CEE alumnus Robert Burns has recently been appointed to lead extension in the UT Institute of Agriculture.
Wayne Davis, Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering, was his faculty advisor and has this statement about Burns’s appointment.
“We are excited to see Dr. Burns’ recent appointment as Dean of UT Extension. Robert received his MS in Environmental Engineering and his PhD in Civil engineering with a concentration in Envr engineering. I had the pleasure of being his major professor where he concentrated on air quality and pollution control. Ironically, Robert held to his roots in Agricultural Engineering (now Biosystems Engineering) and became a leading international expert on air emissions and odor control related to agricultural emissions from swine and poultry operations. Our college is proud to have Robert among our alumni and I am particularly proud to have been his mentor during his program and in his early career.”