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About Stuart J. Birrell

Dr. Birrell’s research focuses is concentrated in two areas’ (1) the development of sensors
and controls that can be applied in advanced machinery control and in precision agriculture,
and (2) Harvest technologies and biomass harvesting and logistics. Present projects
include developing a real-time soil nitrate sensor system for precision nitrogen applications,
development of sensors based on dielectric measurements, industry sponsored
combine harvesting projects and development of biomass harvesting systems.

Positions

2016 Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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20042016 Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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19982004 Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, 1987
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, 1992
  • Kinze Manufacturing Professor, Iowa State University, 2007
  • Editorial Board Member, Biosystems Engineering, 2009
  • Frank Wilcoxon Prize, Technometrics, 2010

Education

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1995 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Agricultural Engineering
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1987 MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Agricultural Engineering
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1984 BS, University of Natal ‐ Agricultural Engineering
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Contact Information

2323 Elings Hall
605 Bissel Road
Ag and Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-2874
Fax: 515-294-6633

Email:


Peer-Reviewed Articles (23)

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles (1)

Contributions to Books (1)