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

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
September 21, 2017
Lead researcher Jeffrey Catchmark, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences, says these environmentally friendly barrier coatings have numerous applications ranging from water-resistant paper, to coatings for ceiling tiles and wallboard, to food coatings to seal in freshness.
Shared Fermentation Facility receives $4.92M gift to Penn State for industrial biotechnology education, research
September 19, 2017
The revitalized Shared Fermentation Facility will be located within the newly constructed Agricultural Engineering Building, a 21st-century, state-of-the-art facility scheduled for completion in January 2018.
Biological Engineering has Moved to the Top 10 in Undergradate Engineering Rankings
September 19, 2017
Engineering undergraduate programs climb in latest U.S. News survey.
NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts
September 11, 2017
NEWBio researchers worked to develop new variations of bioenergy crops through multiple methods including hand pollination of willow.
Safe, comfortable housing for cage-free chickens is goal of Penn State research
September 8, 2017
"Many consumers want food-producing animals such as chickens to live in environments that are nonconfining," said Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.