• 2022-05-10 - The Spring 2022 semester brought the second offering of the TSM 439 Capstone Experience. This course provided students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills from their entire college career into one hands-on project.  Five student teams designed, built, and tested prototypes that...
  • 2022-05-09 - A piglet-warming trailer, an agricultural vehicle mobile weight distribution mechanism, and a deep-tunnel rain catchment system won top honors in the annual Capstone Associates Trade Show by ABE 469 Industry-Based Design Project teams on April 29, 2022. Ten teams, composed of seniors in ABE...
  • 2021-10-27 - The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday, September 17. The department was formed in 1921 as the Department of Farm Mechanics. Since then, faculty, staff, and students have made pioneering...
  • 2021-10-27 - The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering annually recognizes outstanding alumni, students, faculty, and staff for their accomplishments with a series of scholarships and awards. This year, we were able to award over $70,000 to more than 60 recipients. We are incredibly grateful to...
  • 2021-10-25 - For years, Doug Bosworth has been contributing to the scholarship fund in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. However, that’s not the contribution that brings him the most recognition in the department. ABE alumni and faculty alike admire Bosworth for his time spent as an ABE...
  • 2021-10-21 - Congratulations to Daniela Markazi, ABE 2019, current Informatics PhD student, and 2021 Generation Google Scholar. Daniela, advised by Professors Luis Rodriguez and Rachel Magee, is one of just 11 students in the world to be selected for the highly competitive Computational and Data Science...
  • 2021-10-21 - As 3D modeling is becoming increasingly more important in almost every industry, students need a formal opportunity to learn 3D modeling skills. 3D printing provides an inexpensive way of creating customizable tools, equipment, and supplies as well as a fast way of prototyping parts for machinery...
  • 2021-10-19 - Illinois AgrAbility acknowledged 30 years of service to Illinois agricultural producers with a virtual Anniversary Celebration on September 29. Since 1990, Illinois AgrAbility has provided direct services to over 800 farmers with physical limitations and disabilities and provided education about...
  • 2021-09-01 - I was born in Mumbai, India, to parents who worked full-time. My mother, who was the first woman to work as an officer in the Maharashtra Civil Services, came in at a time when parental leave did not exist. Because of this, I spent my early years with my grandparents in Kumta, India. My grandfather...
  • 2021-05-25 - Excellence of faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at the U of I will again be on display at the 2021 Virtual Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) to be held in July 2021. Vijay Singh,...
  • 2021-05-25 - ABE professors Vijay SinghRichard CookePaul DavidsonGirish ChowdharySalah Issa, PhD candidate Jamison Watson, and undergraduate students Nina Chatrath and Mak Jarvi...
  • 2021-05-21 - A power-generating wind turbine made of discarded auto parts, a grain dryer for Cardamom seed farmers in Guatemala, and an industrial sized salad spinner for commercial farming were among the innovative products that seniors produced this spring in the ABE 469 Industry-linked Design Project course...
  • 2021-05-21 - The Technical Systems Management (TSM) program serves approximately 200 undergraduate students. For the first time ever in Spring 2021 semester, some of the seniors had the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills from their first 3.5 years and apply them towards a capstone project in...
  • 2021-01-19 - Dr. Laurie Leonelli joined the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) as a tenure-track assistant professor in January 2021. Dr. Leonelli has B.A. in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College and Ph.D. in Plant Biology...
  • 2021-01-19 - Richard Cooke, professor in ABE, was selected as the Fall 2020 Eminent Engineer by the Illinois Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, for his dedication and outstanding contributions in conservation engineering and drainage design. Professor Cooke has established an exemplary record in extension, research...