Department News

BBE researchers Jason Hill, Natalie Hunt, and Sumil Thakrar found that diversifying crop rotations can reduce environmental damage and harm to human health while keeping farms profitable. Read more at z.umn.edu/CropRotation.

Omar’s book was a collaboration with Robert Smith (Associate Dean and Professor, Virginia Tech) and Anna Pitti, former graduate student in the department now at Westwood.

The award winners, announced by Ethanol Producer Magazine last month, are Doug Tiffany (Award of Excellence recipient) and Doug Durante (High-Octane Award recipient).

Dr. Li joins us this fall as Assistant Professor of Robotics, Sensors, and Manufacturing in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Management.

Originally from China, Dr. Li received her bachelor’s at Tsinghua University, then attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO. to pursue her Ph. D. at WashU—Li’s focus was on particulate matter sensors. From there, she went on to pursue her postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University, expanding her research into air quality sensors.

What do oak wilt, zebra mussels and COVID-19 have in common? When it comes to these unrelated and unwelcome invaders, none of them can hide for long from Abdennour Abbas, PhD, and his team in BBE. 

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