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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dr. Serap Gorucu

Assistant Professor, Risk Analysis, Safety, and Health of Agricultural Systems

Dr. Serap Gorucu earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Cukurova University, Turkey and a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University.

The Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industry is the most hazardous industry in the U.S. resulting in thousands of deaths over the past ten years. Agricultural injury surveillance data can provide key information in prioritizing hazards. Agricultural injury surveillance is a topic of great concern among agricultural safety and health professionals since the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) decided to discontinue their series of periodic agricultural injury surveys in 2015. Dr. Gorucu’s research has been focused on agricultural injury surveillance and injury coding schemes.

Contact Information

serapgorucu@ufl.edu

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  • Education
    • Ph.D. Biosystems Engineering (Agricultural Engineering), Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina, 2003
    • M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Cukurova University – Adana, Turkey, 1998
    • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Cukurova University – Adana, Turkey, 1996
  • Professional Experience
    • March 2019 - August 2020
      Assistant Research Professor, BRS Assistant Program Coordinator, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • April 2017 - February 2019
      BRS Assistant Program Coordinator, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • January 2016 - February 2019
      Researcher, Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • September 2014 - December 2015
      Volunteer Researcher, Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • September 2013 - August 2014
      Visiting Scholar, Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • August 2007 - August 2014
      Assistant Professor, Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Hatay/Turkey
    • June 2012 - September 2012
      Short Term Visiting Scholar, Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • January 1999 - May 2003
      Research Assistant, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, Clemson University
    • September 1996 - December 1998
      Research and Teaching Assistant Department of Agricultural Machinery, Cukurova University, Adana/Turkey
  • Publications
  • Other Professional Activities
    • International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health
    • North American Colleges and Teacher of Agriculture