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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Ozkan Receives Highest Honor from ASABE, Named Fellow

Aug. 2, 2017
Prof. Erdal Ozkan, receiving the “Fellow” plaque from ASABE President Maynard Herron.

Professor Erdal Ozkan was recognized as a Fellow by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) at the recent ASABE International Conference in Spokane, WA. Ozkan is a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University and is an internationally-recognized for his scholarly activities in the area of pesticide application and pesticide waste management technologies.

ASABE Fellows are members of extraordinary professional distinction and outstanding qualifications and experiences in the field of agricultural, food, or biological engineering. Fellows possess at least 20 years of practice in the field and at least 20 years of active participation in ASABE. The rank of Fellow is ASABE’s highest honor.

Ozkan was recognized for his scholarly accomplishments and educational materials, which resulted in the improvement of agrochemical application technology and practice. Ozkan has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, or conference proceeding papers over his career.

 After receiving his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Missouri, Ozkan started his academic career at Iowa State University in 1980. He teamed with faculty from the Agricultural Economics Department to develop 19 machinery management computer software packages for use in farmers’ microcomputers, the first ever designed for users. Ozkan joined the faculty at The Ohio State University in 1985 and focused his attention to pesticide application technology including design of new equipment as well as efficient operation of existing equipment for safe and effective use of pesticides, while reducing pesticide waste.

A 39-year member of ASABE, Ozkan is a longstanding member of many Machinery Systems technical committees, and has led development of several ASABE Standards. He has also assumed several leadership responsibilities in the Ohio Section of ASABE and been an active member of the AGRO Chemical division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Since 1982, Ozkan has received 20 ASABE Educational Aids Blue Ribbon and Superior Paper awards. In 2015, Ozkan was co-recipient of the ASABE Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year award.

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