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K-State Today

August 6, 2018

Maghirang named fellow of international professional society

By Mary Rankin

Ronaldo Maghirang

Ronaldo Maghirang, Kansas State University College of Engineering associate dean for research and graduate programs, and professor of biological and agricultural engineering, has been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, or ASABE, with selection to the grade of fellow at ceremonies during the group's 2018 annual meeting, July 20-Aug. l, in Detroit. 

The society defines a fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food or biological systems engineering. ASABE fellows possess a minimum of 20 years of active practice in, or related to, the profession of engineering; the teaching of engineering; or the teaching of an engineering-related curriculum and a minimum of 20 years as an active member-engineer or member in ASABE.

In receiving ASABE's highest honor, Maghirang, a 25-year member, was cited for "his outstanding global leadership and contributions to the advancement of animal and facility systems through teaching, research and service."

His research has focused on low-cost air pollution measurement; measurement, monitoring, modeling, and control of air emissions from agricultural operations and off-road activities; measurement, control, and modeling of indoor air quality in agricultural buildings; particle technology; environmental applications of nanotechnology; and improved grain handling and storage.