Faculty

Gang Sun Receives 2021 AATCC Harold C. Chapin Award

In recognition of his outstanding service to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Biological and Agricultural Engineering Professor Gang Sun has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for his dedicated service and outstanding leadership.

Sun “exceedingly exemplifies the outstanding leadership and dedicated service and outreach as evidenced by his work in the past 27 years,” said the association.

Jesus Fernandez-Bayo's Lab Wins UC Davis Lab Safety Award

UC Davis Safety Service's annual Lab Safety Awards are part of campus' commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to think safe, act safe and be safe. This year's winner for College of Engineering is Jesus Dionisio Fernandez-Bayo's lab in the BAE department.

Tina Jeoh Receives Danisco Foundation Scientific Excellence Medal

Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Professor Tina Jeoh received the 2021 Danisco Foundation Science Excellence Medal from International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc (IFF). Every year, the award recognizes one scientist for their scientific and operational excellence and a remarkable track record of accomplishments in research and collaboration with industry.

Zhongli Pan Receives 2022 ASABE International Food Engineering Award

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Adjunct Professor Zhongli Pan received the 2022 International Food Engineering Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The ASABE major award recognizes significant engineering contributions in research, development or the design of food processes. The award also recognizes outstanding leadership, management and education in the food engineering profession.

Professor Fadi Fathallah Named BAE Department Chair

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s new chair will be Professor Fadi Fathallah, whose appointment began July 1. Fathallah, an expert in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics for farmworkers, brings extensive research and leadership experience to the role.

Md Shamim Ahamed: Engineering for Farming Indoors

As the worldwide food demand increases, farmers are looking at new ways to produce more high-quality food in less space. Biological and agricultural engineering assistant professor Md Shamim Ahamed thinks a possible solution lies indoors—in greenhouses, vertical farming and more controlled environments for livestock.