Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building 338 AESB, MC-644 1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 Ph: (217) 333-3570 Fax: (217) 244-0323 E-mail: email@example.com
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1980
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, National Taiwan University
Professor and Head, 2004-date, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois
Professor and Chair, 2000-2004, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University
Chair, 1993-1999, Bioresource Engineering Department, Rutgers University
Director, 1986-1993, Bioresource Engineering Graduate Program, Rutgers University
Faculty, 1985-2000, Bioresource Engineering Department, Rutgers University
Chair, 1984-1985, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, University of Houston
Faculty, 1980-1985, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, University of Houston
Honors and Awards
Certificate of Appreciation for Efforts as Executive Committee Member, Symposium on Automated Agriculture for the 21st Century, ASAE-the Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems, 1991.
Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to the Workshop on Controlled Environment Agriculture, Taiwan Agricultural Mechanization Research & Development Center, 1991.
Best paper award, K.C. Ting, G.A. Giacomelli, W. Fang, 1993, Decision Support System for Single Truss Tomato Production, XXVCIOSTA-CIGR V Congress, May 10-13, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Best paper award, G.B. Bolkestein, K.C. Ting, 1993, Assuring Completeness of Transplanted Seedling Flats Using a Robot, The Twenty-Fourth National Agricultural Plastics Congress, June 4-8, The American Society for Plasticulture.
Completed ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Course organized by Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy, Academic Committee on Organization and Policy and the USDA Cooperative State Research Service, 1993-1994
Honorary Professor of the National Bio-Environment Engineering Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 1996
Leader of the Systems Studies & Modeling Team within the New Jersey NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training (NJ-NSCORT), 1996-2000
Editor of Information and Electrical Technologies Division of Transactions of the ASAE and Journal of Applied Engieering in Agriculture, 1996-2000
1997 Cook College/Alpha Zeta Professor of the Year, Rutgers University.
Served on Publications Council of the ASAE, 1997-2003.
Co-editor of a special issue of Artificial Intelligence Review on Artificial Intelligence for Biology and Agriculture published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, February 1998.
ASAE Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service for authoring "Robotics for Bioproduction Systems", July 20, 1999.
Japanese Government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists (Science and Technology Agency), 40 days (November 1-December 10, 1999) exchange visit at the National Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Tsukuba, Japan.
Certificate of Appreciation for serving as Division Editor during 1996-2000, ASAE-Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems.
Fellow of ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers), inducted July 2001.
Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), elected July 2002.
Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of a series of presentations delivered based on the Advisory Program organized from September 8th to September 18th, 2003 at Mie University, Japan.
Honorary Theme Editor, UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems for the theme "Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture", Feb 2004.
Guest Chair Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2006
Fellow of Food Systems Leadership Institute, 2006-2008
ASABEKishida International Award, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2008
ASABE James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award, August 2011