Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Robert A. Aherin

Professor, UIUC; Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois Chicago

Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
360R AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-9417
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: raherin@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Agricultural safety and health

Research Areas

Education

  • Ph.D., Vocational Education, University of Minnesota, 1987
  • M.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois State University, 1973
  • B.S., Agriculture, Illinois State University, 1971

Professional Experience

  • Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1999-date, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Adjunct Professor, 1991-date, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1993-1999, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1984-1992, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Extension Safety Specialist, 1975-1984, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Administrative Safety Officer, 1973-1975, Division of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Illinois

Honors and Awards

  • Maynard Coe National Agricultural Safety Award, National Institute for Farm Safety, 1980
  • Educational Aids Competition Blue Ribbons, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1980 (3), 1981 (4), 1982 (3), 1984 (3), 1986 (2), 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Outstanding Young Men of America Award, National Jaycees, 1981
  • Honorary State Farmer Degree, Minnesota FFA Association, 1983
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Lung Association, 1983
  • Agriculture Safety Professional-of-the-Year-Award, Minnesota Safety Council, 1983
  • Packer Engineering Safety Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineering, 1987
  • Teaching Award - Program, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1989
  • Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension, U of I College of Agriculture, 1993
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Illinois State University, 2002

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