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Paul Heinemann, Ph.D.

  • Professor & Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Specialty Crop Production Systems
Paul Heinemann, Ph.D.
111B Research A
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-865-7792
Fax: 814-863-1031

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanization of orchard production

Education

  1. B.S. Meteorology 1980
  2. M.S. Agricultural Engineering 1982
  3. Ph.D. Agricultural Meteorology 1985

Teaching

  • ABE 559 - Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.

Professional Experience

  • Department Head - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. July, 2010-present.
  • Professor Of Agricultural And Biological Engineering - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. July, 1999-present.
  • Associate Professor Of Agricultural Engineering - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. July, 1994-June, 1999.
  • Assistant Professor Of Agricultural Engineering - Pennsylvania State University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. September, 1988-June, 1994.
  • Post-Doctorate Project Assistant - Pennsylvania State University, Department of Entomology. January, 1987-August, 1988. Integrated Pest Management expert systems programmer and programmer manager.
  • Post-Doctorate Project Assistant - Pennsylvania State University, Department of Agricultural Engineering. January, 1986-September, 1987. Greenhouse systems modeling, plant tissue cultures.

Education

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Meteorology—University of Florida, December, 1985. Dissertation work involved simulation models for the prediction of cooling of the environment during Florida frost nights using planetary boundary layer and surface energy balance models.
  • M.S. Agricultural Engineering—Pennsylvania State University, November, 1982. Thesis project involved development of a specialized sensor to detect damaging temperatures in apple orchards during frost nights.
  • B.S. Meteorology—Pennsylvania State University, May, 1980.

Research Interests and Responsibilities

  • Specialty crop mechanization and automation
  • Applications of artificial intelligence to agricultural systems management and control
  • Mushroom Production — substrate preparation and SMS odor reduction

Memberships in Professional Societies

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, Z., P.H. Heinemann, J. Liu, J.R. Schupp, and T.A. Baugher. 2017. Brush mechanism for distributing apples in a low-cost apple harvest-assist unit. Applied Eng. in Ag. 33(2):195-201. 
  • Zhang, Z., and P.H. Heinemann. 2017. Economic analysis of a low-cost apple harvest-assist unit. HortTechnology. 27(2):240-247.     
  • Zhang, Z., P.H. Heinemann, J. Liu, J.R. Schupp, and T.A. Baugher. 2016. Design and field test of a low-cost apple harvest-assist unit. Transactions of ASABE. 59(5):1165-1180. 
  • Zhang, Z., P.H. Heinemann, J. Liu, J.R. Schupp, and T.A. Baugher. 2016. Development of mechanical apple harvesting technology – a review. Transactions of ASABE. 59(5):1149-1156. 
  • Julius, C., P.H. Heinemann, D.H. Schaufler, G.W. Roth, J. Liu, and A.L. Boehman. 2016. Straight vegetable oil as a replacement fuel for diesel: Comparing tractor performance in stationary and field tests. Transactions of ASABE. 59(6):1137-1148 
  • Lyons, D.J., P.H. Heinemann, J. Liu, J., J.R. Schupp, and T.A. Baugher. 2015. Development of a selective automated blossom thinning system for peaches. Transactions of ASABE. 58(6):1447-1457. 
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, V. M. Puri, and P. H. Heinemann. 2012. Modeling the inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella Enteritidis on poultry products exposed to pulsed UV-light. J Food Protection 75(2): 281-288. 
  • Bechara, M.A., P.H. Heinemann, P.N. Walker, and C.P. Romaine. 2011. A Two-phase Solid-state Fermentation Process for Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) Production on Cereal Grains. Biological Engineering Transactions. 4(4): 219-229. 
  • Williams, A.L., P.H. Heinemann, C.J. Wysocki, D.M. Beyer, and R.E. Graves. 2010. Prediction of odor pleasantness using electronic nose technology and artificial neural networks. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 26(2):343-350. 
  • Baugher, T. , J. Schupp, K. Ellis, J. Remcheck, E. Winzeler, R. Duncan, S. Johnson, K. Lewis, G. Reighard, G. Henderson, M. Norton, A. Dhaddey, and P. Heinemann. 2010. String Blossom Thinner Designed for Variable Tree Forms Increases Crop Load Management Efficiency in Trials in Four U.S. Peach Growing Regions. HortTechnology. 20(2): 409-414.

Research Interests

Agricultural Production

Specialty Crop Production Systems