Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides guidance and oversight of the Institute. The committee is comprised of one ADM member appointed by ADM and five University of Illinois members.

Jennifer Bernhard, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering

Dennis Fisher, Director Compliance, Ag Services and Corn Processing, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Neal Merchen, Associate Dean, Research in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Director, Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station; Professor, Department of Animal Sciences

Udatta Palekar, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Supply Chain Management Program

Prasanta Kalita, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of ACES, and Professor, Soil & Water Resources Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

KC Ting, Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering