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Neslihan Akdeniz

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Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Clinical Assistant Professor
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  • Graduate Advising
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332 E Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
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1304 W. Pennsylvania
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Urbana Illinois 61801
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(217) 300-2644
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Affiliation

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  • Graduate Advising
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Primary Research Area

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  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
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Profile Sections

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Mission Statement

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Dr. Akdeniz studies livestock mortality and waste management/utilization. She develops ways to improve air quality and environmental conditions in livestock buildings. Her extension program focuses on sustainable livestock production.

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Education

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  • PhD, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2008
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  • MS, Food Engineering, METU, 2004
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  • BS, Food Engineering, Ankara University, 2002
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Academic Positions

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 2017-present
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Graduate Research Opportunities

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April 27, 2018

An assistantship is available for a student interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois. The project is related to livestock animal waste management and utilization. The goals of the project are to convert animal wastes to value-added products and energy, to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, and to minimize adverse impacts of waste management on the environment.

Desired Skills:

1. MS degree in biological, agricultural or a closely related engineering field

2. Experience with biochemical degradation processes (composting, fermentation, anaerobic digestion)

3. Interest in conducting applied research and extension projects

4. Completed two statistical courses and published at least one paper in a peer-reviewed journal

5. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

6. Bonus skill: Experience with data acquisition systems

Anticipated Starting Date: 2018 Fall Semester

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Neslihan Akdeniz at neslihan@illinois.edu or 217 300 2644.

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Research Interests

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  • Animal mortality and waste management/utilization
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  • Air quality measurements and mitigation measures
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  • Animal heat stress and management practices
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Research Grants

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  • FIRE, UIUC , Biosecurity, environmental and agronomic assessment of biochar use in animal mortality composting '); document.write('
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  • HATCH-NIFA-USDA , Use of biochar in livestock mortality composting'); document.write('
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  • CARE-NIFA-USDA , Biosecure animal mortality composting for reducing release risk of pathogens and antibiotic resistant genes'); document.write('
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Research Areas

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  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
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