Qin Zhang is a noted author and scholar in Agricultural Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang Agriculture University in China, and went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, as well as doing post-doctoral studies there. He served as a Senior Researcher for Caterillar Inc, and as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Agricultiral Engineering at the University of Illinois. He currently teaches at the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University. He is the author of several Agricultural Engineering books.