Agriculture production is challenged with the need to increase yields while maintaining farm profitability. Technology and farm data are becoming more integral in producing food. Dr. John Fulton’s research and extension focuses on machinery automation and use of spatial data to improve the farm business and in-season decisions with specialization on developing and evaluating technology or automated components related to application equipment to more accurately place and meet site-specific crop and soil needs. Dr. John Fulton was recently promoted to full professor in June of 2020.
Dr. Darren Drewry is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) and Horticulture and Crop Science. His academic background includes degrees in physics (B.S., Virginia Tech), computer science (M.C.S., University of Virginia) and engineering (Ph.D., Duke University).
Carin A. Helfer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. After college, she was a research tire compounder at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. She left Goodyear to pursue a Ph.D.
Dr. Judit E. Puskas joined the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University as a tenured Full Professor in January 2019. Puskas received a PhD in plastics and rubber technology in 1985, and an M. E. Sc in organic and biochemical engineering in 1977, from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Sami Khanal is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sensing for Sustainability Indicators in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. She specializes in the application of remote sensing technologies, geographic information system (GIS), big data analytics and ecosystem modeling in support of landscape scale research on agricultural and forest health, assessment of climate change impact on biomass production and water quality, assessment of crop nutrient stress and occurrence, and food security.
Ryan J. Winston is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University. Winston focuses on the sustainable management of water in urban, suburban, and rural areas.