Dr Ying Chen’s Website



Ying Chen (Ph.D, P.Eng)


Department of Biosystems Engineering

University of Manitoba

Email : ying.chen@umanitoba.ca



1993 Ph.D     McGill University, Canada; program: Agricultural Engineering

1984 M.Sc     Beijing Agricultural Mechanisation College (current China Agricultural University), China, Program: Agricultural Engineering

1982 B.Sc      Jiamusi Agricultural Machinery College (current Jiamusi University), China; program: Agricultural Engineering


Honors and Awards

2023 Fellow of ASABE                    American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers

2019 Merit Award                           in Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities, given by University of Manitoba

2017 Fellow of CSABE                     Canadian Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

2017 Excellence Award                  in Engineering Education, given by Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba

2006 Glenn Downing Award         in Agricultural Machinery, given by Canadian Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CSABE)


Canadian Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CSABE)

 American Society for Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineer (AOC)



BIOE4590 Management of By-product from Animal Production

BIOE3400 Design of Structural Components in Machines

BIOE7290 Biosystems Engineering Graduate Seminar

BIOE7360 Biological System: Behavior, Modelling and Simulation

BIOE7240 Special Problems in Biosystems Engineering

BIOE7280 Discrete Element Modeling in Biosystems Engineering

BIOE7310 Material Incorporations into Soil


Research areas

·     Agricultural machinery

·     Soil dynamics

·     Conservation agriculture

·     Soil, tillage, and seeding

·    Discrete element modeling (DEM)

 ·    Hemp, flax, canola, and other plant fibres

·     Land applications of manure


Dr. Chen and her graduate students

Soil Bin Testing Facility

Field Tool Tester

DEM Models for machine-residue-soil interaction

No-till Seeder

Hemp Swathing