September 22, 2011
Biological and agricultural engineering professor named fellow of national society
Naiqian Zhang, professor of biological and agricultural engineering, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers. He was inducted at the society's annual international meeting in Louisville, Ky.
Zhang is being honored for his outstanding and dedicated performance in educating engineering professionals and in developing new sensors and control applications for agricultural and biological systems.
To be considered for the grade of fellow of the society, an individual must demonstrate unusual professional distinction, with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering. Twenty years' membership in the society is also required. Only about 2 percent of the active members of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers have achieved the grade of fellow.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Its 9,000 members, from more then 100 countries, are consultants, managers, researchers and others who have the training and experience to understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems.