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John T. Evans IV


John was raised on a crop and cattle farm in Central, Kentucky where his love of agriculture and machinery systems was born. From a young age, he was an active participant in planting and harvesting tobacco, soybeans and corn as well as pasture and hay systems. John learned his love for machinery and equipment from his father and has completed many renovations, modifications, and repairs through the years. 



Doctor of Philosophy, 2018; Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dissertation: Development of a Single Harvester/ Single Grain Cart Harvest Logistics Model. Advisors: Dr. Joe Luck, Ph.D., P.E., Dr. Santosh Pitla, Ph.D. GPA: 3.83/4.0

Master of Science, 2015; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky. Thesis: Development of a Method for In-Situ Testing of Oxygen Concentrations in Compost Bedded Pack Barns. Advisor: Dr. Michael Sama, Ph.D., P.E. GPA: 3.9/4.0

Bachelor of Science, 2013; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky. Emphasis Area: Machine Systems Automation Engineering. GPA: 3.14/4.0

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 11/18 - Present


Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Lincoln, NE. Supervisors: Dr. Santosh Pitla, Ph.D., and Dr. Joe Luck, Ph.D., P.E., 5/15 – 10/18


Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY. Supervisor: Dr. Michael Sama, Ph.D., P.E., 7/13 – 5/15


Assistant Farm Manager, Point Pleasant Farm, Winchester, KY. Supervisor: John T. Evans III., 1/07 – Present

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