News: Alumni

WSU’s Biological Systems Engineers celebrate a century of impact

From the Dean’s Desk – Dr. Powers Attends BSE Faculty History Celebration

Celebrating a century of impact by WSU’s Biological Systems Engineers

From the Dean’s Desk – Dr. Powers looking forward to BSE Faculty History Celebration

Jingjin Zhang’s Alumni Story

April 29, 2019 I always believe that agriculture is the foundation and future of the world and automation is the future of agriculture, which was deeply confirmed by my Ph. D. study experience at WSU. I graduated in the Spring of 2014 with a Ph. D. in Agricultural Automation from the Department of Biological Systems […]

Xin Zhang wins prestigious “Pellizzi Price 2020” award for his PhD dissertation

October 5, 2020  | Rome, Italy The Club of Bologna announced that Xin Zhang has been selected as one of 4 winners to the prestigious “Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize for 2020”. This prize is a recognition given to top PhD dissertations selected on agricultural mechanization and automation internationally through a bi-annual international competition. Dr. Zhang received […]

Tao Dong and NREL Scientists In Golden, CO develop Non-Toxic Polyurethane

September 29, 2020  | CBS News, Denver, CO Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden have invented a new polyurethane that originates from algae, waste grease, or natural oils. The “greener” polyurethane eliminates health-damaging toxins inherent with the current petroleum-based polyurethane. Polyurethane is a type of plastic developed in the 1950s. Its uses […]

My Journey after graduation from WSU – FEC club presentation

November 7, 2019  | FEC Club Former BSE/WSU graduate student, Dr. Sumeet Dhawan, visited the FEC club on November 7th, 2019 to give a seminar describing his experience working in a major Food Processing company after leaving WSU. Dr. Dhawan is a former graduate student of Dr. Shyam Sablani’s laboratory, in the Food Engineering section […]

Brian Bodah Joins NYSAES Leadership Team

Brian Bodah’s experience and success in agricultural research at WSU helped lead him to a place “where he envisions opportunities for NYSAES to continue its impact in New York and around the world.” After graduating from BSYSE in 2013, Brian took a post as Director of WSU Pierce County Extension in Tacoma, and also went […]