Bovine respiratory disease is prevalent and costly, leading to losses of almost $1 billion in the U.S. annually. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural & biological engineering, and Aaron Ault, senior research engineer, will share how we can improve the management of bovine respiratory disease using biosensors for guiding antibiotic treatment.
Dr. Verma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He completed a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017) at Professor Whitesides’ Laboratory in Harvard University. He received his PhD (as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar) in Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology) from the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Frank Gu in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2012.
Aaron Ault is the Senior Research Engineer with the Open Ag Technology Group at Purdue University spearheading the development of several open source ag-related initiatives: the Open Ag Data Alliance, the Open Ag ToolKit, and ISOblue. He has contributed to projects across the computing spectrum over the past 15 years, including signal processing, data mining, visualization, embedded systems, software engineering, wireless sensor networks, and web applications. Aaron is also Vice President of Ault Farms, Inc, where he works full time both managing daily operations and getting his hands dirty. Ault Farms is a midwestern family farming operation with 3,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat, and 3,000 head of beef cattle. Aaron received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University.