Dan Hofstetter, P.E., Ph.D.

Dan Hofstetter, P.E., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Animal Welfare Extension
251 Agricultural Engineering Building
Shortlidge Road

University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Farm Animal Welfare


  • B.S. Engineering Technology, University of Delaware, 1997
  • M.S. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • Ph.D. Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018


Computational fluid dynamics modeling of ventilation and hen environment in cage-free egg facility
Animals, Chen, Long, Fabian-Wheeler, Eileen E., Cimbala, John M., Hofstetter, Daniel, Patterson, Paul, 2020

Model multilayered website for varied audiences
Journal of Extension, Fabian-Wheeler, Eileen, Hofstetter, Daniel, Larson, Rebecca, Aguirre-Villegas, Horacio, Betz, Carolyn R., 2020

Operator exposure to hydrogen sulfide from dairy manure storages containing gypsum bedding
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, Fabian-Wheeler, E. E., Hile, M. L., Murphy, D. J., Hill, D. E., Meinen, R., Brandt, R. C., Elliott, H. A., Hofstetter, D., 2017

Online CAD/CFD-based design tool to assess ventilation strategies to reduce confined-space entry risk
Chemical Engineering Transactions, Murphy, Dennis James, Manbeck, Harvey B., Hofstetter, Daniel William, Puri, Virendra, 2017

Online design aid for evaluating manure pit ventilation systems to reduce entry risk
Frontiers in Public Health, Manbeck, Harvey, Hofstetter, Daniel, Murphy, Dennis, Puri, Virendra, 2016