John Strohl

John Strohl
John Strohl

Fermentation Facility Manager

Contact Information

Office: 2617 Food Sciences Building
Phone: (515) 294-0306
Fax: (515) 294-6261


B.S., Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 1981
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1988

John has been with the ISU Fermentation Facility since 1988 and with the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) since 2009.

John’s primary job responsibilities include:

  • oversee the daily operation of the Iowa State University Fermentation Facility and BioCentury Research Farm Biochemical Processing Train
  • provide expert advice in the areas of fermentation and related technologies to on-campus and industrial clients
  • participate in biotechnology and food science courses and workshops
  • provide custom hands-on training to graduate students, technicians, and industrial clients in the conducting of batch and continuous fermentations
  • promote the capabilities of the Iowa State Fermentation Facility and BioCentury Research Farm to Iowa businesses
  • service and maintain equipment, administer billing, and scheduling of clients