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Morgan Hayes, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Biosystems Engineering

Assistant Extension Professor


(859) 218-4350
212 C.E. Barnhart Building


2014 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois

2012 – 2014 Post-doctoral Research Engineer, USDA ARS US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE

2008 – 2012 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

2006 – 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky


Iowa State University Ames, IA Doctor of Philosophy 2012

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY Master of Science August 2008

The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA Bachelor of Science May 2006

As an extension specialist, I believe in finding solutions for livestock producers to make their production system better. I focus on how to improve the environment to which the animals are exposed by providing education on ventilation, energy, water and temperature requirements in barns. Often improving the livestock system involves making site specific recommendations based on existing management and research about innovative facility designs, materials and technologies.

Research Interests:

Livestock Housing


Heat Stress

Precision Management

Environmental Stewardship

Air Quality