M.S., Systems and Control in Agricultural Engineering, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1992
B.S., Industrial Automation. Utrecht Polytechnic, The Netherlands, 1987
Associate Professor, Aug 2008 - date, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor, Aug 2002 - Aug 2008, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois
Assistant Professor, Aug 1998 - Aug 2002, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University
Graduate Research Assistant, 1995-1998, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
Research Engineer, 1993-1995, Department of Agricultural Engineering & Physics, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
System Engineer, 1992-1993, Vertis Information Technology, Veendam, The Netherlands
First Lieutenant Instructor, 1987-1989, Royal Netherlands Airforce
Advanced machinery for biosystems applications
Engineering Solutions for Biomass Feedstock Production
Off-Road Equipment Engineering
Chapters in Books
Transportation Grift, T. E., Miao, Z., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C. Oct 1 2013 Engineering and Science of Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision. Springer New York, p. 141-164 24 p.
Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock supply logistics and system integration Miao, Z., Shastri, Y., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C. 2013 Biomass Processing, Conversion and Biorefinery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 37-60 24 p.
Selected Articles in Journals
Biomass feedstock preprocessing and long-distance transportation logistics Lin, T., Rodrez, L. F., Davis, S., Khanna, M., Shastri, Y., Grift, T., Long, S. & Ting, K. C. Jan 1 2016 In : GCB Bioenergy. 8, 1, p. 160-170 11 p.
ASABE's student robotics competition is thriving Grift, T. Nov 1 2015 Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World, 22, 6, p. 17-19 3 p.
Automated detection of mechanically induced bruise areas in golden delicious apples using fluorescence imagery Chiu, Y. C., Chou, X. L., Grift, T. E. & Chen, M. T. 2015 In : Transactions of the ASABE. 58, 2, p. 215-225 11 p.
Characterization of mature maize (Zea mays L.) root system architecture and complexity in a diverse set of Ex-PVP inbreds and hybrids Hauck, A. L., Novais, J., Grift, T. E. & Bohn, M. O. Dec 18 2015 In : SpringerPlus. 4, 1, 424
Design and analysis of a wheel-legged hybrid locomotion mechanism Zheng, C., Liu, J., Grift, T. E., Zhang, Z., Sheng, T., Zhou, J., Ma, Y. & Yin, M. Nov 1 2015 In : Advances in Mechanical Engineering. 7, 11
Effect of blade oblique angle and cutting speed on cutting energy for energycane stems Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C. May 1 2015 In : Biosystems Engineering. 133, p. 64-70 7 p.
Measurement of Mechanical Compressive Properties and Densification Energy Requirement of Miscanthus giganteus and Switchgrass Miao, Z., Phillips, J. W., Grift, T. E. & Mathanker, S. K. 2015 In : Bioenergy Research. 8, 1, p. 152-164 13 p.
A wireless communication system for automated greenhouse operations Chiu, Y. C., Yang, P. Y. & Grift, T. E. 2014 In : Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. 7, 2, p. 78-85 8 p.
Determining optimal size reduction and densification for biomass feedstock using the BioFeed optimization model Shastri, Y. N., Miao, Z., Rodrez, L. F., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C. 2014 In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 8, 3, p. 423-437 15 p.
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fellowship (2005)
ASABE Presidential Citation. For his exceptional leadership as Resource Magazine Editorial Board Chair (P-513), serving as the guest editor of two landmark, well-received special issues, " Feed the World in 2050," and identifying and working with global thought leaders. (2015)
ASABE Presidential Citation. For service to the profession and to the Society through his visionary and discerning contributions as guest editor of a special "The Farm of the Future" issue of Resource magazine, January/February (2011)
EurAgEng Outstanding Paper Award (1 out of 100 papers), (T.E. Grift, C. Crespi) (2010)
IET Meeting Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, (T.E. Grift, A.C. Hansen) (2003)
Superior Paper Award (1 out of 40 papers), American Society of Agricultural Engineers, (T.E. Grift, J.W. Hofstee) (2003)
Superior Paper Award (1 out of 40 papers), American Society of Agricultural Engineers, (T.E. Grift, J.T. Walker, J.W. Hofstee) (2002)
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award (2017)
Ben & Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)
List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students (Fall, 2016)
Ben & Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)
List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students (Fall, 2014)
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