Faculty Profile

Richard S Gates

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Richard S Gates
Richard S Gates
Professor
  • Graduate Advising
360 C Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
1304 W. Pennsylvania
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2791

Affiliation

  • Graduate Advising

Primary Research Area

  • Bioenvironmental Engineering

Education

  • Ph D, Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 1984.
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, 1980
  • BS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1978.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-present
  • Chair of Department, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, 2002-2007
  • Professor, University of Kentucky, 1997-2008
  • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, 1990-1996
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, 1985-1990
  • Senior Research Support Specialist, Cornell University, 1984-1985
  • Senior Systems Analyst, Cornell University, 1983-1984

Other Professional Employment

  • None

Major Consulting Activities

  • Maxwell Farms, Indiana
  • US Grains Council, Beijing
  • Asian Agribusiness Consulting, Beijing
  • National Pork Board, Iowa
  • American Egg Board, California

Professional Registrations

  • Current registration, NCEES Records
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Kentucky

Other Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2008-2010
  • Board Member, CIGR International Agricultural Engineering Section 2, 1 of 2 American representatives, 2002-2012
  • Graduate Faculty, Federal University of Vicosa, MG Brazil, 2001-present (unpaid)
  • Nominating Committee, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), 1999-2001
  • Associate Editor, ASABE, 1990-1995, 2000-2002

Research Areas

  • Bioenvironmental Engineering

Teaching Honors

  • Advising Award (2014, 2015)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Agricultural Engineering (1995)

Research Honors

  • Best Poster Award (1995)
  • Superior Paper Awards (8 times) (1987, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014)

Public Service Honors

  • Fellow (2010)
  • Presidential Citation (2009)
  • Presidential Citation (2008)
  • Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award (2006)