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Jeyamkondan Subbiah

Jeyamkondan Subbiah

Professor and Department Head

Director Experiment Station

(FDSC)-Food Science

Phone: 479-575-6919

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Dr. Jeyamkondan Subbiah is Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science.  Previously he served as Kenneth E. Morrison Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering with joint appointments in the departments of Food Science & Technology and Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  His research interest includes advanced food manufacturing, food safety engineering, multiphysics modeling, instrumentation for food quality, and food-energy-water nexus.  He has used research-based instructional technologies such as just-in-time teaching, flipped classroom, and student response system in his teaching to improve students’ engagement.  He completed an academic leadership training program, lead21 in 2017-18. 

Advanced food manufacturing, food safety engineering, multiphysics modeling, instrumentation for food quality, and food-energy-water nexus.

Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, Oklahoma State University, USA         

M.S. in Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada

B.E. in Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

  1. Li, S., S. Zhilyaev, D. Gallagher, J. Subbiah, and B. Dvorak.  2019.  Sustainability of safe foods: Joint environmental, economic and microbial load reduction assessment of antimicrobial systems in U.S. beef processing.  Science of The Total Environment, 691: 252 262.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.064
  2. Li, S., J. Subbiah, and B. Dvorak. 2019.  Environmental and occupational impacts from U.S. beef slaughtering are of same magnitude of beef foodborne illnesses on human health, Environment International, 129: 507-516, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.051.
  3. Ziara, R.M.M, D.N. Miller, B. Dvorak, J. Subbiah.  2019.  Lactate wastewater dark fermentation: The effect of temperature and initial pH on biohydrogen production and microbial community, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44 (2):  661-673, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.11.045.
  4. Boreddy, S. R., D. J., Rose, and J. Subbiah. 2019. Radiofrequency-Assisted Thermal Processing of Soft Wheat Flour. Journal of food science. In Press.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14767.
  5. Verma, T., and J. Subbiah. 2019. Conical twin-screw extrusion is an effective inactivation process for Salmonella in low-moisture foods at temperatures above 65° C. LWT, 114: 108369.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2019.108369
  6. Chen, L., X. Wei, S. Irmak, B. D. Chaves, and J. Subbiah, Inactivation of Salmonella enterica and Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 in cumin seeds by radiofrequency heating, Food Control, 103: 59-69, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.04.004.
  7. Wesseling, A., P.R. Velugoti, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2019. Predictive models for the growth of Cronobacter sakazakii in reconstituted powdered infant formula. Indian Journal Of Dairy Science, 72(1), 33-46.
  8. Chen, J., S.K. Lau, B. S. Reddy, J. Subbiah. 2019.  Modeling of radio frequency heating of egg white powder continuously moving on a conveyor belt, Journal of Food Engineering, 262: 109-120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2019.05.029.
  9. Wei, X., S.K. Lau, J. Stratton, S. Irmak, and J. Subbiah. 2019.  Radiofrequency pasteurization process for inactivation of Salmonella spp. and Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 on ground black pepper, Food Microbiology, 82: 388-397, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2019.03.007.
  10. Wei, X., S.K. Lau, B. S. Reddy, J. Subbiah. 2019.  A microbial challenge study for validating continuous radio-frequency assisted thermal processing pasteurization of egg white powder.  Food Microbiology, 103306, In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2019.103306.
  11. Alan, K. S., Subbiah, J., Schmidt, K. A. 2019. Application of a dry heat treatment to enhance the functionality of low-heat nonfat dry milk. Journal of Dairy Science. 102 (2): 1096–1107. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15254.
  12. Li, Y., Zhou, L., Chen, J., Subbiah, J., Chen, X., Fu, H., Wang, Y. 2018. Dielectric properties of chili powder in the development of radio frequency and microwave pasteurisation. International Journal of Food Properties, 20, S3373-S3384.
  13. Nubiato, K. E. Z., Mazon, M. R., Antonelo, D. S., Calkins, C., Naganathan, G. K., Subbiah, J., Saulo da Luz e Silva. 2018. A bench-top hyperspectral imaging system to classify beef from Nellore cattle based on tenderness. Infrared Physics & Technology, 89, 247-254.
  14. Verma, T. , X. Wei, S.K. Lau, A. Bianchini, K.M. Eskridge, and J. Subbiah. 2018. Evaluation of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 as a Surrogate for Salmonella During Extrusion of Low-Moisture Food. Journal of Food Science, 83: 1063-1072. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.14110
  15. Wei,X., S.K. Lau, J. Stratton, S. Irmak, A. Bianchini, and J. Subbiah. 2018 Radio-Frequency Processing for Inactivation of Salmonella enterica and Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 in Black Peppercorn. Journal of Food Protection: October 2018, Vol. 81, No. 10, pp. 1685-1695. 
  16. Li, S., R. Ziara, B. Dvorak, J. Subbiah. 2018. Assessment of water and energy use at process level in U.S. beef packing industry: case study in a typical U.S. large-size plant. J. Food Process Eng., 41:e12919.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12919.
  17. Ziara, R.M.M, S. Li, B. Dvorak, J. Subbiah. 2018.  Characterization of Wastewater in Two U.S. Cattle Slaughterhouses. September 2018 issue: 852-864. doi:10.2175/106143017X15131012187971.
  18. Anderson, R., D. Keshwani, A. Guru, H. Yang, S. Irmak, J. Subbiah. 2018. An integrated modeling framework for crop and biofuel systems using the DSSAT and GREET models, Environmental Modelling & Software, 108, 40-50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.004.
  19. Li, S., C. Kinser, R.M.M. Ziara, B. Dvorak, J. Subbiah. 2018.  Environmental and economic implications of food safety interventions: Life cycle and operating cost assessment of antimicrobial systems in U.S. beef packing industry, Journal of Cleaner Production, 198: 541-550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.020.
  20. Lau, S. K., J. Subbiah. 2018. An automatic system for measuring dielectric properties of foods: Albumen, yolk, and shell of fresh eggs. Journal of Food Engineering, 223, 79 - 90.
  21. Irmak, S., Meryemoglu, B., Sandip, A., Subbiah, J., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G.  2018. Microwave pretreatment effects on switchgrass and miscanthus solubilization in subcritical water and hydrolysate utilization for hydrogen production. Biomass & Bioenergy, 108, 48-54.
  22. Verma, T., Wei, X., Lau, S. K., Bianchini Huebner, A., Eskridge, K., Stratton, J., Anderson, N. M., Thippareddi, H., Subbiah, J. 2018. Response Surface Methodology for Salmonella Inactivation During Extrusion Processing of Oat Flour. Journal of Food Protection. 81: 5, 815-826  https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-347
  23. Becker, R. A., Cluff, K., Duraisamy, N., Mehraein, H., Farhoud, H., Collins, T., Casale, G. P., Pipinos, I. I., Subbiah, J.  2017. Optical probing of gastrocnemius in patients with peripheral artery disease characterizes myopathic biochemical alterations and correlates with stage of disease. Physiological Reports, 5(5). e13161. doi:  10.14814/phy2.13161.
  24. Li, L., G. Froning, V. Juneja, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2017.  Dynamic Predictive Model for Growth of Salmonella spp. in Scrambled Egg Mix. Journal of Food Science, 64: 39-46. Doi: 10.1016/j.fm.2016.12.007.
  25. Lau, S.K., H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah. 2017. Radiofrequency Heating for Enhancing Microbial Safety of Shell Eggs Immersed in Deionized Water. Journal of Food Science.  82(12), 2933-2943.
  26. Chen, J., S. Lau, L. Chen, S. Wang, J. Subbiah. 2017. Modeling radio frequency heating of food moving on a conveyor belt. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 102, 307-319.  10.1016/j.fbp.2017.01.009
  27. Guo, C., Z. Zhang, J. Chen, H. Fu, J. Subbiah, X. Chen, Y. Wang. 2017, Effects of Radio Frequency Heating Treatment on Structure Changes of Soy Protein Isolate. Food and Bioprocess Technology. DOI 10.1007/s11947-017-1923-2
  28. Huang, Z., F. Marra, J. Subbiah, S. Wang. 2016. Computer simulation for improving radio frequency (RF) heating uniformity of food products: a review. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, Published online: 28 Nov 2016.  DOI:10.1080/10408398.2016.1253000
  29. Kocher, M. F., J. Subbiah. 2016. Analytical solution for speed to achieve a desired operating point for a given fan or pump. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 32(6), 751-757.
  30. Ziara, R., S. Li., B. Dvorak, and J. Subbiah.  2016.  Water and energy use of antimicrobial interventions in a mid-size beef packing plant.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  32(6), 873-879.
  31. Boreddy, S.R., H. Thippareddi, G. Froning, and J. Subbiah. 2016.  Novel Radiofrequency-Assisted Thermal Processing Improves the Gelling Properties of Standard Egg White Powder.  Journal of Food Science, 81 (3): E665-E671.
  32. Konda Naganathan, G., K. Cluff, A. Samal, C.R. Calkins, D.D. Jones, R.L. Wehling, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Identification and Validation of Key Wavelengths for On-line Beef Tenderness Forecasting. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(3): 769-783.
  33. Cluff, K., G. Konda Naganathan, D. Jonnalagada, I. Mortensen, R. Wehling, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Determination of yolk contamination in liquid egg white using Raman spectroscopy. Poultry Science, 95(7):1702-8. doi: 10.3382/ps/pew095.
  34. Chen J., R. Lentz, P. Pesheck, A. Guru, D. Jones, Y. Li, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Determination of thickness of microwaveable multicompartment meals using dielectric, thermal, and physical properties. Journal of Food Engineering, 189: 17-28.
  35. Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, M. Negahban, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Modeling heat and mass transport during microwave heating of frozen food rotating on a turntable. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 99:116-127.
  36. Lau, S.K., H. Thippareddi, D. Jones, M. Negahban, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Challenges in Radiofrequency Pasteurization of Shell Eggs - Coagulation Rings.  Journal of Food Science. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13440. (accepted)
  37. Pitchai, K., J. Chen, S. Birla, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Modeling Microwave Heating of Frozen Mashed Potato in a Domestic Oven Incorporating Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum. Journal of Food Engineering, 173: 124–131.
  38. Boreddy, S.R. and J. Subbiah. 2016. Temperature and moisture dependent dielectric properties of egg white powder.  Journal of Food Engineering, 168: 60–67.
  39. Konda Naganathan, G., K. Cluff, A. Samal, C.R. Calkins, D.D. Jones, G.E. Meyer, and J. Subbiah. 2016. Three Dimensional Chemometric Analyses of Hyperspectral Images for Beef Tenderness Forecasting.  Journal of Food Engineering, 169: 309–320.
  40. Gulati P., S. Weir, D. Santra, J. Subbiah, and D. Rose. 2016. Effects of feed moisture and extruder screw speed and temperature on physical characteristics and antioxidant activity of extruded proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) flour.   International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 51(1), 114–122. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.12974.
  41. Boreddy, S.R. and J. Subbiah. 2015.  Physical and thermal properties of spray dried egg white powder. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(5): 1409-1416. 
  42. Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, R. Gonzalez, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2015. Development of a multi-temperature calibration method for measuring dielectric properties of foods. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 22 (1):626-634.
  43. Chen, J., K. Pitchai, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2015. Effect of decoupling electromagnetics from heat transfer analysis on prediction accuracy and computation time in modeling microwave heating of frozen and fresh mashed potato. Journal of Food Engineering, 144: 45-57.
  44. Chiang, J., S. Birla, M. Bedoya, D. Jones, J. Subbiah, and C.L. Brace.  2015.  Modeling and Validation of Microwave Ablations with Internal Vaporization. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,  62 (2): 657 – 663. 
  45. Huang, X., S. Irmak, Y. F. Lu, I. Pipinos, G. Casale, and J. Subbiah.  2015.  Spontaneous and coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy of human gastrocnemius muscle biopsies in CH-stretching region for discrimination of peripheral artery disease.  Biomedical Optical Express, 6: 2766-2777.
  46. Konda Naganathan, G., K. Cluff, D.D. Jones, C. Calkins, A.K. Samal, C. Lorenzen, and J. Subbiah. 2015. A prototype on-line AOTF hyperspectral image acquisition system for tenderness assessment of beef carcasses. Journal of Food Engineering, 154: 1-9.
  47. Konda Naganathan, G., K.Cluff, A.Samal, C.R. Calkins, D.D. Jones, C.L. Lorenzen, and J. Subbiah. 2015. Hyperspectral imaging of ribeye muscle on hanging beef carcasses for tenderness assessment. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 116: 55-64.
  48. Boreddy, S.R., S. Birla, G. Froning, H. Thippareddi, and J. Subbiah. 2014. Effect of radio frequency assisted thermal processing on quality and functional properties of egg white powder. Transactions of the ASABE, 57 (6): 1761-1770.
  49. Cluff, K., A. Kelly, P. Koutakis, H. Xiang, X. Huang, Y. Lu, I. Pipinos, G. Casale, and J. Subbiah. 2014. Surface enhanced Raman spectral biomarkers correlate with Ankle Brachial Index and characterize leg muscle biochemical composition of patients with peripheral arterial disease. Physiological Reports, 2 (9): e12148.
  50. Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, M. Negahban, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2014. Heat and mass transport during microwave heating of mashed potato in domestic oven – model development, validation, and sensitivity analysis. Journal of Food Science, 79 (10): E1991-E2004.
  51. Pitchai, K., J. Chen, S. Birla, R. Gonzalez, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2014. A microwave heat transfer model for a rotating multi-component meal in a domestic oven: Development and validation. Journal of Food Engineering, 128: 60–71.
  52. Michael, M., R. Phebus, H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah, S. Birla, and K. Schmidt. 2014. Validation of radio-frequency dielectric heating system for destruction of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella species in nonfat dry milk. American Dairy Science Association Journal of Dairy Science, 97 (12): 7316–7324.
  53. Cepeda, J. F., C.L. Weller, H. Thippareddi, M. Negahban, and J. Subbiah. 2013. Modeling Cooling of Ready-to-Eat Meats by 3D Finite Element Analysis: Validation in Meat Processing Facilities. Journal of Food Engineering, 116 (2): 450–461.
  54. Chen, C., M. Michael, R.K. Phebus, H, Thippareddi, J. Subbiah, S. Birla, and K.A. Schmidt. 2013. Radio frequency dielectric heating of nonfat dry milk affects solubility and whey protein nitrogen index. American Association of Dairy Science Journal of Dairy Science, 96 (3): 1471-6. 
  55. Chen, J., K. Pitchai, S. Birla, R. Gonzalez, D. Jones, and J. Subbiah. 2013. Temperature-dependent dielectric and thermal properties of whey protein gel and mashed potato. Transactions of the ASABE, 56 (6):1457-1467.
  56. Cluff, K., G. Konda Naganathan, J. Subbiah, A.K. Samal, and C. Calkins. 2013. Optical scattering with hyperspectral imaging to classify longissimus dorsi muscle based on beef tenderness using multivariate modeling. Meat Science, 95 (1): 42–50.
  57. Cluff, K., D. Miserlis, G. Konda Naganathan, I. Pipinos, P. Koutakis, A.K. Samal, R. McComb, J. Subbiah, and G. Casale.  2013. Morphometric Analysis of Gastrocnemius Muscle Biopsies from Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: Objective Grading of Muscle Degeneration. American Journal of Physiology, 305 (3): R291-9. 
  58. Curtis, E., S.F. Othman, G. Konda Naganathan , and J. Subbiah. 2012. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Relaxometry to Visualize Internal Freeze Damage to Pickling Cucumber. Journal of Postharvest Technology, 68: 22-31.
  59. Pitchai, K., S. Birla, J. Subbiah, and D. Jones. 2012. Assessment of heating rate and non-uniform heating in domestic microwave ovens. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, 46 (4): 229-240.  
  60. Pitchai, K., S. Birla, J. Subbiah, D. Jones, and H. Thippareddi. 2012. Coupled electromagnetic and heat transfer model for microwave heating in domestic ovens. Journal of Food Engineering, 112 (1-2): 100-111.
  61. Sundaram, J., C.V. Kandala, G. Konda Naganathan, and J. Subbiah. 2012. Sensing of Moisture Content of In-Shell Peanuts by NIR Reflectance Spectroscopy. Journal of sensor technology, 2: 1-7.  
  62. Singh, A., N.R. Korasapati, V.K. Juneja, J. Subbiah, G. Froning, and H. Thippareddi. 2011. Dynamic predictive model for the growth of Salmonella spp. in liquid whole egg. Journal of Food Science, 76: M225-232.  
  63. Vulugoti, P.R., L.K. Bohra, V.K. Juneja, L. Huang, A.L. Wesseling, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi.  2011. Dynamic model for predicting growth of Salmonella spp. in ground sterile pork. Food Microbiology, 28 (4): 796-803.
  64. Gachovska, T., D. Cassada, J. Subbiah, M. Hanna, H. Thippareddi, and D. Snow. 2010. Enhanced anthocyanin extraction from red cabbage using pulsed electric field processing. Journal of Food Science 75, (6): E323-E329.
  65. Juneja, V.K., M.V. Melendres, L. Huang, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2009. Mathematical modeling of growth of Salmonella in raw ground beef under isothermal conditions from 10 to 45 °C.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 131 (2-3): 106-111.
  66. Konda Naganathan, G., C. V. K. Kandala and J. Subbiah. 2009. NIR reflectance spectroscopy for nondestructive moisture content determination of peanut kernels. Transactions of the ASABE, 52 (5): 1661-1665.
  67. Kumar, V., D. Jonnalagadda 1, J. Subbiah, A.P. Wee, H. Thippareddi, and S Birla. 2009.  A 3-D heat transfer and fluid flow model for cooling of a single egg under forced convection.  Transactions of the ASABE, 52 (5): 1627-1637.
  68. Cluff, K., G. Konda Naganathan, J. Subbiah, R. Lu, C. Calkins and A. Samal. 2008. Optical scattering in beef steak to predict tenderness using hyperspectral imaging in the VIS-NIR region. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety, 2 (3): 189-196.
  69. Gachovska, T., S. Kumar, J. Subbiah, H. Thippareddi, and F. Williams. 2008.  Ultraviolet and pulsed electric field treatments have additive effect on inactivation of Escherichia coli in apple juice.  Journal of Food Science, 73 (9): M412-417.
  70. Konda Naganathan, G., L. Grimes, J. Subbiah, C. Calkins, A. Samal, and G. Meyer.  2008.  Visible/near-infrared hyperspectral imaging for beef tenderness prediction.  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 64: 225-233. 
  71. Konda Naganathan, G. 1, L. M. Grimes, J. Subbiah, C. R. Calkins, A. Samal and G. E. Meyer. 2008. Partial least squares analysis of near-infrared hyperspectral images for beef tenderness prediction. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety, 2 (3): 178-188.  
  72. Kumar, S., J. Subbiah, H. Thippareddi, S. Zivanovic, P. M. Davidson, and F. Harte.  2008.  Inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice using combination of high pressure homogenization and chitosan.  Journal of Food Science, 74 (1): M8-M14.
  73. Rust, S.R., D. M. Price, J. Subbiah, G. Kranzler, G. G. Hilton, D. L. Vanoverbeke, and J. B. Morgan.  2008.  Predicting beef tenderness using near-infrared spectroscopy.  Journal of Animal Science, 86: 211–219.
  74. Gumudavelli, V., J. Subbiah, H. Thippareddi, and P.R. Velugoti. 2007.  Dynamic predictive model for growth of Salmonella Enteritidis in egg yolk.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 72 (7): M254-M262.
  75. Juneja, V.K., M.V. Melendres, L. Huang, V. Gumudavelli 1, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2007. Modeling the effect of temperature on growth of Salmonella in chicken.  Food Microbiology, 24: 328-335.
  76. Kotwaliwale, N., J. Subbiah, P. Weckler, G. Brusewitz, and G. Kranzler.  2007.  Calibration of a soft X-ray digital imaging system for biological materials.  Transaction of the ASAE, 50 (2): 661-666.
  77. Subbiah, J., N. Ray, G. Kranzler, and S. Acton. 2004. Segmentation of longissimus dorsi for beef quality grading using computer vision. Transactions of the ASAE, 47 (4): 1261-1268.
  78. Jayas, D.S. and J. Subbiah.  2002.  Modified atmosphere storage of grains, meats, fruits, and vegetables.  Biosystems Engineering, 83 (3): 235-251.
  79. Jayas, D.S., D.A. Irvine, G. Mazza and J. Subbiah.  2001.  Evaluation of a computer-controlled ventilation system for a potato storage facility.  Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 43: 5.5-5.12.
  80. Subbiah, J., D.S. Jayas, and R.A. Holley. 2001.  A nitrogen refrigerated, jacketed container for distribution of retail-ready meat. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 17 (6): 809-814.
  81. Subbiah, J., D.S. Jayas, and R.A. Holley. 2001. Microbial growth modelling using artificial neural networks. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 64 (3): 343-354.
  82. Subbiah, J., D.S. Jayas, and R.A. Holley. 2000. Centralized packaging for distribution of retail-ready meat. Journal of Food Protection, 63 (6): 796-804.
  83. Subbiah, J., D.S.  Jayas, and R.A. Holley. 1999.  Pulsed electric field processing of foods: a review.  Journal of Food Protection, 62 (9): 1088-1096.

Professor and Department Head, Food Science, University of Arkansas                                         2019-present

Faculty member (Assistant - Distinguished Professor), University of Nebraska-Lincoln                    2004-2019

Research Engineer, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater                                                                2000 – 2004

  • Research Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta – The Honor Society for Agriculture, 2017.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, University of Nebraska Teaching Council and Parents Association, 2016, 2008.
  • Engineer of the Year, Nebraska Section of the ASABE, 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor for the Information & Electrical Technologies Division, ASABE, 2011.
  • Young Engineer of the Year award, Mid-Central Section of American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2009.
  • Junior Faculty Recognition for Excellence in Research, Agriculture Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2008.
  • Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Research, UCARE Program of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 2008