At Amarillo, Dr. Casey’s research programs involve air quality associated with confined livestock production. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Agriculture at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and an affiliated faculty member in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas A&M University (TAMU).
Before joining Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Ken was a Research Specialist at the University of Kentucky, working on a USDA-IFAFS funded, multi-state project on Ammonia Emissions from Poultry Housing. In Australia, Ken was a Principal Environmental Engineer leading a multi-disciplinary research program on the environmental impacts of intensive livestock facilities with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries.
Dr. Casey is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE); Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA); American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Clean Air Society Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ); Multi-state Research Project S1025: Systems for Controlling Air Pollution Emissions and Indoor Environments of Poultry, Swine and Dairy Facilities; ASABE Committee SE-305: Environment Air Quality; ASABE Committee SE-405: Poultry Housing.
Specializes in air quality and gaseous and odor emissions from livestock operations; experience and completion of projects in Wastewater treatment, Nutrient management, Environmental impact of livestock waste management systems; Livestock manure management and processing (physical, chemical and biological processes).