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John H Lumkes Jr

Agricultural & Biological Engineering 

  • Professor of Ag & Bio Engr
  • Associate Professor Ag & Bio Engr
  • Assistant Professor Ag & Bio Engr

Office of Academic Programs 

  • Assistant Dean & Associate Director of OAP/Professor in ABE

Awards & Honors

(2019) Book of Great Teachers. Purdue University.

(2013) Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Scholar. Purdue University Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

(2013) Purdue Seeds for Success Research Award. Purdue University.

(2012) Purdue Global Engineering Impact Award. Purdue College of Engineering.

(2011) Community of Service Learning Faculty Fellows. Purdue University.

(2011) The Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Purdue University.

(2010) ABE Department Outstanding Counselor. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

(2010) Purdue College of Agriculture David C. Pfendler Outstanding Counselor Award. College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

(2008) ABE Department Outstanding Engineering Educator. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.


Lumkes, J. H., Batdorff, M. A., Merrill, K. J., Holland, M. A., & Wilfong, G. J. (2012). Fluid Control Valve Systems, Fluid Systems Equipped Therewith, and Methods of Using. U.S. Patent No. 20120186659. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Lumkes, J. H., & Andruch, J. (2010). Regenerative Hydraulic Systems and Methods of Use. U.S. Patent No. 20120233997. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Batdorff, M., & Lumkes, J. H. Fast-Acting Fluid Control Valve. U.S. Patent No. 7,717,130. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Wilson, D., & Lumkes, J. H. (in press). Design of a multipurpose agricultural vehicle and attachments for developing countries. CIGR Journal.

Erk, K. A., Lumkes, J. H., Shambach, J., Braile, L. W., Brickler, A., & Matthys, A. (2015). Designing a soundreducing wall. Science and Children, 53(1), 52-59.

Wilson, D., & Lumkes, J. H. (in press). Manufacturing Agricultural Utility Vehicles in Sub-Saharan Africa. CIGR Journal.

Lumkes, J. H. (2014). 2014 ASABE Giving Back Fund Recipient - There and Back Again - A Professor’s Continuing Journey. Resource Magazine, 21(3), 4-8.

Limiac, C., & Lumkes, J. H. (2014). Appropriate sustainable Technologies: The UN-Habitat’s Multifunctional Clean Energy Centers. 2014 ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting. doi:10.13031/aim.20141893835

Dare, A., Forin, T., Ileleji, K., Jesiek, B. K., Lumkes, J. H., & Pawletko, P. (2014). Community capacity building: Collaborative micro-hydropower design in Cameroon. Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2014 IEEE, 479,485.

Xiong, S., & Lumkes, J. H. (2014). Coupled Physics Modelling for Bi-Directional Check Valve System. International Journal of Fluid Power, 15(2), 55-67. doi:10.1080/14399776.2014.897500

Skelton, D. R., Xiong, S., & Lumkes, J. H. (2014). Design of High Performance Actuation System for High Speed Valves. Proceedings of the 9th International Fluid Power Conference (9.IFK).

El Breidi, F. Y., Helmus, T. S., & Lumkes, J. H. (2014). Development of a Portable Pneumatic Educational Tool for STEM Education. Proceedings of the 53rd National Conference on Fluid Power, Las Vegas, 8.

Skelton, D. R., Limiac, C., & Lumkes, J. H. (2014). Mechanized Agriculture in Rural Developing Countries. 2014 ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting, 8.

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