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Larry Wells, Ph.D., P.E.

 

Professor Emeritus
Machine Systems Automation Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
219 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4356
Fax: (859) 257-5671
larry.wells@uky.edu

 

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1975.
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1971.
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1969 (with honors).

Research Focus
Soil-machine interaction and burley tobacco mechanization are my two principal areas of interest. I conduct research to develop an economical method of assessing soil compaction. Soil penetration resistance data is costly to acquire, thus we are attempting to develop a means by which producers could measure soil resistance during field operations such as planting. A prototype mechanical harvesting system for burley tobacco has been fabricated. We are designing a high-capacity mechanical system for processing cured burley tobacco.
 

Grants

CAFE Publications

Curriculum Vitae