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ASABE Welcomes Twelve Individuals to the Ranks of Fellow

Thursday, July 25, 2019
ASABE Welcomes Twelve Individuals to the Ranks of Fellow
Twelve individuals of meritorious professional achievement were recently inducted as Fellows of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The grade of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the Society. It honors members of extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering. In addition to meritorious achievement, individuals must have a minimum of 20 years of engineering practice or teaching and 20 years as a member in ASABE. 

The newly elected Fellows, listed below, were inducted at a ceremony held recently at ASABE's 2019 Annual International Meeting, in Boston. Find complete biographies of the honorees online; contact Dolores Landeck for photographs.

Members of the 2019 Class of ASABE fellows are:

  • Tami Brown-Brandl, Professor and Dr. William E. and Eleanor L. Splinter Chair, Precision Livestock Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 
  • Hongda Chen, National Program Leader, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA, Fairfax, Virginia
  • John R. Fisher, Vice President of Affairs for Safety, Alamo Group, Seguin, Texas
  • Tony E. Grift, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • Sherry L. Hunt , Supervisory Civil Engineer, Hydraulic Engineering research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Kati W. Migliaccio, PE, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • David Murray, Director of Product Safety and Standards, AGCO Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
  • Zhongli Pan, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California-Davis
  • Tom Richard, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Director of Institute of Energy and the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Kenshi Sakai, Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu Tokyo, Japan
  • Puneet Srivastava, PE, Professor of Ecological Engineering and Director of the Water Resources Center, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • J. Alex Thomasson, PE, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.