Faculty Profile

Robert A Aherin

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Robert A Aherin
Robert A Aherin
Professor
360 R Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
1304 W. Pennsylvania
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-9417

Education

  • B.S., Agriculture, Illinois State University, 1971
  • M.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois State University, 1973
  • Ph.D., Vocational Education, University of Minnesota, 1987

Academic Positions

  • Administrative Safety Officer, 1973-1975, Division of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Illinois
  • Extension Safety Specialist, 1975-1984, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Assistant Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1984-1992, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1993-1999, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Adjunct Professor, 1991-date, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Professor and Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist, 1999-date, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois

Honors

  • Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Illinois State University, 2002
  • Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension, U of I College of Agriculture, 1993
  • Teaching Award - Program, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1989
  • Packer Engineering Safety Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineering, 1987
  • Agriculture Safety Professional-of-the-Year-Award, Minnesota Safety Council, 1983
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Lung Association, 1983
  • Honorary State Farmer Degree, Minnesota FFA Association, 1983
  • Outstanding Young Men of America Award, National Jaycees, 1981
  • Educational Aids Competition Blue Ribbons, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1980 (3), 1981 (4), 1982 (3), 1984 (3), 1986 (2), 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Maynard Coe National Agricultural Safety Award, National Institute for Farm Safety, 1980