Dennis Buckmaster

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

Office: ABE 2041 M
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 had focused on technologies affecting storage, transport, and utilization of forages and biomass. His current focus is in digital agriculture with work in the data pipeline from phenomena sensing, including communication and computation, and decision support. Open source efforts through the Open Ag Technology and Systems Center integrate with his research, education and outreach efforts.

Dr. Buckmaster co-coordinates the Agricultural Systems Management program and advises many students. He teaches ASM 10500 - Computing Technology with Applications, AGR 10800 - Ag Tech and Innovation, and ASM 42100 - Senior Seminar. He has taught several different courses over the years regarding agricultural machinery and off-road equipment design. 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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