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Jerome Carman Talks About California’s Forests

November 21, 2018
Jerome Carman, Senior Research Engineer for the Schatz Energy Research Center, discussed the research and methodologies the California Biopower Impact (CBI) Project is taking to contribute to the solution.

BAE Student Becomes University Innovation Fellow Building Programs and Promoting Collaboration

November 07, 2018

By Staff Contributor

Lisa Illes, fourth-year Biological Systems Engineering major, is working with Michaela Poblete (Computer Science), Julia Morris (Science and Technology Studies), and Livia Morris (Science and Technology Studies /Cognitive Science) as University Innovation Fellows. They have been working with the Office of the Provost and several departments on campus to build programs promoting interdisciplinary and industry collaborations on campus.

Three-Day Joint Workshop with the Technical University of Munich, UC San Diego, and UC Davis

October 18, 2018

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering department at UC Davis welcomed guests from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UC San Diego during a two day workshop October 16th-17th made possible by funding from the Global Incentive Fund (GIF).  The joint workshop was an opportunity to learn more about the current trends in gasification, biofuels, and synthesis gas (syngas).

Kelley Drechsler Receives ASABE Poster Award

October 10, 2018

Graduate student Kelley Drechsler was awarded a $250 prize for her poster and presentation at the ASABE's annual international meeting. This year's meeting was held in Detroit, Michigan, July 29th through August 1st. Kelley took 7th place with her poster, “A Comprehensive Stress Indicator for Evaluating Plant Water Status in Almond Trees to Aid in Irrigation Scheduling,”  in the National Resources & Environmental Systems (NRES) community.

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Lauren Jabusch

October 01, 2018

By BAE Staff

Lauren Jabusch has been passionate about sustainability and outreach since her early days as a freshman at UC Davis. Nearly a decade later, she has earned a bachelor’s, master’s and, most recently, a doctoral degree in biosystems engineering, all from the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Innovative Infrared R&D team wins IFT award

September 24, 2018

By Staff Contributor

The Innovative Infrared Research and Development Team is the recipient of the 2018 Research and Development Award for its contributions and accomplishments in innovative research and development and commercial implementation of sustainable infrared heating technologies for improved food healthfulness, quality, and safety while saving energy and water during food processing. The research team comprises Zhongli Pan, Tara H. McHugh, Chandrasekar Venkitasamy, Ragab Gebreil, and Hamed M. El-Mashad.

BAE PhD candidate wins ASABE Student Oral/Poster Competition

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to PhD candidate Yike Chen for winning the Student Oral/Poster competition from ASABE!

Yike is a 5th year graduate student working in Dr. Ruihong Zhang's lab.

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.

BAE Picnic Day Float receives Parade Marshal's Choice Award!

April 24, 2018

Another year, another fantastic Picnic Day for our department!

And congratulations are in order for the team of BAE students, staff and faculty who received the Parade Marshal’s Choice Award for the department’s entry in today’s UC Davis Picnic Day parade!  This is an outstanding recognition of all their hard work and leadership in representing this year’s theme of Where the Sun Shines.  Compliments to the team and many thanks for their efforts on behalf of the department and the University.

It was clearly a day where the sun shined!

PhD candidate Abdolhossein Edalati wins graduate poster award from ASABE

February 28, 2018

PhD candiate Abdolhossein Edalati won the first graduate student poster prize last Wednesday at ASABE CA-NV Meeting in Tulare.  The poster's title is "The Effects of Solid-Liquid Separation on the Mitigation of Methane Emissions from Dairy Manure Lagoons".