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Dr. Jennifer Nill receives the 2020 Zuhair A. Munir Award

February 24, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Nill is this year’s recipient of the Zuhair A. Munir Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the College of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering in December 2019 as part of associate professor Tina Jeoh's lab.

Kelley Drechsler wins poster competition at Irrigation Association Conference

December 10, 2019

Congratulations to PhD candidate Kelley Drechsler, who won first place in the student poster competition at the 2019 Irrigation Association conference in Las Vegas!  Kelley’s poster focused on a remote wireless valve control system for irrigating almond orchards by variety. Her work is currently funded by the almond board of California.

The 2019 Irrigation Association conference  was co-located with the National Ground Water Association and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association.

UC Davis to host inaugural ASABE CA/NV Section Student Rally January 17-20

December 05, 2019

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is pleased to host the inaugural American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) CA/NV Section Student Rally on January 17-20, 2020 at UC Davis.

The student rally is an annual gathering of students from ASABE student chapters and other related programs from across the region, held at different schools each year. Attendees explore the host school, network, attend technical presentations and tours on and off campus, socialize and gain leadership experience over four days.

Kelley Drechsler: Reducing Water Use in Almond Orchards

November 05, 2019
During droughts, California’s nut farmers are often attacked for their water use, though the crops they produce are a cornerstone of the state’s economy. Third-year Ph.D. student Kelley Drechsler is taking on this problem by working to help these farmers irrigate using less water without affecting their product.

EBS Grad Student Kyle Cheung places in ASABE poster competition

August 20, 2019

Congratulations to graduate student Kyle Cheung, who placed in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the NRES technical community for his work entitled, “Identification of Drought Stress in Turfgrass Using Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing”. Cheung presented this work during the ASABE Annual International Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in July.

Cheung researches drought stress in Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Ali Pourezza's lab.

Read his ASABE AIM 2019 Presentation Abstract:

BAE student team wins 2nd place in ASABE robotics competition

July 12, 2019

Congratulations to the UC Davis Ag Robotics team, who participated at the Robotics Competition

at the International ASABE meeting in Boston and walked away with second prize!

The UC Davis team was the top American team in their division at the competition.  The team won a trophy and cash prize as well.

Well done BAE students!

 

Student Spotlight: Tyler Barzee

June 12, 2019

Tyler Barzee, a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Systems Engineering, is one of the BAE department’s highly active graduate students, skillfully balancing his education, research, hobbies and involvement in the campus community.

Picnic Day 2019 Filled With Fun and Collaboration

April 17, 2019

UC Davis and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering celebrated another successful Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13th. The theme of this year's float was the adventure that comes along with being a biological and agricultural engineer:

Ph.D Candidate Yi Shen Discusses IR Peeling of Pears in Exit Seminar

March 20, 2019
2045 Bainer Hall was full of current biological and agricultural engineering graduate students and faculty on Wednesday, March 20th who gathered to listen to Yi Shen present the research he has been conducting as a Ph.D candidate. Shen began his studies in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. Zhongli Pan.

Matthew Paddock Discusses Treating Wastewater with Microalgae

December 07, 2018

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis wrapped up its Fall Quarter Seminar Series with a presentation by current master’s candidate, Matthew Paddock. After a brief introduction by the Dean of the College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth and BAE adjunct faculty member, Dr. Jean VanderGheynst, Matthew discussed research he recently conducted on treating wastewater with microalgae.

Ferisca Putri Presents Research on Improving Soilless Plant Growth

December 06, 2018

Vital as it may seem, soil as we know it is not necessarily required to grow a plant. In fact, there are a number of benefits–such as resource and water management–to growing plants in substrate rather than traditional soil. However, the use of soilless techniques is still developing and research is ongoing.