Dr. John Wanjura is an Agricultural Engineer at the USDA-ARS Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit in Lubbock, TX where he coordinates research on cotton harvesting, ginning, and air quality. Dr. Wanjura conducts research with regional and national commodity groups, university research and extension cooperators, and partners from state and federal agencies to address the critical needs of the US cotton industry. Dr. Wanjura’s research program is focused on developing new technologies for cotton harvesting and ginning which help to reduce production costs, improve fiber quality, and improve producer profitability. He leads the air pollution engineering research program at ARS in Lubbock, which serves to design improved particulate abatement technologies and develop accurate emissions data for agricultural operations. Dr. Wanjura’s work is published in referred journals, popular press articles, presentations to professional societies and industrial conferences.