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Assoc Prof Guangnan Chen

Name Guangnan Chen
Position Associate Professor (Agricultural Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z433
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2518
Extension 2518
Qualifications PhD Sydney

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Sustainable Agricultural Development ( 070108 )
  • Engineering ( 090000 )
  • Engineering ( 400000 )
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development ( 300210 )

Research interests
I have published three edited books by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books in 2014, 2017, and 2018. I am also the Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator for the following externally funded research projects in the last few years:
* Updating a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator (funded by Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, 2015)
* Benchmarking Energy Use on Farm (funded by RIRDC/AgriFutures, 2014)
* Conference travel grant to attend the 2013 ALCAS Conference (funded by Cotton Research & Development Corporation, 2013)
* 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)
* 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)
* Simulation and Optimisation of Crop (Grain) Harvesting and Drying Systems (funded by Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2006)

Professional memberships
* Vice-Chair, 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 of Editorial Board, International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (IJABE)
* Guest Editor (Bundschuh, J., Chen, G., Yusaf, T., Chen, S., Yan, J.), Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and Climate Protection Solutions, Applied Energy, Volume 114, February, 2014 (Impact Factor 5.1).
* Guest Editor, Special agricultural engineering issues, Australian Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering (2009, 2011)
* Invited Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science and Engineering [ESE-2017], July 14-16, 2017, Xiamen, China
* Invited Keynote Speaker, International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural Engineering (ICAE2011), May 27-29, 2011, Zibo, Shandong, China.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
* AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery
* AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies
* AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics
* AGR3905 Agricultural Engineering Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
25 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
6 Years

Administrative responsibilities
* Discipline Leader (Agricultural and Environmental Engineering) (Since February 2021)
* Acting Head of Discipline and Acting Deputy Head of Discipline of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (August 2010 to January 2011)
* 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)

Research most recent
* Onwude, D.I., Hashim, N., Abdan, K. Janius, R. and Chen, G. (2019). The Effectiveness of Combined Infrared and Hot-Air Drying Strategies for Sweet Potato, Journal of Food Engineering. Vol.241, pp.75-87.
* Widjaya, E.R., Chen, G., Bowtell, L. and Hills, C. (2018). Gasification of Non-Woody Biomass: a Literature Review, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 89. pp. 184-193.
* Roslan, N., Ya’acob, M.E., Radzi, M. A. M., Hashimoto, Y., Jamaludin, D., and Chen, G. (2018). Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Greenhouse Shading: New Insights for Solar Radiation Manipulation, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 92, Pages 171–186.

Research most notable
Published Books:
* Chen, G. “Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies”, 472 pages, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books, 2018.
* Bundschuh, J., Chen, G., Chandrasekharam, D., and Piechocki, J. "Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture", 362 pages, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books, 2017.
* Bundschuh, J., Chen, G. "Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture", 480 pages, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books, 2014.

Selected Published Papers:
* Antille, D. L., Chamen, T., Tullberg, J. N., Isbister, B., Jensen, T. A., Chen, G., Baillie, C. P., Schueller, J. K. (2019). “Chapter 10: Controlled Traffic Farming in Precision Agriculture”. In: Stafford, J. V. (Ed.). Precision Agriculture for Sustainability, Part 2: Delivery Systems. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science. Cambridge, U.K.
* Abdoli, B., Zare, D., Jafari, J., Chen, G., Nourmohamadi-Moghadami, A. (2018). Evaluation of the Air-Borne Ultrasound on Fluidized Bed Drying of Shelled Corn: Effectiveness, Grain Quality and Energy Consumption, Drying Technology. 36:14, pp.1749-1766.
* Latiffa, N.A, Ya’acoba, M.E., Kamala, S.M.M. and Chen, G. (2019). Performance of embedded photovoltaic solar still for water purification system in the tropics. Desalination and Water Treatment. 145, 36-45.
* Hamawand, I., Sandell, G., Pittaway, P., Chakrabarty, S., Yusaf, T., Chen, G., Seneweera, S., Al-Lwayzy, S., Bennet, J., Hopf, J. (2016). "Bioenergy from Cotton Industry Wastes: A Review and Potential", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 66, pp.435–448.
* Onwude, D.I., Hashim, N. and Chen, G. (2016). "Recent Advances of Novel Thermal Combined Hot Air Drying of Agricultural Crops", Trends in Food Science & Technology, 55, pp.132–145.
* Maraseni, T.N., Chen, G., Banhazi, T., Bundschuh, J., Yusaf, T. (2015), “An Assessment of Direct on-Farm Energy Use for High Value Grain Crops Grown under Different Farming Practices in Australia”, Energies, 8, 13033–13046.
* Chen, G., Schmidt, E. et al, (2017). “Opportunities of Adopting Renewable Energy for the Nursery Industry in Australia”, In: Bundschuh, J., Chen, G., Chandrasekharam, D., and Piechocki, J. (Editors). Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books, USA.
* Guan, L. and Chen, G. (2015). “Pumping Systems: Design and Energy Efficiency”, In: Anwar, S. (Editor). Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Taylor & Francis Books, London, UK.
* Nawi, N. M. and Chen, G. and Jensen, T. (2014). “In-field Measurement and Sampling Technologies for Monitoring Quality in the Sugarcane Industry: A Review”. Precision Agriculture, 15 (6). pp. 684-703. ISSN 1385-2256.
* 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.
* Ismail, S.A. Chen, G., 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., 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.
* 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.
* 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.

Publications in ePrints

Onwude, Daniel I. and Hashim, Norhashila and Chen, Guangnan and Putranto, Aditya and Udoenoh, Nsikak R. (2021) A Fully Coupled Multiphase Model for Infrared‐Convective Drying of Sweet Potato. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 101 (2). pp. 398-413. ISSN 0022-5142

Chen, Guangnan and Maraseni, Tek Narayan (2021) Agriculture: energy use and conservation. In: Managing soils and terrestrial systems, 2nd ed. Environmental Management Handbook, III. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL, United States, pp. 9-18. ISBN 978-1-138-34265-1

Hussein, Mahmood A. and Antille, Diogenes L. and Kodur, Shreevatsa and Chen, Guangnan and Tullberg, Jeff N. (2021) Controlled traffic farming delivers improved agronomic performance of wheat as a result of enhanced rainfall and fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B: Soil and Plant Science, 71 (5). pp. 377-398. ISSN 0906-4710

Nosrati, Mojtaba and Zare, Dariush and Nassiri, Seyed Mehdi and Chen, Guangnan and Jafari, Abdolabbas (2021) Experimental and numerical study of intermittent drying of rough rice in a combined FIR-dryer. Drying Technology. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0737-3937

Al-Shatib, Mohammed A. M. and Bennet, John McL. and Chen, Guangnan and Jensen, Troy A. (2021) Impact of cotton picker traffic on vertosol soil and yield in individual rows. Crop & Pasture Science, 72 (7). pp. 514-527. ISSN 1836-0947

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