BioAg Engineering Head Named Fellow of International Academy

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Lalit Verma, head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering, was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering on April 23 at the XIX World Congress of the CIGR International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in Antalya, Turkey.

Verma was recognized for his sustained high-caliber contributions to the profession of agricultural and biosystems engineering, including spearheading the Global Initiative of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) and serving as ASABE president during 2013-2014.

The main purpose of the Academy  is to identify and recognize individuals distinguished by their scientific and professional contributions to agricultural and biosystems engineering. Other purposes of the Academy include fostering international cooperation and exchange of information, promoting agricultural and biosystems engineering and other sciences and technology of importance for this area, and stimulating international education and training in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Verma, a Fellow of ASABE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute for Biological Engineering, and the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, is internationally recognized for his research in rice and forage post-harvest engineering and technology, and for his outstanding contributions as an educator, dedicated researcher, and society leader. 

He has provided leadership in the development and promotion of biological engineering, a science-based discipline, and as department head who coordinated the transformation of small agricultural engineering programs into vibrant and growing biological engineering programs at two public land-grant universities, with leadership in coordinating the development of skill competencies and accreditation criteria.

Contacts

Anthony Taylor, administrative specialist III
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
479-575-2352, aft001@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu

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