• Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Food engineering and modeling
  • Heat and mass transfer during food processing
  • Microwaveable food product development
  • Chocolate processing
  • High pressure processing
  • Nationwide Insurance Early Career Professor
  • Agricultural Safety and Health Program Lead

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural health and safety
  • Rural Sociology
  • Sociology of food and agriculture
  • Farm household’s social and economic needs
  • Social and agricultural policies
  • Community and economic development
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Assistant Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Network Science
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Stem Cells
  • Professor and Interim Associate Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Courtesy Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ABE Graduate Faculty

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioremediation of soil and groundwater contaminants; ecological nutrient recovery for the production of fertilizers, food, and biofuels; engaged global scholarship.
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Bioethics
  • Affiliated Faculty of the The Rock Ethics Institute
  • Interim Associate Director of Extension

Areas of Expertise

  • Cellulose and nanocellulose structure and characterization
  • Bacterial cellulose production
  • Polysaccharide composite materials
  • Polysaccharide based barrier materials to replace plastics
  • Improved paper and paperboard products and processes
  • Bioabsorbable biomedical materials based on polysaccharides
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Development of emerging bioproducts
  • Additive manufacturing with lignocellulosic biomass
  • Applications of synthetic chemistry to lignin
  • Catalytic transformations of biomass
  • Spectroscopic characterization of bio-derived molecules
  • Associate Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • BRS Graduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Graduate Studies Committee Chair
  • Professor-in-Charge of the CSL Behring Fermentation Facility

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioprocess Engineering/Fermentation: Bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products including bioenergy/biofuels, microbial enzymes, organic acids, polysaccharides, antimicrobial agents; optimization; novel bioreactors; downstream processing.
  • Food Engineering/Food Safety : inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies including pulsed UV light, electrolyzed oxidizing water, and ozone.
  • Professor of Agricultural Engineering
  • Environmental Biophysics, Animal Welfare, and Agricultural Emissions
  • Integrated Research and Extension Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Air quality in indoor agriculture (barns, poultry houses)
  • Heating and Ventilation system design, principles and practice
  • Horse facility engineering (stables, riding arenas)
  • Farm animal welfare
  • Agricultural air emissions (gas, odor, particulates)
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Machinery Design
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Precision/Digital Agriculture
  • UAVs applications in Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Network
  • Artificial intelligence applications in Agricultural System
  • Professor of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Processing
  • Food Rheology
  • Food Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanization and Automation for Specialty Crops
  • Robotic Solutions for Agricultural Applications
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Electro-Hydraulic Control System
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biorenewable Systems Management Undergraduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Specialty crop mechanization and automation
  • Precision agriculture applications for specialty crops
  • Applications of artificial intelligence to agricultural systems management and control
  • Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Chemical and thermochemical conversions of lignocellulosic biomass and other byproducts (including wastes) into value-added products (e.g. platform chemicals and hydrogen gas)
  • Developing catalysts for various conversion processes using nanotechnological approaches
  • Developing degradable biofilm formulations for agricultural applications
  • Various applications of advanced oxidation processes (degradation of toxic organic chemicals in wastewaters, depolymerization of biomass)
  • Evaluation of the effects of various fumigation treatments/technologies on the quality characteristics of food products
  • Professor and Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Graduate Program Head

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil and water resources engineering
  • Impact of climate change on water resources and agro-ecosystem productivity
  • Measurement and modeling of surface energy and water vapor balance
  • Evapotranspiration, transpiration and evaporation
  • Irrigation science and engineering; agro-ecosystem water management
  • Nitrogen management and impacts on water and soil quality
  • Impact of tillage practices on water and energy balance and water productivity
  • Cover crop impact on soil quality (soil health) and water and energy balance
  • Plant abiotic stresses vs productivity
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Measurement and modeling of soil moisture dynamics and soil physical properties
  • Specialty cropping systems
  • Agricultural IoTs
  • Professor of Production Systems and Modeling

Areas of Expertise

  • Agroecosystems
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Hydrologic and Nutrient Cycling Modeling
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural water management & agrohydrology
  • Irrigation science, management, & engineering
  • Sense & model water fluxes in soil-plant-atmospheric continuum
  • Evapotranspiration & its physiological and environmental controls
  • Precision water & nutrient management
  • Agricultural resource (water, radiation, nutrient) use efficiency
  • Agrometeorology; Climate sensitivity & resiliency of ag systems
  • GIS & Remote Sensing applications in agricultural & natural resources
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Machinery and Biomass Logistics
  • Program contact for Agricultural Systems Management Minor; Off-Road Equipment Minor

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Machine design and test
  • Biomass harvesting, handling and logistics
  • Biomass in-field processing and densification
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatic system design and test
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • ABE Graduate Faculty
  • Autonomy, Perception, and Cognition Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Agent development for cognitive autonomy
  • Automation and mechanization of biological systems and processes
  • Autonomy in unmanned vehicles
  • Thermal fluids and combustion
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Water quality
  • Stormwater management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Urban ecohydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Safety
  • Trade Secrets
  • Packaging & Pallets
  • Sustainable Business
  • Sports Greening
  • Wood, Building Products, Paper Industries
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Natural Resource Engineering
  • Director of the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Biological Engineering Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Storm water management
  • Watershed modeling
  • Application of optimization tools in watershed analysis
  • Ecohydrological impacts of climate and land use change
  • Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • USDA-ARS

Areas of Expertise

  • Pasture Systems
  • Watershed Management
  • Associate Professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Modeling & Optimization
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Environmental Resource Management Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Wetland biogeochemistry
  • Riparian wetlands
  • Construction of wetlands for waste treatment
  • Pollutant impacts on aquatic systems
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioproducts Systems Analysis
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biomass Valorization
  • Biosystems Techno-Economic Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and BioRenewable Systems
  • USDA-ARS

Areas of Expertise

  • Multi-objective optimization of ecosystem services and disservices
  • Understanding transport of water-borne contaminants, including nutrients, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and PFAS
  • Field, farm, and watershed-level modeling of agricultural systems
  • Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ABE Graduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Mechanics of Materials; Characterization of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agricultural and Biological Materials
  • Powder Mechanics; Storage, Conveying, Mixing, Size Reduction, Flow, Segregation, and Compaction of Particulate Materials
  • Mathematical/numerical modeling, simulation, and analysis of mechanical behavior of particulate materials and biological materials
  • Applying mechanical engineering theories to the problems involving biological and particulate materials including renewable energy and consumer products