Dr. Issa, an assistant professor at UIUC specializing in agricultural safety, is deeply committed to preventing injuries in the field. His research centers around the development of predictive algorithms and the evaluation of cutting-edge technologies that effectively reduce or eliminate hazards. With a keen awareness of the persistently high injury rates in the agricultural sector, Dr. Issa is dedicated to pioneering new training techniques and prevention strategies. In particular, his research investigates innovative solutions to address out-of-condition challenges prevalent in the grain handling and storage industry, with the ultimate goal of mitigating grain entrapments. Through his extension program, Dr. Issa actively monitors agricultural injury trends in Illinois and actively promotes a culture of safety among farmers and workers in the state, fostering a more secure and sustainable agricultural community.
Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2016
M.S.E. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2012
B.S. in Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2006