Dr. John Cole

John Cole

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering Technology
117 Agriculture Pavillion
Martin, TN. 38238
Office Number: (731) 881-7264
Fax Number: (731) 881-7968

Educational Credentials

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Ph.D., 2019
Forest Resources, Sustainable Bioproducts

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Master of Science, 2004
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Science, 2002
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Employment History

Republic Doors and Frames; McKenzie, TN
4/2012 – 6/2013
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer

American Ordnance, LLC; Milan, TN
7/2009 – 3/2012
Project Engineer

Greenfield Products, Inc.; Union City, TN
1/2008 – 7/2009
Design Engineer

Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co.; Lexington, KY
10/2004 – 1/2008
Design Engineer

Research/Academic Interests:

Agricultural machinery, robotics, and automation.
Renewable Energy.
Entrepreneurial endeavors.
Mobile Energy Classroom.

Professional Societies

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Forest Products Society
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

Licenses and Certifications:

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Tennessee, License No. 112512


Cole, John; Gale, Paula; Tewari, Rachna; USDA NIFA Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture; Mobile Energy Classroom; 2016-2018
Mehlhorn, Sandy; Cole, John; D’Antoni, Jeremy; Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant for construction of a high tunnel and irrigation system, Funded October 2013