Ajit Srivastava

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Ajit Srivastava
Machinery Systems Engineering

Ajit K. Srivastava, Ph.D., P.E.

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


BE 385 – Engineering Design and Optimization in Biosystems Engineering

BE 485/487 – Faculty mentor


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

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

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


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Srivastava, Ajit K., Carroll E. Goering Roger P. Rohrbach and Dennis Buckmaster.  Engineering Principles of Agricultural Machines.  Second Edition Published by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2006.  2nd Edition.

Published 30 peer reviewed papers and 40 technical presentations. 


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.