Dr. Travis Esau
Dr. Travis Esau is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering in the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University. Dr. Esau is both a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Professional Agrologist. Dr. Esau is a mechanical engineer specializing in machine systems and automation engineering focusing on agricultural mechanized systems, digital agriculture, precision agriculture, data management, automation of agricultural operations and data-driven decision analysis for complex agricultural and biological systems. Traditional agricultural farming is not sustainable and severely requires new engineering advancements to remain competitive in both local and global markets. His research involving advanced mechanized systems increases farm efficiency and uses environmental resources more effectively. His research team consists of research staff and undergraduate/graduate/postdoc students. Dr. Esau is also involved with graduate student supervision at University of Prince Edward Island where he holds an adjust position in Sustainable Design Engineering.