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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Marvin J. Pitts

Marvin Pitts

Professor (Career Track)
Program Coordinator, School of MME, WSU/OC-Bremerton

Science/Technology 110, OC Bremerton
360-475-7705 fax

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, l983
  • M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, l980
  • B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, l978

Professional Preparation

  • Guest Professor, Institut für Lebensmitteltechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien Austria, 1994

Teaching Interests

  • Industry-supported engineering design projects
  • Solar energy applications
  • Mechatronics and related electronic instrumentation

Selected Publications

  • Morris, C. F., S. R. Delwiche, A. D. Bettge, F. Mabille, J. Abécassis, M. J. Pitts, F. E. Dowell, C. Deroo, and T. Pearson. 2011. Collaborative Analysis of Wheat Endosperm Compressive Material Properties Cereal Chem. 88(4):391–396
  • Pandey, P. K. , P. M. Ndegwa, M. L. Soupir, J. R. Alldredge, and M. J. Pitts.2011. Efficacies of inocula on the startup of anaerobic reactors treating dairy manure under stirred and unstirred conditions. Biomass and Bioenergy. Elsevier. 35(2011)2705-2720.
  • Fernandez-Gutierrez, S.A., P.D. Pedrow, M.J. Pitts, J. Powers. 2010. Cold Atmosphere Plasmas Applied to Active Packaging of Apples. IEEE Trans. of Plasma Science. 2010. Vol 38 (4) pg 957.
  • Mitsuhashi-Gonzalez, K., M.J. Pitts, J.K. Fellman, E.A. Curry, C.D. Clary. 2010. Bruising Profile of Fresh Apples Associated with Tissue Type and Structure. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 2010 Vol 26 (3) pg 509-517.
  • Mitsuhashi-Gonzalez, K., Clary, C.D., J.K. Fellman, M.J. Pitts, E.A. Curry. 2010. Harvesting by Peel Color to Reduce Bruising of “Golden Delicious” Apples. International Journal of Fruit Science Vol 10 (2) pg. 166-176.
  • Pandey, P. K. , M.J. Pitts, M.L. Soupir, P.M. Ndegwa, J.R. Alldredge. 2010. Modeling Effects of Granules on the Start-up of Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Wastewater with Langmuir and Extended Freundlich Equations. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering, 2010 Sept., v. 33 (7) p. 833-845.
  • Chauvin, M.A.; E. Kupferman, B. Swanson, C.F. Ross, M.J. Pitts. 2010. Relationship Between Instrumental and Sensory Determination of Apple and Pear Texture. Journal of food quality, 2010 Apr., v. 33, no. 2, p. 181-198.