Hellevang Named Professional Engineer of the Year
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recognized Ken Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E., a professor in North Dakota State Universitys Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, with the Professional Engineer of the Year Award for 2018. Hellevang, also an NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, received the award during the societys annual international meeting in Detroit, Mich. The professional society, which has 8,000 members from more than 100 countries, recognizes one licensed engineer annually. The society honored Hellevang for his application of engineering principles to crop postharvest engineering, energy efficiency, building moisture and mold problems, and restoration of flooded buildings.
Hellevang has served as an educator and consultant internationally. He has authored or coauthored more than 220 technical publications. He was the lead author of the Midwest Plan Services "Dry Grain Aeration Systems Design Handbook" and co-author of the "Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook" and "House Handbook." He has conducted considerable research on grain drying and storage. Hellevang served as co-chair of the national Extension Disaster Education Network Flooding Team, providing and coordinating education and technical assistance across the U.S. At NDSU, he is Extensions resource person for crop postharvest engineering, energy efficiency, building moisture and mold problems, and restoration of flooded buildings.
Hellevang has provided leadership to several ASABE committees, served a term on the Society Board of Trustees and chaired the Meetings Council. He was granted the grade of Fellow and has received numerous ASABE awards.