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Mark E Casada

Research Agricultural Engineer


Dr. Mark Casada                

Dr. Mark Casada
Research Agricultural Engineer

Contact Information:

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

mark.casada@ars.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
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.
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.
Arthur, F. H., and M. E. Casada. 2016. Temperature stratification and insect pest populations in stored wheat with suction versus pressure aeration. Appl. Eng. Agric. 36: 849-860.
Patwa, A., R. P. K. Ambrose, and M. E. Casada. 2016. Discrete element method as an approach to model the wheat milling process. Powder Technol. 302: 350-356.
Bhadra, R., A. P. Turner, M. E. Casada, M. D. Montross, S. A. Thompson, J. M. Boac, S. G. McNeill, and R. G. Maghirang. 2015. Pack factor measurements for corn in grain storage bins. Trans. ASABE 58: 879-890.
Boac, J. M., R. Bhadra, M. E. Casada, S. A. Thompson, A. P. Turner, M. D. Montross, S. G. McNeill, and R. G. Maghirang. 2015. Stored grain pack factors for wheat: Comparison of three methods to field measurements. Trans. ASABE 58: 1089-1101.
Tilley, D. R., M. E. Casada, M. R. Langemeier, B. Subramanyam, and F. H. Arthur. 2015. Economic analysis for commingling effects of insect activity in the elevator boot area. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 2800-2807.
Boac, J. M., R. Ambrose, M. E. Casada, R. G. Maghirang, and D. E. Maier. 2014. Applications of discrete element method in modeling of grain postharvest operations. Food Eng. Rev. 6: 128-149.