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iAABE

International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The proposal to form iAABE under the umbrella of CIGR was presented to the CIGR Presidium on 3 September 2013 during the 5th International Conference in Prague, Czech. It was subsequently approved by the 68th Executive Board Meeting of CIGR. The proposal was finally rectified by the 53rd General Assembly of CIGR on 17 September 2014 during the 18th World Congress of CIGR held in Beijing, China. Statues for iAABE are proposed.

iAABE Background

International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (iAABE):
A New Instrument for Recognising Our Top Profession

We are now in a fast moving era. The challenges presented by population boom and climate change require agricultural and biosystems engineers to discover the appropriate interdisciplinary solutions. People in some parts of the world need more food to survive; urban garbage and industrial waste need new technology to become valuable energy; limited water resources need advanced technology and equipment to realize its efficient utilization and sustainability. Therefore as agricultural and biosystems engineers, we share the responsibility to advance technology research and equipment design and manufacture. We devote our professional life for the improvement of the quality of our life, and for the betterment of global development. CIGR, as a global academic organization with a large membership, seven professional technical sections and a strong impact in global agricultural and biosystems engineering, takes the lead to acknowledge the most significant contributions made by our scientists, professors and entrepreneurs around the world.

For this purpose, a proposal to form the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (iAABE) under the umbrella of CIGR was presented to the CIGR Presidium on 3 September 2013 during the 5th International Conference on Trends in Agricultural Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic. It was subsequently approved by the 68th Executive Board Meeting of CIGR. The proposal was finally rectified by the 53rd General Assembly of CIGR on 17 September 2014 during the 18th World Congress of CIGR held in Beijing, China.

The main purpose of the Academy is to identify and recognise individuals distinguished by their scientific and professional contributions to agricultural and biosystems engineering. Other purposes of the Academy include fostering international cooperation and exchange of information, promoting agricultural and biosystems engineering and other sciences and technology of importance for this area, and stimulating international education and training in agricultural and biosystems engineering.

As a learned society, the Academy will be composed of elected Fellows from all parts of the world. Elected Fellows are agricultural and biosystems engineers, who have made exceptional contributions in research, education and industry for advancing agricultural and biosystems engineering. Nominations for each new fellow are made by CIGR Presidium, Academy Executive Council, and existing Fellows, and are elected by existing Fellows only. No more than 20 Fellows will be elected every two years. The Academy is a source of scientific personnel and information to support international activities related to agricultural and biosystems engineering. The Academy acts in an advisory capacity to CIGR. Existing CIGR Fellows and CIGR Presidents automatically become the Academy Fellows. CIGR Fellow awards will be replaced by the election of the academy fellowship.

Academy activities are administered by an elected Executive Council, which is composed of President, President-elect, Past President, and two Executive Councillors.

I truly believe that the establishment of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (iAABE) is another great development of CIGR, and should significantly further promote CIGR globally.

Prof. Da-Wen Sun
CIGR Founding President

Statutes for iAABE

Recognizing

  • That the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) is the premier organization of agricultural and biosystems engineering, science and technology.
  • That CIGR is a federation of national agricultural and biosystems engineering and science organizations.
  • That CIGR has access to the best of the world's agricultural and biosystems engineers, scientists and technologists via these national organizations.
  • That CIGR wishes to draw directly on this resource by forming an International Academy of distinguished agricultural and biosystems engineers, scientists and technologists.

With the purpose

  • To identify and recognize individuals distinguished by their scientific and professional contribution to agricultural and biosystems engineering.
  • To further improve international co-operation and exchange of information.
  • To promote agricultural and biosystems engineering, science and technology and other sciences relevant to this area.
  • To stimulate international education and training in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
  • To stimulate international collaboration amongst agricultural and biosystems engineers, scientists, technologists and other related professions.

CIGR has established The International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (iAABE), hereinafter referred to as "the Academy", as a statutory component of CIGR.

Objectives of the Academy

Section 1. The Academy is a learned society composed of elected members (Fellows) from all parts of the world, who will usually, but not necessarily, be affiliated with Adhering Bodies of CIGR. The Academy promotes, for the benefit of the international community, agricultural and biosystems engineering science and technology and related sciences. The Academy promotes high standards of ethics and scientific endeavour among agricultural and biosystems engineers scientists and technologists. In seeking to promote scientific endeavour, the Academy encourages communication, discussion and interaction with similar international scientific groups. The Academy serves as a source of scientific personnel and information to support international activities related to agricultural and biosystems engineering science and technology through CIGR. The Academy acts in an advisory capacity to CIGR and to the Adhering Bodies of CIGR.

The Composition of the Academy

Section 2. The President, Past Presidents and Fellows of CIGR are Fellows of the Academy. The CIGR Distinguished Lecturer at each CIGR World Congress or International Conferences shall be considered on an individual basis for immediate Fellowship (if eligible) in the Academy. CIGR Secretary General and Past Secretaries General, not already Fellows of the Academy shall be considered with the roster of Fellows for the congress in question. The decision shall rest solely with the Fellows of the Academy.

Section 3. The membership of the Academy shall reflect, as much as possible, the global distribution by country of eligible engineers, scientists and technologists. For each period between CIGR World Congresses or International Conferences, no more than 20 persons may be elected as Fellows. At the time of election all must be professionally active (not necessarily employed).

Section 4. To be eligible for election as a Fellow, a person must be generally recognized as having established an outstanding reputation for scientific accomplishments and/or leadership in the area of agricultural and biosystems engineering, science and/or technology. Nominations for election as Fellows shall only be made by CIGR Presidium and individual Fellows of the Academy to the Executive Council during the twelve months leading up to an CIGR World Congress or International Conference. A maximum of one nomination shall be made by each individual Fellow of the Academy in each election

Election shall be carried out by the Fellows of the Academy. Election shall require a two thirds (2/3) vote by postal or electronic mail ballot of those Fellows voting in the election. Newly elected Fellows shall be announced and duly published in advance of each CIGR World Congress or International Conference.

The Direction of the Academy

Section 5. The Executive Council of the Academy (ECA), herein referred to as the Executive Council, directs the work of the Academy. It consists of a Past President, a President, a President Elect, and two further Fellows as Executive Councilors. The Secretary to the Executive Council and the President of CIGR shall attend its meetings in a non-voting capacity.

Section 6. Members of the Executive Council are elected for the period between the World Congresses or International Conferences. The President and President Elect serve in those capacities for a single term. The two Executive Councilors can be re-elected once consecutively. Not later than 9 (nine) months before each CIGR World Congress or International Conference, the Executive Secretary shall invite nominations for Academy President Elect from Fellows. A postal/electronic ballot of Fellows shall ensue resulting in the declaration by the Secretary of the President Elect for the ensuing period. Not later that 6 (six) months before each World Congress or International Conference, the Secretary to the Executive Council shall invite nominations from Fellows for two Fellows as Executive Councilors. Any unsuccessful candidate for President Elect may be included among the nominations, provided that (he/she) is not at that time serving a second consecutive term as an Executive Councilor. A secret postal/electronic ballot of Fellows shall ensue, resulting in the declaration by the Secretary of the two successful Executive Councilors for the ensuing period.

Section 7. The President presides over the meetings of the Academy and the Executive Council.

Activities

Section 8. The Academy meets in conjunction with the World Congresses or International Conferences of CIGR. The Executive Council meets in conjunction with the meetings of the governing bodies of CIGR. Other meetings may also be arranged when necessary, desirable and possible at the call of the Academy President, or the Executive Secretary or the President of CIGR. Initiatives or other activities may be proposed by any member of the Academy to the Executive Council. Activities and initiatives shall be discussed and voted on at the meetings of the Academy.

Amendments

Any proposal for amendment of these Statutes may be put forward by the Executive Council of the Academy, by the Presidium of CIGR, or by any five members of the Academy. Such proposals shall be notified no later than four months prior to the next meeting of the Academy, to the Executive Secretary, who shall circulate them to Executive Council. Proposals shall be voted on by the Fellows of the Academy and to be adopted shall require at least a 2/3 (two-thirds) majority of those voting in person, or by mail or electronic ballot.

Members of the Academy

President Elect: Prof. Fedro S. Zazueta

Agricultural and Biological Eng. Dept. University of Florida, P.O. Box 117345, Gainesville, FL 32611-7345

US United States

TEL: +1 352 2731788; +1 352 3920371

E-mail: generalsecretary@CIGR.org; fsz@ufl.edu

Executive Councillor: Prof. Axel Munack

FAL, Institute for Technology and Biosystems Engineering, Bundesallee 50, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany

DE Germany

TEL: +49 531 5964201

E-mail: axel.munack@fal.de

Executive Councillor: Prof. Bill Stout

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University and Texas A&M University

US United States

TEL:

E-mail: bastout0709@gmail.com

Executive Secretary: Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara

Faculty of AgriSciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. P.O.Box X1, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

ZA South Africa

TEL: +27 21 808 4064​

E-mail: opara@sun.ac.za; umunam@yahoo.co.uk

Founding President: Prof. Da-Wen Sun

Food Refrigeration & Computerised Food Technology, National University of Ireland, Dublin (University College Dublin), ariculture & Food Science Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

IE Ireland

TEL: +353 1 7167342

E-mail: dawen.sun@ucd.ie

Elected Fellow: Prof. Claus Grøn Sørensen

Department of Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Aarhus, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus

DK Denmark

TEL: +4522827547

E-mail: claus.soerensen@eng.au.dk

Founding Fellows: Prof. Kamaruddin Abdullah

Bogor Agricultural University, Dept. Agricultural Engineering, CREATA IPB, Campus of IPB Darmaga PO Box 220, Bogor 16002, Indonesia

ID Indonesia

TEL: +62 251 621886/7

E-mail: crea-ipb@indo.net.id

Founding Fellows: Prof. Hermann Auernhammer

Munich University of Technology (TUM), Department of Live Science Engineering Agricultural Systems Technology, D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

DE Germany

TEL:

E-mail: Auernhammer@tec.agrar.tu-muenchen.de

Founding Fellows: Prof. Fred W. Bakker-Arkema

Michigan State University, Dept Agricultural Engineering, Room 120, Farrall Hall, East Lansing, 48824-1323 Michigan, U.S.A.

US United States

TEL: +1 517 355 4720

E-mail: bakker@egr.msu.edu

Founding Fellows: Prof. El Houssine Bartali

ANAFID, 2, rue Haroun Errachid, 10101 Agdal Rabat, Morocco

MA Morocco

TEL: +212 37 77 13 20

E-mail: h.bartali@iav.ac.ma

Founding Fellows: Prof. Egil Arthur Berge

Agricultural University of Norway

NO Norway

TEL:

E-mail: egberge3@online.no

Founding Fellows: Prof. El Hassan Bourarach

Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II, IAV Hassan II/DEA, BP: 6202, 10101 Rabat, Morocco

MA Morocco

TEL:

E-mail: e.bourarach@iav.ac.ma

Founding Fellows: Prof. William J. Chancellor

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA

US United States

TEL:

E-mail: wjchancellor@ucdavis.edu

Elected Fellow: Prof. Zhi Chen

Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, No.1 Beishatan Deshengmen Wai, Beijing

CN China

TEL: 0000

E-mail: chenzhi1955@qq.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Jan Daelemans

Retired Research Officer in the Research Department of the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture

BE Belgium

TEL:

E-mail: jandaelemans@telenet.be

Founding Fellows: Prof. Irenilza de Alencar Nääs

Agricultural Engineering College, State University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-970, Brazil

BR Brazil

TEL: +55 19 35211039

E-mail: irenilza@feagri.unicamp.br

Founding Fellows: Prof. Josse De Baerdemaeker

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department Agro-Engineering and -Economics, Laboratory for Agro Machinery and Processing, Kardinaal Mercierlaan 92, Kardinaal Mercierlaan, 92, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium

BE Belgium

TEL: +32 16 32 14 45

E-mail: josse.Debaerdemaeker@agr.kuleuven.ac.be

Elected Fellow: Prof. Yong He

Zhejiang University College of Biosystems Eng. And Food Science, 866 Yuhangtang Rd. Hangzhou 310058 P. R. China

CN China

TEL: +86 571-88982143

E-mail: yhe@zju.edu.cn

Founding Fellows: Prof. Hermann J. Heege

Department of Agricultural Systems Engineering, University of Kiel, 24098 Kiel, Germany

DE Germany

TEL: 0431-8801545

E-mail: hheege@ilv.uni-kiel.de

Founding Fellows: Prof. Makoto Hoki

Mie University, Tsu, Japan

JP Japan

TEL:

E-mail: mkhoki@gmail.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Tadeusz Juliszewski

Agricultural University of Cracow, ul Balicka 104, Pl 30-149, Cracow, Poland

PL Poland

TEL:

E-mail: juliszewski@ar.krakow.pl

Founding Fellows: Mr. Yoshisuke Kishida

Shin-Norinsha Co. Ltd, 7-2 chome, Kanda Nishikitcho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

JP Japan

TEL: +81 3 3291 3674

E-mail: ama@shin-norin.co.jp

Founding Fellows: Prof. Osamu Kitani

University of Tokyo, Japan

JP Japan

TEL:

E-mail: kitani@arish.nihon-u.ac.jp

Founding Fellows: Prof. Shujun Li

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences (CAAMS), No. 1 Beishatan, Deshengmen Wai Beijing, 100083 China

CN China

TEL: +86 10 64882219

E-mail: lisj@caams.org.cn

Elected Fellow: Prof. Xiwen Luo

Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education of China for Key Technologies for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment for Southern China, South China

CN China

TEL:

E-mail: xwluo@scau.edu.cn

Founding Fellows: Prof. Oleg Stepanovich Marchenko

All Russian Institute for Mechanization in Agriculture (VIM), 1st Institutsky proezd., 5, VIM, 109428 Moscow, Russia

RU Russian Federation

TEL: +7 095 174 8700

E-mail: oleg072000@mail.ru

Elected Fellow: Prof. Rudolph Michalek

University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland

PL Poland

TEL: +48 12 662-46-19

E-mail: prezes@ptir.org

Founding Fellows: Prof. Axel Munack

FAL, Institute for Technology and Biosystems Engineering, Bundesallee 50, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany

DE Germany

TEL: +49 531 5964201

E-mail: axel.munack@fal.de

Founding Fellows: Prof. André Musy

Laboratory Hydrology and Land Improvement, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Bâtiment GR, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

CH Switzerland

TEL: +41 21 69 33 721

E-mail: andre.musy@epfl.ch

Elected Fellow: Prof. Yoshisuke Nakano

1-3-4 Jiyougaoka-minami, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka JAPAN 811-4156

JP Japan

TEL: +81-940-433-1073

E-mail: ynakano@bpes.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Founding Fellows: Prof. Jaime Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri

Polythecnic University of Madrid, Spain

ES Spain

TEL: +34636289983

E-mail: jaime.ortizcanavate@upm.es

Founding Fellows: Prof. George Papadakis

Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos street 75, Athens 11855, Greece

GR Greece

TEL: +30 210 5294209

E-mail: gpap@aua.gr

Founding Fellows: Prof. Søren Pedersen

Department of Biosystems Engineering. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus Birketoften 1 DK-8700 Horsens, Denmark

DK Denmark

TEL: +45 2548 7761

E-mail: Soeren.Pedersen@agrsci.dk

Founding Fellows: Prof. Luis Santos Pereira

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon University, Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food - LEAF, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa

PT Portugal

TEL: +351 21 365 3100

E-mail: luis.santospereira@gmail.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Vilas M. Salokhe

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (retired). Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam, India. Flat BF-1, Royal Gateway Appartment, Near Yallama Temple Kasaba Bawada, 416 006, India. 

IN India

TEL: +91 231 265 5999; +91 376 235 1433

E-mail: salokhe.vilas@gmail.com; vsalokhe@yahoo.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Yohei Sato

Japan Association of Agricultural Engineering Enterprises: c/o Nogyodoboku-Kaikan, 5-34-4, shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Food & Agriculture Business Innovation organization:3-40-3, Gakuen-no-Mori, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

JP Japan

TEL: 090-4701-4017

E-mail: sato-yoh@mail2.accsnet.ne.jp

Elected Fellow: Prof. John K. Schueller

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

US United States

TEL: +1-352-392-0822

E-mail: schuejk@ufl.edu

Founding Fellows: Prof. Gajendra Singh

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

IN India

TEL:

E-mail: gajendrasinghb@gmail.com; prof.gsingh@gmail.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Jean-Claude Souty

SITMAFGR, France

FR France

TEL:

E-mail: jean-claude.souty@wanadoo.fr

Elected Fellow: Prof. Ajit Srivasta

Department of Biosystems, and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, MI, USA

US United States

TEL: +1-517-432-4826

E-mail: srivasta@egr.msu.edu

Founding Fellows: Prof. Bill Stout

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University and Texas A&M University

US United States

TEL:

E-mail: bastout0709@gmail.com

Founding Fellows: Prof. Hubert N. van Lier

Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

NL Netherlands

TEL:

E-mail: huub.vanlier@isomul.com; h.n.van.lier@online.nl

Elected Fellow: Prof. Lalit Raj Verma

BIOLOGICAL and AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 203 WHITE ENGINEERING HALL UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 72701

US United States

TEL: +1-479-575-2351

E-mail: LVERMA@UARK.EDU

Founding Fellows: Prof. Maohua Wang

College of Information & Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, China

CN China

TEL: 8610-62737914

E-mail: wangmh@cau.edu.cn; wangmh@cae.cn

Elected Fellow: Prof. Yibin Ying

College of Biosystems Engineering & Food Science, Zhejiang University, China

CN China

TEL:

E-mail: ybying@zju.edu.cn

Founding Fellows: Prof. Fedro S. Zazueta

Agricultural and Biological Eng. Dept. University of Florida, P.O. Box 117345, Gainesville, FL 32611-7345

US United States

TEL: +1 352 2731788; +1 352 3920371

E-mail: generalsecretary@CIGR.org; fsz@ufl.edu

Elected Fellow: Prof. Qin Zhang

Washington State University, Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA 99350-8694, USA

US United States

TEL: +1-509-786-9360

E-mail: qinzhang@wsu.edu