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BBE student group FaBEO receives Tony Diggs Award

April 29, 2024

FaBEO student group received the Tony Diggs Excellence in Career Readiness award.


From Farms to fuels: Transforming manure into renewable energy

April 18, 2024

Professor Roger Ruan and team have identified ways to make use of the manure produced on Minnesota farms–biofuel.


Assistant Professor Jiwei Zhang receives 2024 Richard C. Newman Art of Teaching Award

April 16, 2024

The Art of Teaching Award is presented annually to a faculty member who displays passion for teaching in the natural resource sciences; achieving excellence and making a positive impact on students.


BBE Adjunct Professor Ping Wang Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

March 25, 2024

Dr. Wang was inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows for pioneering work in the cross-disciplinary areas of biological engineering and material science, and leadership in bioengineering education.


Gene editing for a sustainable future: Unlocking fungi mysteries for a greener world

March 20, 2024

BBE Assistant Professor Jiwei Zhang and his research team use CRISPR gene editing to harness the power of fungi in biomanufacturing.


New study is first step in predicting carbon emissions in agriculture

February 21, 2024

Assistant Professor Zhenong Jin and his team, along with researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have shown the potential for precise carbon cycle predictions in agroecosystems to aid climate change mitigation.


Assistant Professor Zhenong Jin receives NSF CAREER Award

February 7, 2024

The National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award recognizes early career professionals with promising researchers who have the potential to serve as academic role models and lead their respective fields. 


Student Spotlight - Mia Nelson

January 4, 2024

Mia Nelson is a Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major in the Bioproducts Engineering specialization. Read about why Mia chose to pursue BBE.


BBE PhD student reflects on COP28 United Nations Climate Conference

December 21, 2023

Suman Lata attended COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held from November 30 through December 12, 2023. Read about her experience at the conference!


Professor Roger Ruan to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 20, 2023

Professor Roger Ruan to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors for significant advances in renewable energy and environment technologies.