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Roderick Thomas, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Instructor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Controls
Roderick Thomas, Ph.D., P.E.
114 Modular Lab - Research A
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-865-2252
Fax: 814-863-1031

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic instrumentation and control
  • Fluid power systems

Education

  1. Ph.D. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University 2001
  2. M.S. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University 1996
  3. B.S. Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University 1983

Teaching

  • BRS 428 - Electric Power and Instrumentation
  • BE 305 - Agricultural measurements and control systems

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.

Publications

  • Thomas, R. S., D. R. Buckmaster. Development of a computer controlled, hydraulic, power take-off (PTO) system. Transactions of the ASAE 48(5):1669-1675.
  • Thomas, R. S., D. R. Buckmaster. 2003. Relative safety of traditional agricultural tractor power take-off (PTO) drivelines compared to fluid power — a review. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 9(3):241-250.
  • Thomas, R. S., D. R. Buckmaster. 2003. A programmable, multiple supplement cattle feeder for pasture use. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 19(4):511-520.
  • Buckmaster, D. R., A. J. Heinrichs, R. S. Thomas. 1997. Particle size reduction during total mixed ration preparation and delivery. ASAE Paper No. 97-AETC104. St. Joseph, MI.: ASAE