Topic – Rural Electrification and Post-harvest Processing | Sponsored by The Cotton Foundation
Dr. Otto R. Kunze has had a long interaction with our department, extending back to his first time in Scoates Hall in 1940. Kunze is part of what has been called the “Greatest Generation.” His education was interrupted by World War II, where he served in Europe, and earned two Bronze Stars. He returned to Texas, began his studies at Texas A&M and ultimately became a faculty member with expertise in electrical applications and post-harvest processing of agricultural commodities. He is internationally known for his work on the phenomenon of rice grain fissuring. A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers, his work on rice was recognized in 2000 by ASABE as an “Outstanding Achievement of the 20th Century.” He retired from our faculty in 1990.