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.

Revolutionizing paper production and jet fuel for a greener future

December 1, 2023

From transforming the carbon-intensive paper production process to tackling the challenge of creating sustainable aviation fuels, Professor Shri Ramaswamy and his research team are at the forefront of decarbonization efforts. 

BBSEM graduate student develops game-changing visual test for rapid disease detection

November 29, 2023

Vinni Thekkudan Novi, a Ph.D. student working with Associate Professor Abdennour Abbas, developed a revolutionary method for rapid disease detection in the field. 

SSM Student Spotlight - Patrick Olson

November 27, 2023

Patrick Olson is a Sustainable Systems Management major in the Sustainable Products Business Management specialization. Read about why Patrick chose to pursue SSM.

Alumni Spotlight - James Barsness

November 21, 2023

James Barsness was the first undergraduate to receive a Bachelor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Minnesota in December 2006, and currently works as Director of Engineering at Donaldson Company, Inc. 

"Moving the Cities" 2023 - Annabella Lau from SSM reflects on an international immersive experience

November 21, 2023

Sustainable Systems Management student, Annabella Lau, spent a week in Münster, Germany to participate on a multinational team working on challenges related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.   

Fall 2023 Department Head Message

November 14, 2023

A message from our department head for the fall 2023 BioBriEf newsletter. 

BBSEM graduate student wins first place at University-wide 3-Minute Thesis competition

November 13, 2023

Koushik Sampath received First Place for the University-wide 3-Minute Thesis competition held on November 10, 2023.