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Tom Owino

Tom OwinoAssociate Professor
441A Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC 29631
864.656.4041
864.656.0338 FAX
E-mail: towino@clemson.edu

Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, 1993
B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1985

Professional Registration
PE Intern, South Carolina

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Owino’s research interests are in the areas of water quality, irrigation and drainage, horticultural engineering

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

BE 3200 Geomeasurements
BE 3220 Small Watershed Hydrology and Sedimentology
BE 4210/6210 Engineering Systems for Soil Water Management
BE 4740 Biosystems Engineering Design/Project Management
BE 4750 Biosystems Engineering Capstone Design

Selected Publications & Presentations

Hubbard, L.R., L.B. McCarty, V.L. Quisenberry, W.C. Bridges, and T.O. Owino. 2014. Developing a Yearly Aerification Program for Bentgrass Greens Located in Heat-Stressed Environments. European Turfgrass Society Conference.

Massey, H.F., J.P. Chastain, T.O. Owino, R.F. Polomski, and K.P. Moore. 2011. Chemical and Physical Properties of Potting Media Containing Varying Amounts of Composted Poultry Litter. Lecture Presented at the 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting,Gault House, Louisville, Kentucky, August 7 -- 10, 2011.

Chastain, J.P., H.F. Massey, T.O. Owino, R. F. Polomski, and K. P. Moore. 2011. Chemical and Physical Properties of Potting Media Containing Varying Amounts of Composted Poultry Litter. Presentation at Southern Region Water Conference: "Innovations and Partnerships for Clean Water", September 13-16, The Georgia Center, Athens, GA.

Han, Y.J., Khalilian, A., Owino, T.O.., Farahani, H.J., Moore, S., 2009. Development of Clemson variable-rate lateral irrigation system. Comput. Electron. Agric. 68, 108–113. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2009.05.002

Thomas, C.N., Bauerle, W.L., Owino, T.O.., Chastain, J.P., Klaine, S.J., 2007. Influence of brick air scrubber by-product on growth and development of corn and hybrid poplar. Bioresour. Technol. 98, 1085–1094. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2006.04.013

Thomas, C.N., Bauerle, W.L., Chastain, J.P., Owino, T.O.., Moore, K.P., Klaine, S.J., 2006. Effects of scrubber by-product-stabilized dairy lagoon sludge on growth and physiological responses of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Chemosphere 64, 152–160. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.10.039

Owino, T.O., S. Moore, Y. Han, A. Khalilian and B. Niyazi.  Instrumentation for Variable-Rate Lateral Irrigation System. Presented at the 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Tampa, Florida, Paper No, 052184.

Owino, T.O., S. Moore, Y. Han, A. Khalilian and B. Niyazi. Site Specific Irrigation using Linear Move. Presented at the 2005 ASAE Joint State Section Meeting (South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina), June 2 & 3, 2005, Charleston, SC.

Owino, T.O., and J. M. Hamlett. Temporal Stability of Media Water Content and Bulk Electrical Conductivity in a Greenhouse Ebb and Flood Irrigation Bench. Presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting/CIGR World Congress.

Owino, T.O.., Hamlett, J.M., Holcomb, E.J., 2000. In situ determination of electrical conductivity of potting media using time domain reflectometry. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 31, 2685–2705. doi:10.1080/00103620009370618

Awards & Honors

Alpha Epsilon, Agricultural Engineering Honor Society
Lund Professor of the Year, Clemson University, 2000
Graduate Research Poster Competition, Pennsylvania State University, 1997
Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship Award, 1990
Outstanding undergraduate final-year engineering project Award, 1985