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About Shweta Chopra

Dr. Shweta Chopra's research agenda address three major areas: Addressing Challenges of Food Supply Chain through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Lean Principle and Quality Management System Implementation for Process Improvement, and Identifying Effective Teaching Methods to Enhance Learning Outcomes. She is committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and is particularly interested in exploring ways to bring her cross-cutting research on food security into the classroom. Dr. Chopra has been an active member of several professional associations, including American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Management, and the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Since 2014, she has served as a reviewer for ASEE.


2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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Honors and Awards

  • Participant of Clinton Global Initiative University (March 2014)
  • Graduate Research and Poster Award, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (2013)
  • Research Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University (August 2013–May 2014)
  • Bilsland Strategic Initiative Fellowship, Purdue University (August 2011–July 2012)
  • Dr. Clois Kicklighter Doctoral Student Scholarship (Fall 2011)
  • College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (CETA), Purdue University (Spring 2011)


2014 PhD, Purdue University ‐ Industrial Technology
2009 MS, Rochester Institute of Technology ‐ Material Science and Engineering
2005 BE, Pune University ‐ Polymer Engineering

Contact Information

4344 Elings Hall
605 Bissell Road
Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515 294-4898
Fax: 515 294-6633


Peer-Reviewed Articles (10)

Conference Proceedings (12)

Dissertation (1)

Unpublished Papers (1)