Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems

Welcome to the web pages of ABE’s Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems group.  We are dedicated to engineering new technologies and systems which enhance the productivity, efficiency, and performance of advanced machinery and manufacturing systems.  We have many key areas of research and outreach including advanced machine design, machinery automation and robotics, sensor development, machinery and manufacturing system modeling, embedded systems, and precision technologies for production agriculture.  In addition, much of our current work addresses critical needs within the developing bioeconomy.  We are also directly connected to three ABE degree options: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, and Industrial Technology.

 

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FACULTY

Stuart Birrell
208 Davidson
515-294-2874
sbirrell@iastate.edu
Matthew Darr
202 Davidson
515-294-8545
darr@iastate.edu
Mark Hanna
200B Davidson
515-294-0468
hmhanna@iastate.edu
Justin McGill
122 I Ed II
515-294-0783
jmmcgill@iastate.edu
  Lloyd Snell
216 I. Ed. II
515-294-9216
paecific@iastate.edu
Brian Steward
214D Davidson
515-294-1452
bsteward@iastate.edu
Lie Tang
203 Davidson
515-294-9778
lietang@iastate.edu

 

RESEARCH and EXTENSION LABORATORIES

Mechatronics Research Laboratory
Agricultural Machinery Extension Publications
Precision Agriculture

 

GRADUATE COURSES

Modeling and Controls for Agricultural Systems.
Applied Computational Intelligence for Agricultural and Biological Systems
Electronic Systems Integration for Agricultural Machinery and Production Systems
Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Comprehensive Modern Manufacturing Systems
Precision Farming Systems – Advanced Concepts and Applications