Dr. Brett Ramirez is an associate professor in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. Ramirez focuses his research and extension programs on ventilation systems, natural resource and energy efficiency, animal energies, environmental control, and precision livestock farming.
Ramirez’s research focuses on ventilation, natural resource and energy efficiency, animal energetics, environmental control, and precision livestock farming. He also works to advance the technology needed to address general topics that arise in livestock and poultry production systems. In his extension capacity he assists the livestock and poultry industries with engineering, design, management, and troubleshooting of their facilities. Ramirez’s past experiences with the egg industry include working to improve resource efficiency; air quality and air emissions work including the 2022 EPA draft emissions model challenge study completed by EIC; and completion of studies that quantify poultry operation’s energy usage as it relates to its manure handling systems. In addition, he has led ventilation workshops for production employees and allied industry members.
Ramirez earned his Ph.D. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from Iowa State University and obtained his M.S. and B.S. degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.