Carol & Robert Stwalley, P.E., PhD

Dr. Robert M. Stwalley III, P.E., PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in Power and Machinery from the Purdue University Agricultural & Biological Engineering department and his master’s and doctorate from Purdue Mechanical Engineering in Combustion and Computational Fluids. He is a registered Professional Engineer. Prior to joining Purdue ABE as a faculty member, Dr. Stwalley spent significant time in industry, consulting, and as a renewable energy entrepreneur. He has worked on numerous technical IP’s throughout his career and has led several industrial organizations. Dr. Stwalley is very active in local K-12 education, serving as a Lafayette School Corporation Trustee and a Director of the Indiana State School Board Association. He is the former Director of Professional Practice Programs for Purdue University. Dr. Stwalley’s research interests include renewable energy technologies, urban agriculture techniques, specialized agricultural machinery design, aquaculture systems, CO2 sequestration technologies, and hydroponic systems. He teaches Crop Production Equipment, Design of Off-Road Vehicles, and the Senior Capstone Experiences in ABE.

Dr. Carol S. Stwalley, P.E., PhD, received her bachelor’s degree in Food Process Engineering from the Purdue University Agricultural & Biological Engineering department and her master’s and doctorate from Purdue ABE in Applied Processes and Aquacultural Systems. She is a registered Professional Engineer. In addition to her duties for the Purdue University Minority Engineering program, Dr. Stwalley has led an active consulting and business life, managing the Stwalley’s various interests. Her professional specialties include: complex systems, mass and chemical pathway analysis, large data sets, statistical analysis, and technical communication.