BSE Graduate Students Retreat – September 2019
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!
News & Accomplishments
- Residents Hope to Prevent Wildfire With BioChar
- Fitria Fnu is working with PNNL researchers to develop sensors that detect refrigerant leaks in air-conditioners.
- WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture
- Lav Khot named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
- Consumers will pay more for ready‑to‑eat meals made with fewer ingredients
- Lav Khot to lead WSU’s AgWeatherNet
- Abhilash Chandel wins CAHNRS Graduate Student Leadership Award
- FEC Club wins the 2021 GPSA Excellence Award for Registered Student Organizations (RSO)
- International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Honors Dr. Shyam Sablani
- Three Minute Thesis – Femi Peter Alege wins second place overall in the WSU wide competition
- IEEE MetroAgriFor 2020 – Conference Award for Best Paper Presented by a Young Researcher
- Pilot project turns corn waste into jet fuel
- New chair encourages discoveries in Biological Systems Engineering
- Qin Zhang elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences
- New biojet fuel could be a viable alternative to fossil fuel
- WSU researchers join $9.8M project to study low-moisture food safety
- Robotic crop pollination awarded $1 million grant
- India partnership spurs development of new WSU microwave technology for safer meals
Residents Hope to Prevent Wildfire With BioChar
September 23, 2021 | NWPB
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 …Read Story
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 …Read Story