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    David White

    CEng, CEnv, ARAgS, FIAgrE, MIMechE, MISoilSci, FHEA

    Senior Lecturer in Engineering, and Douglas Bomford Trust Technical Secretary.

    Photograph of David

    Teaching Duties

    • Design of agricultural machinery.
    • Soil Management.
    • Mathematics.
    • Static and dynamic analysis of engineering components and systems.

    Research Interests

    • Traffic and tillage systems (UK and Illinois, USA).
    • Use of X Ray Computed Tomography for the analysis of soils.
    • Sustainable design of agricultural machinery and off road vehicles.
    • Precision Agriculture including machine learning.
    • The production of daffodil derived galanthamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
    • Machinery for paludiculture.
    • Gaseous emissions from soils.
    • Feeding insect larvae to poultry for enrichment. 

    Professional Memberships

    • Fellow of The Institution of Agricultural Engineers since 2005
    • Member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 2004
    • Chartered Engineer since 1987
    • Chartered Environmentalist since 2004
    • Member of The British Society of Soil Science since 2023.
    • Associate of The Royal Agricultural Societies: February 2024 to date.

    Academic Department: Engineering

    Tel: +44 (0)1952 815357

    Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

    Office: Applied Engineering Facilities

    Research profile: ORCID

    Publications

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    Other publications

    • Shaheb, M.R., Misiewicz, P.A., Godwin, R.J., Dickin, E., White, D.R., and Grift, T.E. (2023) The effect of tire inflation pressure and tillage systems on soil properties, growth and crop yield for a maize/soybean rotation in a silty clay loam soil. Soil Use and Management. (SUM-2022-340R). (Submitted for peer review. )
    • Shaheb, M.R., Misiewicz, P.A., Godwin, R.J., Dickin, E., White, D.R., Lowenberg-Deboer, J.L., Shearer, S.A., and Grift, T.E. (2023). (2023) An Economic appraisal of the effect of low tire inflation pressure and tillage systems in silty clay loam soil. Agronomy (AJ-2022-10-0899-A-R). (Submitted for peer review. )
    • Shaheb, M.R., Misiewicz, P.A., Godwin, R.J., Dickin, E., White, D.R., Mooney, S., Dobrucka, I., Dobrucki, L.W., and Grift, T.E. (2023) The effect of tire inflation pressure and tillage systems on a silty clay loam: Investigation of pore characteristics using X-ray Computed Tomography. Biosystems Engineering. (Submitted for peer review.)
    • Godwin, R. J., White, D. R., Dickin, E. T., Kaczorowska-Dolowy, M., Millington, W. A. J., Pope, E. K. and Misiewicz, P. A. (2023) The effect of controlled traffic farming and low tyre inflation pressure systems on crop yield and production economics for deep, shallow and zero tillage practices over an eight-year rotation. (ASABE 2023 Annual International Meeting, Nebraska, USA, 9 th – 12 th July 2023.)
    • White, D. R. and Shaw, J. (2022) The distribution pattern of digestate pellets spread with a centrifugal spinning disc fertiliser distributor. (AXEMA AgriTech Day Conference, Paris, France, 5 th November 2022. )
    • White, D. R., Evans, T. M., Cooper, S. E. and Butler, M. (2022) Robodock: A practical solution to pernicious weeds in pastures. (AXEMA AgriTech Day Conference, Paris, France, 5 th November 2022. )
    • White, D. R. and Wellsbury, T. (2022) The classification of agricultural wheel loader duty cycles using pattern recognition algorithms. (AXEMA AgriTech Day Conference, Paris, France, 5 th November 2022. )
    • Prada Barrio, A. B., Misiewicz, P. A., Dickin, E. T., White, D. R., Jeffery, S. L., Antille, D. L. and Godwin, R. J. (2022) Traffic and tillage effects on soil carbon dynamics. (22 nd World Congress of Soil Science 2022 conference, Glasgow, 31 st July – 5 August 2022. )
    • Hook, W. J. and White, D. R. (2021) Design and evaluation of two new seed chutes for a Stanhay Webb precision drill using Discrete Element Modelling. (AgEng 2021Conference, Evora, Portugal, 4 th - 8 th July 2021. )
    • Boothby, A. l. and White, D. R. (2021) Understanding the barriers to the uptake of Precision Livestock (PLF) in the UK sheep industry. (AgEng 2021Conference, Evora, Portugal, 4 th - 8 th July 2021. )
    • Kaczorowska–Dolowy, M.A., Misiewicz, P.A., Dickin, E., White, D. R., Millington, W. A. J., Smith E. K. and R. J. Godwin. (2020) The effect of traffic and tillage on soil biology and crop yields in a long-term experiment on sandy loam. (ASABE meeting, Omaha, USA. )
    • Shaheb, M.R., Misiewicz, P.A., Godwin, R.J., Dickin, E., White, D.R., Mooney, S. and Grift, T.E. (2020) A quantification of soil porosity using X-ray Computed Tomography of a Drummer silty clay loam soil. (In 2020 ASABE AIM, 2000875, 1-10. )
    • Godwin, R. J., Misiewicz, P. A., White, D. R., Dickin, E. T., Grift, T., Pope, E.K., Millington, W. A.J., Shaheb, R. M. and Dolowy, M. (2019) The effect on crop yield and production economics of alternative traffic management systems for deep, shallow and zero tillage practices over an eight-year rotation. (7th international conference on trends in agricultural engineering 2019, TAE 2019. Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague.)
    • Godwin, R., Misiewicz, P.A., White, D., Dickin, E., Grift, T.E., Pope, E., Millington, A., Shaheb, M.R., and Dolowy, M. (2019) The effect of alternative traffic systems and tillage on soil condition, crop growth and production economics. (In 7th International Conference on Trends in Agricultural Engineering 2019, TAE 2019 (pp. 133-134). Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.)
    • Shaheb, M. R., Grift, T. E., Godwin, R. J., Dickin, E., White, D. R. and Misiewicz, P. A. (2019) Tire inflation pressure and tillage effects on soil compaction and crop development in a silty clay loam soil in the Midwestern United States. (In 2019 ASABE AIM, 7-10 July, Boston, 1901979. )
    • Domun, Y., Pedersen, L. J., White, D. R., Adeyemi, O. and Norton, T. (2019) Learning Patterns from Time-Series Data to Discriminate Predictions of Tail-Biting, Fouling and Diarrhoea in Pigs. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 163 (August)
    • Misiewicz, P., Godwin, R.J., Millington, W.A.J, Smith, E.K., White, D.R., Edward T. Dickin, E.T. and Keith Chaney, K. (2018) Summary of the effects of three tillage and three traffic systems on cereal yields over a five-year rotation in the UK. (21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference, Paris, France, 24-27 September, 2018. (In Press). )
    • Millington, A., Misiewicz, P., Dickin, E., White, D. Mooney, S. and Godwin, R. (2018) Application of X-ray Computed Tomography to investigate the effect of alternative traffic and tillage systems on soil physical properties. (21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference, Paris, France, 24-27 September, 2018. (In Press).)
    • Millington, W. A., Misiewicz, P. A., White, D. R., Dickin, E. T., Mooney, S. J. and Godwin, R. J. 2018. (2018) How to relate X-ray Computed Tomography derived porosities to physical soil porosity in a randomised 3x3 factorial traffic and tillage field experiment. (ASABE Annual International Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 29 July - 01 August, 2018, p. 1801651. (In Press).)
    • D R White, I J Loynes, S E Cooper, K Stephens, S Head, M D Fraser, H Vallin and J R T Davies. (2018) The design and development of machinery for planting daffodil bulbs under agricultural upland grassland and harvesting the above ground biomass. (AgEng 2018, Netherlands conference proceedings.)
    • Godwin, R.J., Misiewicz, P.A., Smith, E.K., Millington, W.A., White, D.R., Dickin, E.T. and Chaney, K. (2017) Summary of the effects of three tillage and three traffic systems on cereal yields over a four-year rotation. (ASABE Annual International Meeting, Spokane, Washington, USA, 16-19 July, 2017, p. 1701652.)
    • Millington, W.A., Misiewicz, P.A., White, D.R., Dickin, E.T., Mooney, S.J. and Godwin, R.J. (2017) An investigation into the effect of traffic and tillage on soil properties using X-ray computed tomography. (ASABE Annual International Meeting, Spokane, Washington, USA, 16-19 July, 2017, p. 1700380.)
    • Godwin, R.J., Misiewicz, P.A., Smith, E.K., Millington, W.A.J., White, D.R., Dickin, E.T. and Chaney, K. (2017) Summary of the effects of three tillage and three traffic systems on cereal yields over a four-year rotation. Aspects of Applied Biology 134, pp. 233-242.
    • Millington, W.A., Misiewicz, P.A., Dickin, E.T, White, D.R, and Godwin, R.J. (2016) An investigation into the effect of soil compaction and tillage on plant growth and yield of winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). (ASABE Annual International Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, 17-20 July, 2016, p. 162461725.)
    • Walley, K.; Goodall, S.; Humphries, A.; Huntington, J.; White, D.; and Asson, T (2016) Key Dimensions of Personal Innovativeness. International Journal of Business and Innovation Research. (Accepted for publication.)
    • Arslan S, Misiewicz PA, Smith EK, Underhill T, Franklin K, White DR, Godwin RJ (2015) The effect of tire tracks on draft force requirements of soil tillage and field traffic systems, ASABE Annual International Meeting (Paper Number: 2189648, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26–29, 2015)
    • Clare DA, Metcalfe MWJ, Fillingham R, White DR, Korte H (2015) Real world measurement of carbon dioxide emissions of an agricultural tractor using a portable emissions measurement system. (VDI Conference, Hannover, Germany - Land Technik AgEng2015, 6-7 November 2015)
    • Fillingham R, Blackmore, B S, Clare DA, White DR, Korte H (2015) Development of a model to optimise the energy requirement of a grain harvest. VDI (Conference, Hannover, Germany - Land Technik AgEng2015, 6-7 November 2015)
    • GOODALL S, HUMPHRIES A, BIRKS G, WALLEY K, WHITE D, SHENTON R, HUNTINGTON J (2014) Micro Anaerobic Digestion. (Poster presented at the UK AD & Biogas conference, Hall 3, Birmingham, 2-3 July 2014.)
    • GOODALL S, WALLEY K, HUMPHRIES A, HUNTINGTON J, WHITE D, ASSON T, THELWELL S (2014) Improving the efficiency and sustainability of food supply chains: The market potential for micro-scale anaerobic digestion in the UK. (Presented at the Sustainable food logistics and collaboration networks in basic and applied scientific research theme at the WiCaNeM 2014 conference, Isle of Capri, Italy, 4-6 June 2014)
    • SULAIMAN N, CROOK M, MISCIEWICZ P, WHITE D, GODWIN R (2014) The effect of tillage systems on soil strength properties and the anchorage moment of winter wheat The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (Presented at the ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting, July 13 - 16, 2014 Montreal, Quebec Canada. pp 1 - 19)
    • SULAIMAN N, CROOK M, MISCIEWICZ P, WHITE D, GODWIN R (2014) Effect of Soil Type and Bulk Density on the Above Ground Properties Associated with Lodging and on the Anchorage Strength of Wheat. (Poster presentation abstract at ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 2 – 5, 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA)
    • SMITH EK, MISIEWICZ PA, CHANEY K, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) An investigation into the effect of traffic and tillage on soil properties and crop yields. (Proceedings of the 2013 Annual International ASABE Meeting 21-24 July. Kansas City, Missouri. )
    • MASEBU HP, CROOK MJ, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) The longitudinal tensile strength properties of the Sorghum Bicolor stem. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (Pages 5426-5433.)
    • MASEBU HP, WHITE DR, CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CROOK MJ, GODWIN RJ (2013) Design, fabrication and operation of a static laboratory grain stripping rig for the study of stripping of sorghum panicles by various stripping tools. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (Pages 7613-7619.)
    • CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, GODWIN RJ, CHANEY K, WHITE D, HUMPHRIES AC Energy 50: 429-437. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.11.026. (2013) On-farm storage of baled and pelletized canola (Brassica napus L.) straw: variations in the combustion related properties. Energy 50 (pages 429-437)
    • MASEBU HP, CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CROOK MJ, WHITE DR, GODWIN RJ (2013) Effectiveness of redesigned larger grain stripping tools on stripping Sorghum Bicolor grains off the panicles. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2 (pages 5607-5616)
    • CHICO-SANTAMARTA L, CHANEY K, GODWIN RJ, WHITE DR and HUMPHRIES AC (2012) Physical quality changes during the storage of canola (Brassica napus L.) straw pellets. Applied Energy Journal 95 (Pages 220-226)
    Additional Information
    • Awarded IAgrE "Award for Contribution to the Landbased Sector" for a sustained contribution to the Landbased sector throughout his career. (2017).
    • Vice President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE): May 2010 to May 2012.
    • Member of Council of The Institution of Agricultural Engineers: May 2010 to May 2012.
    • Committee Member and ex-Chairman of the Wrekin Branch of the IAgrE: 1989 to date.
    • Committee Member and ex-Vice Chairman of the Staffordshire Area of the IMechE.
    • Trustee of The Douglas Bomford Trust (2012 to 2018). https://www.dbt.org.uk/
    • Jury Member of the Claas Stiftung Foundation, Germany (2016 to date). http://www.claas-stiftung.com/foundation/organization/jury
    • Member of the IMechE Food and Drink Forum (2011 to date).
    • Reviewer for Agronomy Research journal http://agronomy.emu.ee
    • Reviewer for Biosystems Engineering journal  https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biosystems-engineering
    • Reviewer for Soil & Tillage Research journal https://www.journals.elsevier.com/soil-and-tillage-research
    • Reviewer for Soil Use and Management journal
    • Reviewer for Agronomy journal https://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy
    • Member of Scientific and Technical committee for 1st AXEMA EuroAgEng Conference, France 2017  
    • Awarded "Award for Contribution to the Landbased Sector" for sustained contribution to the Landbased industry by the IAgrE in 2017.
    • Member of Scientific and Technical Committe (Jury) for AXEMA Agritech Day, France, October 2023.
    • Technical Reviewer for Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2024.
    • Douglas Bomford Trust Technical Secretary: 2023 to date.

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