Stuart Nelson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

National Academy of Engineering Member

United States


Ph.D., Engineering, Iowa State University, 1972
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1954
M.A., Physics, University of Nebraska, 1952
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, university of Nebraska, 1950

Research Interests

  • Use of radio-frequency and microwave dielectric heating for seed treatment, stored-grain insect control, and agricultural product conditioning
  • Studies of the dielectric properties of grain, seed, insects, fruits and vegetables, coal, and minerals
  • Methods of dielectric properties measurement
  • Dielectric properties and density relationships in granular and pulverized materials
  • Moisture measurement through sensing dielectric properties of agricultural products