BS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1978.
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
Major Consulting Activities
Maxwell Farms, Indiana
US Grains Council, Beijing
Asian Agribusiness Consulting, Beijing
National Pork Board, Iowa
American Egg Board, California
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
Selected Articles in Journals
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.
Cido, M.G.L., Y. Xiong, R.S. Gates, I.F.F. Tinand K.W. Koelkebeck. 2018. Effects of carbon dioxide on turkey poult performance and behavior. Poultry Science: In press
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)
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