Dr. Changying Li is an Associate Professor at the College of Engineering of the University of Georgia (UGA), USA. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. After a short postdoc at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he joined the faculty of University of Georgia in 2007.
He received “Gary A. Herzog Award of Excellence for Junior Research Scientist” from University of Georgia Tifton Campus and “Early Career Award” from AOCABFE (Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers), both in 2011. He was selected as “UGA Junior Research Fellow” in 2009. He is Associate Editor of Transactions of ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He has been reviewer of multiple funding agencies such as the USDA and NSF. In the past five years, the graduate students he mentored have won seven major awards either at the university level or national level. He has led teams and worked with others to win large multi-discipline and multi-institution grants from National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the past seven years with total funding support of five million dollars. He is serving the President of AOCABFE from 2014 to 2015.
His main research interest is in developing sensing and automation technologies for agricultural and food systems. He teaches Sensors and Transducers (ENGR 4230/6230) and Non-destructive Characterization of Bio-Materials (ENGR 8550).