Farzaneh Khorsandi, Ph.D.

Farzaneh Khorsandi

Position Title
Program Co-Director

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

3038 Bainer Hall

Department Position

Assistant CE Specialist in Agriculture Safety & Health
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
College of Engineering


  • Agricultural Safety & Health (Engineering Control)
  • Agricultural Machine Systems (Design and Test)
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Fruit and Nut Harvesting and Sorting
  • Instrumentation


  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Biosystems Systems Engineering
  • M.S., Shiraz University - Agricultural Engineering 


The effects of shaking frequency and amplitude on detachment of Estahban dried Fig (Ficus carica cv. Sabz). Khorsandi, F., M. Loghavi, and S. Kamgar. Iran Agricultural Research. 31(1): 49-62.

The effect of speed on foldable ROPS actuation forces. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. Khorsandi, F., P. D. Ayers, D. L. Jackson, and J. B. Wilkerson. 22(4): 285- 295.

Development and evaluation of a computer based ROPS design program. Ayers, P. D., F. Khorsandi, Y. John, and G. Whitaker. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 22(4): 247-260.

Developing and evaluating a finite element model for predicting the rollover protective structure nonlinear behavior under SAE J2194 static test. Khorsandi, F., P. D. Ayers, and T. J. Truster. Journal of Biosystems Engineering 156: 96–107.

ROPS designs to protect operators during agricultural tractor rollovers. Ayers, P. D., F. Khorsandi, X. Wang, and G. Araujo. Journal of Terramechanics, 75: 49-55.

Modeling the effect of liquid movement on the center of gravity calculation of agricultural vehiclesKhorsandi, F., P. D. Ayers, R. S. Freeland, and X. Wang. Journal of Terramechanics, 75 (2018) 37–48. 

The Effect of Friction on Actuation Torques of the Foldable Roll-Over Protective Structure. Khorsandi, F., P. D. Ayers,. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 24(4): 227-242.