Ajit Srivastava, PhD, PE

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Ajit Srivastava
Research Interest: 
Energy, Food, Environment: Machinery Systems Engineering
Address: 

524 S. Shaw Lane
120B Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 4882
srivasta@msu.edu
517-432-4826

Biography: 

Ajit K. Srivastava, PhD, PE

Professor and Former Chair (1997-2015) - Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Former Co-Director (2012-14) - Global Center of Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI)

Fellow - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 120B Farrall Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: (517) 432-4826; e-mail: srivasta@msu.edu

Teaching:

BE 385 – Engineering Design and Optimization in Biosystems Engineering

BE 485/487 – Faculty mentor

Research:

Agriculture Mechanization; Bioenergy Systems; Dimensional Analysis and Scale Modelling; International Development

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Recent Grants

Publications

Patents:
Peterson, D. L., A. K. Srivastava and G. K. Brown.  1981.  Mechanical buncher for leafy green vegetables.  U. S. Patent No. 4,275,649.

Smucker, A. J. M., S. L.McBurney and A. K. Srivastava.  1984.  Separation of root samples from soil by hydro-pneumatic elutriation.  U. S. Patent No. 4,478,710.

Education: 
B.Sc. 1966. Ag Engr. U.P. Agricultural University, Pantnagar, UP, India
M.S. 1969. Ag Engr. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Ph.D. 1972. Ag Engr. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Awards: 

2016    Chair, Conference Committee, Engineering and Technology Innovation for Global Food Security, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Oct 24-27, 2016

2014    Distinguished Faculty Award MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

2012    Kim and Karen Gilley Outstanding Academic Leadership Award, ASABE

2010    Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Alumni Award, Ohio State University

2003    Rutgers University Cook College Dennis M. Fenton Distinguished Alumni Award

2003    USDA-CSREES Group Honor Award for Excellence in Northeast Multistate Project NE 179

2002    Invited Keynote Speaker at the 2002 Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Agricultural Engineering, Wuxi, China

1996    Withrow Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering

1979    Recipient ASAE Paper Award, 1979

1972    Member - Sigma Xi

1970    Member - Alpha Epsilon