Faculty and Staff

Shakal, Joseph

Joe Shakal

Joseph Shakal

Professor and Chair of Agricultural Engineering Technology

Start Year: 2009

Agricultural Engineering Technology
Office: 161 Ag Science Building
Phone: 715-425-3985



Ph.D., M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison;
B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

After 16 years in industry, Joe joined the department in 2009. Over five of those 16 years were spent in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology at Tsukuba, Japan. In 1998 he joined TSI Inc., a manufacturer of laser and precision measurement instruments in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he worked as a R&D engineer, opto-mechanical engineer, applications engineer, and product manager for laser-based measurement instruments. Joe earned his B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from UW-River Falls, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison.