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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Zhao Named Associate Chair of Research

April 8, 2021
Dr. Lingying Zhao, professor

Dr. Lingying Zhao, professor, has been named the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University. The position oversees research productivity of the academic unit and operations of the FABE Wooster location and activities. Zhao will also be involved in the coordination of large interdisciplinary proposals and industry engagement to enhance the FABE research mission. 

“Dr. Zhao brings an extraordinary research track record and valuable proposal development expertise to this position, and will play an important role in overseeing the FABE research mission which includes a diverse range of faculty talent and expertise,” said Scott Shearer, professor and chair of FABE. “Our Wooster location remains a key component of our research mission which includes projects ranging from development of bio-based products, renewable energy, and composting to controlled environment agriculture. Dr. Zhao’s oversight of our research portfolio will ensure research programs housed on either campus continues to thrive.”

Zhao conducts research, teaching and extension education in building ventilation, indoor environmental quality, air pollutant control of animal production facilities, and green residential buildings and animal production systems. Zhao has been awarded 35 grants and contracts for a total of $11.3 millions. Zhao holds two patents for a wet scrubbing ammonia mitigation technology she developed with her students. She has authored more than 166 publications (peer-reviewed journal articles, proceedings articles, factsheets, technical reports, and editor reviewed articles in popular press) and has made over 173 scientific presentations at regional, national, international conferences, and extension meetings. She has been an active member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).


by Chip Tuson