Robert Graves, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Professor Emeritus
Robert Graves, Ph.D., P.E.
307 Agricultural Engineering Building
Shortlidge Road

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-4071


  1. B.S. Agriculture, Cornell University 1965
  2. M.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Massachusetts 1970
  3. Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, University of Massachusetts 1971

Areas Of Interest

Dairy Housing and Environmental Control; Manure Handling, Treatment, and Utilization; Composting; Organic Materials Processing and Education Center


  • Graves, R. E. and T. H. Wilson. 2002. Stray voltage issues on Pennsylvania Dairy Farms. ASAE paper no. 023118. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 13 pp.
  • Graves, R. E. 2003. Air emissions, odor review. 2004 Agricultural Directory Lancaster Farming Section E. December 27, 2003. page 144.
  • Wolfgang, D. R., R. E. Graves, R. J. Van Saun, J.E. Tyson, & D.F. McFarland. 2003. Biosecurity on dairy farms using risk zones for animal groups. Proceedings of Fifth International Dairy Housing Conference. ASAE 701P0203. February 2003. ASAE, St. Josephs, MI. pp.399–407
  • Wheeler, E.F., J.L. Zajaczkowski and R.E. Graves. 2003. Effect of solar shielding on portable datalogger temperature readings. 19(4):473-481
  • Cekmecelioglu, A. Demirci, R. E. Graves and N. H. Davitt. 2005. Applicability of optimized in-vessel food waste composting for windrow systems. Biosystems Engineering. 91(4), 479-486.
  • Labance, S.E., P.H. Heinemann, R.E. Graves, and D.M. Beyer. 2006. Evaluation of the Effects of Forced Aeration During Phase I Mushroom Substrate Preparation. Part 1: Model Development Trans. ASABE. 49(1): 167-174.
  • Graves, R. E., D. F. McFarland, J. T. Tyson and T. H. Wilson. 2006. Penn State Housing Plans for Milking and Special-Needs Cows. NRAES 200 July 2006. 100pp 32 plans and narrative.
  • Porter, J and R. E. Graves. 2007 Guideline for Planning Dairy Stall Barns. October 2007. Dairy Practices Council. DPC 37. 30 pp.
  • Graves, R. E., D. F. McFarland, J. T. Tyson and T. H. Wilson. 2008. Penn State Housing Plans for Calves and Heifers. NRAES 201 January 2008. 279pp 72 plans and narrative.