Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Design and analysis of electronic sensors, instrumentation, and control strategies for agricultural and biological systems. Integration of electronics and instrumentation with biological systems, including agriculture. Bioinstrumentation and biosensing, biological control of vertebrate pests, and precision agriculture.
Selected Recent Publications
Dhillon, R., F. Rojo, S. K. Upadhyaya, J. Roach, R. Coates, M. Delwiche. 2018. Prediction of plant water status in almond and walnut trees using a continuous leaf monitoring system. Precision Agriculture 20(4): 723–745.
Dhillon, R. S., S. K. Upadhyaya, F. Rojo, J. Roach, R. W. Coates, M. J. Delwiche. 2017. Development of a continuous leaf monitoring system to predict plant water status. Trans. ASABE 60(5): 1445-1455.
Delwiche, M. J., S. I. Doroshov, J. P. Van Eenennaam, P. Struffenegger, B. Renschler. 2016. Sensor for detecting caviar maturity in farmed sturgeon. Trans. ASABE 59(4): 737-743.
Pan, Z., X. Li, R. Khir, H.M. El-Mashad, G. Atungulu, T.H. McHugh, and M. Delwiche. 2015. A pilot scale electrical infrared dry-peeling system for tomatoes: design and performance evaluation. Biosystems Engineering. 137:1-8.
Coates, Robert. W., Michael J. Delwiche, Richard Y. Evans, Lorence R. Oki, Lawrence J. Schwankl. 2014. Adjustable-rate fertigation system for container nurseries. Appl. Eng. in Agr. 30(6): 987-994.
Sirinutsomboon, B., M. J. Delwiche. 2013. Effect of fluid flow on attachment of Escherichia coli O137:H41 to plant surface structure analogs built by microfabrication. Biol. Eng. Trans 6(2): 83-104.
Coates, R. W., M. J. Delwiche, A. Broad, M. Holler. 2013. Wireless sensor network with irrigation valve control. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture, 96:13-22.
Coates, R. W., M. J. Delwiche, W. P. Gorenzel, and T. P. Salmon. 2012. A model to predict the likelihood of cliff swallow nesting on highway structures in northern California. Human–Wildlife Interactions 6(2):261-272.
Coates, R. W., P. K. Sahoo, L. J. Schwankl, and M. J, Delwiche. 2012. Fertigation techniques for use with multiple hydrozones in simultaneous operation. Precision Agriculture, 13(2):219-235.
Li, X., Z. Pan, S. K. Upadhyaya, G. G. Atungulu, M. Delwiche. 2011. Three‐dimensional geometric modeling of processing tomatoes. Trans. ASABE 54(6): 2287-2296.
Sirinutsomboon, B., M. J. Delwiche M. J., and G. M. Young. 2011. Attachment of Escherichia coli on plant surface structures built by microfabrication. Biosystems Engineering 108(3): 244-252.
Kumar, P., D. M. Barrett, M. J. Delwiche, P. Stroeve. 2011. Pulsed electric field pretreatment of switchgrass and wood chip species for biofuel production. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(19): 10996-11001.
Delwiche, M. J., R. W. Coates, W. P. Gorenzel, and T. P. Salmon. 2010. Improved methods for deterring cliff swallow nesting on highway structures. Human–Wildlife Interactions 4(2): 101-111.
Kumar, P., D. M. Barrett, M. J. Delwiche, and P. Stroeve. 2009. Methods for pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for efficient hydrolysis and biofuel production. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Res. 48:3713-3729.
- B.S. 1974 – (with distinction) Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- M.S. 1976 – Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Ph.D. 1981 – Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2015 – present.
- Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006-2010.
- Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1993 – 2015.