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Assoc Prof Guangnan Chen

Assoc Prof Guangnan Chen
Name Guangnan Chen
Position Associate Professor (Agricultural Engineering)
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T343
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2518
Extension 2518
Qualifications PhD Sydney
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  • Sustainable Agricultural Development ( 070108 )
  • Engineering ( 090000 )
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development ( 300210 )
  • Other Engineering ( 409900 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )

I have published three edited books by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books in 2014, 2017, and 2018. I have further published my fourth edited book with MDPI in 2021. I am also the Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator for the following externally funded research projects in the last few years:
* Optimising Floating Solar Covers for Evaporation Mitigation (funded by Cotton Research and Development Corporation, 2024)
* Compositions and impact of waste effluent and bio-fertilisers generated from recirculating aquaculture systems (Industry funded PhD student stipend scholarship, 2022)
* Development of farm energy factsheets (funded by NSW DPI, 2021).
* 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)

* Vice-Chair, Board of Technical Section IV (Energy in Agriculture), CIGR (Commission Internationale du GĂ©nie 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, Foods Journal (Impact Factor 5.56).
* 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.

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

* AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery
* AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies
* AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics
* AGR3905 Agricultural Engineering Practice

25 Years

6 Years

* Discipline Leader (Agricultural and Environmental Engineering) (2021-2021)
* 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)