Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Richard A. Cooke

Associate Professor
Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
332J AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-0944
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: rcooke@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Subsurface drainage, modeling of watershed-scale drainage systems

Research Areas

Courses Taught

  • ABE 459 - Drainage and Water Management
  • ABE 458 - NPS Pollution Modeling
  • TSM 352 - Land and Water Management Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1993
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1986
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 1981

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Aug 2001-date, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UIUC
  • Assistant Professor, Nov 1994-Aug 2001, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UIUC
  • Research Associate, Nov 1993-Oct 1994, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Teaching Assistant, Aug 1990-Oct 1994, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Research Assistant, Aug 1990-Oct 1993, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Lecturer, Aug 1986-Jul 1990, Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies,Trinidad
  • Teaching Assistant, Sep 1983-Jun 1986, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA

Honors and Awards

  • Dissertation Research Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1995

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