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
- Research Week Celebrates Outstanding Faculty and Staff – Juming Tang
- Research Week Celebrates Outstanding Faculty and Staff – Manoj Karkee
- 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)
- 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
Research Week Celebrates Outstanding Faculty and Staff – Juming Tang
October 18, 2021 | WSU Insider
WSU’s fifth annual Research Week culminated with a celebration of faculty and staff who exemplify research excellence on Friday, Oct. 15.
Juming Tang, food engineer from the Department of Biosystems Engineering, received the Technology with Impactful Contribution to Society Award for his development of high temperature short-time thermal processes to produce high quality shelf stable food products and pathogen controlled chilled ready-to-eat meals.Read Story
Research Week Celebrates Outstanding Faculty and Staff – Manoj Karkee
October 18, 2021 | WSU Insider
Multi-disciplinary Grant Competition Award – First place award will receive $50,000 plus a doctoral-level research assistantship provided by the Graduate School. Second place award will receive $20,000.
First place – Manoj Karkee, associate professor of Biological Systems Engineering
Read the complete article: Research Week Celebrates 2021, WSU Insider.