Lalit Verma Named ASABE Foundation President

Thursday, August 02, 2018
Lalit Verma Named ASABE Foundation President

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN—Lalit Verma, PE, PhD, has been named president of the ASABE Foundation.

As president, Verma will serve a three-year term and will have oversight of Foundation operations and activities, and progress in achieving the Foundation's financial goals. 

Verma is professor and head of the biological and agricultural engineering department at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a position he has held since July 2000. He is also director of the M.S. degree program in biomedical engineering in the university's  college of engineering. 

A 42-year member of ASABE, Verma has been deeply engaged in Society activities, with a special interest in global outreach. With his wife, he established the Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement, an endowed award which annually recognizes outstanding contributions made toward global advancement and recognition of the profession of agricultural and biological engineering, and excellence in global engagement and international education, outreach, and research. He served as ASABE president 2013-2014 and is an ASABE Fellow. He is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Institute of Biological Engineering.

Joining Verma in three-year terms as trustees are Paul Heinemann, Penn State University; Larry Hoover, GVM Inc; and Travis Tsunemori, Kubota Tractor Corp.

For more than 30 years, the ASABE Foundation has served asthe charitable arm of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, generating and awardingresources to aid the Society and its members to builda stronger future for the agricultural and biologicalengineering profession.Funds administered by the Foundation are used for awards,scholarships, competitions, special projects, and to support ASABEprograms. Each year, we recognize exemplary individuals withinthe field and offer opportunities for ABEs at all levels of theircareers as they work to create a world with abundant food, water,energy, and a healthy environment. 

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASABE has members in more than 100 countries. ASABE members serve in industry, academia, and public service and are uniquely qualified to determine and develop more efficient and environmentally sensitive methods of cultivating food, fiber, and timber for an ever-increasing world population. For further information, contact ASABE, 2950 Niles Rd, St Joseph, Michigan, 49085; 269-429-0300;;