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Cedric Ogden, PhD

Extension Engineer Specialist, assistant professor

(478) 825-6590

(478) 825-6299


Academic Program: Agricultural Engineering Technology

Extension Area: Agricultural and Natural Resources

  • Natural Resource Utilization
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
  • UAV & Remote Sensing
  • Awarded USDA-NIFA AFRI grant “A Collaborative Study on the Feasibility of Value-added Solar Drying of Specialty crops for Small growers in Georgia and Indiana”, January 2021 – Present.
  • Awarded 1890 Universities Foundation grant “Promoting Sustainable Forestry Practices for Small and Underserved Landowners”, July 2020 – Present
  • Awarded the USDA-NIFA McIntire Stennis grant “Feasibility Study on Processing Wood Pellets from Beetle-Infested Loblolly Pine trees in Georgia”, September 2018 - Present
  • Awarded the USDA-NIFA McIntire Stennis grant “Developing Applications for Power Generation from Forestry and Agricultural Feedstock”, September 2013 – 2018.

Doctor of Philosophy: Agriculture and Biological Engineering - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2010)

Master of Science: Plant, Soil & Agricultural Systems - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (2006)

Bachelor of Science: Engineering Technology - Fort Valley State University (2004)

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Ogden, C.A., K.E. Ileleji. 2021. Physical Characteristics of ground switchgrass related to bulk solids flow. Powder Technology. ISSN 0032-5910

Ogden, C. A., K. E. Ileleji, K. D. Johnson, 2019. Fuel property changes of switchgrass during one-year of outdoor storage Biomass and Bioenergy. Biomass and Bioenergy 120: 359-366.

Ogden, C. A., K. E. Ileleji, K. D. Johnson, Q. Wang, 2010. In-field direct combustion fuel property changes of switchgrass harvested from summer to fall. Fuel Processing Technology 91: 266-271.

Ogden, C.A., K.E. Ileleji, and F.A. Richardson. 2009. Morphological properties and breakage behavior of three ground biofeedstocks by hammer-milling. Trans of the ASABE 53(1): 199-204.