As indoor systems increase in prevalence for raising livestock and plants, our bioenvironmental engineering researchers work to improve conditions for animals, people, crop storage, and greenhouses. Research involves air-quality improvement, handling and treating biowaste, diesel emissions, renewable energy systems, and animal welfare.
At the crossroads of life sciences and engineering, our biological engineers seek answers to problems analyzing biological systems and creating biotechnologies. Focus areas include renewable energy, nanotechnology, sustainability, and synthetic biology.
Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Our food and bioprocess engineering researchers discover and optimize uses of food, feed, and energy products. Research involves bioprocessing technologies for biofuels production, coproduct quality and value, nutrient and nutraceutical recovery, and more.
Off-Road Equipment Engineering
Equipment innovations move our agricultural, construction, and mining industries forward. Our researchers work to design and create equipment, control systems, and machinery to create new opportunities, enhance efficiencies, and ensure safety. Research focus areas include data acquisition systems, machine vision systems, agricultural safety and health, risk management, unmanned aerial systems autonomy, and precision agriculture.
Soil and Water Resources Engineering
As the human population grows, our demand on the environment grows. The conservation and proper allocation of two of our most precious resources—soil and water—is essential. Our researchers working in soil and water resources engineering focus on areas such as water drainage and erosion control best management practices, global changes and their impact on water resources and ecosystem dynamics, and sediment and pathogen transport.