News 2020

IEEE MetroAgriFor 2020 – Conference Award for Best Paper Presented by a Young Researcher

November 09, 2020  |  IEEE MetroAgriFor 2020 Best Paper Presented by a Young Researcher – The IEEE MetroAgriFor 2020 announces the Conference Award to the research group, Rakesh Ranjan, Rajeev Sinha, Lav R. Khot, R. Troy Peters, Melba R. Salazar-Gutierrez, all from Washington State University, USA. This was awarded to the group for the paper […]

Pilot project turns corn waste into jet fuel

Ocober 22, 2020  |  WSU Insider Richland, WA Researchers at Washington State University are part of a national effort to find a higher-value use for such leftovers. The waste, also known as corn stover, is a plentiful source of lignin, a structural molecule used to make advanced jet fuels. Bin Yang, professor in WSU’s Department […]

New chair encourages discoveries in Biological Systems Engineering

July 23, 2020  |   WSU Insider Manuel Garcia-Pérez, Professor, New Chair of Biological Systems Engineering, Encourages Discoveries. 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 […]

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 […]

New biojet fuel could be a viable alternative to fossil fuel

July 08, 2020  |  WSU Insider Richland, WA A Washington State University Tri-Cities researcher is producing and testing a group of hydrocarbon molecules made from lignin, a waste material from biofuel production, as a new biojet fuel that could replace petroleum-based fuels and lead to greater performance and reduced emissions. Bin Yang, professor of biological […]

WSU researchers join $9.8M project to study low-moisture food safety

  July 2, 2020  |  WSU Insider Pullman, WA Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Juming Tang, Regents Professor in WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and Meijun Zhu, Associate Professor in […]

India partnership spurs development of new WSU microwave technology for safer meals

March 31, 2020  |  WSU Insider Pullman, WA In a breakthrough that can potentially help millions of consumers around the globe enjoy safer, tastier pre-packaged foods, a Washington State University scientist’s innovative microwave food safety technologies are being put into action by an Indian company, Tata SmartFoodz Ltd. For more than two decades, Juming Tang, […]