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     Trever G. Crowe (on leave)  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P. Eng

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Dean CGSR

    Biography

    B.Sc. (Manitoba), 1988
    M.Sc. (Manitoba), 1990
    Ph.D. (California), 1995

    Dr. Crowe started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 and was promoted to Associate Professor and Full Professor in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In July of 2004, he assumed the role of Head for the Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering. He was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year by the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering in 2002 and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the U of S College of Engineering in 2003.

    Dr. Crowe is a Professional Engineer, registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and a member of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

    Dr. Crowe is the Associate Dean in the College of Graduate Studies and Research (on leave 2009-10).

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Noble, S.D., Brown, R.B. and Crowe, T.G. (2012). Design and evaluation of an imaging spectrophotometer utilizing a uniform light source, Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(3), 1-9. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3697858
    • Noble, S.D., Boere, A., Kondratowicz, T., Crowe, T.G., Brown, R.B. and Naylor, D.A. (2008). Characterization of a low-cost diffuse reflectance coating, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(No. 2), 68-76.
    • Day, L., Dosman, J., Hagel, L., Dostaler, S., Snodgrass, P., Thiessen, J., Brison, R.J., Biem, H.J., Marlenga, B.L., Koehncke, N., Crowe, T.G., Pahwa, P. and Pickett, W. (2007). Application of novel communication technologies to the study of farm families: a randomized controlled trial, Preventive Medicine, 46, 364-369.
    • Noble, S.D. and Crowe, T.G. (2007). Sample holder and methodology for measuring the reflectance and transmittance of narrow-leaf samples, Applied Optics, 46, 4968-4976.
    • Fontaine, V. and Crowe, T. (2006). Development of Line-detection Algorithms for Local Positioning in Densely Seeded Crops, Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 48(7), 7.19-7.29.
    • Noble, S.D. and Crowe, T. (2005). Analysis of Crop and Weed Leaf Diffuse Reflectance Spectra, Transactions of the ASAE, 48(6), 2379-2387.
    • Crowe, T., Downey, D. and Giles, D.K. (2005). Digital Device and Technique for Sensing Distribution of Spray Depositions, Transactions of the ASAE, 48(6), 2085-2093.
    • Tanko, H.M., Carrier, C.J., Sokhansanj, S. and Crowe, T. (2005). Drying of Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.), Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 47, 3.57-3.61.
    Non-refereed Journal Publications
    • Crowe, T., Hui, K.P.C., Cochran, S., Barber, E.M., Classen, H., Bantle, M.R.L., Knezacek, T. and Lalik, A. (2005). Enhanced Animal Welfare Through Improved Broiler Chicken Transport, Canadian Poultry, 9, 18-18.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Lui, L., Crowe, T.G., Roberge, M.A. and Bakambu, J.N. (2007). Vision-based exploration algorithms for rough terrain modeling using triangular mesh maps, IEEE ROSE 2007 - International Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments, Ottawa, ON, October 12-13.
    • Crowe, T., Downey, D. and Giles, D.K. (2006). Sensing spray deposition with prototype digital sensor, Aspects of Applied Biology 77 - International Advances in Pesticide Application 2006, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK, January 10-12, Paper No. 407-413, (CD Rom).
    • Liu, L., Crowe, T. and Roberge, M. (2005). Sensor based weed scouting algorithm for agricultural robots, International Conference on Research Highlights and Vanguard Technology on Environmental Engineering in Agricultural Systems, Kanazawa, Japan, September 12-15, 363-369 (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Graff, L.J., Roberge, R.C., Crowe, T.G. and Roberge, M.A. (2007). Wear of ripper point hardsurfacing, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, Fargo, ND, October 12-13, Paper No. RRV07120.
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Raaymakers, P., Noble, S.D. and Crowe, T.G. (2008). Crop row following using a probability function and expectation maximization algorithms, North Central ASABE/CSBE Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, September 19-20, Paper No. RRV08-702.
    • Crowe, T.G. (2008). Overview of broiler transport project, Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat, Waskesui, SK, June 2-3.
    • Tamminga, E., Bergeron, R., Correa, J., Crowe, T.G., Dewey, C., Faucitano, L., Gonyou, H., Lewis, N., Torrey, S. and Widowski, T. (2008). An overview of the pig handling transportation project, Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat, Waskesui, SK, June 2-3.
    • Torrey, S., Gonyou, H., Correa, J., Bergeron, R., Widowski, T., Lewis, N., Crowe, T.G., Dewey, C. and Faucitano, L. (2008). Effect of truck design on the behaviour of market weight pigs, Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat, Waskesui, SK, June 2-3.
    • Tamminga, E., Bergeron, R., Correa, J., Crowe, T.G., Dewey, C., Faucitano, L., Gonyou, H., Lewis, N., Torrey, S. and Widowski, T. (2008). Measuring core body temperature in market hogs during transport: validation and field trials, Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat, Waskesui, SK, June 2-3.
    • Bryan, M.J., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.S., Crowe, T.G. and Kettlewell, P.J. (2008). The effect of transport distance and ventilation pattern on cattle liner microclimate and internal body temperature and shrink of market heifers in North America during summer months, Annual Animal Behaviour and Welfare Retreat, Waskesui, SK, June 2-3.
    • Bronkhorst, A.E., Burlinguette, N.A., Crowe, T.G. and Roberge, R.C. (2007). The design and performance of an environmental chamber built to evaluate the effects of cold stress on broilers, ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Conference, Fargo, ND, October 12-13.
    • Crowe, T., Hui, K.P.C., Cochran, S. and Classen, H. (2006). Enhanced Animal Welfare Through Improved Broiler Chicken Transport, Saskatchewan Poultry Industry Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Mar. 2-3.
    • Downey, D., Crowe, T. and Giles, D.K. (2005). An Electronic Spray Deposition Sensor, Annual Meeting of ASABE, Tampa, FL, July 17-20, Paper No. 051003.
    • Downey, D., Crowe, T., Giles, D.K. and Slaughter, D.C. (2005). Transient Characteristics from At-nozzle Injection for Video Guided Spot Spraying, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the ASABE, Tampa, FL, July 17-20, Paper No. 051122.
    Keynote Conference Presentation
    • Crowe, T. (Keynote) (2005). 100 Years of Agriculture - the next century, Northwest regional meeting of the ASABE and CSBE, Lethbridge, AB, September 23.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Burlinguette, N.A., Leer, T.L.V., Dadgar, S., Crowe, T.G., Classen, H.L. and Shand, P.J. (Invited) (2008). Effects of cold weather on broilers in transit: trailer, animal welfare and meat quality, Saskatchewan Poultry Industry Conference, Saskatoon, SK, March 5-7.
    • Crowe, T. (Invited) (2006). Engineering in Bioproducts, Delivered to the Saskatoon Bioproducts community, including officials from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Saskatoon, SK, April 26.
    • Hui, K.P.C., Crowe, T., Cochran, S., Classen, H., Barber, E.M. and Knezacek, T. (Invited) (2006). Safe Poultry Transportation, Presented at the Quality Livestock Trucking course delivered at Lilydale Foods, Inc., Wynyard, SK, March 27.
    • Crowe, T. (Invited) (2006). Engineering in Agricultural Research, Presented at symposium organized by the College of Agriculture to members of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food, Saskatoon, SK, March 7, 2006.
    • Hui, K.P.C., Crowe, T., Cochran, S., Classen, H. and Barber, E.M. (Invited) (2006). The merits of supplemental heat and active ventilation for broiler transport on the Canadian prairies, Alberta Chicken Producers - Symposium on Broiler Welfare, Red Deer, AB, Feb. 27-28.
    • Crowe, T. (Invited) (2006). Broiler transportation studies, Saskatchewan Poultry Industry Conference, Saskatoon, SK, March 2-3.