My research can be divided into two main areas:
1. Drying, storage, and granular mechanics of grains and oilseeds, and
2. Biomass collection, characterization, and processing.
Two specific new areas of research are to create controlled environment experiments designed to simulate environmental conditions for different regions of the U.S. to be performed for switchgrass and forage sorghum and to obtain new field and laboratory data to refine and calibrate a science-based model for determining the packing of grains within upright storage structures.
Keywords: Grain Drying, Grain Storage, Biomass Harvest, Biomass Storage, Harvest Logistics