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Dr Guangnan Chen
Dr Guangnan Chen
Senior Lecturer (Agricultural Engineering)
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
+61 7 4631 2518
* Member, Board of Technical Section IV (Energy in Agriculture), CIGR (Commission Internationale du Génie Rural, or International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering)
* Member, National Executive Committee, Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg), Institution of Engineers, Australia
* Member, Editorial board, International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (IJABE)
* Member, Editorial board, Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Biotechnology
* Book Editor (Bundschuh, J. and Chen, G.), Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture (approximately 500 pages, to be published by Taylor & Francis Books, UK, in 2013).
* Guest Editor (Bundschuh, J., Chen, G., Yusaf, T., Chen, S., Yan, J.), Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and Climate Protection Solutions, Applied Energy (Impact Factor 5.1).
* Guest Editor, Special agricultural engineering issues, Australian Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering (2009, 2011)
* Invited Keynote Speaker, International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural Engineering (ICAE2011), May 27-29, 2011, Zibo, Shandong, China
* Member, Conference Scientific Advisory Committee, 11th International Congress on Agricultural Mechanization and Energy in Agriculture, 21-23 September, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
* Member, Conference Scientific Program Committee, 17th CIGR World Congress, 13-17 June, 2010, Québec City, Canada
* Member, AusAgLCI Project Steering Committee
* One of the 18 people selected into the USQ Research Leadership Development Program (RLDP) for future research leaders of the university
* Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
I am the Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator for the following externally funded research projects in the last few years:
* Developing a LCI database for Australian agriculture (funded by CSIRO/RIRDC, 2011-2013)
* The Feasibility and Development of Alternate Energy Sources for the Australian Cotton Industry (funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2011-2014)
* A Protocol for Assessing On-farm Energy Use and Associated Greenhouse Gas Emissions (funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2010-2012)
* Supervision and Technical Support for a PhD research project at Queensland University of Technology (grant provided by QUT to USQ, 2010-1011)
* Renewable Energy Resources for Nursery Production (funded by Nursery and Garden Industry Australia, 2010)
* Evaluation of Opportunities of Energy Saving in Cotton Ginning Process (funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2008-2010) <http://www.usq.edu.au/engsurv/about/fns/nceacotton.htm>
* Reducing Energy Uses and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Intensive Agriculture in Queensland (funded by Queensland Farmers Federation, 2008)
* Reducing Energy Uses in Cotton - Development of EnergyCalc to Assess On-Farm Energy Uses (funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2007) <http://cottonnews.com.au/index.cfm?sID=28&iID=289>
* Simulation and Optimisation of Crop (Grain) Harvesting and Drying Systems (funded by Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2006)
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
* Zare, D., Bakhshipour, A. Chen, G. (2013), “Some Physical Properties of Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) and Caraway (Carum Carrvi) Seeds”, accepted for publication in International Agrophysics.
* Nawi, N.M., Chen, G. Jensen, T., Mehdizadeh, S.A., (2013), “Prediction and Classification of Sugarcane Brix Based on Skin Scanning Using Visible and Shortwave Near Infrared”, Biosystems Engineering, 115, pp.154-161.
* Chen, G., Maraseni, T. (2012). "Agriculture: Energy Uses and Conservation". In: Jorgensen, S.E (Editor). Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Taylor & Francis Books, New York, Vol. I, 129–137.
Most notable :
* Baillie, C. and Chen, G. (2012). Opportunities for Reducing On-Farm Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Sugarcane. International Sugar Journal, 114 (1366): 725-730.
* Nawi, N.M., Jensen, T., Chen, G. (Corresponding author), (2012), “The Application of Spectroscopic Methods to Predict Sugarcane Quality Based on Stalk Cross-Sectional Scanning”, Journal of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, 32, pp.16-27.
* Nawi, N.M, Yahya, A., Chen, G. (Corresponding author), Bockari-Gevao, S.M., Maraseni, T.N. (2012). “Human Energy Expenditure in Lowland Rice Cultivation in Malaysia”, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 18(1): pp.45-56.
* Ismail, S.A. Chen, G. (Corresponding author), Baillie, C, and Symes, T. (2011), “Energy Usage for Cotton Ginning in Australia”, Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 109, Issue 2, pp.140-147.
* Nawi, N.M, Chen, G. (Corresponding author), and Zare, D. (2010). “The Effect of Different Climatic Conditions on Wheat Harvesting Strategy and Return”, Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 106, Issue 4, pp. 493-502.
* Nawi, N.,M. Chen, G. (Corresponding author), and Zare, D. (2010). "Economics of Using Aerated Storage to Minimise the Impact of Weather Damage during Wheat Harvesting", Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 105, Issue 3, pp. 323-331.
* Chen, G., Maraseni, T.N., and Yang, Z. (2010). "Life-Cycle Energy and Carbon Footprint Assessments: Agricultural and Food Products". In: Capehart, B. (Editor). Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, 1:1,1-5, Taylor & Francis Books, London, UK.
* Maraseni, T.N., Cockfield, G., Maroulis, J. and Chen, G. (2010), “An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Australian Vegetables Industry”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 45: 6, 578 — 588.
* Chen, G. and Baillie, C. (2009). "Agricultural Applications: Energy Uses and Audits". In: Capehart, B. (Editor). Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, 1:1,1-5, Taylor & Francis Books, London, UK.
* Chen, G. and Baillie, C. (2009). "Development of a Framework and Tool to Assess On-Farm Energy Uses of Cotton Production", Energy Conversion & Management, Vol. 50, No.5, pp.1256-1263.
* Chen, G., Baillie, C., Kupke, P. (2009). "Evaluating On-Farm Energy Performance in Agriculture", Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering (AJMDE), Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.55-61.
* Zare, D, and Chen, G. (2009). "Evaluation of a Simulation Model in Predicting the Drying Parameters for Deep-Bed Paddy Drying", Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp.78-87.
* Chen, G. (2007). "Drying Operations: Agricultural and Forestry Products". In: Capehart, B. (Editor). Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Vol.1, pp.332-337, Taylor & Francis Books, London, UK. ISBN 978-0-8493-3653-9.
* Chen, G., Anderson, J.A., Bannister, P., Carrington, C.G. (2002). “Monitoring and Performance of a Commercial Grain Dryer”, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, Vol.81, No.1, pp.73-83.
* Chen, G., Bannister, P., Carrington, C. G., Ten Velde, P. and. Burger, F. C. (2002). “Design and Application of a Dehumidifier Dryer for Drying Pine Cones and Pine Pollen Catkins”, Journal of Drying Technology, Vol.20, No.8, pp.1633-1643.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
* AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery
* AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies
* AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics
* AGR3905 Agricultural Engineering Practice
* Acting Head of Discipline and Acting Deputy Head of Discipline of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (August 2010 to January 2011)
* Strand Leader, Agricultural Engineering (Faculty of Engineering and Surveying) (since 2010)
* Member, Faculty Board (Faculty of Engineering and Surveying) (2007-2011)
* Member, Faculty Marketing Committee (since 2007)
* Associate Head/Program Coordinator, Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (since 2005)
* Member, Faculty Staff Workload Committee (2005)
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