans, and development of systems for accurate diet formulation. He and his research team have determined metabolizable energy in a large number of feed ingredients and he has determined net energy in diets and ingredients using the comparative slaughter procedure and the procedures based on prediction equations. He has recently constructed an indirect calorimeter unit that allows for determination of heat production of group housed pigs and calculation of net energy values of diets and ingredients fed to pigs. Hans has won numerous awards, including the AFIA Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research, the Gary Cromwell Award in Mineral Nutrition and the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science. He received the Bright Sciences Award from DSM in 2015. Hans is also an honorary professor at the National University of Columbia. He has authored or co-authored approximately 270 peer-reviewed publications and he has given invited presentations on nutrition in 41 countries.