Tag: biosystems engineering

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…




It’s my job: Will McCartney

Will McCartney, ’13 biosystems engineering Project Engineer Lendlease Corp. New York City A day in the work life . . . the company that I work for, Lendlease, is a leading international construction and development firm. The Lendlease New York office is located in midtown Manhattan, and the projects that I work on are all…




Shore thing

A team of undergraduate students from Auburn University’s Department of Biosystems Engineering won first place in the student design competition at the 14th annual meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society. The team consisted of three undergraduate students from biosystems engineering including Jesse Blanton, Olivia Elliott and Ryan McGehee, as well as partners from State…




Into the Lab: Biosystems

Biosystems engineering assistant professor David Blersch is researching the potential of using controlled algae cultivation for improving the quality of natural waters. Blersch is using various reactor designs to cultivate naturally-occurring algae at high growth rates to absorb pollutants from impaired waterways. Regular harvest of the algae removes the pollutants from the water and produces…




Into the Lab: Biosystems

Department head Steven Taylor and faculty member Sushil Adhikari are collaborating with colleagues from North Carolina State University, the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee on a $15 million bioenergy project funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The initiative, called the…




Into the Lab: Biosystems

Biosystems engineering faculty members Steve Taylor, Tim McDonald, Oladiran Fasina, John Fulton and Sushil Adhikari are collaborating with forestry and wildlife science faculty members Tom Gallagher, Mathew Smidt and Brian Via, as well as Auburn forest engineering alumni Frank Corley, president of Corley Land Services, and Johnny Boyd, forest engineer at Tigercat, to develop a…