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Biological Systems Engineering Engineering for Life

We discover and apply scientific engineering principles and methods to the processes of our natural world and provide advanced graduate education to engineering professionals.


 

BSE offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with four areas of emphasis:

From solar drying and pasteurization research in the 1970’s to today’s emphasis on biological waste analysis and treatment, chemical transport through soils, food engineering, bioenergy, bioproducts, and more, our department has a long history of technical environmental stewardship, research, and education.

The researchers and graduate students of this department come from all corners of the United States and the world. Because of this diversity, our students leave here with the global awareness, the advanced education, and the technical expertise to become the key players in the economic, technical, and environmental challenges that face us all.

These are exciting and challenging times for engineering professionals. These can be exciting and challenging times for you!

Call (509) 335-1578 to arrange a tour and meet our faculty!

 

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  • Residents Hope to Prevent Wildfire With BioChar

    September 23, 2021  |   NWPB

    How Residents In The Methow Valley Are Hoping To Prevent Wildfire By Creating BioChar.

    Residents in the Methow Valley are applying pyrolysis to reduce an overabundance of small-diameter trees and woody debris, which has built up over decades in the surrounding forests. Pyrolysis takes this excess biomass and heats it beyond typical combustion temperatures in a low-oxygen environment. From this, the forest fuel load is reduced and carbon from the biomass stays stored in the by-products.

    Dr. Manuel Garcia-Pérez, professor in the Biological Systems Engineering and Department Chair … » More …

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  • Juming Tang elected to the National Academy of Engineering

    February 17, 2021  |   WSU Insider

    Juming Tang, Regents Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for invention and commercialization of electromagnetic spectrum wave-based food processes.

    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Juming Tang as a new member. This announcement was made by NAE President John L. Anderson on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering … » More …

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