Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

K.C. Ting

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


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1980
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, National Taiwan University

Professional Experience

  • 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, XXV CIOSTA-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
  • ASABE Kishida International Award, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2008
  • ASABE James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award, August 2011

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