Faculty

Tina Jeoh: Sustaining the planet with bioactives

July 01, 2019

Biological and Agricultural Engineering associate professor Tina Jeoh is an innovative researcher, passionate mentor and an advocate for women in STEM. Since joining the BAE department in 2008, she has been a leader in bioconversion for biofuels and microencapsulation of bioactives—all with an emphasis on scaling for industrial production.

D. Ken Giles Honored as Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors

December 11, 2018

D. Ken Giles, professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been recognized as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The NAI Fellows Program was founded to honor inventors from around the world who have made a significant and tangible impact on "quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society."

Professor Emeritus Paul Singh receives honorary degree from University of Guelph

June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Singh, Professor Emeritus of BAE, who was given an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. He was there in early June to give the convocation address at the University's commencement ceremonies.

The following two short videos are from the ceremony:

Conferment of Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Convocation Address

Dr. Tina Jeoh awarded DOE grant

June 20, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Tina Jeoh, whose project,  Development of broadband infrared nano-spectroscopy of biological materials in fluid, has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant over three years from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) in the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy.  The grant was made available through a program called “Bioenergy Research for Bioenergy”, and Dr. Jeoh's project is in collaboration with Dr.

Boundy-Mills (FST), Jeoh (BAE) and Hernes (LAWR) receive USDA-AFRI bioproducts grant

June 06, 2018

Kyria Boundy-Mills (Food Science and Technology), Tina Jeoh (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) and Peter Hernes (Land, Air and Water Resources) received a $500,000, 2-year award from USDA-AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts challenge area. The objectives of this funding program were to develop novel technologies to convert the lignin or nanocellulose fractions of lignocellulose to value-added materials.

Dr. Zhongli Pan receives Chinese Government Friendship Award

October 17, 2017

Dr. Zhongli Pan received Chinese Government Friendship Award at a grand Award Ceremony held on September 29th, 2017 in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. The award was conferred by Vice Premier Ma Kai.

Dr. Pan was nominated by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology for this award. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions toward international collaboration in research and education in food and agriculture.

Prof. Emeritus Bill Chancellor recognized

February 06, 2017

Professor Emeritus William J. Chancellor of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was presented with a Certificate of Recognition at the inaugural precision agriculture seminar on January 26.  The award was presented for Prof. Chancellor’s “vision, leadership, and life-long contributions to technological advancements in agriculture.”  Presenting the award is Prof. David Slaughter, Director of SmartFarm at UC Davis and faculty in the department who remarked that Prof.

BAE Chair and Professor Bryan Jenkins elected an ASABE Fellow

January 09, 2017

A huge congratulations goes out to Dr. Bryan Jenkins, who was recently selected by the M-131 Fellow committee and elected by the ASABE Board of Trustees to the Grade of ASABE Fellow!

This is an honorary status to which members of distinction of the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers must be elected.  This action reflects the high regard that awardees are held by members of the Society.  It also recognizes the significant contributions they have made to the profession.

Associate Professor Tina Jeoh selected as a Chancellor’s Fellow

November 01, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Tina Jeoh, who has been selected to be a 2016-17 Chancellor’s Fellow!

With this honor, Dr. Jeoh will receive a monetary award to be used in support of her research, teaching and service activities, and will be recognized along with the other Chancellor’s Fellows at a special reception.

BAE Assistant Professor Gail Bornhorst featured in UC Davis News

October 08, 2016

Dr. Bornhorst is featured on our university’s news website, in a story called “New Machine Simulates Human Digestion to Improve Nutrition”.  The story focuses on her creation of a machine that might help people make better decisions about when to eat, what to eat and how to prepare food to meet their own personal nutritional needs.

See the full article on the UC Davis News website, and congratulations to Dr. Bornhorst!

BAE Faculty win EurAgEng Outstanding Paper award

August 15, 2016

Congratulations to professors David Slaughter and Fadi Fatallah, whose paper “Co-robotic intra-row weed control system” has won the Biosystems Engineering Outstanding Paper Adward. This was presented at the EurAgEng Assembly yesterday in Aahrus University (Denmark).

The paper was co-authored by Manuel Pérez-Ruíza, David C. Slaughter, Fadi A. Fathallah, Chris J. Gliever and Brandon J. Miller.  It  appeared in Biosystems Engineering, Vllume 126, October 2014.