Tag: biosystems

Auburn leads $2 million DOE project maximizing fuel economy

Auburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project with the potential to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project, led by principal investigator and assistant professor of biosystems engineering Yi Wang, will create a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas…




Davis to head new Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention

Auburn University has established a new interdisciplinary center in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention is housed in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on improving quality of life and economic development in the state and region through the training of graduate students…




53 Game-changers: Brendan Higgins

Have you ever looked at algae growing in a pond and wondered if it can fuel your car? Probably not. But this is a serious question for Brendan Higgins, assistant professor of biosystems engineering. Higgins is part of Auburn University’s team of researchers studying scalable energy conversion science and technology. He joined the university in…




Leader of the pack

Professor Oladiran Fasina has been named the head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Fasina came to Auburn as an assistant professor in 2002. He was named an associate professor in 2007 and a full professor in 2012. He served in 2016 as the College of Agriculture’s interim associate dean for research and interim assistant…




Triple threat

Joshua Passantino, a triple major pursing degrees in biosystems engineering, chemical engineering and Spanish, has been nominated for the prestigious Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in National Environmental Policy. The Udall scholarship was established to provide scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate leadership, public service and a commitment to environmental issues….




Into the lab: Biosystems Engineering

The Department of Biosystems Engineering has renovated the courtyard adjacent to the department’s main classroom building to serve as a multi-purpose research and recreational area for students and faculty. The Corley Courtyard retrofit, supported in part by a grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, provides two landscaped areas that are designed for ecological…




Into the Lab: Biosystems Engineering

John Fulton, associate professor of biosystems engineering, is developing intelligent planter technology through an in-depth understanding of how individual planter row units and soil characteristics affect crop emergence and development. His automated, on-the-go system combines the use of actuators with prototype sensors to regulate individual planter row units, and helps determine soil moisture. The actuators…