Jose M. Rodriguez, Ph.D.  

Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of the Petroleum Products Laboratory and Assistant Research Professor at Mississippi State University since February 2006. On July 2007, Dr. Rodriguez was given the additional responsibility of being the new Director for Chemical Regulatory. Under his leadership, the Petroleum Products and the Chemical Regulatory Laboratories (1) conduct testing on feeds, fertilizers, meats, fuels and related petroleum products, (2) provide consultation, scientific services to individuals and firms of the State who are engaged in agricultural or industrial endeavors furthering the economic growth or development of Mississippi and (3) perform research

Before joining the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratories, Dr. Rodriguez worked in private industry for a period of 25 years. He held the positions of Technical and Research Director for nine years and Technical Manager for seven years. During this period, he accumulated over twenty two patents and he was the editor and contributor to two books.

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