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Alumni Spotlight - Mike Tetzlaff

May 23, 2024

Mike Tetzlaff graduated from the University of Minnesota's Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE) program with the skills to carve out a career in renewable energy.


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.


Professor Jason Hill receives Distinguished McKnight University Professorship Award

April 5, 2024

Professor Jason D. Hill has been selected as a recipient of the University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professorship, an award designed to recognize exceptional mid-career faculty.


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.