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Luis F Rodriguez

Luis F Rodriguez
Luis F Rodriguez
Associate Professor
(217) 333-2694
376C Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld

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Education

  • B.S., Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1995
  • M.S., Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1999
  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering and Bioresource Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2002

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, 2012-present, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Assistant Professor, 2005-2012, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Scientist, 2004-2005, Universities Space Research Association NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2003-2004, National Research Council
  • Senior Principal Systems Analyst, 2000, Orbital Space Sciences Corporation NASA Ames Research Center

Research Interests

  • Big Data, Modeling, and Analytics
  • Food, Energy, and Water Security
  • Environmental Impacts of Food and Agricultural Production and Processing
  • Social Constraints on Engineered Systems
  • Reliability, Resiliency, and Sustainability
  • Decision support
  • Life support systems

Research Areas

  • Biological Engineering

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Service on University Committees

  • ACES Research Policy Committee, 2016-present
  • Chief Advisor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2017-present

Other Outside Service

  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Science Working Group for 2013 Report on "Advancing Global Food Security.” The Power of Science, Trade, And Business. 2013
  • Session chair for the National Academy of Engineering 2012 Japan American Frontiers of Engineering Conference session on Engineering in Agriculture: Food Security. 2012

Honors

  • North American College Teachers of Agriculture, North American College Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award (2011)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, Engineering Council Outstanding Advisor (2012)
  • Center for Teaching Excellence, Named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award (2019)

Courses Taught

  • ABE 199 - Sustainable Biosystems Intrntl
  • ABE 498 - Dis Relief Proj - Hurric Maria
  • ABE 498 - Engrg for Disaster Resilience
  • ABE 498 - Sustainable Biosystems Intl
  • ABE 498 - Sustainable Biosystems Lab
  • ACES 102 - Intro Sustainable Food Systems
  • ACES 199 - Sustainable Food Systems
  • ENG 177 - GFX Glbl Dis Resilience Schlrs
  • ENG 177 - GFX Global Disaster Resilience
  • TSM 311 - Humanity in the Food Web

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