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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


ASABE-UCD Administrators

ASABE-UCD Administrators Meeting

Dublin, Ireland

The theme of this special meeting is to explore transatlantic links in Biosystems Engineering, addressing research, education and innovation. The meeting will provide ASABE delegates with an insight into ongoing research, innovation and educational programmes at UCD and Europe.


Tuesday 18th September 2012

19.00 - 21.00 - Reception, Ardmore House, UCD

Wednesday 19th September 2012

09.30-10.50 - Welcome to UCD Biosystems

           Francis Butler (University of College Dublin)

10.50-11.15 - Break

11.15-12.30 - Tour UCD Biosystems/UCD

12.30-13.30 - Lunch

13:30-13:40 - Meeting Overview and Introductions

13.40-14.00 - Welcome Address

Mr. Darrin Drollinger (ASABE)

14.00-15.30 Session 1: Transatlantic Undergraduate Education: US vs. EU Models

Dr. Lourdes Reig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech, Spain)

Dr. Mark Riley (Arizona State University)

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.00 Session 2: Transatlantic Graduate Education: US vs. EU Models

Prof. Wouter Saeys (KU Leuven , Belgium)

Dr. Ajit Srivastava (Michigan State University)

17.00- 17:30

Claus Grøn Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Thursday 20th September 2012

9.00-10.30 - UCD General International and Study Abroad


Enda Carroll (University College Dublin)

Engineering Study Abroad

Sue Philpott (University College Dublin)

Eramus & European Collaboration

Catherine Convery (University College Dublin)

Non-EU exchange

Deirdre Healy (University College Dublin)

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 - Session 3: EU-US Atlantis Project - Biosystems Engineering: Curriculum Development and Mobility

Prof. Nick Holden (University College Dublin)

Dr. Mary Leigh Wolfe (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)

12:00-13:00 - Visibility and Future of the Profession – Panel Discussion

Mr. Tony Kajewski (President, ASABE)

Prof. Shane Ward (University College Dublin)

Dr. Dan Thomas (Oklahoma State University)

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-15.30 - Session 4: Emerging Research Areas and Opportunities for Collaboration

Ms. Triona McCormack (University College Dublin)

Dr. Christiane von Haselberg (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim, Germany)

Dr. Dorota Haman (University of Florida) [Part 1] [Part 2]

15.30 - 15.45 - Break

15:45 - 17:00 - Session 5: Funding Sources for Transatlantic Collaborative Research

Dr. Scott Shearer (Ohio State University)

18.30 - 22:00 - Dinner at Merry Ploughboy

Friday 21st September 2012

Field Trip - Oakpark Research Centre and National Stud


UCD Meeting Notes (rough form - S.A. Shearer)