Norman R. Scott Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering Cornell University
Scott was involved in bioengineering research and teaching for over 20 years prior to spending 14 years as a Cornell administrator (1984 - 1998). His early research was focused on thermoregulation in poultry, biomechanics of machine milking of dairy cows and electronic applications in agriculture, with particular attention to automatic identification and estrus detection of livestock, as well as the effects of transient current on dairy cows. Since returning to the faculty in 1998, he has focused on research in sustainable development. This research is directed to development of sustainable communities with emphasis on biologically derived fuels, renewable energy, recycling, managed ecosystems and industrial ecology. Specific effort has been directed to anaerobic co-digestion of animal and food waste and biofuels.