Dennis Buckmaster

Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Dean's Fellow for Digital Agriculture

Office: LILY B-132
Phone: (765) 496-9512

Unit and Group Affiliations


Dr. Dennis R. Buckmaster is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University. He joined the Purdue ABE faculty in 2006.

For 17 years prior to coming to Purdue as an Associate Professor, Dr. Buckmaster was a faculty member at Penn State University. He continues his research in the areas of hay and silage harvest and storage, total mixed ration delivery systems, and horticultural mechanization. His primary focus is on harvest technologies which affect storage, transport, and subsequent utilization of forages and biomass.

Dr. Buckmaster co-coordinates the Agricultural Systems Management program and advises many students. He teaches ASM 105 Ag Systems Computations and Communication, ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains, ASM 421 Senior Seminar, ASM 495 Capstone Projects, and ABE 545 Off-Road Power Units. Dr. Buckmaster is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the American Forage and Grassland Council, and the Fluid Power Society; he is a registered professional engineer and certified hydraulic specialist.

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