Faculty Profile

Alan Christopher Hansen

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Alan Christopher Hansen
Alan Christopher Hansen
Professor
  • Graduate Advising
  • Undergraduate Advising
360 S Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
1304 W. Pennsylvania
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-2969

Affiliation

  • Graduate Advising
  • Undergraduate Advising

Education

  • 1975 B.Sc.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa
  • 1978 M.Sc.Eng Agricultural Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa
  • 1990 Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa

Academic Positions

  • 1988-1992 Senior Lecturer, Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Natal, South Africa
  • 1993-1994 Visiting Professor, Agricultural Engineering, UIUC
  • 1993-1996 Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Natal, South Africa
  • 1995-1996 Acting Head, Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Natal, South Africa
  • 1997-1999 Professor, Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Natal, South Africa
  • 1999-2003 Associate Professor without tenure, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, UIUC
  • 2003-2009 Associate Professor with tenure, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, UIUC
  • 2006-2008 Affiliate, Mechanical Science & Engineering, UIUC
  • 2009-present Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, UIUC
  • 2009-present Affiliate, Center for African Studies, UIUC
  • 2011-2016 Honorary Professor, School of Bioresources and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Research Interests

  • Appropriate scale agricultural mechanization for sustainable intensification in developing countries
  • Real-time in-field data communication systems for agricultural machines
  • Biomass feedstock production: harvesting and systems analysis
  • Biofuels and diesel engine combustion
  • Off-road machine performance mapping and evaluation
  • Modeling and analysis of agricultural machinery systems

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2014. Engineering and science of biomass feedstock production and provision. Published by Springer, London, UK.
  • Rovira-M￿ F., Q. Zhang and A.C. Hansen, 2010. Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems for Off-road Vehicles. Published by Springer, London, UK.
  • Goering, C.E. and A.C. Hansen. 2004. Engine and Tractor Power. ASABE Textbook Number 3. 4th Edition. Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Chapters in Books

  • Hansen, A.C., D. Kyritsis and C.F. Lee, 2010. Characteristics of biofuels and renewable fuel standards. Chapter I.1 in textbook ￿Biomass to Biofuels￿. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.
  • Hansen, A.C. C.E. Goering and A.S. Ramadhas, 2010. Ethanol. Chapter 5 in textbook ￿Introduction to Alternative Fuels￿, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Monographs

  • Mendoza, M.C., Q. Zhang, A.C. Hansen, and J.F. Reid. 2001. Injector nozzle coking with oxygenated diesel. SAE Specialist Publication: State of alternative fuel technologies 2001 (SP-1631). Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. Warrendale, PA. Pp. 39-43.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Mathanker, S. K., J. C. Buss, H. Gan, J. F. Larsen, and A. C. Hansen. 2015. Stem bending force and hydraulic system pressure sensing for predicting napiergrass yield during harvesting. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 111: 174-178.
  • Mathanker, S. K., H. Gan, J. C. Buss, B. Lawson, A. C. Hansen, and K. C. Ting. 2015. Power requirements and field performance in harvesting energycane and sugarcane. Biomass and Bioenergy 75: 227-234.
  • Mathanker, S. K., T. E. Grift, and A. C. Hansen. 2015. Effect of blade oblique angle and cutting speed on cutting energy for energycane stems. Biosystems Engineering 133: 64-70.
  • Miao, Z., T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen, and K.C. Ting., 2014. Flow performance of ground biomass in a commercial auger. Powder Technology 267: 354-361.
  • Melo-Espinosa, E.A., Y. S￿hez-Borroto, M. Errasti, R. Piloto-Rodr￿ez, R. Sierens, J. Roger-Riba, and A.C. Hansen, 2014. Surface tension prediction of vegetable oils using artificial neural networks and multiple linear regression. Energy Procedia 57(2014): 886-895.
  • Maughan, J.D., S.D. Mathanker, T. E. Grift, A. C. Hansen and K. C. Ting, 2014. Impact of blade angle on Miscanthus harvesting energy requirement. Trans. ASABE 57(4): 999-1006.
  • Shastri, Y., Z. Miao, L.F. Rodriguez, T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen and K.C. Ting, 2014. Determining optimal size reduction and densification for biomass feedstock using the BioFeed optimization model. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 8(3): 423-437.
  • Maughan, J.D., S.K. Mathanker, B.M. Fehrenbacher and A.C. Hansen, 2014. Impact of cutting speed and blade configuration on energy requirement for Miscanthus harvesting. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30(2):137-142.
  • Mathanker, S.K., J.D. Maughan, A. C. Hansen, T. E. Grift, and K. C. Ting, 2014. Sensing Miscanthus swath volume for maximizing baler throughput rate. Trans. ASABE, 57(2): 355-362.
  • Mathanker, S.K., A. C. Hansen, T. E. Grift, and K. C. Ting, 2014. Sensing Miscanthus stem bending force for maximizing throughput rate in a disk mower-conditioner. Trans. ASABE, 57(1): 5-12.
  • Lin, T., L.F. Rodriguez, Y. Shastri, A.C. Hansen, K.C. Ting, 2014. Integrated strategic and tactical biomass-biofuel supply chain optimization. Bioresource Technology, 156(2104): 256-266.
  • Lin, T., L.F. Rodriguez, Y. Shastri, A.C. Hansen, K.C. Ting, 2013. GIS-enabled biomass-ethanol supply chain optimization: Model development and Miscanthus application. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 7(3): 314-333.
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2013. Systems informatics and analysis of biomass feedstock production. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology (invited), 21(1): 273-280.
  • Miao, Z., Y.N. Shastri, T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen, and KC Ting. 2013. Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock transportation alternatives, logistics, equipment configuration and modeling. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 6: 351￿362.
  • Miao, Z., T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen, and K.C. Ting. 2013. Energy requirement for lignocellulosic feedstock densifications in relation to particle physical properties, pre-heating and binding agents. Energy & Fuels, 27: 588￿595.
  • Miao, Z., T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen, and K.C. Ting. 2013. An overview of lignocellulosic biomass feedstock harvest, processing and supply for biofuel production. Biofuels, 4(1): 5-8.
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2012. Switchgrass ￿ practical issues in developing a fuel crop. CAB Reviews (invited), 2012 7, No. 037: 1-14.
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2012. Impact of probability of working day on planning and operation of biomass feedstock production systems. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 6(3): 281-291.
  • Shastri, Y., L.F. Rodriguez, A.C. Hansen & K.C. Ting, 2012. Impact of distributed storage and pre-processing on Miscanthus production and provision systems. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 6(1): 21-31.
  • Miao, Z., Y. Shastri, T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen, and K.C. Ting. 2012. Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock transportation alternatives, logistics, equipment configurations and modeling. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 6(3): 351-362.
  • Liu, Q., S. K. Mathanker, Q. Zhang, and A. C. Hansen, 2012. Biomechanical properties of miscanthus stems. Transactions of ASABE 55(4).
  • Johnson, P.C., Clementson, C.L., Mathanker, S.K., Grift, T.E. and Hansen, A.C., 2012. Cutting energy characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus stems with varying oblique angle and cutting speed. Biosystems Engineering 112:42-48.
  • Xue, J., T.E. Grift and A. C. Hansen, 2011. Effect of biodiesel on engine performances and emissions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15(2): 1098-1116.
  • Shastri, A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2011. A novel decomposition and distributed computing approach for the solution of large scale optimization models, Computers & Electronics in Agriculture, 76(1): 69-79.
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2011. Development and application of BioFeed model for optimization of herbaceous biomass feedstock production, Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(7): 2961-2974.
  • Shastri, Y., L.F. Rodriguez, A.C. Hansen & K.C. Ting, 2011. Agent based analysis of biomass feedstock production system dynamics. BioEnergy Research 2011(4): 258-275.
  • Miao, Z., T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen and K.C. Ting, 2011. Energy requirement for communition of biomass in relation to particle physical properties. Industrial Crops and Products, 33(2): 504-513.
  • Hansen, A.C., B.B. He and N. Engeseth, 2011. Food versus fuel characteristics of vegetable oils and animal fats. Transactions of ASABE 54(4): 1407-1414.
  • Hahn, L.D. and A.C. Hansen, 2011. Student perceptions of learning and professional development through participation in a quarter-scale tractor design competition. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 27(2): 303-311.
  • Shastri, Y.N., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2010. Optimization of Miscanthus harvesting and handling as an energy crop: BioFeed model application. Biological Engineering 3(1): 37-69.
  • Yuan, W. and A.C. Hansen, 2009. Computational investigation of the effect of biodiesel fuel properties on diesel engine NOx emissions. IJABE 2(2):41-48.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen and Q. Zhang. 2009. Predicting the temperature dependent viscosity of biodiesel fuels. Fuel 88 (6): 1120-1126.
  • Hansen, A.C. and H. B. He, 2008. Biodiesel fuels for off-road vehicles. Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, 1:1, 1-3.
  • Clementson, C. and A.C. Hansen, 2008. Pilot study of manual sugarcane harvesting using biomechanical analysis. J. Agr. Safety & Health and Biol. Eng., 14(2): 309-320.
  • Bansal, K., J. McCrady, A.C. Hansen and K. Bhalerao, 2008. Thin layer chromatography and image analysis to detect glycerol in biodiesel. Fuel 87(15-16): 3369-3372.
  • Bamgboye, A.I. and A.C. Hansen, 2008. Prediction of cetane number of biodiesel fuel from the fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) composition. International Agrophysics, 22(1):21-30.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen and Q. Zhang. 2007. Computational modeling of NOx emissions from biodiesel combustion. Special Issue of International Journal of Vehicle Design on ￿Combustion and Experiments in Internal Combustion Engines￿, 45(1/2):12-32.
  • Rovira-M￿ F., Q. Zhang, A.C. Hansen, 2007. Dynamic behavior of an electrohydraulic valve: Typology of characteristic curves. Mechatronics 17:551-561.
  • McCrady, J. P, V. L. Stringer, A. C. Hansen, and C. F. Lee. 2007. Computational analysis of biodiesel combustion in a low-temperature combustion engine using well-defined fuel properties. SAE Paper No. 2007-01-0617, SAE 2007 Transactions, Journal of Engines 116: 434-443.
  • Hansen, A.C., Q. Zhang and T. A. Wilcox. 2007. Modeling and analysis of row crop harvesting patterns by combines. Transactions of ASABE, 50(1): 5-12.
  • Wang, X., H.Wu, Q. Zhang, A.C. Hansen and B. Malinga. 2006. Lean NOx trap storage model for diesel engine aftertreatment control and diagnosis. Transactions of ASABE, 49(6): 1687-1693.
  • He, Y., Q. Zhang, A.C. Hansen, N. Noguchi and B. Shin, 2006. Computer-integrated crop production technologies for mechanized precision farming. Trans. CSAE, 22(11): 152-159.
  • Hansen, A.C., M. R. Gratton, W. Yuan. 2006. Diesel engine performance and NOx emissions from oxygenated biofuels and blends with diesel fuel. Transactions of ASABE. 49(3):589-595.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen, Q. Zhang, Z. Tan. 2005. Temperature dependent kinematic viscosity of biodiesel fuels and blends with diesel fuel. Journal of American Oil Chemists Society. 82(3): 195-199.
  • Yuan, W, A. C. Hansen and Q. Zhang. 2005. Vapor pressure and normal boiling point predictions for pure methyl esters and biodiesel fuels. Fuel, 84(7-8): 943-950.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen, M.E. Tat, J.H. Van Gerpen, Z. Tan. 2005 Spray, ignition and combustion modeling of biodiesel fuels in a DI diesel engine. Transactions of ASABE. 48(3):933-940.
  • Hansen, A.C., Q. Zhang and P.W.L. Lyne. 2005. Ethanol-diesel fuel blends ￿ a review. Bioresource Technology, 96(2005): 277-285.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen, Q. Zhang. 2004. The specific gravity of biodiesel fuels and their blends with diesel fuel. Agricultural Engineering International: The CIGR Journal of Scientific Research and Development. Vol. VI:.Manuscript EE 04 004.
  • Rejesus, R.M., R.H. Hornbaker and A.C. Hansen, 2004. The costs of using E-diesel to reduce emissions from agricultural machinery. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 24(2): 63-75.
  • Yuan, W., Hansen, A.C. and Zhang, Q. 2004. Predicting the physical properties of biodiesel for combustion modeling. Transactions of ASABE, 46 (6): 1487-1493.
  • Wu, K., Q. Zhang and A.C. Hansen, 2003. Modeling and identification of a hydrostatic transmission hardware-in-the-loop simulator. International Journal of Vehicle Design, 34(1): 52-64.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.J. Barnes and P.W.L. Lyne. 2002. Simulation modeling of sugarcane harvest-to-mill delivery systems. Transactions of ASAE, 45(3): 531-538.
  • Wu, K., Q. Zhang, A.C. Hansen, and A. Alleyne. 2002. A multiple locally-linearized diesel engine model. Transactions of ASAE, 48(2): 273-280.
  • Kim, Y.S., J.F. Reid, A.C. Hansen, and Q. Zhang. 2000. On-field crop stress detection system using multispectral imaging sensor. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 1(2): 88-94.
  • Noguchi, N., J.F. Reid, Q. Zhang, L. Tian, and A.C. Hansen. 1999. Vision intelligence for mobile agro-robotic system. Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 11(3): 193-199.
  • van Niekerk, R.D., P.W.L. Lyne and A.C. Hansen. 1998. The design and initial testing of a single wheel trailer to measure rolling resistance. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 30(1): 30-36.
  • Barnes, A.J., A.C. Hansen, and P.W.L. Lyne. 1998. Investigation of sugarcane harvest-to-crush delays using a simulation model. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 30(1): 96-99.
  • van Niekerk, R., P.W.L. Lyne, A.C. Hansen, and E.R. de la Harpe. 1997. Review of techniques for measuring the rolling resistance of pneumatic tyres. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 34-45.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., D. Clark, E.R. de la Harpe, and A.C. Hansen. 1997. A sensitivity analysis of the factors affecting the performance of a haulage vehicle. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 46-56.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.K. Amankrah and P.W.L. Lyne. 1997. Simulating the thermal environment of a naturally ventilated broiler house. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 205-215.
  • de la Harpe, E.R., P.W.L. Lyne and A.C. Hansen. 1997. Development of a vehicle performance simulator: verification. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa. 29(1): 107-116.
  • Coleman, A.S., A.C. Hansen, P.W.L. Lyne, and J.R. Brodie. 1997. Geographical referencing in aerial videography. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 10-21.
  • Barnes, A.J., A.C. Hansen, E.R. de la Harpe, and P.W.L. Lyne. 1997. Modeling of sugarcane harvesting and transport. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 57-68.
  • Amankrah, A.K., A.C. Hansen and P.W.L. Lyne. 1997. Temperature and humidity profiles for naturally ventilated broiler houses. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 29(1): 216-226.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., E.R. de la Harpe, D. Clark, and A.C. Hansen. 1996. Development of a vehicle performance simulator: aims, objectives and initial results. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 28(1): 92-101.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., D. Clark, E.R. de la Harpe, and A.C. Hansen. 1996. Development of a vehicle performance simulator: gear change routines. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 28(1): 82-91.
  • Leat, C.M., A.C. Hansen and P.W.L. Lyne. 1996. Broiler heat production models for use in broiler house environment simulations. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 28(1): 56-64.
  • Hansen, A.C. and P.W.L. Lyne. 1996. Educating engineers for the 21st century: a university perspective. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 28(1): 48-55.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.G.P. Brooker and J.F. Reid. 1996. Quantifying engine valve deposits with machine vision. Research & Development Journal, 12(1): 36-43.
  • Clark, D., P.W.L. Lyne, E.R. de la Harpe, and A.C. Hansen. 1996. Rolling resistance of pneumatic tyres. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 28(1): 16-24.
  • Smith, M.A.L., J.F. Reid, A.C. Hansen, Z. Li, and D.L. Madhavi. 1995. Non destructive machine vision analysis of pigment producing cell cultures. Journal of Biotechnology, 40: 1-11.
  • Hansen, A.C. 1994. Multimedia applications for agricultural engineering education. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 26(1): 132-141.
  • Brodie, J.R., A.C. Hansen and J.F. Reid. 1994. Size assessment of stacked logs via the Hough transform. Transactions of ASAE, 37(1): 303-310.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., E.R. de la Harpe and A.C. Hansen. 1993. An altitude pressure simulator for use with I-C engines. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 25(1): 26-34.
  • Hansen, A.C. 1993. A quasi-dimensional model of heat transfer applied to a diesel engine. Research & Development Journal, 9(1): 22-31.
  • de la Harpe, E.R., P.W.L. Lyne and A.C. Hansen. 1993. Environmental control of an insect rearing unit. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 25(1): 237-244.
  • Bentley, C.W. and A.C. Hansen. 1993. Machine vision system for measuring nozzle spray distributions. Journal of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 25(1): 216-225.
  • Hansen, A.C., P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1992. Combustion characteristics of Sasol diesel fuels with varying altitude. ATC Research Forum, 1(1): 172-184.
  • Hansen, A.C., E.R. de la Harpe and M.P. Dilmitis. 1992. Ignition-improved ethanol as a fuel for diesel engines. J. of Energy R & D in Southern Africa, 3(1): 2-8.
  • Hansen, A.C., G.S. Trott, H. Oellerman, R.E. Schulze, and A. Pike. 1992. Modeling the energy requirements of broiler housing in South Africa. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 24(1): 11-21.
  • Brodie J.R., A.C. Hansen and J.F. Reid. 1992. Machine vision for assessment of stacked timber volume. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 24(1): 200-206.
  • Hansen, A.C. 1991. Modeling gas flow in a direct injection diesel engine: II-turbulence. Research &Development Journal, 7(2): 25-31.
  • Hansen, A.C. 1991. Modeling gas flow in a direct injection diesel engine: I-squish and swirl. Research &Development Journal, 7(2): 16-24.
  • Hansen, A.C., M.P. Dilmitis, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1991. Combustion of ignition-improved ethanol in a diesel engine. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 23(1): 173-180.
  • Dilmitis, M.P., A.C. Hansen, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1991. Diesel engine modifications for ethanol combustion. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 23(1): 67-74.
  • de la Harpe, E.R.and A.C. Hansen. 1991. Reducing the environmental impact of diesel engines. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 23(1): 52-59.
  • Daphne, C.W., P.J.K. Zacharias and A.C. Hansen. 1991. Evaluation of three techniques for measuring grass leaf area. J. of Grassland Society of Southern Africa, 8(1): 13-18.
  • Lecler, N., P.W.L. Lyne, A.C. Hansen, and P. Meiring. 1990. On line optimization of the dynamic load on the drive wheels of a tractor. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 22(1): 291-299.
  • Hansen, A.C., G.A. Prinsloo, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1990. Injector needle lift as an indicator of diesel tractor power. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 22(1): 309-317.
  • de la Harpe, E.R., A.C. Hansen, P.W.L. Lyne, P. Meiring, and A.B. Taylor. 1990. In-field tractor engine durability with an ignition-improved ethanol fuel. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 22(1): 454-463.
  • Hansen, A.C., P.W. L. Lyne, P. Meiring, and R.W. Haines. 1990. Variation in cetane requirements of diesel fuels with altitude. J. of Energy R & D in Southern Africa, 1(1): 7-15.
  • Reid, J.F., A.C. Hansen, and C.E. Goering. 1989. Quantifying diesel injector coking with computer vision. Transactions of ASABE, 32(5): 1503-1506.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., A.C. Hansen, and P. Meiring. 1989. PC based data acquisition and control systems. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 21(1): 205-214.
  • de la Harpe, E.R., A.C. Hansen, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1989. Tractor performance with ignition-improved ethanol fuel. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 21(1): 232-239.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.B. Taylor, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1989. A transducer for non-intrusive monitoring of cylinder pressure in engines. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 21(1): 400-408.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.B. Taylor, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1989. Heat release in the compression-ignition combustion of ethanol. Transactions of ASABE, 32(5): 1507-1511.
  • Bartels, R.F., P.W.L. Lyne, P. Meiring, A.C. Hansen, and A.B. Taylor. 1988. Tractor implement utilization. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 20(1): 147-154.
  • Lyne, P.W.L., M.H. Bremner, A.C. Hansen, and P. Meiring. 1988. A tractor gear selection aid. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 20(1): 134-146.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.B. Taylor, P. Meiring, and P.W.L. Lyne. 1987. The combustion of alternative fuels in diesel tractors. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 19: 33-43.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.J. Walker, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1986. Power demand mapping of tractor operation. Transactions of ASABE, 29(3): 656-660.
  • Meiring, P., R.A. Allan, A.C. Hansen, and P.W.L. Lyne. 1983. Tractor performance and durability with ethanol-diesel blends. Transactions of ASABE, 26(1): 59-62.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.P. Vosloo, P.W.L. Lyne, and P. Meiring. 1982. Farm-scale application of an ethanol-diesel blend. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 16: 50-53.
  • Hansen, A.C., P. Meiring, and R.P. North. 1978. An efficiency meter for optimizing the performance of diesel tractor engines. J. of Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, 12: 34-41.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Lee, T. H., Y. Lin, H. Wu, K. Nithyanandan, C. F. Lee and A. C. Hansen, ￿Experimental Investigation of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol/Diesel Blends,￿ ASME Paper ICEF2015-1148 in Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Houston, TX, Nov. 2015.
  • Lee, T. H., Y. Lin, A. C. Hansen, and C. F. Lee ￿Spray Characterization and Combustion Processes in a Constant Volume Chamber of Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE),￿ ILASS Americas 27th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Rayleigh, NC, May 2015.
  • Mathanker, S. K., J. D. Maughan, A. C. Hansen, T. E. Grift, and K. C. Ting, 2012. Miscanthus stem bending force and swath volume for yield mapping. Proc. Sun Grant Initiative National Conference, New Orleans, LA (October 2-5, 2012)
  • Shastri, Y., L.F. Rodriguez, A.C. Hansen and K.C. Ting, 2011. Agent-Based Modeling Analysis of Biomass Feedstock Production System Dynamics and Resilience. Conference Proceedings - AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2011. Impact of weather on biomass feedstock harvest operations and production costs. Biomass and Energy Crops IV (Association of Applied Biologists), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Shastri, Y., Hu, M., A.C. Hansen, L.F. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2010. Biomass Feedstock Market Supporting the Emerging Biorefinery Industry: How Will It Develop? Conference Proceedings - AIChE Annual Meeting, 10AIChE
  • Leick, M.T., A.C. Hansen, and C.F. Lee, 2010. Biodiesel Combustion in a Common-Rail High-Speed Direct-Injection Diesel Engine. Proc. Central States Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Urbana, IL, March 2010.
  • Shastri, Y., A.C. Hansen, L. Rodriguez and K.C. Ting, 2009. Biomass feedstock production and provision: A system level optimization approach. Conference Proceedings - AIChE Annual Meeting, 09AIChE
  • Hahn, L.D. and A.C. Hansen, 2009. Learning Outcomes Assessment of a Project-Abroad Program in South Africa: Toward ￿A Better Engineer in the Real World￿. Proc. Annual Intl. Conference of American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, TX. 11 pp.
  • Stringer, V. L., J. P. McCrady, A. C. Hansen, and C. F. Lee, 2007. Modeling biodiesel spray breakup with well-defined fuel properties. Proc. 20th Annual Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray System (ILASS-Americas) Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-18, 2007, 6pp.
  • Rovira-M￿ F., Q. Zhang and A.C. Hansen, 2007. Characterization of an electrohydraulic valve to control auto-steered off-road vehicles. Proc. 5th International Symposium on Fluid Power Transmission and Control, June 6-8, Beidaihe, China, p180-185.
  • Hansen, A.C., S. Zahos and D. Bosworth, 2007. Equipping students with an engineering toolbox in a capstone design course. Proc. National Capstone Design Conference, June 13-15, Boulder, CO, 8pp.
  • Cheng, W. L., V. L. Stringer, J. McCrady, A. Hansen and C. F. Lee, 2007. Comparisons between a high speed direct injection engine operating with biodiesel and petroleum based diesel. Proc. 20th Annual Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS-Americas) Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-18, 2007, 5pp.
  • Hansen, A.C., S.J. Wenzel, W. Yuan and Q. Zhang, 2006. Exhaust gas recirculation to reduce NOx emissions from biodiesel fuel. Proc. 3rd IFAC International Workshop on Biorobotics, Information technology and Intelligent Control for Bioproduction Systems, Sapporo, Japan. 6pp.
  • Hansen, A.C., A.B. Bohn and J.C. Smithers, 2005. Study abroad experience in South Africa through short-term collaborative projects. Proc. of Frontiers in Education Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Indianapolis, Indiana, Session S1D, p10-14.
  • Rathore, S., W. Yuan, M.R. Paulsen, and A.C. Hansen. 2004. Prediction of soybean oil properties for biodiesel fuel using a Fourier-Transform Near Infrared (FT-NIR) spectrometer. Presented at American Society of Cereal Chemists 2004 Annual International meeting, September 19-22, 2004, San Diego, CA. 7pp.
  • Yuan, W., A.C. Hansen and Q. Zhang, 2004. An analysis of the relationships between biodiesel physical properties. CIGR Paper 20-029A. CIGR International Conference, October 11-14, Beijing, China. 9pp.
  • Yuan, W. and A.C. Hansen, 2004. Computational modeling of biodiesel fuel properties effect on NOx emissions from a DI diesel engine. 36th ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting, October 17-20, Peoria, IL. 5pp.
  • Hornbaker, R., A.C. Hansen, V. Kindratenko and R. Pointer, 2004. Improving agricultural operational efficiency with wireless communication. Proc. of the 7th Intl. Conference on Precision Agriculture, Minneapolis, MN. Unpaginated CD-ROM, 2005.
  • Hansen, A.C., R.H. Hornbaker and Q. Zhang, 2003. Monitoring and analysis of in-field grain handling operations. Proc. Intl. Conference on Crop Harvesting and Processing. Louisville, KY, 8pp.
  • Hansen, A.C., Q. Zhang and R.H. Hornbaker. 2002. Engine fuel system durability with ethanol-diesel blends. Proc. of the 10th Biennial Bioenergy Conference. Boise, ID. 10 pp.
  • Hornbaker, R.H., R. Rejesus and A.C. Hansen. 2002. Precision technologies as an on-farm research tool: The case of E-Diesel fuel assessment. Proc. of the 6th Intl. Conference on Precision Agriculture. Minneapolis, MN. 6 pp.
  • Hansen, A.C., P. Kalita, P.W.L. Lyne, and L.E. Bode. 2002. Introducing engineering design concepts with a micro steam car project. Proc. Annual Intl. Conference of American Society for Engineering Education. Montreal, Canada. 11 pp.
  • Wu, K., Q. Zhang, E.A. Prasetiawan, and AC. Hansen. 2000. Modeling, identification and control of a hydrostatic transmission simulator for off-road vehicle. Proc. of the 48th National Conference of Fluid Power. Chicago, IL. Pp. 147-156.
  • Lyne P.W.L., D.J. Clark and A.C. Hansen. 2000. Factors affecting the performance of road haulage vehicles. Intl. Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference, Malelane, South Africa. Pp. 207-211.
  • Kim, Y., J.F. Reid, Q. Zhang, and A.C. Hansen. 2000. Infotronic decision-making for a field crop sensing system in precision agriculture. In: Shibusawa, S., M. Monta, and H. Murase (Eds.), Bio-Robotics II, 2000, IFAC. Osaka, Japan. Pp. 289-294.
  • Lyne, P W L, Clark, D J, de la Harpe, E R and Hansen, A C, 1998. Development of a vehicle performance simulator: sensitivity analysis. Proc. 72nd Annual Congress of South African Sugar Technologists￿ Association, Durban, South Africa, p 24-27.
  • Hansen, A C, Barnes, A J and Lyne, P W L, 1998. Using computer simulation to evaluate sugarcane harvest-to-mill delivery systems. Proc. ASAE Conference on Computers in Agriculture, Orlando, Florida, USA, p98-107.
  • Barnes, A J, Meyer, E, Hansen, A C, de la Harpe, E R and Lyne, P W L, 1998. Simulation modelling of sugarcane harvesting and transport delays. Proc. 72nd Annual SASTA Congress, South African Sugar Association, Durban, South Africa, p18-23.
  • Hansen, A C and Lyne, P W L, 1997. Development strategy for computer-based instructional software. Proc. National Seminar on Engineering Education in South Africa, Centre for Research in Engineering Education, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, p105-113.
  • Coleman, A S, Meier, K B, Brodie, J R, Hansen, A C and Leyland-Smith, D, 1997. Detailed classification of catchment hydrological land uses with the aid of airborne videography. Proc. SANCIAHS￿97, Pretoria, 12 pages.
  • Lyne, P W L, de la Harpe, E, Hansen, A C and Clark, D J, 1996. The use of a simulator to optimise the selection of a haulage vehicle/route. Proc. Annual Symposium of the South African Sugar Technologists￿ Association, Mount Edgecombe, South Africa, 71: 33-40.
  • Hansen, A C and Lyne, P W L, 1996. Computer-based applications for engineering education. Proc. 1996 National Research and Development Conference, South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Durban, South Africa, p171-178.
  • Hansen, A C, de la Harpe, E R and Dilmitis, M P, 1996. Ignition-improved ethanol as a fuel for diesel engines. Proc. Eleventh International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels, Sun City, South Africa, Vol. 1: 68-77.
  • Hansen, A C, Reid, J F and Goering, C E, 1995. Diesel engine simulator as a multimedia educational tool. Proc. Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education, Anaheim, California, USA. Vol 1: 140-144.
  • Hansen, A C, Reid, J F and Goering, C E, 1994. Teaching diesel engine performance characteristics with multimedia-based software. Proc. International Conference on Computer-Assisted Education and Training in Developing Countries, Eskom Conference and Exhibition Centre, Johannesburg, p113-118.
  • de la Harpe, E R and Hansen, A C, 1993. Optimised injection timing for South African diesel fuels. Proc. Annual Transportation Convention, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. 11pp.
  • de la Harpe, E R and Hansen, A C, 1992. Fuel combustion index to replace cetane number index for diesel engines. Proc. Annual Transportation Convention, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. 11pp.
  • Hansen, A C, Lyne, P W L and Meiring, P, 1991. Combustion characteristics of Sasol diesel fuels with varying altitude. Proc. Annual Transportation Convention, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, C1-paper 2. 12pp.
  • Daphne, C, Zacharias, P J and Hansen, A C, 1991. The use of image analysis to measure leaf area from photographic prints. Proc. International Rangeland Conference, Montpellier, France. 7pp.
  • Lyne, P W L, Hill, N D, Meiring, P and Hansen, A C, 1986. Field performance of agricultural tractors operating on alternative fuels. Proc. CIGR International Symposium on Agricultural Engineering, Pretoria. III 198-205.
  • Goering, C E, Hansen, A C, Lyne, P W L and Meiring, P, 1986. Model for predicting tractor engine performance. Proc. CIGR International Symposium on Agricultural Engineering, Pretoria. III 162-170.
  • Lyne, P W L, Meiring, P and Hansen, A C, 1985. Optimizing tractor operation. Proc. International Conference on Soil Dynamics, Auburn, Alabama, USA. 756-764.

Teaching Honors

  • 1994, 1996 Award for Excellence in Teaching in Agric. Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa
  • 2002 Teaching Excellence Award in Agric. Engineering, ASABE Student Branch, UIUC
  • 2004 Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, UIUC
  • 2005 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of ACES, UIUC
  • 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 Outstanding Advisor Award, College of Engineering, UIUC
  • 2007 Teacher Fellow Award, North American Colleges and Teachers in Agriculture
  • 2008 J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award, ABE Department, UIUC
  • 2009 Karl E. Gardner Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, College of ACES, UIUC
  • 2011 Ben and Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award, ABE Department, UIUC
  • 2013 Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of ACES, UIUC
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Engrg Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC
  • 2014 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois
  • 2015 Regional Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching, USDA Higher Education program
  • 2001-2016 ￿Teachers ranked as excellent by students￿, 42 course offerings over last 16 years, UIUC
  • 2005-2008, 2009-2012, 2013-2017 Academy of Teaching Excellence, College of ACES, UIUC

Research Honors

  • 1990 Technical Paper Award, ASABE: Transactions of ASABE, 32(5): 1503-1506.
  • 1990 Silver Medal for Academic Achievement, South African Inst. of Agric. Engineers
  • 1992 Silver Medal for Best Paper Published, South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers
  • 1992 Silver Medal for Best Publication of the Year, South African Institution of Mech. Engineers.
  • 2003 Outstanding Paper Award, Information and Electrical Technologies Division, ASABE: Grift, T. and A.C. Hansen, 2003. Lego mindstorms robots as a teaching tool for precision agriculture. ASABE Paper 033134, ASABE Ann. Intl. Mtg. (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2004 Certificate of Appreciation, ASABE, Recognition for outstanding service in co-authoring ￿Engine and Tractor Power 4th Edition￿, Published by ASABE.
  • 2006 Superior Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE). Transactions of ASABE. 48(3):933-940.
  • 2007 Best Poster Award, National Capstone Design Course Conference, June 13-15, Boulder, CO.

Public Service Honors

  • 2011 Faculty Award for Global Impact, College of ACES, UIUC
  • 2015 Paul A. Funk Recognition Award, College of ACES, UIUC
  • 2015 Fellow, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers
  • 2012-present Full Member, Club of Bologna, Italy. ￿A world task-force on the strategies for the development of agricultural mechanization￿.