Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Systems Management and Biological Engineering, and graduate degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

ABE News

Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
August 17, 2017
Ali Demirci, professor of agricultural and biological engineering says the simultaneous nature of breaking down the complex carbohydrate starch into simple sugars — and fermentation — the process in which sugars are converted to ethanol by yeasts or other microorganisms in bioreactors, is innovative.
Injecting manure instead of spreading on surface reduces estrogen loads
August 17, 2017
Many factors influence the fate and transport of these manure-borne hormones, explained lead researcher Odette Mina, a recent doctoral degree graduate in agricultural and biological engineering.
Penn State well represented at NABEC
August 14, 2017
Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) is a community of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers. It is a geographically-based community, covering the Northeast United States and Eastern Canadian Provinces.
Senior capstone projects teach students skills for the industry
July 28, 2017
As part of their senior capstone project in biological engineering, students designed a device that assists apple pickers. The device mounts on a vehicle that can travel between the trees in an orchard.