Larry Stikeleather

Professor

Professional Engineer
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Dr. Larry Stikeleather, has had many outstanding industry and academic research accomplishments. Throughout his career, he has been involved in the area of machine design including studies in the interaction of machines with their human operators. He spent 16 years in industry with Universal Oil Products Company and Allis-Chalmers Corporation, during which his contributions and service were focused on innovations in operator comfort and safety of agricultural equipment. He was actively involved in standards development at the national and international level in the area of operator whole-body vibration and ride comfort.

Stikeleather pioneered and patented a concept for active seat suspension technology, along with on-board computer control, which allowed the commercialization of active seats on agricultural tractors. His work has received 11 patents in a wide range of topics, including active vibration control for seat suspensions for tractors and construction machinery, rapid extraction methods for bioactive compounds from plant material, and biofuels conversion processes. His latest research involves processes for converting renewable oils and fats to “drop-in” transportation biofuels such as bio-gasoline and bio-jet fuel. Funded by the NC Biofuels Center.

For the past 29 years, Stikeleather has been training tomorrow’s innovative engineers teaching program. He most recently taught Analytical Methods in Mechanical Design and Introduction to BAE Methods. He has authored or coauthored more than 90 refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical publications.

Stikeleather has contributed his leadership and expertise to various ASABE Society technical committees, including the Textbooks and Monographs and PE Exam review committees. He was an ASABE Distinguished Lecturer in the tractor design series entitled Operator Seats for Agricultural Equipment.

Stikeleather’s previous awards and honors include a Society of Automotive Engineers Techn ical Board Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the ASAE Human Factors Committee, an Acoustical Society of America Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contributions to ANSI Standards, and ASABE. He received the Wisconsin Section Engineer of the Year Award. For more than 40 years he has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and achieved the grade of Fellow.

Education

Ph.D. 1968

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

NC State University

B.S. 1964

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

NC State University

Research Description

On-farm biofuel production for vehicle use and Mechanical and Biomechanical Systems.

Honors and Awards

  • NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award, 2011
  • ASABE, Fellow, 2009
  • Wisconsin Section of ASAE Engineer of the Year Award, 1983
  • SAE Technical Board Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the SAE Human Factors Comm, 1980
  • Acoustical Society of America Certificate of Appreciation for "Significant Contributions to ANSI Standards, 1980

Publications

Performance analysis of a poultry engineering chamber complex for animal environment, air quality, and welfare studies
Shivkumar, A. P., Wang-Li, L., Shah, S. B., Stikeleather, L. F., & Fuentes, M. (2016), Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5), 1371-1382.
Biofiltration of ammonia and GHGs from swine gestation barn pit exhaust
Hood, M. C., Shah, S. B., Kolar, P., Li, L. W., & Stikeleather, L. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3), 771-782.
Evaluation of carbon dioxide administration for on-site mass depopulation of swine in response to animal health emergencies
Meyer, R. E., Morrow, W. E. M., Stikeleather, L. F., Baird, C. L., Rice, J. M., Byrne, H., Halbert, B. V., & Styles, D. K. (2014), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 244(8), 924-933.
Experience of breathing carbon dioxide Response
Meyer, R., Morrow, W. E. M., Stikeleather, L., & Styles, D. K. (2014), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 244(11), 1244-1245.
Carbon dioxide system for on-farm euthanasia of pigs in small groups
Rice, M., Baird, C., Stikeleather, L., Morrow, W. E. M., & Meyer, R. (2014), Journal of Swine Health and Production, 22(5), 248-254.
pH-induced flocculation, indirect electrocoagulation, and hollow fiber filtration techniques for harvesting the saltwater microalga Dunaliella
Mixson, S. M., Stikeleather, L. F., Simmons, O. D., Wilson, C. W., & Burkholder, J. M. (2014), Journal of Applied Phycology, 26(4), 1701-1709.
Product sampling during transient continuous countercurrent hydrolysis of canola oil and development of a kinetic model
Wang, W. C., Natelson, R. H., Stikeleather, L. F., & Roberts, W. L. (2013), Computers & Chemical Engineering, 58, 144-155.
Effect of physical and inhaled euthanasia methods on hormonal measures of stress in pigs
Meyer, R. E., Whitley, J. T., Morrow, W. E. M., Stikeleather, L. F., Baird, C. L., Rice, J. M., Halbert, B. V., Styles, D. K., & Whisnant, C. S. (2013), Journal of Swine Health and Production, 21(5), 261-269.
Hydrocarbon fuels from gas phase decarboxylation of hydrolyzed free fatty acid
Wang, W. C., Roberts, W. L., & Stikeleather, L. F. (2012), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 134(3).
CFD simulation of transient stage of continuous countercurrent hydrolysis of canola oil
Wang, W. C., Natelson, R. H., Stikeleather, L. F., & Roberts, W. L. (2012), Computers & Chemical Engineering, 43, 108-119.

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Grants

LOW-COST SOLAR HEATER FOR POULTRY BARNS
United States Poultry & Egg Association(11/01/15 - 8/01/17)
Engineered windbreak wall - Negetative Strip System to Reduce Pollutant and Odor Emissions from Mechanically-Ventilated Broiler and Swine Barns
US Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)(9/29/14 - 9/30/18)
NOVEL SOLAR HEAT STORAGE SYSTEM
NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(1/01/14 - 12/31/14)
Cold Weather Generation of Carbon Dioxide for On-site Mass Depopulation of Swine in Response to Animal Health Emergencies
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(9/30/13 - 9/29/14)
FFA Decarboxylation Optimization and Scale-Up
Avjet Biotech, Inc.(1/01/11 - 6/30/12)
System to Administer Inhaled Gases for Mass Depopulation of Swine in a National Emergency
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(9/30/09 - 9/29/13)
Optimizing Cultivation and Conversion Parameters For Efficient Sweet Sorghum Bioethanol
State of North Carolina(5/22/09 - 3/31/13)
EFRI-HyBi Preliminary Proposal: Algal Oils to 'Drop-in' Replacements For Petroleum Transportation Fuels
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/09 - 7/31/13)
High-Value Transportation Biofuels From North Carolina Feedstocks
Biofuels Center of North Carolina(11/30/-1 - 5/31/10)
On-Farm Biofuel Production From Sweet Sorghum Juice
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(3/15/07 - 3/14/08)