Egg Industry Center

EIC Interim Director Announced

February 13, 2024

Head and shoulders of RamirezIowa State University has named Brett Ramirez, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, as the Egg Industry Center’s (EIC) interim director. Ramirez will succeed Richard S. Gates who passed in November 2023. 

Ramirez has served as EIC's assistant director since April 2023. He has engaged in extension and research for the industry in several ways including EIC’s 2022 Environmental Protection Agency draft emissions model critical evaluation. His expertise areas include livestock housing, ventilation systems, environmental control, precision livestock farming and more.

In 2023, Ramirez received the Early Achievement in Research Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and also was named Young Engineer of the Year in 2021 by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Iowa Section.

Ramirez received his doctoral degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from Iowa State in 2017. He also has a bachelor’s (2012) and master’s (2014) degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ramirez.

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