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Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah

Assistant Professor


(330) 263-3858

110 FABE Building
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Biobased systems analysis through process, techno-economic
  • Biomass and grains production and supply logistics
  • Densification and thermal (pre-)processing of lignocellulo
  • Grain harvest and post-harvest management of smallholder f
  • Direct seeded establishment of an alternative natural rubb


  • Ph.D., 2013, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
  • M.S., 2009, Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University
  • B.E., 2004, Mechanical Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Shah holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (2004) from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, a master’s degree in Biological Engineering (2009) from Mississippi State University, and a doctoral degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (2013) from Iowa State University. Dr. Shah pursued his Ph.D. degree studies at Iowa State University as a part-time student while working full-time as an assistant scientist providing technical leadership and support to the projects related to feedstock supply logistics and biobased systems analysis. After the completion of Ph.D. degree, he joined the department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University as an assistant professor.

Dr. Shah’s research focuses primarily on the sustainable agricultural production and biobased systems analysis. In particular, some of his major research efforts include techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment of biobased and agricultural systems; feedstock production and supply logistics for biobased and agro-industries; densification and thermal (pre-)processing of lignocellulosic biomass; establishing Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TK) – an alternative natural rubber plant – through direct seeding; and, improving harvest and post-harvest grain management practices of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

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