Daniel Chesser

Daniel Chesser

Assistant Professor

Precision Agriculture Machinery and Agro-technical Systems, Poultry House Design and Thermal Performance
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 233 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
dchesser@abe.msstate.edu
P 662.325.3282

Education

Ph.D., Agricultural Science/Engineering Technology, Mississippi State University.
M.S., Agricultural Science/Engineering Technology, Mississippi State University.
B.S., Agricultural Engineering Technology & Business, Mississippi State University.

Experience Record

  • July 2018 – Present, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • 2006 – 2018, Instructor/Facilities Manager/Research Associate III, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • 2001 – 2006, Field Research Coordinator/Research Associate I, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • 1999 – 2001, Research Technician, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Specialty Areas

  • Machinery and Mechanical Systems
  • Building Envelope Heat Transfer, Thermal Performance, and Thermal Insulation Systems
  • Material Handling, Delivery, and Application Systems
  • Machining, Fabrication, and Construction Technologies
  • 3D CAD/CAM Applications
  • Instrumentation, Sensors, and Data Acquisition Systems

Research Interests

  • Precision Agriculture Machinery and Technology Systems Development
  • Poultry Housing Design, Environmental Control, and Energy Efficiency
  • Sensors and Automation in Agro-technical Systems and Processes
  • Water and Energy Resource Conservation in Agriculture

Publications

Research and Extension Publications

  • Chesser, G.D., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, R. Lemus, and D.E. Rowe. 2011. Moisture determination in switchgrass windrows using electrical resistance probes.  Engr. Ag.  28(5): 623-629.
  • Morina, D.L., S. Demarais, D. Chesser, J.W. Lowe, and B.K. Strickland. 2018. Antler manipulation procedures for social and behavioral studies in deer. Wildlife Biology. DOI 10.2981/wlb.00452.
  • Linhoss, J., D. Chesser, and J.W. Lowe. 2018. (Revision of Ward Et.al., 2010) Construction of a low cost coffer dam for grain bin rescue. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication No. 2598.
  • Linhoss, J., J.L. Purswell, and D. Chesser. 2017. Varying Manifold Gas Pressure and Its Effects on Radiant Brooder Performance. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication No. 3084.
  • Linhoss, J. and D. Chesser. 2017. Preparing Your Broiler House for Wintertime Conditions. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication No. 3149.
  • Linhoss, J., J.L. Purswell, and D. Chesser. 2016. Modern Broiler House Heating Systems. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication No. 3034.

Conference Proceedings, Presentations, and Abstracts

  • Thornton, A., G. Bora, D. Chesser, D. Wise, and W. Lowe. 2018. Calibration of Feed Delivery Rates in an Automated Fish Vaccination System. Poster presentation at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences Symposium. Bost Extension Center, July 26, 2018.
  • Linhoss, J.E., J.L. Purswell, J.W. Lowe, and D. Chesser. 2018.  Performance evaluation of high-efficiency fan shades in reduction of light leakage and spatial variation of illuminance in commercial broiler houses. Procs. of the 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium. Omaha, NE. September 25-27, 2018.
  • Chesser, G.D., J.L. Purswell, J.D. Davis, J.K. Ward, T. Tabler, and Y. Zhao. 2018. Comparison of Outside Air and Sol-air Design Temperatures for Estimating Heat Gain of Broiler Houses. Procs. of the 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium. Omaha, NE. September 25-27, 2018.
  • Parajuli, P, V. Muvva, Y. Zhao, D. Chesser, J.L. Purswell, F. To, and T. Tabler. 2018. Design and Development of a Vision-Based Robotic System for Mortality Removal of Dummy Broiler Chicken. Procs. of the 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium. Omaha, NE. September 25-27, 2018.
  • Goneke, K.E., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, D. Chesser, and C.M. Edge. 2018. Thermal performance of perforated pen panels for on-farm nutritional test trials. Poult. Sci. 97 (E-suppl. 1):
  • Goneke, K.E., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, D. Chesser, and C.M. Edge. 2018. Thermal performance of perforated pen panels for on-farm nutritional test trials. Procs. of the 10th International Symposium: Livestock Environment, Sep 25-27, Omaha, NE.
  • Goneke, K.E., J.D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, D. Chesser, and C.M. Edge. 2018. Thermal performance of perforated pen panels for on-farm nutritional test trials. Paper for the 2018 ASABE International Meeting, July 29-Aug 1, Detroit, MI.
  • Chesser, G.D., J.L. Purswell, J.D. Davis, J.K. Ward, T. Tabler, and Y. Zhao. 2017. Measurement and Comparison of Building Envelope Heat Conductance for Broiler Houses of Different Age. Abstract and Presentation for the 2017 ASABE International Meeting, July 16-19, Spokane WA.
  • Chesser, G.D.,D. Davis, J.L. Purswell. 2012 Monitoring Heat Transfer through the Thermal Envelope of a Commercial Broiler House. Abstract and Presentation for the 2012 ASABE International Meeting.  July 29-Aug. 1, Dallas, TX.
  • Chesser, G.D.,D. Davis, J.L. Purswell, D.E. Rowe, and R. Lemus. 2011. Using electrical resistance probes for moisture determination in switchgrass windrows. Paper and Presentation for the 2011 ASABE International Meeting, Paper #1111253, Aug 7-10. Louisville, KY.
  • Lowe, J.W., J.D. Davis, D. Chesser, J.K. Ward, E.P. Columbus. 2009. Effects of moisture content on in-field cubing quality.  Abstract for the MSU 8th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Nov. 6th. Starkville, MS.
  • Lowe, J.W., D. Chesser, J.D. Davis, E.P. Columbus and J.K. Ward. 2009. Biomass densification through in-field hay cubing. Poster for the Producer Advisory Council. North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Feb 19. Verona, MS.
  • Lowe, J.W., J.D. Davis, D. Chesser, E.P. Columbus. 2009. Effect of moisture content on in-field cubing of grass for biomass densification.  Abstract for the MSU Biofuels Conference. August 6-7.  Jackson, MS. (poster).
  • Lowe, J.W., J.D. Davis, D. Chesser, and E. Columbus. 2009. Investigation of In-field cubing for Biomass Densification.  Presentation for the 2009 ASABE International Meeting, June 21- 24. Reno, NV.
  • Davis, J.D., E.P. Columbus, J.W. Lowe, and D. Chesser. 2009. Densification of biomass via in-field hay cubing.  Abstract for the Agricultural Engineering Technology Conference, Feb 9-10.  Louisville, KY.
  • Columbus, Eugene P., W. D. Batchelor, J. R. Wooten, and G. D. Chesser.  2006.  Physical Properties of Pelletized Biomass.  Abstract for the Annual International Meeting ASABE, Portland OR, July 9-12, 2006. Paper No. 066150.

Popular Press and Broadcast

  • Chesser, G.D. Farm and Family Radio segment – April, 2018. MSU Seed Technology Short Course: “Seed Treatments and Enhancements” Promotional Interview by Amy Meyers. MSU Extension Agricultural Communications Dept. Bost Extension Center.
  • Chesser, G.D. CALS Influence TV segment – January 2018. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Departmental and AETB Curriculum Profile. Interviewed by Emily Shaw.  MSU TV Center, Wise Center.
  • Chesser, G.D., and J. Linhoss, 2017. Seal the Housing Envelope. MAFES Discovers, Issue 86, summer 2017, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station News.
  • Linhoss, J., and D. Chesser, 2017. Preparing Your House for Winter Time Conditions. MPA Emerging Trends Newsletter, 2017-Issue 2, Mississippi Poultry Association.
  • Linhoss, J., and D. Chesser. 2015. Extension Contributes to Energy Lab Upgrades. Mississippi State Extension Service News. www.extension.msstate.edu/news.
  • Chesser, G.D., 2015. MSU Recognizes Newest Preparing Future Faculty Graduates. Mississippi State University Newsroom. www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2015/06.
  • Chesser, G.D. Farm and Family Radio segment – June, 2017.  MSU Seed Technology Short Course: “Seed Tech: Cover Crop Opportunities” Promotional Interview by Amy Meyers. MSU Extension Agricultural Communications Dept. Bost Extension Center.