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Kit Franklin

MEng, MIAgrE

Senior Lecturer of Agricultural Engineering

Teaching Areas

  • Agricultural Engineering specialism modules
  • Mechanical Engineering modules
  • Supervise agricultural machinery design, test and development projects.

Research Interests

Hands Free Hectare - Principle Investigator - Oxford Farming Conference Hands Free Hectare talk 

  • Agricultural Automation
  • Development of innovative agricultural machinery
  • Intelligent implements
  • Integration of control within tractor-implement management (TIM)
  • Application of novel technology to solve agricultural problems
  • Precision farming
  • Novel agri pest management
  • 5G - rural implementation & opportunity
  • CAV - Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineering, Trustee & Executive Committee member

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5375

Twitter: @AgEngResearch

Office: E14 Applied Engineering Facilities


Other publications

Additional Information

Awarded as 2017 Farmers Weekly "Rising Star" in Agriculture.

Awarded the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) 2021 President’s Award for role in the Hands Free projects and publicity of the Agricultural Engineering profession to the wider public.

Research projects



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