Ajit Srivastava Named Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State

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September 30, 2010

Ajit K. Srivastava, professor and chairperson of MSU’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. He graduated with a doctoral degree in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University in 1972.

Srivastava has led and served on numerous American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) committees, and was a trustee of the ASABE Foundation for six years. He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan. Srivastava has advised graduate students from more than 15 countries and has developed a joint educational program in biosystems engineering at Michigan State with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and with China’s Agricultural University in Beijing. He developed and leads a study abroad course in bioenergy to Sweden.

He holds two patents and numerous contributions to the field of agriculture, including his research on rotary grain-straw separation which he conducted while at Ohio State.

Srivastava received the award September 10 at the 13th Annual Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Alumni Awards Luncheon. The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established by the faculty of Ohio State’s College of Engineering to recognize distinguished achievement in the field of engineering or architecture through significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership, or genius in production.

In photo at right, Ajit Srivastava (left) receives his award from Ohio State’s College of Engineering interim dean Gregory Washington