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Serap Gorucu, Ph.D.

  • BRS Assistant Advisor
Serap Gorucu, Ph.D.
110 Research Unit A
University Park, PA 16802
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Work Phone: 814-865-7811

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Data Analysis

Education

  1. Ph.D., Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 2003
  2. M.S., Agricultural Machinery, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkiye, June 1998
  3. B.S., Agricultural Machinery, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkiye, June 1996

Projects:

  • 2016-present: Technology-based Distractions among Pennsylvania Farming Youth - National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
  • 2016-2017: A review for Developing a New Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • 2014-2015: Analyses of Pennsylvania Roadway crashes for farm equipment, ATVs, and horse and buggies from 2010 through 2013
  • 2013-2014: Analyses of Pennsylvania Farm Fatality Data for 2000 through 2012
  • 2013-2014: Analyses of Pennsylvania Youth Farm Fatality Data for 2000 through 2012-National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
  • 2010-2011: Determining the Safety Awareness of Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Operators in Hatay Region. (2010-2011) (Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey)
  • 2000-2003: Controlling tillage depth based on geo-referenced soil compaction data to enhance crop yield and conserve energy (Cotton Inc. and SC Cotton Board, 2000-2003, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA)
  • 1998-2001: Determining the Suitable Soil Preparation for the Ridge Planting and Parameters for   the Emergence (Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)
  • 1998-1999: Determining the Rupture Distance Ratio for Various Soil - Tine Interactions Using Image Processing Techniques (Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)
  • 1996-1998: Prediction of Draught Force Requirements of Standard Tines with Different Rake Angles - A Field Method Based on Cone-Index Values (Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

  • Gorucu S., D. Murphy, C. Kassab. 2017. Risk Factors for Roadway Single- and Multi-Vehicle All-Terrain Vehicle Crashes in Pennsylvania: 2010-2013  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 

    57: 555-562. DOI:10.3233/WOR-172584.

  • Gorucu S., D. Murphy, C. Kassab. 2017. Injury Risks for On-Road Farm Equipment and Horse and Buggy Crashes in PA: 2010-2013. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(3): 286-292. 

  • Cavallo E., S. Görücü, D. Murphy. 2015. Perception of side rollover hazards in a Pennsylvania rural population while operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 51(2): 281-288.
  • Gorucu S., D. Murphy, C. Kassab. 2015. A multi-year analyses of fatal farm and agricultural fatalities in Pennsylvania. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 21(4): 281-298.
  • Gorucu S., D. Murphy, C. Kassab. 2015. Occupational and Nonoccupational Farm Fatalities among Youth for 2000 through 2012 in Pennsylvania. Journal of Agromedicine 20(2): 125-139.
  • A. Khalilian,Y.J. Han,M.W. Marshall,S. Gorucu,Y. Abbaspour-Gilandeh,K.R. Kirk. 2014. Evaluation of the Clemson instrumented subsoiler shank in coastal plain soils. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Vol. 109: 46-51.
  • Cavallo E., S. Görücü, D. Murphy. 2014.  A Simulator to Improve Awareness of Rollover Risk and Stimulate Safer Driving Behavior Among Young All-Terrain (ATV) Drivers. Journal of Agromedicine  19:2. 
  • Cavallo E., T. Langle, D. Bueno, S. Tsukamoto, S. Görücü, D. Murphy. 2014. Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) Retrofitting on Agricultural Tractors: Goals and Approaches in Different Countries. Journal of Agromedicine 19:2.
  • Gorucu S., E. Cavallo, D. Murphy. 2014. Perception of Tilt Angles of an Agricultural Tractor. Journal of Agromedicine 19:1, 5-14
  • Keskin, M., S. Karanlık, S.Görücü Keskin, Y.Soysal. 2013. Assessing Nutrient Content Levels of Peanut Leaves using Leaf Color Parameters.  Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 37, 604-612.
  • Görücü Keskin, S., M. Keskin, Y. Soysal. 2012. Assessing Farm Tractor Incidents and Awareness Levels of Operators for Tractor Safety Issues in the Hatay Province of Turkey. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 18(2): 113-128.
  • Gorucu Keskin, S., A. Khalilian, Y. J. Han, R. B. Dodd, B. 2011. Variable-depth Tillage based on Georeferenced Soil Compaction Data in Coastal Plain Soils. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1(2), 2232.
  • Keskin, M., S. M. Say, S.Görücü Keskin. 2009. Evaluation of a Low-Cost GPS Receiver for Precision Agriculture Use in Adana Province of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 33(1), 79-88.
  • Gorucu, S., A. Khalilian, Y. J. Han, R. B. Dodd, B. R. Smith. 2006. An Algorithm to Determine the Optimum Tillage Depth from Soil Penetrometer Data in Coastal Plain Soils. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 22(5): 625-631.

Other Papers

  • Gorucu, S., D. Murphy, D. Foster. R. Hanagriff, and J. Ewing. 2017. Technology-based distractions among farming youth.  International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. June 25-29. 2017 - Logan, Utah.
  • Gorucu, S., Murphy D., Yoder A., Pate M. 2017. A Review of the National Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Safety and Health. Committee on Agricultural Safety and Health Research and Extension Agenda. USDA-NIFA, Washington D.C. https://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/National%20Agenda%20Report%20_7_12.pdf
  • Gorucu, S., Harshman, B., Murphy, D. J. 2015. Pennsylvania farm fatalities during 2010-2014. State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University Extension. Retrieved from
    http://extension.psu.edu/business/ag-safety/injury-data.
  • Gorucu, S., D. Murphy, C. Kassab. 2014. Pennsylvania farm  fatalities among youth for 2000 through 2012.  International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. June 22-26. 2014 - Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Cavallo, E. S. Gorucu, D. Murphy. 2013. A simulator to improve awareness of rollover risk and stimulate safer driving behavior among young all-terrain (ATV) drivers.  North American Agricultural Safety Summit. Sept 2527. 2013 Marriott City Center Minneapolis , MN.
  • Cavallo, E. T. Langle, S. Tsukamoto, D. Bueno, S. Gorucu, D. Murphy. 2013. Rollover protective structure (ROPS) retrofitting on agricultural tractors:  goals and approaches in different countries. North American Agricultural Safety Summit. Sept 25-27. 2013 Marriott City Center Minneapolis , MN.
  • Gorucu S., E. Cavallo, D. Murphy. 2013. Perception of Tilt Angles of an Agricultural Tractor. International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Conference. June 23-27. 2013  - Sandusky, Ohio.
  • Görücü Keskin, S., Keskin M. 2010. Advanced Technologies in Soil Tillage. 9th International Symposium on the Results of Turkish-German Research Studies in Agriculture, 22-27 March 2010, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.
  • Görücü Keskin, S. 2008. Measurement and Applications of Soil Electrical Conductivity in Precision Agriculture. 10th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, pp.598-603. 14-17 October 2008, Antalya/Turkey.
  • Khallilian, A., Y.J. Han, S. Gorucu Keskin, and Y. Abbaspour-Gilandeh. 2008. Performance of the Clemson instrumented shank in Coastal Plain soils. Paper No. 08-3972, ASAE, St. Joseph, MI/USA.
  • Gorucu, S., A. Khalilian, Y. J. Han, R. B. Dodd, and B.R. Smith. 2003. Developing an Algorithm to Determine the Tillage Depth from Soil Penetrometer Data in Coastal Plain Soils. Paper No. 03-1074, ASAE, St. Joseph, MI/USA.
  • Khalilian, A., Y.J.Han, R.B.Dodd, M.J.Sullivan, S.Gorucu, and M.Keskin. 2002. A Control System for Variable Depth Tillage. Presented at the 2002 ASAE International Meeting, 28-31 July 2002, Chicago, Illinois/USA. Paper Number: 02-1209.
  • Khalilian, A., Y. J. Han, R. B. Dodd, M. Sullivan, and S. Gorucu. 2002. Technology for Variable Depth Tillage in Coastal Plain Soils. 2002 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, 7 pages, CD-ROM, January 2002. Atlanta, Georgia/USA.
  • Gorucu, S., A. Khalilian, Y. J. Han, R. B. Dodd, F. J. Wolak, and M. Keskin. 2001. Variable depth tillage based on geo-referenced soil compaction data in coastal plain region of South Carolina. Paper No. 01-1016, ASAE, St. Joseph, MI/USA.
  • Korucu,T., V. Kirisci and S. Gorucu Keskin. 26-27 May 1999. Residue Management for Successful Direct Seeding. 7th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, (ICAME'99), pp.232-238. Adana, Turkey.
  • Karaca, V. Kirisci, S. Gorucu Keskin and T. Korucu., 26-27 May 1999. Suitable Seed Bed for Ridge Planting in Cotton Production in Cukurova Region. 7th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, (ICAME'99), pp.138-143. Adana, Turkey.
  • Gorucu Keskin, S., T. Korucu, V. Kirisci and A. Bolat. 26-27 May 1999. Determination of the Rupture Distance Ratio for Various Soil-Tine Interactions Using Image Processing Techniques. 7th International Congress on Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, (ICAME'99), pp.226-231. Adana, Turkey.
  • Gorucu, S. and Kirisci, V., 1998. A field method based on cone-index values for prediction of draught force requirements of standard tines with different rake angles. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering AgEng, Oslo98, 24-27 August 1998, part 2 pp: 838- 839. Norway.
  • Korucu, T., Kirisci, V. and Gorucu, S. 1998. Conservation tillage and its application in Turkey. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering AgEng, Oslo98, 24-27 August 1998, part 2 pp: 751. Norway.
  • Gorucu, S., Kirisci, V., and Korucu, T., 1998. Precision farming and its application in Turkey. 13th International Congress on Agricultural Engineering 2-6 February 1998. Session 2, Volume 3, pp: 107-115. Rabat, Morocco.

PhD

Gorucu S. 2003. Development of Concepts and Technologies for Site Specific Management of Soil Compaction in Coastal Plain Soils. Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA.

MSc

Gorucu S. 1998. A Field Method Based on Cone-Index Values for Predictıon of Draught Force Requırements of Standard Tines with Different Rake Angles. Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Machinery, Adana, Türkiye.