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Joseph Taraba, Ph.D.

Extension Professor

Contact

(859) 218-4353
216 C.E. Barnhart Building

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Appointments

1995-pres. Extension Professor. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

1982-1995 Associate Extension Professor and Extension Specialist. Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

1976-1982 Assistant Extension Professor and Extension Specialist. Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

1972-1974 Graduate Teaching Associate. Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Summer 1971 Research Associate. Max Planck Institute fur Stromungsforschung, Gottingen, West Germany.

1969-1971 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Summer 1967 Engineering Assistant. Rohm and Haas, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Summer 1966 Technician. Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH.


Education

Ph.D. March 1978, Ohio State University, Department of Chemical Engineering.

M.S. June 1971, Ohio State University, Department of Chemical Engineering.


Working as an Extension Professor, my area of expertise is manure management methodologies, including microbial dynamics, composting and anaerobic treatment. I have led a 10-year study of water quality impacts from livestock on the Animal Research Center. My team has developed a multidisciplinary research and extension program focused on compost bedded pack barn management. I have led the Environmental Stewardship session of a nine-session Master Cattleman Program. I have an interest in biofilters and the impact of barn design on CBP.

Research Interest:

Bioenvironmental Engineering