Faculty of bioscience engineering, Ghent University
Abdul M. Mouazen is a Full Professor and a group leader of Precision Soil and Crop Engineering (PSCEng) Group within the Department of Soil Management, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University (UGent). He holds a PhD degree in numerical modelling of soil-tillage tools interaction. Abdul has a background in the application of engineering principles to soil and water management, with specific applications in soil dynamics, tillage, traction, compaction, mechanical weeding, soil remediation and management. He has 16-year experience in proximal soil sensing for precision agricultural applications, and he is a member of Global Proximal Soil Sensing Committee. Abdul has implemented the visible and near infrared (vis-NIR) for different agricultural, food and environmental materials. His experience in vis-NIR spectroscopy and chemometric tools enabled him to develop one of three internationally patented on-line measurement systems of soil properties. Abdul has coordinated two European projects (i.e., FarmingTruth funded by Euoropean Space Agency & FarmFUSE, funded by EU-FP7 under IRA-NET, ICT-AGRI) and has been a partner in several other national and international projects in precision agriculture. The recently created PSCEng Group in UGent aims at establishing a Precision Agriculture Centre in The Flemish part of Belgium within five years, utilizing 3.5 M EUR fund received from the Flemish Scientific Research. Abdul is an Associate Editor of Soil & Tillage Research, Soil Research, Biosystems Engineering and Soils, and has some 128 peer-reviewed papers (H-index = 25 in WoS).