Yijie Xiong

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Areas of Expertise
Animal Housing Environmental Control
Animal Housing Indoor Air Quality
Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
Precision Agriculture
Precision Livestock Management
Assistant Professor
Precision Livestock Management

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, 2019 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL

M.S., Agricultural Engineering, 2013 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL

B.S., Agricultural Structure and Environmental Engineering, 2011 China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE, since August 2020

-         Department of Animal Science (75%), Department of Biological Systems Engineering (25%)

-         Appointment: 65% Research and 35% Extension

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, Jan – Aug 2020

-         Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, 2012 – 2019

-         Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois Extension, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2016 – 2020

-         Participated in the Annual Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLMT)

-         Conducted and Taught various extension workshops with Illinois livestock and poultry producers

Engineer Assistant, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. and Beijing Office, Summers 2015 – 2017

Instructor, Technical System Management 371 – Residential Housing Design, Spring 2016

-         Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Assistant, Technical System Management 371 – Residential Housing Design, Springs 2013 – 2015

-         Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Animal Housing Environmental Control:

-         Apply instrumentation, measurements, and evaluation to controlled animal environment and obtain useful information from the animals.

Precision Livestock Management:

-         Integrate real-time monitoring, individual animal basis measurements, and engineering skills to assess animal behavior, performance, production, health, and welfare.

Applied Data Analysis in Agriculture:

-         Data acquisition, data management, data visualization, and applied statistical analysis in agricultural applications

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

-         American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Member Since 2011 

-         Poultry Sciences Association (PSA), Member Since 2017           

-         American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning, (ASHRAE), Member Since 2020           

-         Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), Member 2016 – 2018    

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP

-         Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Illinoi, May 2019       

-         Excellence for Oral Presentation in Management & Production, Poultry Sciences Association Annual International Meeting, July 2018            

-         Graduate Student International Research Grant, ACES Office of International Programs, March 2015

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals

Xiong, Y., R.S. Gates, J. Y. Hu, P. Y. Hester, and H.W. Cheng. 2020. Design and performance of an experimental cooled perch system for heat stress relief of laying hens. Transactions of the ASABE: 63(4): 1109-1121. DOI: 10.13031/trans.13672.

Zheng, W., Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, Y. Wang, and K. W. Koelkebeck. 2020. Air temperature, carbon dioxide and ammonia assessment inside a commercial cage layer barn with manure-drying tunnels. Poultry Science: 99(8):3885-3896. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2020.05.009.

Hu, J. Y., P. Y. Hester, Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, M. M. Makagon, and H. W. Cheng. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on the efficacy of an induced molt in White Leghorn laying hens exposed to cyclic chronic heat. Poultry Science: pez317. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pez317

Hu, J. Y., P. Y. Hester, M. M. Makagon, Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, and H. W. Cheng. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on performance, plumage condition, and foot health of caged white leghorn hens exposed to cyclic chronic heat stress episodes. Poultry Science: pez039. DOI:10.3382/ps/pez039

Hu, J. Y., P. Y. Hester, M. M. Makagon, Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, and H. W. Cheng. 2019. Effect of cooled perches on physiological parameters of caged White Leghorn hens exposed to cyclic heat. Poultry Science: pez012. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pez012

Xiong, Y., R.S. Gates, and A. R. Green-Miller. 2018. Factors affecting trailer thermal environment for market pigs transported in the US. Animals, 8 (11): 203. DOI:10.3390/ani8110203

Candido, M. G. L., Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, I. F. F. Tinôco, and K. W. Koelkebeck. 2018. Effects of carbon dioxide on turkey poult performance and behavior. Poultry Science: pey128. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pey128

Hu, J. Y., P. Y. Hester, M. M. Makagon, Giuseppe Vezzoli, R. S. Gates, Y. Xiong, and H. W. Cheng. 2016. Cooled perch effects on performance and well-being traits in caged White Leghorn hens. Poultry Science: pew248. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pew248

Xiong, Y., A.R. Green, and R. S. Gates. Characteristics of Trailer Thermal Environment during Commercial Swine Transport Managed under U.S. Industry Guidelines. 2015. Animals, 5, 226-244. DOI: 10.3390/ani5020226

Other Publications

Ellis, M., N. C. Cooper, K. Vande Pol., R. S. Gates, and Y. Xiong. Measuring postnatal changes in piglet body temperature. National Hog Farmer: December 2017. http://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/measuring-post-natal-changes-piglet-body-temperature.

U. S. Grains Council. 2017. Manure land application in the United States: Policies and Practices (English and Chinese editions). Editors: B. T. Lohmar, Y. Xiong, R. S. Gates, T. L. Funk, and T. Lim. 71 pp. Beijing, China: USGC-Beijing.

Invited Speeches

Xiong, Y. 2014. Weaned piglets transport in the U.S. Swine Model Farms and Technical Training Seminar. Beijing, China, April 2014.

Recent Conference Proceedings (* presented an oral presentation)

Xiong, Y.*, R. S. Gates, and K. W. Koelkebeck. 2019. Interior environment of three laying hen systems during winter conditions. Abstract number: 3217897. Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC, Canada, July 14 – 19, 2019. PSA: Champaign, IL.

Cooper, N., K. Vandepol, M. Ellis, Y. Xiong, and R. Gates. 2019. Effect of piglet birth weight and drying on post-natal changes in rectal temperature. Annual meeting of the ASAS Midwest Section. Omaha, NE, March 11- 13, 2019. ASAS: Champaign, IL. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz122.006

Xiong, Y.*, N. C. Cooper, R. S. Gates, and M. Ellis. 2018. Neo-natal piglet core body temperature model from surface temperature and environment measurements. 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES X). Omaha, NE, September 25 – 27, 2018. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13031/iles.18-128

Xiong, Y.*, M. G. L. Candido, R. S. Gates, I. F. F. Tinôco, and K. W. Koelkebeck. 2018. Effects of carbon dioxide on turkey poult performance and behavior. Poultry Science: 97 (E-Suppl.1). Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, July 23-26, 2018. PSA: Champaign, IL.

Xiong, Y., and R. S. Gates. 2017. Characterizing water utilization in modern US dairies to identify opportunities for reutilization. Paper No.: 1701034. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Spokane WA, July 16-19, 2017. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.201701034

Candido, M. G. L., Y. Xiong*, R. S. Gates, and K. K. Koelkebeck. 2017. Evaluation of elevated CO2 concentration on turkey poult weight gain during brooding. International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare. Chongqing, China. Oct 23-26, 2017.

Cooper, N., M. Ellis, R. Gates, and Y. Xiong. 2017. Measuring postnatal changes in piglet body temperature. Pig Welfare Symposium. Des Moines, IA, November 7-9, 2017. National Pork Board.

Xiong, Y*., W. Zheng, R.S. Gates, K.O.S. Rocha, J. Hu, M.M. Makagon, P.Y. Hester and H.W. Cheng. 2016. Cooled perch system performance for heat stress trials on laying hens: Year 2. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Orlando, July 17-20, 2016. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI.

Xiong, Y.*, R. S. Gates, J. Hu, K. S. O. Rocha, M. M. Makagon, P. Y. Hester and H. W. Cheng. 2015. Performance assessment of cooled perch system for heat stress trials in egg laying production: Year 1.  Paper No. 15-2183667. ASABE Annual International Meeting. New Orleans, July 26-29, 2015. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.20152183776

Gates, R. S., Y. Xiong*, R. Zimmerman, T. Funk and M. Hayes. 2015. Alternative mechanical ventilation strategies for filtered-air systems in North American livestock barns. Paper No. 15-2190012. ASABE Annual International Meeting. New Orleans, July 26-29, 2015. ASABE: St. Joseph, MI.