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Long He, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Long He, Ph.D.
Fruit Research and Extension Center
Musselman Building

Biglerville, PA 17037
Work Phone: 717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanization and Automation for Specialty Crops
  • Robotic Solutions for Agricultural Applications
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Electro-Hydraulic Control System

Education

  1. PhD, Mechatronics Engineering, Yanshan University (YSU), China, 01/2010
  2. BS, Mechanical Engineering, Yanshan University (YSU), China, 07/2003

Dr. Long He is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and physically located at the Fruit Research and Extension Center at Biglerville. He received his Ph.D. degree on Mechatronic Engineering at Yanshan University in China. Before joining Penn State, Dr. He worked as Postdoc Research Associate/Research Engineering at Washington State University and University of California at Davis. Dr. He’s research interest is agricultural machinery and automation, including mechanical harvesting technologies for tree fruit crops, robotic solutions for agricultural application, and sensor application in agriculture.

Selected Publications

  • He, L., H. Fu, D. Sun, M. Karkee, and Q. Zhang. 2017. A shake and catch harvesting system for trellis trained apple trees. Transactions of the ASABE, 60(2).
  • He, L., H. Fu, M. Karkee, and Q. Zhang. 2017. Effect of fruit location on apple detachment with mechanical shaking. Biosystems Engineering, 157.
  • He L., H. Fu, H. Xia, M. Karkee, Q. Zhang, and M. Whiting. 2017. Evaluation of a localized shake-and-catch harvesting for fresh market apples. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal. (Accepted)
  • Fu, H., L. He, S. Ma, M. Karkee, Q. Zhang, and S. Wang. 2017. 'Jazz' apple impact bruise responses to different cushioning materials. Transactions of the ASABE, 60(2).
  • Ye, Y., Z. Wang, D. Jones, L. He, M.E. Taylor, G.A. Hollinger, and Q. Zhang. 2017. Bin-Dog: A Robotic Platform for Bin Management in Orchards. Robotics, 6(2).
  • Ye, Y., L. He, Z. Wang, G. Hollinger, M. Taylor, and Q. Zhang. 2017. Orchard maneuvering strategy for a robotic bin-handling machine. Biosystems Engineering. (Accepted)
  • He, L., J. Zhou, Q. Zhang, and H. J. Charvet. 2016. A String Twining Robot for High Trellis Hop Production. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 121.
  • Zhou, J., L. He, M. Karkee, and Q. Zhang. 2016. Effect of Catching Surface and Tilt Angle on Bruise Damage of Sweet Cherry due to Mechanical Impact. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 121.
  • Vougioukas, S. G., L. He, R. Arikapudi. 2016. Orchard worker localization relative to a vehicle using radio ranging and trilateration. Biosystems Engineering, 147.
  • Zhou, J., L. He, M. Karkee, and Q. Zhang. 2016. Analysis of Shaking-Induced Cherry Fruit Motion and Damage. Biosystems Engineering, 144.
  • Zhou, J., L. He, M. Whiting, S. Amatya, P. Larbi, M. Karkee, and Q. Zhang. 2016. Field evaluation of a mechanical-assist harvesting system. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food, 9(4).
  • He, L., J. Zhou, Q. Zhang, and M. Karkee. 2015. Evaluation of Multi-Pass Mechanical Harvesting on ‘Skeena’ Sweet Cherries Trained to Y-trellis. HortScience, 50(8).
  • Zhou, J., L. He, Q. Zhang, and M. Karkee. 2014. Effect of Excitation Position of a Handheld Shaker on Fruit Removal Efficiency and Damage in Mechanical Harvesting of Sweet Cherry. Biosystems Engineering, 115.
  • He, L., Q. Zhang, and H. J. Charvet. 2013. A Robotic Knot-tying End- Effector for Hop Twining. Biosystems Engineering, 114 (3).
  • He, L., J. Zhou, X. Du, D. Chen, Q. Zhang, and M. Karkee. 2013. Energy Efficacy Analysis of a Mechanical Shaker in Sweet Cherry Harvesting. Biosystems Engineering, 116(4).
  • Zhou, J., L. He, Q. Zhang, X. Du, D. Chen, and M. Karkee. 2013. Evaluation of the Influence of Shaking Frequency and Duration in Mechanical Harvesting of Sweet Cherry. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29(5).
  • He, L., Q. Zhang, X. Du, R. Luo, and M. Karkee. 2012. A Twining Robot for High Trellis String Tying in Hop Production. Transactions of the ASABE, 55(5).

Patents

  • Zhang, Q., L. He, H. J. Charvet. 2013. Knot-tying device and method. U.S. Patent. US 8,573,656 B1
  • Vougioukas, S., D. Slaughter, D. Sadowski, L. He, A. Durand-Petiteville. 2015. Automated strawberry orientating and capping machine. International Patent No. WO/2017/019775 A1