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Dr. Thomas A. Bon

Dr. Thomas A. Bon - Education

Ph.D. Engineering, North Dakota State University, 2003

M.S. Agricultural Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1980

B.S. Agricultural Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1977 

Registered Professional Engineer

Dr. Tom Bon was recognized with the Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Engineering in October 2014 for his teaching accomplishments and impact on students.  Jacob Hanson is shown congratulating Dr. Bon on receiving the Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Bon joined NDSU as a faculty member in August, 1989.  He advises approximately 32 students.

Thomas A. Bon, Associate Professor of Practice
Room 202
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620; PO Box 6050
Fargo ND  58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7275; Fax: 701-231-1008


  • Teaching
  • Student Advising
  • Capstone Projects
  • Advisor to NDSU Student Branch of the ASABE
  • Co-Advisor to NDSU Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honor society)
  • Co-advisor for the ASABE ΒΌ-Scale Tractor Group
  • Advisor to Sigma Phi Delta fraternity


  • ABEN 358, Electric Energy Applications in Agriculture
  • ABEN 473, Agricultural Power
  • ABEN 478/678, Machinery Analysis and Design
  • ABEN/ME 479/679, Fluid Power Systems Design
  • ABEN 478, Machinery Design
  • ENGR 402, Engineering Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • ABEN 496, Ag Tech Expo

Expertise Areas

  • Computer Usage
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical Usage
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Machine Systems
  • Hydraulics

Current Research

  • Destructive Harvesting of Broccoli
  • Capstone Projects

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineer (ASABE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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