Name: Dr Diogenes L. Antille BSc MSc EngD CEng CEnv MIAgrE
Position: Research Fellow (Conservation Agriculture).
Organisation: National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
What does professional registration mean to you:
“Professional registration demonstrates competence in the area of practice, and commitment to professional standards, which requires knowledge and skills to be continually updated and enhanced”
Short profile about you and your current job role :
I am an Agricultural Engineer and I was trained at the National Soil Resources Institute at Cranfield University at Silsoe where I acquired an MSc (Soil Management), and later an Engineering Doctorate from Cranfield’s School of Applied Science. I have expertise in soil and water management/conservation, land rehabilitation, farm mechanization, soil nutrient and fertilizer management. My research at the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (Australia) focuses on controlled traffic farming and zero-tillage, nitrogen use efficiency, GHG emissions both from irrigated and rainfed cropping systems, and land rehabilitation in the coal seam gas industry. I hold CEng and CEnv qualifications through the Institution of Agricultural Engineers. I serve as Chair of the Soil-Plant-Machine Dynamics Committee of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. I am also a Member of the Executive Board of ACTFA (Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association Inc.), and I serve as an Associate Editor of Soil Use and Management. I have published >30 peer review articles.