Student summer highlights

August 8, 2022

Learn about what BBE students have been up to this summer. Students keep busy with unique internships, co-ops, and experiences.

CFANS announces new BBE department head

August 2, 2022

CFANS names Hua Zhao, PhD, as the new head of the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, effective August 28.

BBE hosts "Biofuels to Brewing" course for high school teachers

August 2, 2022

BBE hosted a continuing education workshop on fermentation processes with high school teachers from across the Twin Cities.

BBE students canvas Lake Nokomis residents

August 1, 2022

BBE students were invited to canvas Lake Nokomis area residents regarding water issues at a community picnic on July 28.

BBE Professor Receives Linsley Award for Surface Water

July 21, 2022

Dr. Bruce Wilson is the recipient of the Linsley Award for Surface Water from the American Instutute of Hydrology.

BBE researchers explore use of Biochar and Iron-Enhanced Sands in septic systems

July 14, 2022

Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Sara Heger, and Professor, Dr. Bo Hu, study the effectiveness of Biochar, a highly porous bio-material, and iron-enhanced sand (IES) to enhance the treatment in septic systems of organic matter, bacteria and viruses, nitrogen and phosphorus.

Dairy Farms & Sustainability: A Conversation with BBE's Dr. Erin Cortus

July 12, 2022

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Erin Cortus, joins Barb Liebenstein, owner of Wolf Creek Dairy in Dundas, MN, to discuss sustainability and dairy farms, especially as the industry looks to reach Net Zero by 2050.

Faculty Promotions

June 16, 2022

BBE is proud to announce the promotions of four faculty members.

We mourn the loss of Professor Simo Sarkanen

June 2, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Professor Simo Sarkanen. Read about Professor Sarkanen's contributions and impact within the department.

Alumni Spotlight - Patricia Popescu

May 24, 2022

Patricia Popescu graduated with a Bachelor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. She currently works for NatureWorks as a Process Engineer II. NatureWorks manufactures Ingeo (PLA), which is a compostable bioplastic made from lactic acid.