S. D. Filip To

S. D. Filip To


Instrumentation, Sensors, Signal Processing, Automation
Biological Engineering Undergraduate Coordinator
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 200 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
P 662.325.3282


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University.
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University.

Experience Record

  • 2012 – Present, Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • 2009 – 2012, Affiliate Faculty (Adjunct Professor), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Digestive and Pulmonology Diseases
  • 1995 – 2012, Associate Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • 1990-1995, Assistant Professor, Ag & Bio Engineering, Miss State University
  • 1990-1994, Research Associate: Dual Appointment: Ag & Bio Engineering (ABE) and NSF/MSU Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation (ERC)

Specialty Areas

Electronics, sensor, embedded automation, and signal processing – a cross-cutting area applied to the fields of biomedical, agriculture, environmental, energy, safety, and consumer products. Apply knowledge in design and implementation of engineering systems and devices, mathematics, analytical, and software to solve problems to improve quality of life.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical – automation and embedded and implantable novel systems and information, bioreactor, animal and other clinical models.
  • Agriculture – precision agriculture, robotics aerial and ground applications, automation in water and energy conservations, specialty crops automation, ubiquitous sensors and network.
  • Environmental – distributed systems automation and data
  • Fire safety – Automation of fire retardant handling, security and safety of fires suppression systems and vessels, information systems.
  • Renewable Energy – Thermo-chemical reactor automation, sensing, and Signal processing
  • Consumer Products – devices for animal welfare, recreational, and assistive living


Journal Publications

  • Sumanth R. Daram, Shou-Jiang Tang, Ruonan Wu, S. D. Filip To, “Benchtop testing and comparisons among three types of through-the-scope endoscopic clipping devices”, Surg Endosc (2013) 27:1521–1529.
  • Sanchali Deb, PhD, Shou-jiang Tang, MD, Thomas L. Abell, MD, Tyler McLawhorn, Wen-Ding Huang, PhD, Christopher Lahr, MD, S. D. Filip To, PhD, Julie Easter, J.-C. Chiao, PhD, “Development of innovative techniques for the endoscopic implantation and securing of a novel, wireless, miniature gastrostimulator (with videos)”, Journal of GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, Volume 76, No. 1 : 2012.
  • Bo Wang , Mary E. Tedder • Clara E. Perez, Guangjun Wang, Amy L. de Jongh Curry, Filip To , Steven H. Elder, Lakiesha N. Williams, Dan T. Simionescu, Jun Liao, “Structural and biomechanical characterizations of porcine myocardial extracellular matrix” ,Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s10856-012-4660-0, 2012.
  • James R. Wooten, L. O. Pordesimo, S. D. To, “Discrimination of bark from wood chips through texture analysis by image processing”, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 79 (2011), pp. 13-19.
  • Agus Haryanto, Sandun Fernando, S. D. Filip To, “High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction over Nickel Catalysts for Hydrogen Production: Effect of Supports, GHSV, Metal Loading, and Dopant Materials Biochemical Sciences”, Biochemical Sciences - Journal of Thermodynamics and Catalysis, July 31, 2011, Ms. No. BIOCHEM-11-68R1
  • Amanda Fehring, DO, Shou-jiang Tang, MD, Mac Mclemore, Michael Griswold, Ph.D., Wanmei Wang, M.S., Elizabeth R. Paine, MD, Ruonan Wu, MSE, Filip To, Ph.D., Thomas L. Abell, MD, “Feasibility Study of Utilizing Ultra-portable Projectors For Endoscopic Video Display”, in review, Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE), manuscript ID is SEND-11-1435.
  • Kimberly J. Schipke, S. D. Filip To, James N. Warnock, “Design of Cyclic Pressure Reactor for the Ex Vivo Study of Aortic Heart Valves”, Journal of Visualized Experiments, DOI 10.3791/3316.
  • Kerut EK, To F. “Risk of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging Procedures”, Journal of Echocardiography 2011;28:593-595.
  • Scott A. Metzler, Christopher S. Digesu, Joel I. Howard, S. D. Filip To, James N. Warnock, “Live En Face Imaging of Aortic Leaflets Under Mechanical Stress”, Journal of Biomedical Model Mechanobiology, DOI 10.1007/S10237-011-0315-1.
  • Wang Bo, Borazjani Ali, Tahai Mina, Curry Ame De Jongh, Simionescu Dan, Guan Jianjun, To Filip, Elder Steven, Lao Jun, “Fabrication of Cardiac Patch with Decellularized Porcine Myocardial Scaffold and Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells”, J Biomed Mater Res A., 94(4):1100-10.
  • Ravi Challa, Radhakrishnan Srinivasan, Filip To, “Fraction of Soybean Meal, Cottonseed Meal and Wheat Middlings Using Combination of Sieving and Air Classification”, Jrnl. Of Animal Feed Science and Technology, 159 (2010) 72-78.
  • Lin Wei, S. D. Filip To, Lester O. Pordesimo, William Batchelor, “Evaluation of Micro scale Electricity Generation Cost Using Biomass-Derived Synthetic Gas Through Modeling”, Jrnl. Of Energy Research, 10.1002/er. 1749.
  • Sanchali Deb, T. Abell, F. To, C. Lahr, D. Spree, W. D. Huang, J. C. Chiao, “Miniature Wireless Gastric Electrical Stimulators”, Jrnl, of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71 (5) AB318.
  • Ruixiu Sui, J. Alex Thomasson, S. D. Filip To, “Cotton-Harvester-Flow Simulator for Testing Cotton Yield Monitors”, Jrnl. Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, 3 (1) 44-49.
  • Ajay Shah, Radhakrishnan Srinivasan, Suminto D. Filip To, Eugene P. Columbus, “Performance and Emissions of a Spark-ignited Engine Driven Generator on Biomass Based Syngas”, Jrnl of Bioresource Technology, 101 (2010) 4656-4661.
  • Agus Haryanto, Sandun Fernando, S. D. Filip To, Phillip H. Steele, Lester O. Pordesimo, Sushil Adhikari, “Hydrogen Production Through the Water-Gas Shift Reaction: Thermodynamic Equilibrium Versus Experimental Results Over Supported Ni Catalysts”, Jrnl. Of Energy & Fuels, 23 (3097-3120).

Award and Honors

  • Academy of Distinguished Teachers of The Bagley College of Engineering, 2010