• Guna Grow Mag

    Professor Sundaram Gunasekaran developing biosensors to improve food freshness and safety

  • Xuejun

    “Success of this technology could be game changing,” BSE Professor Xuejun Pan says

  • Uganda

    Professor Rebecca Larson collaborating with Ugandan locals to build anaerobic digesters

  • UAV

    Unmanned aerial vehicles offer new insights for agricultural applications

  • Shinners and Krause

    Evaluating machinery in the field

  • Troy and Sasikumar in the lab

    Runge looks at separation of nutrients in manure samples

  • Troy and Sarah in the lab

    Runge and Krantz discuss metal profiles in biochar (in front of ICP-OES)

  • Sasikumar in the lab

    Researcher Elumalai looks at pretreatment of fibers for cellulosic ethanol

  • Corn stover research

    Corn stover research

  • CombineHead
  • Working_at_the_annual_Lawnmower_clinic

    Students work one-on-one with faculty in the lab

  • workers_water_plant

    Students and teachers work together to help the community.

  • students_tractor

    Students gather around for a field project.

  • Students_demonstrate_the_quarter-scale_tractor_at_engineering-expo

    ASABE Pre-professionals promoting BSE at Engineering Expo

  • Learning_to_combine_agriculture_with_engineering_in_the_real_world

    Learning to combine agriculture & engineering in the real world.

  • Fun_with_machinery

    Having fun with machinery

  • Doing_research_in_the_field

    Doing research in the field.

  • Digman_header

    Extension Faculty bring the latest research to the field

  • Demonstration_of_student_designs

    Demonstration of designs by BSE students.

  • BSE_Students_receive_awards

    ASABE Pre-professional students receiving awards

  • boy_girl_lawn_mowers

    ASABE Pre-professionals working at the annual Lawnmower Clinic

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Welcome to Biological Systems Engineering!

Biological Systems Engineering faculty and staff are dedicated to educating people to meet the engineering, management, technical sales, and service needs of the agriculture and food industry. We do this by advancing science through an active research program, teaching engineering students, and disseminating research findings through extension programs. This web site was developed to help you learn and understand what Biological Systems Engineers do and what kind of opportunities await you with a degree from this department.

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