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Michael Montross, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Department Chair

Contact

(859) 218-4319
128 C.E. Barnhart Building

Website

Appointments

Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, July 2012 - present.

Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, July 2005 – June 2012

Assistant Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, November 1999 – June 2005.

• Graduate Research Assistant. Purdue University. January 1996 – November 1999.

• Graduate Research Assistant. Michigan State University. May 1994 – August 1995.


Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Completion Date: December, 1999.

• M.S. in Agricultural Engineering. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Completion Date: August 1995.

B.S. in Agricultural Engineering. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Completion Date: May 1994.


My research can be divided into two main areas:

1. Drying, storage, and granular mechanics of grains and oilseeds, and

2. Biomass collection, characterization, and processing.

Two specific new areas of research are to create controlled environment experiments designed to simulate environmental conditions for different regions of the U.S. to be performed for switchgrass and forage sorghum and to obtain new field and laboratory data to refine and calibrate a science-based model for determining the packing of grains within upright storage structures.

Research Interests:

Grain Drying

Grain Storage

Biomass Harvest

Biomass Storage

Harvest Logistics