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

Documents

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

Chapters in Books

  • Gates, R.S. 2001. Equipment for Poultry Production. Chapter 5.1.3.5 In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, UNESCO/EOLSS Publishers Co. Ltd.: Oxford UK. Web version only.
  • Tin￿ I.F.F. and R.S. Gates. 2005. Ambi￿ia e constru￿s para matrizes pesadas. Chapter 2 in: Manejo de Matrizes de Corte. Funda￿ Apnco de Ci￿ia e Tecnologia Av￿las, (FACTA) Publishers : Campinas, SP, Brazil. pp. 11-34 of 421.
  • Moura, D. and R.S. Gates, editors. 2008. Livestock Environment VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Livestock Environment Symposium. 31 Aug ￿ 4 September, Iguassu Falls, Brazil. St. Joseph, MI: ASABE.
  • Bridges, T.C. and R.S. Gates. 2009. Chapter 7: Modeling of Animal Bioenergetics for Environmental Management Applications. pp 151-179. In: DeShazer, J.A., ed. Livestock Energetics and Thermal Environmental Management, ASABE: St. Joseph, MI. 209 pp.
  • Cambra-Lopez, M. and R.S. Gates, editors. 2012. IX International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES IX). Proceedings of the Ninth International Livestock Environment Symposium. 8-12 July. Valencia, Spain. St. Joseph, MI: ASABE.
  • Purswell, J.L. and R.S. Gates. 2013. Chapter 8: Automation in Animal Housing and Production. Pp 205-230 In: Agricultural Automation. Fundamentals and Practices. Zhang, Q. and Pierce F.J. editors. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISBN: 13:978-1-4398-8057-9. 397 pp.
  • Gates, R.S., H. Xin, B. Li and R. Zhao, editors. 2013. International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare. 19-22 October, 2013. Rongchang, Chongqing, China. 543 pp.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Gates, R.S., R. Sagi and N.R. Scott. 1981. Theoretical considerations in sizing milk pipelines. Transactions of the ASAE 24(6):1600-1604.
  • Sagi, R.S., R.S. Gates and N.R. Scott. 1982. Milking characteristics of teatcups with reduced liner wall movement. Journal of Dairy Science 66(2):266-274.
  • Gates, R.S., R. Sagi and R.W. Guest. 1982. Criteria for optimizing the size and configuration of milk pipelines. Journal of Dairy Science 65(3):410-418.
  • Magee, C., R. Sagi, N.R. Scott, and R.S. Gates. 1984. Bacterial transport within and among various teatcup and cluster assemblies during milking. Journal of Dairy Science 67(9):2034-2040.
  • Gates, R.S., N.R. Scott, R.E. Pitt, and D.L. Bartel. 1985. Elastic constitutive laws for cow teat tissue undergoing finite deformations. Biorheology 22(6):495-507.
  • Upadhyaya, S.K., J.R. Cooke, R.S. Gates, and R.H. Rand. 1986. A finite element analysis of the mechanical and thermal strength of avian eggs. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 33(1):57-78.
  • Timmons, M.B. and R.S. Gates. 1986. Economic optimization of broiler production. Transactions of the ASAE 29(5):1373-1378, 1384.
  • Gates, R.S. and N.R. Scott. 1986. Measurements of effective teat load during machine milking. Transactions of the ASAE 29(4):1124-1130.
  • Gates, R.S., R.E. Pitt, A. Ruina, and J.R. Cooke. 1986. Cell wall elastic constitutive laws and stress-strain behavior of plant vegetative tissue. Biorheology 23(5)453-466.
  • Timmons, M.B. and R.S. Gates. 1987. Relative humidity as a ventilation control parameter in broiler housing. Transactions of the ASAE 30(4):1111-1115.
  • Merrill, W.G., R. Sagi, L.G. Petersson, T.V. Bui, H.N. Erb, D.M. Galton, and R.S. Gates. 1987. Effects of premilking stimulation on complete lactation milk yield and milking performance. Journal of Dairy Science 70(8):1676-1684.
  • Timmons, M.B. and R.S. Gates. 1988. Predictive model of evaporative cooling and laying hen performance to air temperature and evaporative cooling. Transactions of the ASAE 31(5):1503-1509.
  • Timmons, M.B. and R.S. Gates. 1988. Energetic model of production characteristics for tom turkeys. Transactions of the ASAE 31(5):1544-1551.
  • Gates, R.S. and M.B. Timmons. 1988. Stochastic and deterministic analysis of evaporative cooling benefits for laying hens. Transactions of the ASAE 31(3): 904-909.
  • Gates, R.S. and M.B. Timmons. 1988. Method to assess economic risk applied to environmental control options for animal housing. Transactions of the ASAE 31(1):197-201.
  • Timmons, M.B. and R.S. Gates. 1989. Temperature dependent efficacy of evaporative cooling for broilers. Transactions of the ASAE 5(2):215-224.
  • Gates, R.S. and M.B. Timmons. 1989. Economic optimization of tom turkey production. Poultry Science 68:470-475.
  • Tolzin, J.L., R.S. Gates, G.M. White, and B.F. Parker. 1990. Effect of cracks on the pressure ￿ velocity relationship of air forced through baled alfalfa hay. Transactions of the ASAE 33(6):1959-1966.
  • Usry, J.L., L.W. Turner, T.S. Stahly, T.C. Bridges, and R.S. Gates. 1991. GI tract simulation model of the growing pig. Transactions of the ASAE 34(4):1879-1883.
  • Jones, P.T., S.A. Shearer and R.S. Gates. 1991. Extraction algorithm for feather sexing poultry chicks. Transactions of the ASAE 34(2):635-640.
  • Gates, R.S., J.L. Usry, J.A. Nienaber, L.W. Turner, and T.C. Bridges. 1991. Optimal misting method for cooling livestock housing. Transactions of the ASAE 34(5):2199-2206.
  • Gates, R.S., M.B. Timmons and R.W. Bottcher. 1991. Numerical optimization of evaporative misting systems. Transactions of the ASAE 34(1):575-580.
  • Gates, R.S., D.G. Overhults, B.L. Walcott, and S.A. Shearer. 1991. Constant velocity air inlet controller. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 6:175-190.
  • Bottcher, R.W., G.R. Baughman, R.S. Gates, and M.B. Timmons. 1991. Characterizing efficiency of misting systems for poultry. Transactions of the ASAE 34(2):586-590.
  • Turner, L.W., J. P. Chastain, R.W. Hemken, R.S. Gates, and W.L. Crist. 1992. Reducing heat stress in dairy cows through sprinkler and fan cooling. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 8(2):251-256.
  • Parker, B.F., G.M. White, M.R. Lindley, R.S. Gates, M. Collins, S. Lowry, and T.C. Bridges. 1992. Forced-air drying of baled alfalfa hay. Transactions of the ASAE 35(2):607-615.
  • Gates, R.S., D.G. Overhults and L.W. Turner. 1992c. Mechanical backup systems for electronic environmental controllers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 8(4):491-497.
  • Gates, R.S., L.W. Turner and D.G. Overhults. 1992b. Transient overvoltage testing of environmental controllers. Transactions of the ASAE 35(2):727-733.
  • Gates, R.S., L.W. Turner and D.G. Overhults. 1992a. A survey of environmental controllers. Transactions of the ASAE 35(3):993-998.
  • Gates, R.S., D.G. Overhults, R.W. Bottcher, and S.H. Zhang. 1992. Field calibration of a transient model for broiler misting. Transactions of the ASAE 35(5):1623-1631.
  • Bridges, T.C., R.S. Gates and L.W. Turner. 1992. Stochastic assessment of evaporative misting for growing-finishing swine in Kentucky. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 8(5):685-693.
  • Gates, R.S. 1994. Dew point temperature error from measuring dry bulb temperature and relative humidity. Transactions of the ASAE 37(2):687-688.
  • Timmons, M.B., R.S. Gates, R.W. Bottcher, T.A. Carter, J.T. Brake, and M.J.Wineland. 1995. Simulation analysis of a new temperature control method for poultry housing. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 62(4):237-245.
  • Gates, R.S., H. Zhang, D.G. Colliver, and D.G. Overhults. 1995. Regional variation in temperature humidity index for poultry housing. Transactions of the ASAE 38(1):197-205.
  • Gates, R.S., L.W. Turner, H. Chi, and J. Usry. 1995. Automated weighing of group-housed growing-finishing swine. Transactions of the ASAE 38(5):1479-1486.
  • Colliver, D.G., H. Zhang, R.S. Gates, and K.T. Priddy. 1995. Determination of the 1, 2 and 5% occurrences of extreme dew-point temperatures and mean coincident dry-bulb temperatures (RP-754). ASHRAE Transactions 101(2):265-286.
  • Chao, K.L., R.S. Gates and H. Chi. 1995. Diagnostic hardware/software system for environmental controllers. Transactions of the ASAE 38(3):939-947.
  • Bridges, T.C., R.S. Gates, K.L. Chao, L.W. Turner, and H. Minagawa. 1995. Techniques for development of swine performance response surfaces. Transactions of the ASAE 38(5):1505-1511.
  • Payne, F.A., R.S. Gates and B.F. Fannin. 1996. Measurement precision for a fiber optic diffuse reflectance sensor. Transactions of the ASAE 39(6):2193-2198.
  • Gates, R.S., D.G. Overhults and S.H. Zhang. 1996. Minimum ventilation for modern broiler facilities. Transactions of the ASAE 39(3):1135-1144.
  • Chao, K. and R.S. Gates. 1996. Design of switching control systems for ventilated greenhouses. Transactions of the ASAE 39(4):1513-1523.
  • Zhang, H., R.S. Gates and D.G. Colliver. 1997. Turing machine approach to solve psychrometric attributes. Transactions of the ASAE 40(3):823-831.
  • Turner, L.W., T.C. Bridges, R.D. Coffey, R.S. Gates, G.R. Parker, T.M. Brown-Brandl, and D.G. Overhults. 1998. Comparison of observed and simulated grow-finish swine performance under summer conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 14(4):419-423.
  • Payne, F.A., R.C. Freels, S.E. Nokes, and R.S. Gates. 1998. Diffuse reflectance changes during the culture of cottage cheese. Transactions of the ASAE 41(3):709-713.
  • Lochte-Watson, K.R., F.A. Payne, R.S. Gates, and C.L. Hicks. 1998. Effects of pH, protein, fat and calcium on diffuse reflectance of milk. Transactions of the ASAE 41(3):701-707.
  • Ferguson, N.S., R.S. Gates, J.L. Taraba, A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.L. Straw, M.J. Ford, and D.J. Burnham. 1998. The effect of dietary protein and phosphorus on ammonia concentration and litter composition in broilers. Poultry Science 77:1085-1093.
  • Ferguson, N.S., R.S. Gates, J.L. Taraba, A.H. Cantor, A.J. Pescatore, M.J. Ford, and D.J. Burnham. 1998. The effect of dietary crude protein on growth, ammonia concentration and litter composition in broilers. Poultry Science 77:1481-1487.
  • Chao, K., R.S. Gates and R.G. Anderson. 1998. Knowledge-based control systems for single stem rose production - Part II: Implementation and field evaluation. Transactions of the ASAE 41(4):1163-1172.
  • Chao, K., R.S. Gates and R.G. Anderson. 1998. Knowledge-based control systems for single stem rose production - Part I: Systems analysis and design. Transactions of the ASAE 41(3):1153-1161.
  • Burks, T.F., L.W. Turner, R.S. Gates, T.C. Bridges, and W.L. Crist. 1998. A stochastic simulation model for predicting cow throughput in dairy parlors. Transactions of the ASAE 41(6):1789-1797.
  • Bridges, T.C., L.W. Turner and R.S. Gates. 1998. Economic evaluation of misting-cooling systems for growing/finishing swine through modeling. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 14(4):425-430.
  • Colliver, D.G., R.S. Gates, H. Zhang, and K.T. Priddy. 1998. Sequences of extreme temperature and humidity for design calculations (828-RP). ASHRAE Transactions 104(1):133-144.
  • Zolnier, S., R.S. Gates, J. Buxton, and C. Mach. 2000. Psychrometric and ventilation constraints for vapor pressure deficit control. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 26(3):343-359.
  • Sigrimis, N.A., K.C. Arvanitis and R.S. Gates. 2000. A learning technique for a general purpose optimizer. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 26(2):83-103.
  • Colliver, D.G., R.S. Gates, T.F. Burks, and H. Zhang. 2000. Development of the design climatic data for the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook-Fundamentals (RP-890). ASHRAE Transactions 106(1):3-14.
  • Chao, K, R.S. Gates and N.S. Sigrimis. 2000. Fuzzy logic controller design for staged heating and ventilating systems. Transactions of the ASAE 43(6):1885-1894.
  • Burks, T.F., S.A. Shearer, R.S. Gates, and K.D. Donohue. 2000. Backpropagation neural network design and evaluation for classifying weed species using color image texture features. Transactions of the ASAE 43(4):1029-1037.
  • Held, D., D.A. Potter, R.S. Gates, and R.G. Anderson. 2000. Modified atmosphere treatments as a potential disinfestation technique for arthropod pests in greenhouses. Journal of Economic Entomology 94(2):430-438.
  • Bridges, T.C., L.W. Turner, R.S. Gates, and E.M. Smith. 2000. Relativity of growth in laboratory and farm animals. Part 2: Birth weight as a predictor of animal maturity. Transactions of the ASAE 43(6):1811-1820.
  • Bridges, T.C., L.W. Turner, R.S. Gates, and E.M. Smith. 2000. Relativity of growth in laboratory and farm animals. Part 1: Representation of physiological age and the growth rate time constant. Transactions of the ASAE 43(6):1803-1810.
  • Hussein, A.S., A.H. Cantor, R.S. Gates, A.J. Pescatore, D. Burnham, M.J. Ford, and N.D. Paton. 2001. Effect of low protein diets with amino acid supplementation on broiler growth. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 10:354-363.
  • Zolnier, S., R.S. Gates, R.G. Anderson, S.E. Nokes, and G.A. Duncan. 2001. Non-water-stressed baseline as a tool for dynamic control of a misting system for propagation of poinsettias. Transactions of the ASAE 44(1)137-147.
  • Puma, M.C., H. Xin, R.S. Gates, and D.J. Burnham. 2001. An instrumentation system for studying feeding and drinking behavior of individual poultry. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17(3): 365-374.
  • Zolnier, S., R.S. Gates, R.L. Geneve, and J.W. Buxton. 2001. Surface diffusive resistances of rooted poinsettia cuttings under controlled-environment conditions. Transactions of the ASAE 44(6): 1779-1787.
  • Gates, R.S., K. Chao and N. Sigrimis. 2001. Identifying design parameters for fuzzy control of staged ventilation control systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 31:61-74.
  • Albright, L.D., R.S. Gates, K.G. Arvanitis, and A.E. Drysdale. 2001. Control strategies for plant shoot and root environments on earth and in space. IEEE Control Systems: Agriculture and the Environment 21(5):28-47.
  • Xin, H., R.S. Gates, M.C. Puma, and D.U. Ahn. 2002. Drinking water temperature effects on laying hens subjected to warm cyclic environments. Poultry Science 81:608-617.
  • Yanagi, Jr., T., H. Xin and R.S. Gates. 2002. Optimization of partial surface wetting to cool caged laying hens. Transactions of the ASAE 45(4):1091-1100.
  • Yanagi, Jr., T., H. Xin and R.S. Gates. 2002. A research facility for studying poultry responses to heat stress and its relief. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 18(2): 255-260.
  • Tin￿ I.F.F., R.S. Gates, F.D.C. Baeta, and A.L.A. Tin￿ 2003. Stocking density and effects on the performance on broiler chickens grown under water fogging and positive tunnel ventilation systems. Poultry Science, EUA 66868(1):1-15.
  • Tin￿ I.F.F., R.S. Gates, A.L.A. Tin￿ F.D.C. Baeta, and P.R. Cecon. 2003. Evaluation of broiler breeder housing in high temperature Brazilian conditions. Transactions of the ASAE 70786(1):10.25.
  • Tin￿ I.F.F., R.S. Gates, and A.L.A. Tin￿ 2003. Environmental thermal comfort and performance of broiler chickens raised at high stocking density and different positive ventilation systems under heat stress conditions. Poultry Science 66(1):20-35.
  • Zolnier, S., R.S. Gates, R.L. Geneve, and J.W. Buxton. 2003. Evapotranspiration-based mist control for poinsettia propagation. Transactions of the ASAE 46(1):135-145.
  • Chinn, M.S., S.E. Nokes and R.S. Gates. 2003. PC based data acquisition for a solid state cultivation deep bed reactor. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 19(2):237-245.
  • Wilkerson, E. and R.S. Gates. 2003. Controlled environment system for studying root zone temperature effects on poinsettia propagation. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 19(4):483-489. (doi 10.13031/2013.14920)
  • Brown-Brandl, T., Y. Yanagi, Jr., H. Xin, R.S. Gates, R.A. Bucklin, and G.S. Ross. 2003. A new telemetry system for measuring core body temperature in livestock and poultry. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 19(5):583-589.
  • Bridges, T.C., L.W. Turner, R.S. Gates, and D.G. Overhults. 2003. Assessing the benefits of misting-cooling systems for growing/finishing swine as affected by environment and pig placement date. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 19(3):361-366.
  • Chepete, H.J., H. Xin, M. Puma, and R.S. Gates. 2004. Heat and moisture production of pullets and layers with or without the contribution of feces (4720 RP-1044). ASHRAE Transactions 110(2):286-299.
  • Singh, A., J. R. Bicudo, A. L. Tin￿ I. F. Tin￿ I.F.F., R.S. Gates, K.D. Casey, and A.J. Pescatore. 2004. Characterization of built-up broiler litter using trench and random walk sampling methods. J Applied Poultry Research 13(3):426-432.
  • Zolnier, S., G.B. Lyra and R.S. Gates. 2004. Evapotranspiration estimates for greenhouse lettuce using an intermittent nutrient film technique. Transactions of the ASAE 47(1):271-282.
  • Brown-Brandl, T., J. A. Nienaber, H. Xin, and R.S. Gates. 2004. A literature review of swine heat production. Transactions of the ASAE 47(1):259-270.
  • Geneve, R.L., R.S. Gates, S. Zolnier, E. Wilkerson, and S.T. Kester. 2004. Environmental control systems for mist propagation of cuttings. Acta Horticulturae 630:297-303.
  • Persyn, K.E., H. Xin, D. Nettleton, A. Ikeguchi, and R.S. Gates. 2004. Feeding behaviors of laying hens with or without beak trimming. Transactions of the ASAE 47(2):591-596.
  • Gates, R.S., K.D. Casey, H. Xin, E.F. Wheeler, and J.D. Simmons. 2004. Fan assessment numeration system (FANS) design and calibration specifications. Transactions of the ASAE 47(5):1709-1715.
  • Singh, A., J.R. Bicudo, A.L. Tin￿ I.F.F. Tin￿ R.S. Gates, K.D. Casey, and A.J. Pescatore. 2004. Characterization of built-up broiler litter using trench and random walk methods. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 13:426-432.
  • Santos, R.C., I.F.F. Tin￿ J.N. da Silva, M.B. Cordeiro, M.O. de Paula, and R.S. Gates. 2004. Influ￿ia das coberturas de barro, cimeno-aminato e aluninio, com duas alturas de p￿ireito, no conforto t￿ico de galp￿para produ￿ de aves e su￿s, em condic￿de inverno. Enghenaria na Agricultura 12(2):145-153.
  • Wilkerson, E.G., R.S. Gates, S. Zolnier, S.T. Kester, and R.L. Geneve. 2005. Transpiration capacity in poinsettia cuttings at different rooting stages and the development of a cutting coefficient for scheduling mist. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 130(3):295-301.
  • Wilkerson, E.G., R.S. Gates, S. Zolnier, S.T. Kester, and R.L. Geneve. 2005. Predicting rooting stages in poinsettia cuttings using a root zone temperature-based model. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 130(3):302-307.
  • Pescatore, A.J., K.D. Casey and R.S. Gates. 2005. Ammonia emissions from broiler houses. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14(3):635-637.
  • Li, H., H. Xin, Y. Liang, R.S. Gates, E.F. Wheeler, and A.J. Heber. 2005. Comparison of direct vs. indirect ventilation rate determination rates in layer barns using manure belts. Transactions of the ASAE48(1):367-372
  • Green, A.R., R.S. Gates and L.M. Lawrence. 2005. Measurement of horse core body temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology 30(1):370-377.
  • Gates, R.S., H. Xin, K.D. Casey, Y. Liang and E.F. Wheeler. 2005. Method for measuring ammonia emissions from poultry houses. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14(3):622-634.
  • Liang, Y., H. Xin, E.F. Wheeler, R.S. Gates, H. Li, J.S. Zajaczkowski, P. A. Topper, K.D. Casey, B.R. Behrends, D.J. Burnham, and F.J. Zajaczkowski. 2005. Ammonia emissions from U.S. laying houses in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Transactions of the ASAE 48(5):1927-1941.
  • Purswell, J.L., R.S. Gates, L.M. Lawrence, J.D. Jacob, T.S. Stombaugh, and R.J. Coleman. 2006. Air exchange rate in a horse trailer during road transport. Transactions of the ASAE 49(1):193-201.
  • Liang, Y., H. Xin, H. Li, R.S. Gates, E.F. Wheeler, and K.D. Casey. 2006. Effect of measurement interval on estimation of ammonia emission rates for layer houses. Transactions of the ASAE 49(1): 183-186.
  • Montross, M. D., G.A. Duncan and R.S. Gates. 2006. Development and testing of a low-cost condensation testing system. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 22(4):603-608.
  • Wheeler, E.F., K.D. Casey, R.S. Gates, H. Xin, J.L. Zajaczkowski, P.A. Topper, Y. Liang, and A.J. Pescatore. 2006. Ammonia emissions from twelve U.S.A. broiler houses. Transactions of the ASABE 49(5):1495-1512.
  • Casey, K.D., J.R. Bicudo, D.R. Schmidt, A. Singh, S.W. Gay, R.S. Gates, L.D. Jacobson, and S.J. Hoff. 2006. Air quality and emissions from livestock and poultry production/waste management systems. Animal Agriculture and the Environment: National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management White Papers. J.M. Rice, D.F. Caldwell, F.J. Humenik, eds. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI. Pp. 1-40.
  • Casey, K.D., S.E. Ford, J.W. McClure, Y. Zhang, and R.S. Gates. 2007. Determining fan performance using FANS: an investigation of performance impacts. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(3):333-338.
  • Vigoderis, R.B., I.F.F. Tin￿ A.F.L. Filho, J.N. Silva, R.S. Gates, D.G. Pauli, C.E. Silva and M.C.C. Guimaraes. 2007. Constru￿ de t￿de vento reduzido, visando a avalia￿ de argila expandida em sistemsas de resfriamento adiab￿co evaporativo para arrefecimento t￿ico em galp￿de produ￿ animal. Engenharia na Agricultural 15(3):191-199.
  • Darr, M. J., T.S. Stombaugh, S.A. Shearer, and R.S. Gates. 2007. A new course to teach microcontrollers and embedded networking to Biosystems and Agricultural Engineers. International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 23
  • Green, A.R., R.S. Gates and L.M. Lawrence. 2007. Equine thermoregulatory responses during summertime road transport and stall confinement. Brazilian Journal of Biosystems Engineering 1(1):83-92.
  • Casey, K.D., R.S. Gates, E.F. Wheeler, H. Xin, Y. Liang, A. Pescatore, and M. Ford. 2008. On-farm fan performance: implications for ventilation and operating cost. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 17(2):283-295.
  • Topper, P.A., E.F. Wheeler, J.S. Zajaczkowski, R.S. Gates, H. Xin, Y. Liang, and K.D. Casey. 2008. Ammonia emissions from two empty broiler houses with built-up litter. Transactions of the ASABE 51(1):219-225. Honorable Mention Paper Award.
  • Gates, R.S., K.D. Casey, E.F. Wheeler, H. Xin, and A.J. Pescatore. 2008. U.S. broiler housing ammonia emissions inventory model. Atmospheric Environment 42(14):3342-3350. Doi 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.06.057
  • Green, A.R., R.S. Gates, L.M. Lawrence, and E.F. Wheeler. 2008. Continuous recording reliability analysis of three monitoring systems for horse core body temperature. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 61(1):88-95.
  • Gates, R.S. and H. Xin. 2008. Extracting poultry behavior from time-series weigh scale records. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 62(1):8-14.
  • Moody, L.B., H. Li, R.T. Burns, H. Xin, R. S. Gates, S.J. Hoff and D.G. Overhults. 2008. Southeastern Broiler Gaseous and Particulate matter Emissions Monitoring Quality Assurance Project Plan. Published as Special ASABE peer reviewed publication. 289 pages. ASABE. St. Joseph, MI. http://asae.frymulti.com/aqap_handbook.asp?confid=aqap2008
  • Bridges, T.C., R.S. Gates, E.M. Smith and L.W. Turner. 2008. Modeling the growth of laboratory and farm animals Part 1: Monotocus animals and the relationship of birth weight, gestation time and mature size. Transactions of the ASABE 51(6):2123-2133.
  • Singh, A., K.D. Casey, W.D. King, A.J. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, and M.J. Ford. 2009. Efficacy of urease inhibitor to reduce ammonia emission from poultry houses. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 18:34-42.
  • Xin, H., H. Li, R.T. Burns, R.S. Gates, D.G. Overhults, and J.W. Earnest. 2009. Use of CO2 concentration difference or CO2 balance to assess ventilation rate of broiler houses. Transactions of the ASABE 52(4):1353-1361.
  • Gates, R.S., K.D. Casey, H. Xin, and R.T. Burns. 2009. Building emissions uncertainty estimates. Transactions of the ASABE 52(4):1345-1351.
  • Casey, K.D., R.S. Gates, R.C. Shores, E.D. Thoma, and D.B. Harris. 2010. Ammonia emissions from a U.S. broiler house ￿ comparison of concurrent measurements using three different technologies. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association. 60(8):939-948.
  • Purswell, J.L. R.S. Gates, L.M. Lawrence and J.D. Davis. 2010. Thermal environment in a four-horse slant-load trailer. Transactions of the ASABE 53(6):1885-1894.
  • Tinoco, I.F.F., J.A.O. Saraz, R. Piexoto, M. de Paula and R.S. Gates. 2010. Development and evaluation of prefabricated concrete roof made with lightweight expanded clay arid applied to covering facilities for animal production. Revista Dyna, 63(2):5651-5660.
  • Fulcher,A., R. Geneve, E. Wilkerson, T. Steele and R.S. Gates. 2011. Using transpiration chambers to detect initial transpiration in cuttings and quantify transpiration in seedlings. Acta Hort. 893:1037-1042.
  • Kuczynski, T., V. Blanes-Vidal, B. Li, R.S. Gates, I.A. Naas, D.J. Moura, D. Berckmans and T. Banhazi. 2011. Impact of global climate change on the health, welfare and productivity of intensively housed livestock. Intl J Ag&Biol Engng 4(2):1-22.
  • Yang, X., X. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Lee, J. Su and R.S. Gates. 2011. Characterization of trace elements and ions in PM10 and PM2.5 emitted from animal confinement buildings. J Atm Env. (doi 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.037)
  • Maia, G.D.N., G.B. Day V., R.S. Gates and J.L. Taraba. 2011. Biofilter media characterization using water sorption isotherms. Transactions of the ASABE 54(4):1445-1451.
  • Maia G. D. N., R.S. Gates, G.B. Day V, G. B. and J.L. Taraba, 2011 Ammonia biofiltration and nitrous oxide generation during the start-up of gas-phase compost biofilters. Atmospheric Environment. 46:659-664.
  • Yang, L., X. Wang, T.L. Funk and R.S. Gates. 2011. Biofilter media characterization and airflow resistance test. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(3):1127-1136.
  • Xin, H., R.S. Gates, A.R. Green, F.M. Mitloehner, P.A. Moore Jr., and C.M. Wathes. 2011. Environmental impacts and sustainability of egg production systems. Poultry Science 90(1):263-277. (doi 10.3382/ps.2010-00877)
  • Yanagi, J., H. Xin and R.S. Gates. 2012. A research facility for studying poultry responses to heat stress and its relief. J Ag Safety & Health 18(2):255-250. (doi 10.13031/2013.7787)
  • Maia, G.D.N., G.B. Day V., R.S. Gates, J.L. Taraba and M.S. Coyne. 2012. Moisture effects of greenhouse gases generation in nitrifying gas-phase compost biofilters. Water Research 46 (9), 3023-3031. (doi 10.1016/j.watres.2012.03.007)
  • Maia, G.D.N., G.T. Sales, G.B. Day V, R.S. Gates and J.L. Taraba. 2012. Characterizing physical properties of gas-phase biofilter media. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(5):1939-1950.
  • Yang, L., X. Wang, T.L. Funk, R.S. Gates and Y. Zhang. 2012. Transport and fate of nitrogen-containing compounds in gas-phase biofilters: a swing test to mitigate ammonia. Transactions of the ASABE 55(5):1951-1958.
  • Santos, M.O., M.A. Martins, J.S. R. Coimbra, R.S. Gates and L.P. Corr￿. 2013. Rheological behavior of Chlorella sp. E Scenedesmus sp. cultures in different biomass concentrations. Enghenaria Agr￿la. 33(5):1063-1071.
  • Saraz, J.A.O., I.F.F. Tinoco, R.S. Gates, M.O. Paula and L.B. Mendes. 2013. Evaluation of different methods for determining ammonia emissions in poultry buildings and their applicability to open facilities. Revista Dyna 80(178):51-60.
  • Trabue, S., K. Scoggin, L.L. McConnell, H. Li, A. Turner, R. Burns, H. Xin, R. Gates, A. Hasson, S. Ogunjemiyo, R. Maghirang and J. Hatfield. 2013. Performance of commercial non-methane hydrocarbon analyzers in monitoring oxygenated volatile organic compounds emitted from animal feeding operations. Journal of the AWMA. (doi 10.1080/10962247.2013.804464)
  • Sales, G.T., A.R. Green and R.S. Gates. 2013. Commissioning an animal preference chamber for behavioral studies with laying hens exposed to atmospheric ammonia. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture: 95:48-57. (doi 10.1016/j.compag.2013.04.004)
  • Yang, X., X. Wang, T.L. Funk, Y. Zhang and R.S. Gates. 2013. Total Endotoxin and (1→3)-β-D-Glucan in animal confinement buildings: effect of building types and seasons. Atmospheric Environment. (doi 10.1080/10962247.2013.810556)
  • Calvet, S., R.S. Gates, G. Zhang, F. Estelles, N. W.M. Ogink, S. Pedersen and D. Berckmans. 2013. Measuring gas emissions from livestock buildings: A review on uncertainty analysis and error sources. Biosystems Engineering: 116 (2013): 221-231. (doi 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2012.11.004)
  • Pereira, D.F., B.C.B. Miyamoto, G.D.N. Maia, G.T. Sales, M.M. Magalhaes and R.S. Gates. 2013. Machine vision to identify broiler breeder behavior. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 99:194-199. (doi 10.1016/j.compag.2013.09.012)
  • Yang, L., X. Wang, T.L. Funk, R.S. Gates and Y. Zhang. 2013. Impedance-based moisture sensor design and test for gas-phase biofilter applications. Transactions of the ASABE 56(4):1613-1621. (doi 10.13031/trans.56.10141)
  • Yang, L., X. Wang, T.L. Funk, S. Shi, R.S. Gates and Y. Zhang. 2013. Moisture monitoring and control in gas-phase biofilters to achieve high ammonia removal efficiency and low nitrous oxide generation. Transactions of the ASABE 56(5):1895-1903. (doi 10.13031/trans.56.9843)
  • Zheng, W., Y. Zhao, H. Xin, R.S. Gates, Y. Zhang and M. Soupir. 2013. Concentrations and size distributions of airborne particulate matter and bacteria in an experimental aviary laying-hen chamber. Transactions of the ASABE 56(6):1493-1501. (doi 10.13031/trans.56.10141)
  • Bridges, T.C., R.S. Gates, E.M. Smith and L.W. Turner. 2013. Modeling the growth of laboratory and farm animals: Part 2. Polytocus animals and the relationship of birth weight, gestation time, and mature size. Transactions of the ASABE 56(3):1133-1144 (doi 10.13031/trans.56.10071) *Superior Paper Award, ASABE
  • Yang, L., A.D. Kent, X. Wang, T.L. Funk, R.S. Gates, and Y. Zhang. 2014. Moisture effects on gas-phase biofilter ammonia removal efficiency, nitrous oxide generation and microbial communities. Journal of Hazardous Materials.271:292-301. (doi 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.01.058)
  • Morello, G.M., D.G. Overhults, G.B. Day V., R.S. Gates, I.M. Lopes and J. Earnest Jr. 2014. Using the Fan Assessment Numeration System (FANS) in-situ: A procedure for minimizing errors during fan tests. Transactions of the ASABE 57(1):199-209. (doi 10.13031/trans.57.10190)
  • Zheng, W., Y. Zhao, H. Xin, R.S. Gates, B. Li., Y. Zhang and M. Soupir. 2014. Airborne particulate matter and culturable bacteria reduction from spraying slightly acidic electrolyzed water in an experimental aviary laying-hen housing chamber. Transactions of the ASABE 57(1):229-236. (doi 10.13031/trans.57.10306)
  • Koelkebeck, K.W., S. dePersio, K. Lima, P.C. Harrison, C. Utterback, P. Utterback, R. Gates, A. Green and J.M. Campbell. 2014. Evaluation of feeding spray-dried bovine plasma protein on production performance of laying hens exposed to high ambient temperatures. J Applied Poultry Research. 23(3):393-402 (doi 10.3382/japr.2013-00876)
  • Kashiha, M., A.R. Green. A.R., G.T. Sales or Lust, D. Berckmans, and R.S. Gates. 2014. Performance of an image analysis processing system for hen tracking in an environmental preference chamber. J Poultry Science. 93:1-10. (doi 10.3382/ps.2014-04078)
  • Ferraz, P.F.P., T. Yanagi Junior, Y.F.H. Julio, J.O. Castro, R.S. Gates, G.M. Reis and A.T. Campos. 2014. Predicting chick body mass by artificial intelligence-based models. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 49(7):559-568. (doi10.1590/S0100-204X2014000700009.)
  • Saraz, J.A.O., I.F.Ferreira-Tinoco, R.S. Gates, K.S. Oliveira-Rocha, E.M. Combatt-Caballero and F. Campos-de Sousa. 2014. Adaptation and validation of a methodology for determining ammonia flux generated by litter in naturally ventilated poultry houses. Revista Dyna.:81(187):137-143
  • Danao, M.-G.C, S.-F. Chen and R.S. Gates. 2014. Uncertainty estimation of ethanol concentration in simulated breath using enzyme-based biosensors. Accreditation and Quality Assurance. 19(6):415-422. (doi 10.1007/s00769-014-1088-x)
  • Ramirez, B.C., G.D.N. Maia, A.R. Green, D.W. Shike, L.F. Rodriguez and R.S. Gates. 2014. Design and validation of a precision orifice meter for ventilation rate control in open-circuit respiration chambers. Transactions of the ASABE 57(6). (doi 10.13031/trans.57.10754)
  • Saraz, J.A.O., I.F.F. Tinoco, R.S. Gates, K.S.O. Rocha and O.L.Z. Marin. 2015 A simple methodology to measure ammonia flux generated in poultry houses submitted to natural ventilation. Rev Colomb Cienc Pecu 28(1):3-12
  • Zhi, Z., R.S. Gates, Z. Zhirong and H. Xiohui. 2015. Evaluation of ventilation performance and energy efficiency of greenhouse fans. Int J Agric & Biol Eng 8(1):103-110. (doi 10.3965/j-ijabe.20150801.014)
  • Xiong, Y., A.R. Green, and R.S. Gates. 2015. Characteristics of trailer thermal environment during commercial swine transport managed under US industry guidelines. Animals 5(2):226-244. (doi 10.3390/ani5020226)
  • Sales, G.T., A.R. Green, R.S. Gates, T.M. Brown-Brandl and R.A. Eigenberg. 2015. Quantifying detection performance of a passive low-frequency RFID system in an environmental preference chamber. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 114:261-268. (doi 10.1016/j.compag.2015.03.008)
  • Maia, G.D.N., B.C. Ramirez, A.R. Green, J.R. Segers, D.W. Shike, L.F. Rodriguez and R.S. Gates. 2015. A novel ruminant emission measurement system: Part I. Design evaluation and description. Transactions of the ASABE 58(3):749-762. (doi 10.13031/trans.58.10752)
  • Maia, G.D.N., A.R. Green, B.C. Ramirez, Y. Sun, L.F. Rodriguez, D.W. Shike, and R.S. Gates. 2015. A novel ruminant emission measurement system: Part II-Commissioning. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(6):1801-1815. (doi 10.13031/trans.58.10753)
  • Danao M.-G.C., R.S. Zandonadi, and R.S. Gates. 2015. Development of a grain monitoring probe to measure temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide levels and logistical information during handling and transportation of soybeans. Comput. Electron. Agric. 119:74-82. (doi 10.1016/j-compag.2015.10.008)
  • Mostafa, E., C. Nannen, J. Henseler, B. Diekmann, R. Gates and W. Buescher. 2016. Physical properties of particulate matter from animal houses ￿ empirical studies to improve emissions modeling. Environ Sci Pollut Res. (doi 10.1007/s11356-016-6424-8)
  • Ji, B., W. Zheng, R.S. Gates and A.R. Green. 2016. Design and performance evaluation of the upgraded Portable Monitoring Unit for barn air quality. Comput. Electron. Agric. 124:132-140. (doi 10.1016/j.compag.2016.03.030)
  • Bridges, T and R.S. Gates. 2016. Modeling the growth of thoroughbred horses: the relationship of birth weight, gestation time and wither height at maturity. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(5): 1383-1391. (doi 10.13031/trans.59.11690)
  • Bullock, E.L., D.R. Edwards, P.A. Moore, Jr. and R.S. Gates. 20016. Effects of chemical amendments to swine manure on runoff quality. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(6): 1651-1660. (doi 10.13031/trans.59.11636)
  • Hu, J.Y., P.Y. Hester, M.M. Makagon, G. Vezzoli, R.S. Gates, Y.J. Xiong and H.W. Cheng. 2016. Cooled perch effects on performance and well-being traits in caged White Leghorn hens. Poultry Sci 95(12):2737-2746. (doi 10.3382/ps/pew248)
  • Sama, M.P., G.B. Day V., L.M. Pepple and R.S. Gates. 2017. Fourth-generation Fan Assessment Numeration System (FANS) design and performance specification. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(2):507-516. (doi 10.13031/trans.12119)
  • Santos, T.C., R.S. Gates, I.F.F. Tinoco, S. Zolnier and F.C. Baeta. 2017. Behavior of Japanese quail in different air velocities and temperatures. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 52(5):344-354.
  • Zheng, Z., L. Yang, R.S. Gates, J. Wu and X. Wang. 2017. Impedance-based moisture content sensor assessment for gas-phase biofilter media. Transactions of the ASABE 60(6):2163-2173. (doi 12.1303/trans.12335)
  • Souza, C.F., R.S. Gates, M.D. Duarte and I.F.F. Tin￿ 2017. Effective Microorganisms (EM) as biofeeders for anaerobic digestion. Rev. Engenharia Agric 25(6):491-499.
  • C￿ido, M.G.L., Y. Xiong, R.S. Gates, I.F.F. Tin￿and K.W. Koelkebeck. 2018. Effects of carbon dioxide on turkey poult performance and behavior. Poultry Science: (doi: 10.3382/ps/pey128).
  • Smith, R.K., J-L. Rault, R.S. Gates and D.C. Lay Jr. 2018. A two-step process of nitrous oxide before carbon dioxide for humanely euthanizing piglets: on-farm trials. Animals 8(4):52. (doi: 10.3390/ani8040052).

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)