September 2020 ABeNotes

September 2020 AgrAbility News

The world of farm shows continues to change.  The Indiana State Fair and the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Show are canceled and the Farm Progress Show and the Ohio Farm Science Review go virtual.  The next potential farm show on the calendar is in January in Fort Wayne: the Fort Wayne Farm Show.

Steve Swain, Indiana AgrAbility rural rehabilitation specialist, conducted several farm visits this month.  Three were with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients receiving the installation of automatic hitches and an Action Track Stander.  Two were initial VR farm assessments. The other visits were with a veteran farmer and another farmer with a disability to put together a plan of action for acquiring accommodations thru VR.

September 2020 Alumni News

From Darren Seidel (MS '17), PhD Candidate & NSF Fellow, Animal and Dairy Science, University of Georgia:

I wanted to write all of you and thank you for having a major impact on my experience at ABE and being the reason I am proud to be an ABE alum! Last week I applied for graduation here at the University of Georgia and should defend my dissertation in early to mid-November. I've had an amazing journey through academia, and I am looking forward to using my background in an industry role after graduation in December.

Congratulations, and all the best, Darren!

September 2020 Good News

It seems like it's been quite some time since we had good news!


After hosting the last Versiti Blood Center drive on March 25 prior to the closure of campus, we hosted the first one since reopening on Thursday, August 20, 2020. We had an AMAZING 43 appointments made and despite the delays and the waiting (in the sun, no less!), we had 31 donors and 26 units of blood. Each unit can save up to three lives: 78 people may have been impacted by your faithfulness and willingness to help. Over 4,000 blood drives were cancelled between March and August, so the need is great. Thank you for stepping up. As an additional benefit, they are now testing all units for COVID-19 antibodies. If you tested positive, they will contact you privately and offer you the opportunity to donate convalescent plasma, possibly improving life for others who have contracted the virus.

We have received approval to host the next drive, again with Biological Sciences, on November 3. Watch for information! Boiler (and sleeves) up!

Publications 2020 - August and September

Swarnava Mukherjee, Lizhi Shang, Andrea Vacca. 2020. A fast approach for coupled fluid-thermal modeling of the lubricating interfaces of axial piston machines. 12th International Fluid Power Conference, Dresden, October 12-14, 2020. Di: 10.25368/2020.40.

Tyler C Field, Allan P Schinckel, Robert M Stwalley III. 2020. Impact of Variation in Electronic Control Scheme Parameters for Hog Cooling Pads. 020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2000592 (doi: 10.13031/aim.202000592).

Ronald J. Smith, Robert M. Stwalley III. 2020. Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Assess Controlled Environment Agriculture. 2020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2000232 (doi: 10.13031/aim.2020001232).

Morgan I Burgett, Tyler C Field, Allan P Schinckel, Robert M Stwalley III. 2020. Real-time Longitudinal Behavioral Tracking Scale for Farrowing Swine. 2020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2000593 (doi: 10.13031/aim.202000593).
Chidubem Nuela Enebechi, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Computing and Applied Ergonomics: A Bibliometric and Content Analysis. In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12199. Springer, Cham.
Gavin A Duffy, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. Systematic Literature Review on the Effect of Human Error in Environmental Pollution. In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12199. Springer, Cham.
Kirill Sinchuk, Abigail L Hancock, Alexandra Hayford, Thorsten Kuebler, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. A 3-Step Approach for Introducing Computer-Aided Ergonomics Analysis Methodologies. In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12199. Springer, Cham.
Sameeran G Kanade, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. A Systematic Literature Review of Game-Based Learning and Safety Management. In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12199. Springer, Cham.
Brendan M Duffy, Vincent G Duffy. 2020. Data Mining Methodology in Support of a Systematic Review of Human Aspects of Cybersecurity. In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12199. Springer, Cham.
Ji-Qin Ni, Marisa A Erasmus, Chunmei Li, Yansen Li. 2020. Nine Decades of Scientific Research on Air Pollution Related to Food Animal Health and Welfare. 2020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2000184 (doi: 10.13031/aim.202000184).
Grace L Baldwin, Robert M Stwalley III. 2020. Promoting restoration of Lake Bosomtwe through spatial analysis of existing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sources in Ghana, West Africa. 2020 ASABE International Virtual Meeting  2000589.(doi:10.13031/aim.202000589).
Yang Zhang, Sadegh Dabiri, Ke Chen, Yumiang You. 2020. An initially spherical bubble rising near a vertical wall. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow Vol 85, October 2020.
Mian Yang, Stephen R Byrn, Kari L Clase. 2020. An Analytic Investigation of the Drug Formulation-Based Recalls in the USA: See More Beyond the Literal. AAPS PharmSciTech 21, 198 (2020).
Tanzeel U. Rehman, Libo Zhang, Liangju Wang, Dongdong Ma, Hideki Maki, José A. Sánchez-Gallego, Michael V. Mickelbart, Jian Jin. 2020. Automated leaf movement tracking in time-lapse imaging for plant phenotyping. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 175, August 2020, 105623.
Margaret Betz, Ellen Gundlach, Elizabett Hillery, Jenna Rickus, Mark D. Ward. 2020. The next wave: We will all be data scientists. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 13(4): 305-418.
Mahmoud M Nour, William E Field, Ji-Qin Ni, Yuan-Hsin Cheng. 2020. Farm-Related Injuries and Fatalities Involving Children, Youth, and Young Workers during Manure Storage, Handling, and Transport. Journal of Agromedicine
Yaguang Zhang, Tomohiro Arakawa, James V Krogmeier, Christopher R Anderson, David J Love, Dennis R Buckmaster. 2020. Large-Scale Cellular Coverage Analyses for UAV Data Relay via Channel Modeling. ICC 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dublin Ireland, 2020. pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICC40277.2020.9149403.
Tanzeel Rehman, Libo Zhang, Dongdong Ma, Liangiu Wang, Jian Jin. 2020. Calibration transfer across multiple hyperspectral imaging-based plant phenotyping systems: I-Spectral space adjustment. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 176:
Antonio Carlos Freitas dos Santos, Eduardo Ximenes, David Thompson, Allison E. Ray, Ryan Szeto, Kendra Erk, Bruce S Dien, Michael R Ladisch. 2020. Effect of Using a Nitrogen Atmosphere on Enzyme Hydrolysis at High Corn Stover Loadings in an Agitated Reactor. Biotechnology Progress. AIChE. Doi: 10.1002/btpr.3059.
Lei Xu, Ximena Yepez, Bruce Applegate, Kevin M Keener, Bernard Tao, Allen L Garner. 2020. Penetration and Microbial Inactivation by High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma in Semi-Solid Material. Food Bioprocess Technol (2020). Https://
Tanzeel U Rehman, Dongdong Ma, Liangju Wang, Libo Zhang, JianJin. 2020. Predictive spectral analysis using an end-to-end deep model from hyperspectral images for high-throughput plant phenotyping. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 177.
Yansen Li, Ji-Qin Ni. 2020. Dynamic and 3-D spatial variations in manure characteristics in two commercial manure-belt laying hen houses. Journal of Hazardous Materials 403, doi: 10.1016/j.hazmat.2020.123581.
Francesca B Tuazon, Xu Wang, Jonathan Lee Andrade, David Umulis, Mary C Mullins. 2020. Proteolytic Restriction of Chrodin Range Underlies BMP Gradient Formation. Cell Reports 32(7), doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108039.
Pramod Bhuvankar, Sadegh Dabiri. 2020. Simulation of flow boiling in micro-channels: Effects of inlet flow rate and hot-spots. Internationa Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 85, doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2020.108616.
Murali K Maruthamuthu, Scott R Rudge, Arezoo Mardekani, Michael R Ladisch, Mohit S Verma. 2020. Process Analytical Technologies and Data Analytics for the Manufacture of Monoclonal Antibodies. Tends in Biology, Special Issue: Therapeutic Biomanufacturing. Doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2020.07.004.
Dongyang Ren, Xu Xu, Bernard Engel, Quanzhong Huang, Yunwu Xiong, Zailin Huo, Guanhua Huang. 2020. A comprehensive analysis of water productivity in natural vegetation and various crops coexistent agro-ecosystems. Agricultural Water Management 243, 106481. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106481.
Chacón–Hurtado, D., Losada Rojas, L.L., K. Gkritza, J. Fricker, D. Yu. 2020. A Proposed Framework for the Incorporation of Economic Resilience into Transportation Decision Making. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000834.
Z Chen, C Wassgren, RPK Ambrose. 2020. Measurements of Grain Kernel Friction Coefficients Using A Reciprocating-Pin Tribometer. Transactions of the ASABE, 63(3): 675-685. doi: 10.13031/trans.13748.
Da Chen, Naagarajan Narayanan, Enrico Federici, Zhi Yang, Xiaobing Zuo, Jinling Gao, Fang Fang, Meng Deng, Osvaldo H Campanella, Owen G Jones. 2020. Electrospinning Induced Orientation of Protein Fibrils. Biomacromolecules 2020, 21, 7, 2772-2785. doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac 0c00500.
Cheng-Hsien Lin, Richard H Grant, Albert J Heber, Cliff T Johnson. 2020. Sources of error in open-path FTIR measurements of N. sub. 20 and CO. sub. 2 emitted from agricultural fields. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2020, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p.2001-2013.
Janie McClurkin Moore, Klein E. Ileleji, Kevin Keener. 2020. Factors that affect high voltage atmospheric cold plasma treatment efficacy on wet distillers’ grains: Shelf-life and nutrient composition. Journal of Cereal Science 95,
Saurabh Bagchi, Vaneet Aggarwal, Somali Chaterji, Fred Douglis, Aly El Gamal, Jiawei Han, Brian Henz, Henry Hoffmann, Suman Jana, Milind Kulkami, Felix Xiaozhu Lin, Karen Marais, Prateek Mittal, Shaoshuai Mou, Xiaokang Qiu. 2020. Grand Challenges in Resilience: Autonomous System Resilience through Design and Runtime Measures. IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society, arXIV:1912.11598,
Pramod Bhuvankar, Sadegh Dabiri. 2020. Numerical simulation of sliding bubbles in saturated flow boiling. Chemical Engineering Scienc 228,
Zackariah J Horn, Robert M Stwalley III. 2020. Design and testing of a mechanized tube well installer. Groundwater for Sustainable Development 11,
Ashraf Mahgoub, Alexander Michaelson Medoff, Rakesh Kumar, Subrata Mitra, Ana Klimovic, Somali Chaterji, Saurabh Bagchi. 2020. OptimusCloud: Heterogeneous Configuration Optimization for Distributed Databases in the Cloud. Proceedings of the 2020 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, July 15-17, 2020. pp 189-203.
Abigail S. Engelberth. 2020. Evaluating Economic Potential of Food Waste Valorization: Onward to a Diverse Feedstock Biorefinery. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 26.
Y H Cheng, W E Field, R Tormoehlen, E J Sheldon. 2020. 2016 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary With Historical Comparisons. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(3): 105-119. doi: 10.13031/jash.13635.


September 2020 Student News

ABE Graduate student Gargeya Vunnava won the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the International Society of Industrial Ecology Americas 2020 Conference for his talk :  "Economic and energy impacts of wind energy expansion in the US using multi-regional input output (MRIO) tables". The conference was held virtually and Gargeya presented three talks. Thank you for representing us so well, Gargeya!

Rachel Scarlett received the 2020-2021 Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) National National Fellowship. The fellowship funds research for outstanding women in STEM and Social Science fields. Rachel received $10,000 to fund her research project "Participation in the Urban Riverscape: An Exploration of the Role of Rivers’ Rhythms," that "examines the combined influence of stream ecological integrity and the historical marginalization of communities on people's engagement in watershed management." Congratulations, Rachel!

Alyssa Easton, a senior in Biological Engineering, was chosen for the Martin Agriculture Research Fund Scholarship. Her mentor, Dr. Vikki Weake, will be helping on her project, "Characterization of the Consequences of R-loops on Survival of Aging Photoreceptor Neurons." Congratulations on this amazing recognition, Alyssa!

Chase Gripp, a senior in Agricultural Systems Management, was featured in the September/October issue of Resource magazine (page 11). (Click on the image to go directly to his page) We are proud of you, Chase!

Hailey Szadowski, a senior in BE, was part of the massive ProjectX Safe Campus this summer. ProjectX Safe Campus is "a five-week consulting experience over the summer to help the University work on solutions to create a meaningful and safe on-campus return this fall." Thank you, Hailey, for being such a great leader!

2020-2021 Student Soybean Innovation Competition

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