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Mark E Casada

Research Agricultural Engineer


Dr. Mark Casada                

Dr. Mark Casada
Research Agricultural Engineer

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Mark Casada
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

mark.casada@usda.gov
Telephone: 785.776.2758
Fax: 785.537.5550
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/casada


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mark received his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a lead scientist and is responsible for grain handling and storage research. He research focuses on improved aeration control strategies, heat as a sanitation pre-treatment to control insects in on-farm grain bins, identity preserved grain handling, reducing dust emissions from grain handling operations, and modeling the stored grain environment and the movement of grain in handling equipment.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Brabec, D., J. Campbell, F. Arthur, M. Casada, D. Tilley, and S. Bantas. 2019. Evaluation of wireless phosphine sensors for monitoring fumigation gas in wheat stored in farms bins. Insects 10: 121.
Casada, M. E., S. A. Thompson, P. R. Armstrong, S. G. McNeill, R. G. Maghirang, M. D. Montross, and A. P. Turner. 2019. Forces on monitoring cables during grain bin filling and emptying. Appl. Eng. Agric. 35: 409-415.
Siliveru, K., M. E. Casada, and R. P. K. Ambrose. 2019. Heat transfer during cooling of bulk distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Appl. Eng. Agric. 35: 569-577.
Bhadra, R., M. E., Casada, A. P. Turner, M. D. Montross, S. A. Thompson, S. G. McNeill, R. G. Maghirang, and J. M. Boac. 2018. Stored grain pack factor measurements for soybeans, grain sorghum, oats, barley, and wheat. Trans. ASABE 61: 747-757.
Gonzales, H. B., M. E. Casada, L. J. Hagen, J. Tatarko, R. G. Maghirang, and C. J. Barden. 2018. Porosity and drag determination of a single-row vegetative barrier (Maclura pomifera). Trans. ASABE 61: 641-652.
Bhadra, R., M. E. Casada, A. Turner, J. M. Boac, S. A. Thompson, R. O. Maghirang, M. D. Montross, and S. G. McNeill. 2017. Technical Note: Field-observed angels of repose for stored grain in the United States. Appl. Eng. Agric. 33: 131-137.
Bhadra, R., R. P. K. Ambrose, M. E. Casada, S. Simsek, and K. Siliveru. 2017. Optimization and modeling of flow characteristics of low-oil DDGS using regression techniques. Trans. ASABE 60: 249-258.
Gonzales, H. B., M. E. Casada, L. J. Hagen, L. J. Tatarko, and R. Maghirang. 2017. Sand transport and abrasion within simulated standing vegetation. Trans. ASABE 60: 791-802.
Tilley, D. R., M. E. Casada, B. Subramanyam, and F. H. Arthur. 2017. Temporal changes in stored-product insect publications associated with boot, pit and load-out areas of grain elevators and feed mills. J. Stored Prod. Res. 73: 62-73.
Turner, A. P., J. J. Jackson, N. K. Koeninger, S. G. McNeill, M. D. Montross, M. E. Casada, J. M. Boac, R. Bhadra, R. G. Maghirang, and S. A. Thompson. 2017. Technical Note: Stored grain volume measurement using a low density point cloud. Appl. Eng. Agric. 33: 105-112.