Tom Brumm

  • Associate Professor
  • Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
  • Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
  • 4335 Elings Hall
  • Iowa State University
  • Ames, IA 50011
  • Phone 515-294-5145
  • Email
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Ph.D., Iowa State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1990
M.S., Purdue University, Agricultural Engineering, 1980
B.S., Iowa State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1979

Awards/Special Recognition

  • Endowed professorship, Mary and Charles Sukup Global Professor in Food Security, 2015
  • Best Session Award, Conference on Industry and Education Collaboration, American Society for Engineering Education, Continuing Professional Development Division, 2015.
  • Thomas B. Thielen Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Body, Division of Student Affairs, Iowa State University, 2012.
  • Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow, The Coleman Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2010-2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Iowa FFA Association, 2011.
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Learning Community Coordination Award, Iowa State University, 2010.
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, College of Agriculture, Iowa State University, 2006.

Teaching Responsibilities
TSM 210. Fundamentals of Technology
ABE/TSM 325. Biorenewable Systems
GLOBE 490Z/494A/495. International Service Learning (Uganda)

Global Engagement
Dr. Brumm is one of the faculty leaders of the Uganda Service Learning program. He is Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, helping to implement ISU’s Uganda programs in food security, health and sanitation, and livestock. Dr. Brumm researches and implements strategies to reduce the drudgery of post-harvest operations and to reduce post-harvest losses in developing countries, especially for grains and seeds. He has conducted various post-harvest projects in the Kamuli region of Uganda with primary schools and women shareholder farmers.