Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Tony E. Grift

Associate Professor

Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
360J AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2854
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: grift@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Advanced machinery for biosystems applications

Research Areas

Courses Taught

  • ABE223: ABE Principles - Machine Systems
  • ABE425: Engineering Measurement Systems
  • ABE463: Electro-hydraulic Systems
  • TSM363: Fluid Power Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of Arkansas, 1998
  • M.S., Systems and Control in Agricultural Engineering, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1992
  • B.S., Industrial Automation. Utrecht Polytechnic, The Netherlands, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Aug 2008 - date, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, Aug 2002 - Aug 2008, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, Aug 1998 - Aug 2002, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University
  • Graduate Research Assistant, 1995-1998, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Research Engineer, 1993-1995, Department of Agricultural Engineering & Physics, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
  • System Engineer, 1992-1993, Vertis Information Technology, Veendam, The Netherlands
  • First Lieutenant Instructor, 1987-1989, Royal Netherlands Airforce

Fellowships

  • Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fellowship, 2005 (T.E. Grift)

Honors and Awards

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