Join Us to Celebrate Historical Contributions by Faculty from WSU Biological Systems Engineering
On Saturday, March 9th, 2024, we will again celebrate our legacy of more than 100 years of agricultural and biological engineering at Washington State University.
The main activity during this celebration will include the release of Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University: Volume Two: The Faculty 1910-2023. More than 100 years Committed to Building a Better and More Sustainable Agriculture. By author Dr. Larry G. James
Join us for discussions with former chairs and faculty, honoring BSE Faculty with 20-30 years of service, student interactions during poster presentations, and remembering Dr. Alan Pettibone, Dr. Keith Saxton, and Dr. Day Bassett.
The focus of Volume Two is the faculty – the heart and soul of the Department. Faculty imagine, craft, implement, lead, and deliver the Department’s teaching, research, and outreach programs. They instruct, mentor, and inspire students, and directly interact and impact the Department’s many clientele. They have, over the Department’s 113-year history, successfully and firmly established WSU’s world-class preeminence in Biological Systems Engineering.
BSE offers PhD and MS degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with four areas of emphasis:
- Agricultural Automation Engineering
- Bioenergy and Bioproducts Engineering
- Food Engineering
- Land, Air, Water Resources, & Environmental Engineering (LAWREE)
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!
News & Accomplishments
- Dr. Worasit Sangjan selected as winner of the 2024 North American Plant Phenotyping Network’s Graduate Student Award
- USDA undersecretary encounters research for specialty crops at Prosser
- WSU research addresses climate change on multiple fronts
- Juming Tang among seven WSU faculty recognized as highly cited researchers.
- Media Advisory: WSU scientists available to discuss new National Climate Assessment
- Grant aims for smarter harvesting
- Biofuels pioneer Bin Yang named Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- New academy on climate resilience to connect specialty crop professionals
- Lav Khot and CAHNRS highlighted during NIFA’s National Washington Day – May 10, 2023
- Graduate School Announces Rongge Zou as a Winner of Albrecht Scholarship
- Birgitte Ahring receives Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award
- Jonathan Male appointed as new head of Office for National Laboratory Partnerships
- WSU and Heritage University scientists to share research at March 31 symposium
- History book chronicles 130-year evolution of agricultural engineering at WSU
- WSU’s Lav Khot, colleagues receive multi-state award for ag drone research
- News from Extension: Guides on sooty bark disease, mobile drip irrigation
- Juming Tang inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2021 Class of Fellows
- Mark Schrader places in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition at ASABE 2022
- Behnaz Molaei places in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition at ASABE 2022
- Sustainable Jet Fuel Based on Lignin
- BSE Departmental Retreat – Saturday, August 6th, 2022
- Joan Wu honored by CAHNRS with Excellence in Advising Award
- Sindhuja Sankaran honored by CAHNRS with Excellence in Early Career Award