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
- 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
New chair encourages discoveries in Biological Systems Engineering
July 23, 2020 | WSU Insider
Manuel Garcia-Pérez is excited to lead faculty and students as they make discoveries for a healthy environment, renewable energy, productive and sustainable agriculture, and safe and nutritious foods. “I am a big believer in the magic of committed individuals and teams,” said Garcia Pérez, a BSE professor since 2013. Garcia-Pérez takes over as chair of BSE from Juming Tang, who has been chair for four years, on Nov. 1.
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Qin Zhang elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences
July 15, 2020 | Washington State Academy of Sciences
Qin Zhang, Professor, Director of Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for contributions leading to the adoption of automation technologies to agricultural production, a recognizable contribution to core technology development for intelligent farming machinery and smart agriculture and pioneering the emerging science frontier by the proposed study of agricultural cybernetics.Read Story