Dr. Brian Luck – Faculty
Dr. Luck earned his B.S. at the University of Kentucky in 2005, his M.S. in 2009 and a Ph.D. at Mississippi State University in 2013. He is an American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Student Branch Faculty Advisor, a Professional Member, and a Wisconsin Section of ASABE Professional Member. A Faculty Advisor for the ¼ Scale Tractor Team and an International Society of Precision Agriculture Professional Member. An interesting fact about him is that that a past life I won 5th place (two separate times) in a guitar picking contest in Mountain View, Arkansas.
Dr. Luck is working towards becoming a tenured faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is continuing to benefit production agriculture through optimization and novel engineering solutions.
“I grew up on a farm in Western Kentucky. Performing chores and farming was always leading me to think about “fixing” any problem with machinery I had or optimizing a task for maximum efficiency. I began my academic career as an Electrical Engineering Student, but soon realized I enjoyed applying electronics and controls to machines rather than developing the control components. This lead me to Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Machinery Systems and Precision Agriculture. Through data collection and observation methods that were not previously available we aim to help farmers minimize inputs to their agricultural operations. This optimization yields reduced costs of production, increased profits, and minimizes the environmental impact of the farming operation.”