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ASABE Names Twelve as Fellows of the Society

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015

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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named twelve individuals as ASABE Fellows. They were inducted at a ceremony on July 27 at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, held in New Orleans.

Named to the class of 2015 ASABE Fellows were:

WILLIAM J. ELLIOT, P.E. , research engineer, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho, honored for his outstanding leadership in education and erosion prediction science, and for his contributions to soil and water conservation engineering. Full biography

ALAN HANSEN, professor and division leader, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, for his outstanding national and international contributions to education and research in agricultural and biological engineering. Full biography

ROGER M. HOY, professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and director, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, Lincoln, Nebraska, for his outstanding leadership contributions in the teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, in tractor-and performance-related research, and in the development of national and international agricultural tractor and equipment safety standards. Full biography

DAVID D. JONES, P.E., associate dean for undergraduate programs, College of Engineering, and professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, for his extraordinary contributions in engineering education, accreditation, and in the transitioning of biological systems engineering while enhancing agricultural engineering. Full biography

ANN LEE KENIMER, P.E., associate provost for undergraduate studies and professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, for her excellence in teaching and administration of educational programs, and for outstanding service to agricultural and biological engineering within ABET and ASABE. Full biography

YOSHISUKE KISHIDA, president, Shin-Norinsha Co., Ltd., and president, Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp., Tokyo, Japan, for his outstanding technical leadership, international expertise, and publications on agricultural mechanization in Japan and developing countries.  Full biography

FREDDIE RAY LAMM, P.E., professor and research irrigation engineer, Kansas State University, Northwest Research-Extension Center, Colby, Kansas, for his extensive record of influential and creative research, education, and service to the community of irrigation engineers and scientists. Full biography

KURT C. LAWRENCE, supervisory agricultural engineer and research leader, Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Athens, Georgia, for his outstanding technical contributions to grain moisture sensing and multispectral and hyperspectral imaging for food safety and quality monitoring applications. Full biography

RAFAEL MUÑOZ-CARPENA, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, for his outstanding leadership contributions as an educator and researcher in the hydrological modeling of vegetative filter strips and complex integrated environmental systems. Full biography

BOSOON PARK, research agricultural engineer and lead scientist, Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Athens, Georgia, for his outstanding contributions in the advancement of hyperspectral and real-time multispectral imaging and nanotechnology for food safety and quality. Full biography

R. ROGER RUAN, professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, director, Center for Biorefining, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, for his innovative research that has advanced the knowledge and technologies for food stability, alternative food processes, and renewable energy applications. Full biography

DAVID C. SLAUGHTER, professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, California, for his outstanding contributions to agricultural automation and development of sensing technologies for agricultural product quality and precision agriculture. Full biography

To be considered for the grade of ASABE Fellow, an individual must demonstrate unusual professional distinction, with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering. Twenty years' membership in ASABE is also required. Only about two percent of the active members of ASABE have achieved the grade of Fellow. Full biography

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org, or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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