Fasina named fellow of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Published: Jul 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Morgan Stashick, stashml@auburn.edu , 334-844-3591


Oladiran Fasina, professor in Auburn University’s Department of Biosystems Engineering, was inducted as a fellow to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This is the highest honor awarded to distinct members of the society.

In order to be recognized as a fellow of ASABE, candidates must possess 20 years of active experience in or related to the field of agricultural, food or biological systems engineering. The honor of fellow is reserved for the top 2 percent of the society's members worldwide who have extraordinary qualifications and experience in these engineering fields. Fasina received the award for his outstanding contributions to improving the understanding of biological materials, developing engineering standards and providing academic leadership.

Fasina earned his bachelors and masters degrees in agricultural engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He went on to obtain a doctorate in Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994. Fasina has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 2002. He serves as the undergraduate program coordinator for the Department of Biosystems Engineering, as well as on the curriculum committee for both the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture.

Contributed by Valerie Cashin