July 2020 ABeNotes Isolation Edition Vol. IV

July 2020 Faculty News

Professor Bob Stwalley received the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Materials and Methods Award of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division of ASEE.  As the 2020 recipient of this award, the BAE division requested that he give a keynote talk on an engineering education related topic. His presentation kicked-off the June 23 session sponsored by the division. You represent us well, Dr Bob!

Lafayette Jefferson High School Senior Dan Stwalley won the Gold Medal in the 2020 Purdue Regional Science Fair Engineering Division with some assistance from ABE Professor Richard Stroshine and Lab Manager David Wilson.  Stwalley’s project, Getting More Bang For Your Buck From Concrete, involved adding alternative materials to the aggregate in concrete and determining how the modified composite reacted in axial compression and bending.  His project also received the Purdue Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association Award in Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics and the US Navy Award for Excellence in Science.  Stwalley’s project was part of science teacher Joe Ruhl’s winning high school team.  Lafayette Jefferson has won 19 of the last 22 Purdue Regional Science Fairs under Ruhl’s leadership, and he was National Science Teacher of the Year in 2018.  Dan Stwalley’s (proud!) parents are ABE Professor Bob Stwalley and ABE alumna Dr. Carol Stwalley.

Dr. Mohit Verma's saliva-based test for COVID-19 made the top of the Den of Engineering's monthly newsletter! Congratulations, Dr. Verma.

Dr. Somali Chaterji's OPTIMUSCLOUD was also featured. 

On the lighter side, Professor Emeritus John Barrett offered a "counterpoint" for perspective!

July 2020 National AgrAbility Project News

Author: Steve Swain

June continued Ag & Natural Resources Extension Covid-19 updates.  The updates included policy updates on travel and meetings, county fairs, and crop and produce progress reports.  The updates also included virtual county fairs and modified livestock shows and canceling the Indiana State Fair and the Farm Progress Show.  Both events are major outreach activities for AgrAbility.  Educational webinars continued.

Client phone calls, VR client vendor quotes updates, and the first VR farm accessibility modification assessment since the shut down in early March.  AgrAbility continues to receive calls from veterans inquiring information about beginning farming including funding.  If they are from AgrAbility states, they are referred to the state AgrAbility staff.

Publications 2020 - July

Benjamin Plumier, Yumeng Zhao, Mark Casada, Ronaldo Maghirang, RP Kingsly Ambrose. 2020. Dust Content And Adhesion Characteristics Of Five Corn Samples. Transactions of the ASABE 63(2), 495-499.

Zhengpu Chen, Carl Wassgren, Kingsly Ambrose. 2020. A Review of Grain Kernel Damage: Mechanisms, Modeling, and Testing Procedures. Applied Engineering in Agriculture (in press). DOI: 10.13031/aea.13643.

Yue Zhang, Guangfei Zhu, Xingyi Li, Yu Zhao, Dengwen Lei, Guoqiang Ding, Kingsly Ambrose, Yanhong Liu. 2020. Combined medium-and short-wave infrared and hot air impingement drying of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrical) slices. Journal of Food Engineering, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodeng.2020.110042.

Somali Chaterji, Nathan DeLay, John Evans, Nathan Mosier, Bernard Engel, Dennis Buckmaster, Ranveer Chandra. 2020. Artificial Intelligence for Digital Agriculture at Scale: Techniques, Policies, and Challenges. arXiv:2001.09786 [cs.CY].

Yi Ding, Yaqin Cao, Qingxing Qu, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. An Exploratory Study Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Measure the Smartphone User Experience in the Short Term. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction , 36:11, 1008-1021, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2019.1709330.

Mingcai Hu, Fu Guo, Vincent G Duffy, Zenggen Ren, Peng Yue. 2020. Constructing and measuring domain-specific emotions for affective design: A descriptive approach to deal with individual differences. Ergonomics 63(5), 563-578.

Fu Guo, Qing-Xing Qu, Mitsuo Nagamachi, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. A proposal of the event-related potential method to effectively identify kansei words for assessing product design features in kansei engineering research. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 76, 102940. doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2020.102940.

Jianxin (Roger)Jiao, Feng Zhou, Nagi Z Gebraeel, Vincent Duffy. 2020. Towards augmenting cyber-physical-human collaborative cognition for human-automation interaction in complex manufacturing and operational environments. International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2020.1722324.

Yi Ding, Yaqin Cao, Vincent G Duffy, Xuefeng Zhang. 2020. It is time to have a rest: How do break types affect muscular activity and perceived discomfort during prolonged sitting work. Safety and Health at Work. DOI: 10.1016/j.shaw.2020.03.008.

Xian Liu, Lijie Shi, Bernie A Engel, Shikun Sun, Xining Zhao, Pute Wu, Yubao Wang. 2020. New challenges of food security in Northwest China: Water footprint and virtual water perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production 245, 118939. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118939.

Jiakai Liu, Bernard A Engel, Yu Wang, Guifang Zhang, Zhenming Zhang, Mingxiang Zhang. 2020. Multi-scale analysis of hydrological connectivity and plant response in the Yellow River Delta. Science of the Total Environment 702, 134889. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134889.

Won Seok Jang, Bernie Engel, Chul Min Yeum. 2020. Integrated environmental modeling for efficient aquifer vulnerability assessment using machine learning. Environmental Modelling & Software 124, 104602 DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104602.

Chaobiao Meng, Fengxin Wang, Kaijing Yang, Clinton C Shock, Bernard A Engel, Youliang Zhang, Lijia Tao, Xiaoxiao Gu. 2020. Small wetted proportion of drip irrigation and non-mulched treatment with manure application enhanced methane uptake in upland field. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 281, 107821. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107821.

En Hua, Xinyu Wang, Bernard A Engel, Shikun Sun, Yubao Wang. 2020. The competitive relationship between food and energy production for water in China. Journal of Cleaner Production 247, 119103. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119103.

Junaid Nawaz Chauhdary, Allah Bakhsh, Ragab Ragab, Abdul Khaliq, Bernard A Engel, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Adnan Shahid, Qamar Nawaz. 2020. Modeling corn growth and root zone salinity dynamics to improve irrigation and fertigation management under semi-arid conditions. Agricultural Water Management 230, 105952. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2019.105952.

Chunli Wang, Qun'ou Jiang, Bernard Engel, Johann Alexander Vera Mercado, Zhonghui Zhang. 2020. Analysis on net primary productivity change of forests and its multi–level driving mechanism–A case study in Changbai Mountains in Northeast China. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 153, 119939. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119939.

Jiakai Liu, Bernard A Engel, Guifang Zhang, Yu Wang, Yanan Wu, Mingxiang Zhang, Zhenming Zhang. 2020. Hydrological connectivity: One of the driving factors of plant communities in the Yellow River Delta. Ecological Indicators 112, 106150. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106150.

Yikuan Tang, Fan Zhang, Bernard A. Engel, Xiao Liu, Qiong Yue, Ping Guo. 2020. Grid-scale agricultural land and water management: A remote-sensing-based multiobjective approach. Journal of Cleaner Production 265, 121792. DOI: 10.16/j.jclepro.2020.121792.

Ahmed A. Hashem, Bernard A. Engel, Vincent F. Bralts, Gary W. Marek, Jerry E. Moorhead, Mohamed Rashad, Sherif Radwan, and Prasanna H. Gowda. 2020. Landsat Hourly Evapotranspiration Flux Assessment Using Lysimeters for the Texas High Plains. Water 12(4), 1192; DOI: 10.3390/w12041192.

Sean A Tormoehlen, William E Field, Shawn G Ehlers, Kenneth F Ferraro. 2020. INDIANA FARM OCCASIONAL WOOD CUTTER FATALITIES INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS 55 YEARS AND OLDER. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(2): 77-92. DOI: 10.13031/jash.13690).

Jane Frankenberger, Feng Yu, Jason Ackerson, Benjamin Reinhart. 2020. Potential Suitability of Subirrigation For Field Crops in The US Midwest. Transactions of the ASABE. DOI: 10.13031/trans.13783.

Samuel I Nwaubani, Grace O Otitodun, Shekinat K Ajao, George P Opit, Adeola A Ala, Mobolaji O Omobowale, Jonathan C Ogwumike, Grace I Abel, Moses O Ogundare, Jafar A Braimah, Busari S Gbenga, Akhere E Olenloa, Olumuyiwa R Kolayemi, Samuel G McNeill, Klein E Ileleji. 2020. Assessing efficacies of insect pest management methods for stored bagged maize preservation in storehouses located in Nigerian markets. Journal of Stored Products Research 86, 101566. DOI: 10.1016/j.jspr.2019.101566.

Adeola A Ala, Grace O Otitodun, Shekinat K Ajao, Samuel I Nwaubani, George P Opit, Moses O Ogundare, Jafar A Braimah, Gbenga S Busari, Grace I Abel, Mobolaji O Omobowale, Akhere E Olenloa, Jonathan C Ogwumike, Olumuyiwa R Kolayemi, Samuel G McNeill, Klein E Ileleji. 2020. A comparison of integrated pest management and traditional practices for bagged maize stored in Nigeria. Journal of Stored Products Research 86, 101571. DOI: 10.1016/j.jspr.2020.101571.

Liz Wachs, Shweta Singh. 2020. Projecting the urban energy demand for Indiana, USA, in 2050 and 2080. Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/x10584-019-02618-z.

Futu Faturay, Venkata Sai Gargeya Vunnava, Manfred Lenzen, Shweta Singh. 2020. Using a new USA multi-region input output (MRIO) model for assessing economic and energy impacts of wind energy expansion in USA. Applied Energy 261, 114141. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114141.

N Mathur, S Singh, JW Sutherland. 2020. Promoting a circular economy in the solar photovoltaic industry using life cycle symbiosis. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 155, 104649. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104649.

Rituraj Rituraj, Andrea Vacca, Mario Antonio Morselli. 2020. Thermal Modelling of External Gear Machines and Experimental Validation. Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol 13(11), pp 1-24. June.

B Lyu, SD Smith, KA Cherkauer. 2020. Fine-Grained Recognition in High-Throughput Phenotyping. Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, pp 72-73.

Xinjie Tong, Lingying Zhao, Albert J. Heber, Ji-QinNi. 2020. Development of a farm-scale, quasi-mechanistic model to estimate ammonia emissions from commercial manure-belt layer houses. Biosystems Engineering 196, 67-87.

K Cherkauer, B Lyu, S Smith, Y Xue, K Rainey . 2020. An Efficient Pipeline for Crop Image Extraction and Vegetation Index Derivation Using Unmanned Aerial Systems. Transactions of the ASABE. DOI: 10.13031/trans.13661.

H Aboelsoud, B Engel, K Gad. 2020. Effect of Planting Methods and Gypsum Application on Yield and Water Productivity of Wheat under Salinity Conditions in North Nile Delta. Agronomy 2020, 10, 853; doi: 10.3390/agronomy10060843.

Yue Ke, Lisa Lorena Losada-Rojas, David Chacon-Hurtado, Konstantina Gkritza, Jon D Fricker. 2020. Incorporating Economic Resilience Metrics into INDOT's Transportation Decision-Making. Joint Transportation Research Program Report No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2020-04. https://doi.org/10.5703/1288284317115.

Leandro Danes, Andrea Vacca. 2020. The influence of line and fluid parameters on pressure ripple in hydraulic transmissions. SN Applied Sciences 2, 1281. DOI: 10.1007/s42452-020-3032-5.

Xiaofan Jiang, Heng Zhang, Edgardo Alberto Barsallo Yi, Nithin Raghunathan, Charilaos Mousoulis, Somali Chaterji, Dimitrios Peroulis, Ali Shakouri, Saurabh Bagchi. 2020. Hybrid Low-Power Wide-Area Mesh Network for IoT Applications. arXiv:2005.12570v1 {cs.NI] 22 Jun 2020.

Xufeng Mao, Xiaoyan Wei, Bernard Engel, Xijie Wei, Zhifa Zhang, Yaqin Tao, Wenying Wang. 2020. Network-based perspective on water-air interface GHGs flux on a cascade surface-flow constructed wetland in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China.  Ecological Engineering 151, 105862. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2020.105862.

Fan Zhang, Shanshan Guo, Xiao Liu, Youzhi Wang, Bernard A Engel, Ping Guo. 2020. Towards sustainable water management in an arid agricultural region: A multi-level multi-objective stochastic approach. Agricultural Systems 182, 102848. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102848.

Xiaofan Jiang, Heng Zhang, Edgardo Alberto Barsallo Yi, Nithin Raghunathan, Charilaos Mousoulis, Somali Chaterji, Dimitrios Peroulis, Ali Shakouri, Saurabh Bagchi. 2020. Hybrid Low-Power Wide-Area Mesh Network for IoT Applications. arXiv:2005.12570v1 {cs.NI] 22 Jun 2020.

Venkata Harish, Babu Manne, Andrea Vacca, Kyle Merrill. 2020. A numerical method for evaluating the torque efficiency of hydraulic orbit motors considering deformation effects and frictional losses. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 1406, 107051. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2020.107051.

Xufeng Mao, Xiaoyan Wei, Bernard Engel, Wenying Wang, Xin Jin, Yanxiang Jin. 2020. Biological response to 5 years of operations of cascade rubber dams in a plateau urban river, China. River Research and Applications, Special Issue Paper. Doi.org/10.1002/rra.3660.

Darren S. Seidel, Tyler C. Field, Allan P. Schinckel, Carol S. Stwalley, Robert M. Stwalley III. 2020. Effects of temperature probe orientation on the Purdue hog cooling pad data acquisition. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 175, 105609. doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2020.105609.
Benjamin M Plumier, Yumeng Zhao, Mark E Casada, Ronaldo G Maghirang, R. P. Kingsly Ambrose. 2020. Analysis of Corn Dust Particle Properties and how Surface Roughness Influences Adhesion. Transactions of the ASABE (in press). Doi: 10.13031/trans.13892.
Yi Ding, Yaqin Cao, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. Looking Toward the Future of Mental Workload Research Through the Past: A Bibliometric Analysis of 1990–2020.  In: Karwowski W., Goonetilleke R., Xiong S., Goossens R., Murata A. (eds) Advances in Physical, Social & Occupational Ergonomics. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1215. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51549-2_64.
Zubin Mistry, Venkata Harish Babu Manne, Andrea Vacca, Etienne Dautry, Martin Petzold. 2020. A numerical model for the evaluation of gerotor torque considering multiple contact points and fluid-structure interactions. 12th International Fluid Power Conference, Dresden, October 12-14, 2020. Di: 10.25368/2020.48.


July 2020 Student News

Dani Winter (Sara McMillan's lab) presented her poster Designing Higher Denitrification Capacity into Riverine Floodplains Restorations at the virtual annual meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society.  She won first place in the student poster symposium based on her poster and lightning talk and was invited to present this research at the International Ecological Engineering Society's meeting in September. In moving forward with her research, Dani was also recently awarded a student research grant from the Society of Wetland Scientists to research the effects of plant residue on denitrification and greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands. Congrats to Dani on all these accolades!

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