Austin Deardorff

last updated 4/14/2017

Austin C. Deardorff

Co-Founder and A Student at Purdue University

150 N. University St., West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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(765) 494-4600

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Quality Engineer - Zimmer Holdings Inc

Delivery Driver and Inshop - Jimmy John

Quality Engineer - Zimmer Inc

Produce Associate - Sunset Foods Inc


Libertyville High School

B.S. - Mechanical Engineering , 


Co-founder - Aerial Agriculture Inc.

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Austin Deardorff
Austin Deardorff Austin Deardorff, Co-founder of Aerial Agriculture, graduated from Libertyville High School in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He came to Purdue in 2012 to complete his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is expecting to graduate in Spring 2017. He has previously worked for Zimmer Biomet, a company which manufactures biomedical devices such as knee and hip replacements, before starting his own company.

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Purdue Students Launch Drone Startup To Help Reduce Farming Costs - Farming Today Magazine

"Our technology can pinpoint crop areas that need more attention, which allows farmers to then apply more inputs and address potential crop issues immediately, as opposed to after the fact," said Austin Deardorff, Aerial Agriculture co-founder and a student in Purdue's College of Engineering.
"Justin brought up the topic of drones being used in agriculture and how expensive this process can be," Deardorff said. Deardorff and his team have recently upgraded their camera and can now collect four different spectral bands with extremely precise data. "Our drones make it so we are able to stitch images together in maps to show the crops' health in a precise and easy-to-read manner. Our products and services also increase environmental sustainability because we are implementing autonomous technology and use less harmful inputs," Deardorff said. Source: Austin Deardorff,

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