Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Bruce Litchfield

Professor and Assistant Dean - Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering
206 Engineering Hall (MC-272)
1308 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2280
E-mail: b-litch@illinois.edu

Research Areas

  • Creativity Enhancement, NSF Grant: Enhancing Creative Capacity: How Engineering Students Learn Creativity
  • A Participatory Investigation of Learning in International Service Projects (NSF study of EWB)

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Biochemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1986
  • M.S.E., Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Director, International Programs in Engineering, 2002-2004, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Dean, Engineering Academic Programs, 1999-present, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Director, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1997-present, College of Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Professor, Jul 1996-present, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor, 1992-1996, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, 1986-1992, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Graduate Research Instructor, 1982-1986, Agricultural Engineering Department, Purdue University
  • Process and Project Engineer, 1978-1982, General Foods Corporation

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award: University of Illinois, 2003
  • Team Award for Excellence: UIUC College of ACES, 2001
  • Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award: University of Illinois, 1997
  • Collins Award for Innovative Teaching: UIUC College of Engineering, 1997
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research: UIUC College of ACES, 1996
  • University Scholar: University of Illinois, 1994
  • A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1993
  • Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: UIUC College of Agriculture, 1992
  • Everitt Award for Outstanding Teaching: UIUC College of Engineering, 1991
  • Outstanding Instructor Award: UIUC Agricultural Engineering Department, 1989-90
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, License No. 062-046186, 1990-present