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Come to support Yessica Castro as she gives her Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Biomethanation And Alkaline Wet Air Oxidation (AWAO) Of Water Hyacinth (Pontederiacras Sipes) From Ozama River, the Dominican Republic on Friday, November 13 at 10:30
Biomethanation and Alkaline Wet Air Oxidation (AWAO) of Water Hyacinth (Pontederiacras Sipes) from Ozama River, Dominican Republic | Biological Engineering

Biomethanation and Alkaline Wet Air Oxidation (AWAO) of Water Hyacinth (Pontederiacras Sipes) from Ozama River, Dominican Republic

Come to support Yessica Castro as she gives her Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Biomethanation And Alkaline Wet Air Oxidation (AWAO) Of Water Hyacinth (Pontederiacras Sipes) From Ozama River, the Dominican Republic on Friday, November 13 at 10:30

View as a pdf The Biological Engineering Department hosted its third annual Intermountain Biological Conference on Oct. 30 and 31. This year’s theme was Biological Engineering’s Impact on Public Health
BE Students Engage with Industry Leaders at Virtual Conference | College of Engineering

BE Students Engage with Industry Leaders at Virtual Conference

View as a pdf The Biological Engineering Department hosted its third annual Intermountain Biological Conference on Oct. 30 and 31. This year’s theme was Biological Engineering’s Impact on Public Health

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new graduate program coordinator for the Biological Engineering Department, Aleena Moss. She will be helping with everything from recruitment through to graduation.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Graduate Program Coordinator | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Welcomes New Graduate Program Coordinator

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes new graduate program coordinator for the Biological Engineering Department, Aleena Moss. She will be helping with everything from recruitment through to graduation.

The Engineering Tutor Center is adapting to changing times and offering both face-to-face and virtual tutoring sessions. Tutoring services are free to students, and there is no need to schedule an appointment for remote or in-person tutoring. The center i
Engineering Tutoring Center Offers In-Person and Virtual Help | College of Engineering

Engineering Tutoring Center Offers In-Person and Virtual Help

The Engineering Tutor Center is adapting to changing times and offering both face-to-face and virtual tutoring sessions. Tutoring services are free to students, and there is no need to schedule an appointment for remote or in-person tutoring. The center i...

The Department of Energy has awarded $1.9 million for a Utah State University study focused on improving wastewater treatment and the prevention of toxic algae blooms.
USU Biological Engineering Researchers Get $1.9M DOE Grant | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineering Researchers Get $1.9M DOE Grant

The Department of Energy has awarded $1.9 million for a Utah State University study focused on improving wastewater treatment and the prevention of toxic algae blooms.

Students, faculty and staff at Utah State University are saddened by the loss of friend and mentor Rex Plaizier who died Aug. 27 after an 8-year battle with cancer. He was 61.
In Memoriam: Honoring Longtime USU Supporter Rex Plaizier | College of Engineerni

In Memoriam: Honoring Longtime USU Supporter Rex Plaizier

Students, faculty and staff at Utah State University are saddened by the loss of friend and mentor Rex Plaizier who died Aug. 27 after an 8-year battle with cancer. He was 61.

My name is Jagath Kaluarachchi, and I’m the Dean of the College of Engineering. We’re excited to welcome our first-year and returning Aggies back to campus.
Welcome to the College of Engineering | College of Engineering

Welcome to the College of Engineering

My name is Jagath Kaluarachchi, and I’m the Dean of the College of Engineering. We’re excited to welcome our first-year and returning Aggies back to campus.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Utah State University a five-year, $26 million grant, renewable to 10-year, $50.6 million, to develop an international research center dedicated to advancing sustainable, electrified transportation.
USU Launches NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Electrified Transportation | College of Engineering

USU Launches NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Electrified Transportation

The National Science Foundation has awarded Utah State University a five-year, $26 million grant, renewable to 10-year, $50.6 million, to develop an international research center dedicated to advancing sustainable, electrified transportation.

A recent statewide pilot study confirmed that coronavirus can be detected in sewage that enters wastewater treatment facilities. The findings may lead to new public health tools that help track infection rates and trends.
USU Biological Engineers Monitor Coronavirus in Sewage | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineers Monitor Coronavirus in Sewage

A recent statewide pilot study confirmed that coronavirus can be detected in sewage that enters wastewater treatment facilities. The findings may lead to new public health tools that help track infection rates and trends.

Dr. Yingying Zheng will be joining the Biological Engineering faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor on August 1, 2020.
Yingying Zheng Joins USU Biological Engineering Department | College of Engineering

Yingying Zheng Joins USU Biological Engineering Department

Dr. Yingying Zheng will be joining the Biological Engineering faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor on August 1, 2020.

Come to support Cole Peterson as he gives his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production on Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 AM through Webex
Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production | Biological Engineering | College of Engineering

Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production

Come to support Cole Peterson as he gives his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production on Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 AM through Webex

Come support Yehor Pererva as he gives his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Laboratory Scale Anaerobic Reactors for Bioenergy from Wastes: Materials, Mathematical Models, and Stoichiometry on Monday, June 15 at 1:30 PM through webex
Laboratory Scale Anaerobic Reactors for Bioenergy from Wastes: Materials, Mathematical Models, and Stoichiometry

Laboratory Scale Anaerobic Reactors for Bioenergy from Wastes: Materials, Mathematical Models, and Stoichiometry

Come support Yehor Pererva as he gives his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Laboratory Scale Anaerobic Reactors for Bioenergy from Wastes: Materials, Mathematical Models, and Stoichiometry on Monday, June 15 at 1:30 PM through webex

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Jing Zhang, PhD, Post-doctoral Researcher at Rice University, will present via WebEx on Monday, May 4 at 9:00am. The search committee chair is Dr. Ronald
Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation | Biological Engineering

Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Jing Zhang, PhD, Post-doctoral Researcher at Rice University, will present via WebEx on Monday, May 4 at 9:00am. The search committee chair is Dr. Ronald...

You’ve accomplished something extraordinary. By persevering through years of challenging work and training, you have earned one of the most versatile and valuable college degrees.
Honoring the Class of 2020 | College of Engineering

Honoring the Class of 2020

You’ve accomplished something extraordinary. By persevering through years of challenging work and training, you have earned one of the most versatile and valuable college degrees.

Graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering and minors in chemistry and mathematics, Tessa Burrows is a College of Engineering all-star.
Tessa Burrows: Engineering all star

Tessa Burrows: Engineering all star

Graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering and minors in chemistry and mathematics, Tessa Burrows is a College of Engineering all-star.

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Zhengwei Li, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present via WebEx on Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00am.
Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation | Biological Engineering

Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Zhengwei Li, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present via WebEx on Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00am.

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Yingying Zheng, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher at University of Utah, will present via WebEx on Friday, April 24 at 9:00am.
Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation | Biological Engineering

Faculty Candidate Research and Teaching Presentation

Join the Biological Engineering department in a faculty candidate research and teaching presentation. Yingying Zheng, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher at University of Utah, will present via WebEx on Friday, April 24 at 9:00am.

Utah State University biological engineering undergraduate Morgan Bishop received the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at this year’s Robins Awards.
Biological Engineering Student Receives Peak Prize at USU Robin’s Awards | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Student Receives Peak Prize at USU Robin’s Awards

Utah State University biological engineering undergraduate Morgan Bishop received the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at this year’s Robins Awards.

Utah State University Professor Ron Sims was named fellow of the Institute of Biological Engineering, or IBE, on April 1.
Biological Engineering Professor Named Fellow of National Organization | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Professor Named Fellow of National Organization

Utah State University Professor Ron Sims was named fellow of the Institute of Biological Engineering, or IBE, on April 1.

Three of Utah State University’s College of Engineering graduate programs were again ranked alongside some of the top-performing schools in the nation.
USU Engineering Programs Ranked in Top 50, Top 100 Nationally | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Programs Ranked in Top 50, Top 100 Nationally

Three of Utah State University’s College of Engineering graduate programs were again ranked alongside some of the top-performing schools in the nation.

The College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University are collaborating to provide medical grade personal protective equipment to health care workers in northern Utah. Now they are asking businesses and individua
USU and Community Join to Provide Protective Health Care Equipment | College of Engineering

USU and Community Join to Provide Protective Health Care Equipment

The College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University are collaborating to provide medical grade personal protective equipment to health care workers in northern Utah. Now they are asking businesses and individua...

As soon as the gates opened and the calf’s muzzle passed the entrance, Cassie Bahe and her horse, Roy, moved in sync. Leaping into motion, the horse surged forward while Bahe whirled the lasso above her head.
For USU Alumna, Biological Engineering and Professional Rodeo are Women's Work | Biological Engineering

For USU Alumna, Biological Engineering and Professional Rodeo are Women's Work

As soon as the gates opened and the calf’s muzzle passed the entrance, Cassie Bahe and her horse, Roy, moved in sync. Leaping into motion, the horse surged forward while Bahe whirled the lasso above her head.

The College of Engineering at Utah State University extends its congratulations to four newly-promoted faculty members.
Faculty Promotions 2020 | College of Engineering

Faculty Promotions 2020

The College of Engineering at Utah State University extends its congratulations to four newly-promoted faculty members.

Utah State University student Andrew Kjar was named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics.
USU Biological Engineering Student Named Goldwater Scholar | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineering Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Utah State University student Andrew Kjar was named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics.

In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, the College of Engineering at Utah State University is canceling its 2020 Engineering State youth summer camp.
2020 Engineering State Summer Camp Canceled Due to Coronavirus | College of Engineering

2020 Engineering State Summer Camp Canceled Due to Coronavirus

In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, the College of Engineering at Utah State University is canceling its 2020 Engineering State youth summer camp.

Due to concerns over COVID-19, Utah State University’s College of Engineering is switching to an online-only tutoring system.
College of Engineering Implements New Online Tutoring System | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Implements New Online Tutoring System

Due to concerns over COVID-19, Utah State University’s College of Engineering is switching to an online-only tutoring system.

The College of Engineering community extends its congratulations to the students and faculty who are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in research.
Congratulations to College of Engineering Researchers | College of Engineering

Congratulations to College of Engineering Researchers

The College of Engineering community extends its congratulations to the students and faculty who are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in research.

The College of Engineering extends its congratulations to the two faculty award winners recognized at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet.
Faculty Award Winners Recognized at Awards Banquet | College of Engineering

Faculty Award Winners Recognized at Awards Banquet

The College of Engineering extends its congratulations to the two faculty award winners recognized at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet.

The College of Engineering extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 12 undergraduate students recognized at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet.
12 Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Banquet | College of Engineering

12 Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Banquet

The College of Engineering extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 12 undergraduate students recognized at the Engineers Week Awards Banquet.

A collaborative team of researchers at Utah State University and the University of Central Florida developed a tool to track cellular events that may lead to obesity-related conditions in people.
Living Cell Imaging Technique Sheds Light on Molecular View of Obesity | College of Engineering

Living Cell Imaging Technique Sheds Light on Molecular View of Obesity

A collaborative team of researchers at Utah State University and the University of Central Florida developed a tool to track cellular events that may lead to obesity-related conditions in people.

The USU section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted a brand new event, Extravaganza Jr!, on January 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. This event is aimed at elementary school children, grades two through five, who attend school in Cache Valley.
SWE Extravaganza Jr Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers | College of Engineering

SWE Extravaganza Jr Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers

The USU section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted a brand new event, Extravaganza Jr!, on January 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. This event is aimed at elementary school children, grades two through five, who attend school in Cache Valley.

Utah State University undergraduate student Morgan Bishop was selected as an undergraduate finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.
Biological Engineering Undergrad to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Undergrad to Represent USU at Women in Engineering Conference

Utah State University undergraduate student Morgan Bishop was selected as an undergraduate finalist for the Women in Engineering Local Collegiate Competition to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 7-8.

Come and support Yessica Castro in her proposal defense Tuesday January 7th 10:00 am in 402C
Biomethanation and Alkaline Wet Air Oxidation (AWAO) of Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes) As a Post Weed Management Practice in Ozama River, Dominican Republic
Come support Matthew potter in his masters defense Friday December 13th at 11:00 am in ENGR 402C
Protecting Crops from Abiotic Stress: Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Effects on Wheat and a Beneficial Rhizobacterium | Biological Engineering

Protecting Crops from Abiotic Stress: Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Effects on Wheat and a Beneficial Rhizobacterium

Come support Matthew potter in his masters defense Friday December 13th at 11:00 am in ENGR 402C

Information and details for Kyle Hillman's master's thesis defense, advised by Dr. Ronald Sims.
Observation of Struvite in the Mixed Algae Biofilm Matrix of a Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor during Nutrient Removal from Municipal Anaerobic Digester Filtrate
The Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference at USU on Nov. 9 was a tremendous success. About 150 people were in attendance.
Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference a Success | College of Engineering

Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference a Success

The Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference at USU on Nov. 9 was a tremendous success. About 150 people were in attendance.

Matthew Cleggs master thesis defense on Novel Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Skeletal Muscle Tissue.
Novel Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Skeletal Muscle Tissue | Biological Engineering

Novel Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Matthew Cleggs master thesis defense on Novel Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Skeletal Muscle Tissue.

Utah State University’s Department of Biological Engineering will host a regional conference featuring academic, industry, and government research in biological engineering on Saturday, Nov. 9.
USU to Host Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

USU to Host Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference

Utah State University’s Department of Biological Engineering will host a regional conference featuring academic, industry, and government research in biological engineering on Saturday, Nov. 9.

What motivated you to pursue a career in biological engineering? What motivates you to stick with it?
Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Vargis | College of Engineering

Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Vargis

What motivated you to pursue a career in biological engineering? What motivates you to stick with it?

The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.
The Engineering Writing Center | College of Engineering

The Engineering Writing Center

The tradition of technical writing is ancient, and the demand for engineers who are skilled technical writers has been constant.

Join us for a day of workshops, presentations, a catered lunch, industry mentorship, and more!
Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference | Biological Engineering

Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference

Join us for a day of workshops, presentations, a catered lunch, industry mentorship, and more!

The Biological Engineering Department and the IBE (Institute of Biological Engineering) Student Club will be hosting an Opening Social for ALL BE students, faculty, and their families.
Opening Social | Biological Engineering

Opening Social

The Biological Engineering Department and the IBE (Institute of Biological Engineering) Student Club will be hosting an Opening Social for ALL BE students, faculty, and their families.

A team of researchers at Utah State University is tackling one of the newest questions in cancer research: Is cellular blebbing associated with the development of tumors?
Linking Cellular Activity to Brain Tumors | College of Engineering

Linking Cellular Activity to Brain Tumors

A team of researchers at Utah State University is tackling one of the newest questions in cancer research: Is cellular blebbing associated with the development of tumors?

Yi Chen with her Master's defense titled: 'Investigation of the Biosynthetic Process of Indigoidine' on Monday July 29th, 2019.
Investigation of the Biosynthetic Process of Indigoidine | Biological Engineering

Investigation of the Biosynthetic Process of Indigoidine

Yi Chen with her Master's defense titled: 'Investigation of the Biosynthetic Process of Indigoidine' on Monday July 29th, 2019.

Utah State University faculty Judy Sims received the Calvin K. Sudweeks Award on June 26 from the Utah Division of Water Quality.
USU Professor Receives Sudweeks Award for Contributions to Water Quality Research | College of Engineering

USU Professor Receives Sudweeks Award for Contributions to Water Quality Research

Utah State University faculty Judy Sims received the Calvin K. Sudweeks Award on June 26 from the Utah Division of Water Quality.

Utah State University College of Engineering alumnus Saleh Taghvaeian will receive the Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
USU Alum Awarded for Work in Irrigation Engineering | College of Engineering

USU Alum Awarded for Work in Irrigation Engineering

Utah State University College of Engineering alumnus Saleh Taghvaeian will receive the Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.
Engineering State Turns 30 | College of Engineering

Engineering State Turns 30

Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.

One of the state’s largest research laboratories is getting a new director. David Tarboton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, will lead the Utah Water Research Laboratory beginning July 1.
David G. Tarboton Named Utah Water Research Lab Director | College of Engineering

David G. Tarboton Named Utah Water Research Lab Director

One of the state’s largest research laboratories is getting a new director. David Tarboton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, will lead the Utah Water Research Laboratory beginning July 1.

The College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.
Congratulations 2019 Graduates | College of Engineering

Congratulations 2019 Graduates

The College of Engineering at Utah State University congratulates all students who graduated May 4-5.

The College of Engineering at Utah State University welcomes David A. Kunz as the new senior director of development. Kunz joined the college on April 24. He will oversee all fundraising efforts and in-kind donations from industry partners.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Development Director | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Welcomes New Development Director

The College of Engineering at Utah State University welcomes David A. Kunz as the new senior director of development. Kunz joined the college on April 24. He will oversee all fundraising efforts and in-kind donations from industry partners.

Students, faculty, staff and the university community are invited to participate in Utah State University’s College of Engineering Senior Design Night.
USU Engineering Students Showcase Senior Projects | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Students Showcase Senior Projects

Students, faculty, staff and the university community are invited to participate in Utah State University’s College of Engineering Senior Design Night.

The Department of Computer Science at Utah State University will move from the College of Engineering to the College of Science effective July 1, 2019.
Department of Computer Science Moving to College of Science | College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science Moving to College of Science

The Department of Computer Science at Utah State University will move from the College of Engineering to the College of Science effective July 1, 2019.

We extend our congratulations to three faculty and one outstanding student for being recognized at two separate awards ceremonies. Please join me in celebrating the success of Ryan Berke, Idalis Villanueva, Spencer Wendell, and student Taylor Clegg.
Faculty and Student Awards | College of Engineering

Faculty and Student Awards

We extend our congratulations to three faculty and one outstanding student for being recognized at two separate awards ceremonies. Please join me in celebrating the success of Ryan Berke, Idalis Villanueva, Spencer Wendell, and student Taylor Clegg.

Lori Caldwell with her Master's defense titled: 'Development and Validation of a Synchronous Model to Simulate Skeletal Muscle Damage due to Spaceflight Ionizing Radiation and Microgravity' on Monday April 22th, 2019.
Development and Validation of a Synchronous Model to Simulate Skeletal Muscle Damage due to Spaceflight Ionizing Radiation and Microgravity | Biological Engineering

Development and Validation of a Synchronous Model to Simulate Skeletal Muscle Damage due to Spaceflight Ionizing Radiation and Microgravity

Lori Caldwell with her Master's defense titled: 'Development and Validation of a Synchronous Model to Simulate Skeletal Muscle Damage due to Spaceflight Ionizing Radiation and Microgravity' on Monday April 22th, 2019.

Michaela Hugie with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Expression Systems for Synthetic Spider Silk Protein Production'.
Expression Systems for Synthetic Spider Silk Protein Production | Biological Engineering

Expression Systems for Synthetic Spider Silk Protein Production

Michaela Hugie with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Expression Systems for Synthetic Spider Silk Protein Production'.

Student and faculty participated in the International Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, April 4-7. BE students Jake Accordino and Kyle Hillman received two of the four awards for the poster competition event.
BE Has High Impact on the Institute of Biological Engineering at 2019 Annual Conference | Biological Engineering

BE Has High Impact on the Institute of Biological Engineering at 2019 Annual Conference

Student and faculty participated in the International Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, April 4-7. BE students Jake Accordino and Kyle Hillman received two of the four awards for the poster competition event.

Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2019.
Faculty Promotions 2019 | College of Engineering

Faculty Promotions 2019

Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2019.

USU engineering professor, Elizabeth Vargis was awarded the ‘Early Career-Faculty award’ from the Center for Women and Gender.
Professor Receives Award From The Center for Women and Gender | College of Engineering

Professor Receives Award From The Center for Women and Gender

USU engineering professor, Elizabeth Vargis was awarded the ‘Early Career-Faculty award’ from the Center for Women and Gender.

Anna Doloman with her Dissertation Defense titled: 'Optimization of Biogas Production by use of a Microbially Enhanced Inoculum ' on Monday April 15th, 2019.
Optimization of Biogas Production by use of a Microbially Enhanced Inoculum | Biological Engineering

Optimization of Biogas Production by use of a Microbially Enhanced Inoculum

Anna Doloman with her Dissertation Defense titled: 'Optimization of Biogas Production by use of a Microbially Enhanced Inoculum ' on Monday April 15th, 2019.

Pakorn Sutitarnnontr with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Determination of Gas Emission Characteristics from Animal Wastes Using a Multiplexed Portable FTIR-Surface Chamber System' on Monday April 1st, 2019.
Determination of Gas Emission Characteristics from Animal Wastes Using a Multiplexed Portable FTIR-Surface Chamber System

Determination of Gas Emission Characteristics from Animal Wastes Using a Multiplexed Portable FTIR-Surface Chamber System

Pakorn Sutitarnnontr with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Determination of Gas Emission Characteristics from Animal Wastes Using a Multiplexed Portable FTIR-Surface Chamber System' on Monday April 1st, 2019.

Ozkan Fidan with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis' on Friday, April 12th, 2019.
Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis | Biological Engineering

Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis

Ozkan Fidan with his Dissertation Defense titled: 'Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis' on Friday, April 12th, 2019.

College of Engineering Dean Dr. Jagath Kaluarachchi and department heads from across the college recognized 78 students on Wednesday for receiving the prestigious A-pin award for the Spring and Fall of 2018.
Congratulation A-pin Recipients | College of Engineering

Congratulation A-pin Recipients

College of Engineering Dean Dr. Jagath Kaluarachchi and department heads from across the college recognized 78 students on Wednesday for receiving the prestigious A-pin award for the Spring and Fall of 2018.

Ana Laura Licon with her Master's defense titled: 'SpiderWorms: Using silkworms as hosts to produce a hybrid silkworm-spider silk fiber' on Monday March 18th, 2019.
SpiderWorms: Using silkworms as hosts to produce a hybrid silkworm-spider silk fiber | Biological Engineering

SpiderWorms: Using silkworms as hosts to produce a hybrid silkworm-spider silk fiber

Ana Laura Licon with her Master's defense titled: 'SpiderWorms: Using silkworms as hosts to produce a hybrid silkworm-spider silk fiber' on Monday March 18th, 2019.

Researchers at Utah State University are improving the ways we model muscle loss during spaceflight.
USU Researchers Model Effects of Microgravity on Muscles During Spaceflight | College of Engineering

USU Researchers Model Effects of Microgravity on Muscles During Spaceflight

Researchers at Utah State University are improving the ways we model muscle loss during spaceflight.

The College of Engineering extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 15 undergraduate students recognized at Friday’s Engineers Week Awards Banquet
15 Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Banquet | College of Engineering

15 Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Banquet

The College of Engineering extends its heartfelt congratulations to the 15 undergraduate students recognized at Friday’s Engineers Week Awards Banquet

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to the Recognition Ceremony for Engineering week 2019.
E-Week Awards | Biological Engineering

E-Week Awards

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to the Recognition Ceremony for Engineering week 2019.

Utah State University’s premier unmanned aerial systems organization will take part in a highly anticipated NASA-led operation.
USU AggieAir Program Selected for Critical National Airspace Operation | College of Engineering

USU AggieAir Program Selected for Critical National Airspace Operation

Utah State University’s premier unmanned aerial systems organization will take part in a highly anticipated NASA-led operation.

The College of Engineering expanded its Idea Factory to make more space for the growing number of student users.
Idea Factory Expands After Just One Year | College of Engineering

Idea Factory Expands After Just One Year

The College of Engineering expanded its Idea Factory to make more space for the growing number of student users.

Utah State University’s College of Engineering is joining universities and engineering firms around the country in celebrating the 2019 National Engineers Week.
USU Celebrates National Engineers Week | College of Engineering

USU Celebrates National Engineers Week

Utah State University’s College of Engineering is joining universities and engineering firms around the country in celebrating the 2019 National Engineers Week.

Utah State University’s Department of Biological Engineering is under new leadership. Industry veteran and professor D. Keith Roper took the helm at the department.
New Biological Engineering Department Head Named at USU | College of Engineering

New Biological Engineering Department Head Named at USU

Utah State University’s Department of Biological Engineering is under new leadership. Industry veteran and professor D. Keith Roper took the helm at the department.

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Makenzye Bennett as the new human resources and scholarship personnel specialist. Bennett joined the college on Dec. 10, 2018.
College of Engineering Welcomes New HR and Scholarship Personnel Specialist | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Welcomes New HR and Scholarship Personnel Specialist

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Makenzye Bennett as the new human resources and scholarship personnel specialist. Bennett joined the college on Dec. 10, 2018.

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Dixon Nielson as the new director of industry relations. Nielson joined the college on February 1.
College of Engineering Welcomes New Director of Industry Relations | College of Engineering

College of Engineering Welcomes New Director of Industry Relations

USU’s College of Engineering welcomes Dixon Nielson as the new director of industry relations. Nielson joined the college on February 1.

Utah State University graduate student Lori Caldwell will take part in the prestigious Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, or NREIP.
USU Engineering Graduate Student Secures Prestigious Navy Internship | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Graduate Student Secures Prestigious Navy Internship

Utah State University graduate student Lori Caldwell will take part in the prestigious Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, or NREIP.

USU biological engineering assistant professor Elizabeth Vargis received a three-year grant from the National Eye Institute for her ongoing research in better understanding why new blood cells form during retinal disease.
Major Grant Awarded to USU Biological Engineering Professor | College of Engineering

Major Grant Awarded to USU Biological Engineering Professor

USU biological engineering assistant professor Elizabeth Vargis received a three-year grant from the National Eye Institute for her ongoing research in better understanding why new blood cells form during retinal disease.

Dr. Sims and Biological Engineering graduate students loosen up for the last class for Biochemical Engineering for the Fall Semester 2018.
Students have a lighter moment to end the Biochemical Engineering course | Biological Engineering

Students have a lighter moment to end the Biochemical Engineering course

Dr. Sims and Biological Engineering graduate students loosen up for the last class for Biochemical Engineering for the Fall Semester 2018.

Come support Han Zhang with his Dissertation Defense "Micro-Biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications" on December 13, at 12:00 PM at ENGR 402C
Micro-Biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications | Biological Engineering

Micro-Biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications

Come support Han Zhang with his Dissertation Defense "Micro-Biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications" on December 13, at 12:00 PM at ENGR 402C

Come support Farhad Farjood with his Dissertation Defense "Effect of Physical Stimuli on Angiogenic Factor Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells" on December 13, at 9:30 AM at ENGR 406.
Effect of Physical Stimuli on Angiogenic Factor Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells | Biological Engineering

Effect of Physical Stimuli on Angiogenic Factor Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells

Come support Farhad Farjood with his Dissertation Defense "Effect of Physical Stimuli on Angiogenic Factor Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells" on December 13, at 9:30 AM at ENGR 406.

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jeff Horsburgh is challenging Utah State University students to develop a visualization of high resolution water use data that provides visual feedback to both water providers and water consumers.
Cyberinfrastructure for Intelligent Water Supply (CIWS) Data Visualization Challenge | College of Engineering

Cyberinfrastructure for Intelligent Water Supply (CIWS) Data Visualization Challenge

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jeff Horsburgh is challenging Utah State University students to develop a visualization of high resolution water use data that provides visual feedback to both water providers and water consumers....

Come support Ozkan Fidan with his proposal defense "Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis" on November 27, at 10:45 AM at ENGR 402C
Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis | Biological Engineering

Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis

Come support Ozkan Fidan with his proposal defense "Exploring the Capacity of Microorganisms for Natural Product Biosynthesis" on November 27, at 10:45 AM at ENGR 402C

Come support Hossein with his Doctoral Defense on November 5, at 2:30 PM at ENGR 402C
Hydrodeoxygenation of Pinyon-Juniper Catalytic Pyrolysis Oil | Biological Engineering

Hydrodeoxygenation of Pinyon-Juniper Catalytic Pyrolysis Oil

Come support Hossein with his Doctoral Defense on November 5, at 2:30 PM at ENGR 402C

Utah State University was turning heads at the Minneapolis Convention Center last week at a large conference and expo for the Society of Women Engineers, known as SWE.
USU Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

USU Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference

Utah State University was turning heads at the Minneapolis Convention Center last week at a large conference and expo for the Society of Women Engineers, known as SWE.

Lucy Campos and her brother José don’t shy away from responsibility. The Brownsville, Texas natives both studied engineering at USU and both served as president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter.
A SHPE Family Success Story | College of Engineering

A SHPE Family Success Story

Lucy Campos and her brother José don’t shy away from responsibility. The Brownsville, Texas natives both studied engineering at USU and both served as president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter.

An aerospace engineer trained at USU is pioneering the next generation of unmanned aerial systems that can be deployed at a moment’s notice.
Aircraft on Demand | College of Engineering

Aircraft on Demand

An aerospace engineer trained at USU is pioneering the next generation of unmanned aerial systems that can be deployed at a moment’s notice.

Biological engineers at USU are developing new tools to combat the debilitating effects of Alzheimier’s and Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.
Combating Alzheimer’s with 3-D Engineered Neuro Tissue | College of Engineering

Combating Alzheimer’s with 3-D Engineered Neuro Tissue

Biological engineers at USU are developing new tools to combat the debilitating effects of Alzheimier’s and Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.

The USU student team, Engineers Without Borders, continues their water quality improvement project in rural Mexico.
Engineers Without Borders: Team Mexico | College of Engineering

Engineers Without Borders: Team Mexico

The USU student team, Engineers Without Borders, continues their water quality improvement project in rural Mexico.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is quickly becoming one of Utah State University’s most active student organizations.
Have You Heard of SHPE? | College of Engineering

Have You Heard of SHPE?

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is quickly becoming one of Utah State University’s most active student organizations.

Today’s engineering students need a foundation of technical knowledge and advanced training in design and problem solving.
What's New: Metal Factory | College of Engineering

What's New: Metal Factory

Today’s engineering students need a foundation of technical knowledge and advanced training in design and problem solving.

Reid Brown says he established a $100,000 scholarship endowment to pass on the same benefits he received from Utah State University’s education.
Generous Gift Establishes the Dr. Reid and Evelyn Brown Scholarship Endowment | College of Engineering

Generous Gift Establishes the Dr. Reid and Evelyn Brown Scholarship Endowment

Reid Brown says he established a $100,000 scholarship endowment to pass on the same benefits he received from Utah State University’s education.

This year, the MAE Department acquired a new wind tunnel for use in thermal and fluid dynamics labs.
What's New: Recirculating Wind Tunnel | College of Engineering

What's New: Recirculating Wind Tunnel

This year, the MAE Department acquired a new wind tunnel for use in thermal and fluid dynamics labs.

This summer, crews renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new 915-square-foot tutor center complete with wrap-around glass dry-erase walls, upgraded lighting, computer work stations, and new furniture.
What's New: New Tutor Center | College of Engineering

What's New: New Tutor Center

This summer, crews renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new 915-square-foot tutor center complete with wrap-around glass dry-erase walls, upgraded lighting, computer work stations, and new furniture.

Researchers at Utah State University have developed new devices to mechanically stress human cells in the lab.
USU Researchers Develop New Devices to Test Retinal Cells | College of Engineering

USU Researchers Develop New Devices to Test Retinal Cells

Researchers at Utah State University have developed new devices to mechanically stress human cells in the lab.

A new professorship in Utah State University’s College of Engineering honors longtime supporters David G. and Diann L. Sant and empowers a new generation of the most qualified engineering faculty.
Regan Zane Named Inaugural David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor | College of Engineering

Regan Zane Named Inaugural David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor

A new professorship in Utah State University’s College of Engineering honors longtime supporters David G. and Diann L. Sant and empowers a new generation of the most qualified engineering faculty.

The College of Engineering at Utah State University announced Monday that Rose Hu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has accepted the position of associate dean for research.
Rose Hu Named USU College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research | College of Engineering

Rose Hu Named USU College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research

The College of Engineering at Utah State University announced Monday that Rose Hu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has accepted the position of associate dean for research.

Come support Jefferson Pontsler with his Master's Defense on August 20, at 11:00AM in ENGR 402C
Cell Imaging and Data Analysis for Biomaterial Mammalian Co-Cultures | Biological Engineering

Cell Imaging and Data Analysis for Biomaterial Mammalian Co-Cultures

Come support Jefferson Pontsler with his Master's Defense on August 20, at 11:00AM in ENGR 402C

USU’s Darcie Christensen is one of 31 engineering students nationwide — and the only person in Utah — to receive a 2018–19 Tau Beta Pi Honor Society academic fellowship.
USU Engineering Student Awarded Prestigious Academic Fellowship

USU Engineering Student Awarded Prestigious Academic Fellowship

USU’s Darcie Christensen is one of 31 engineering students nationwide — and the only person in Utah — to receive a 2018–19 Tau Beta Pi Honor Society academic fellowship.

Come support Richard Decker with his Doctoral Defense on August 14, at 2:00 PM in the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158
Production and Biocompatability of Spider Silk Proteins in Goat Milk | Biological Engineering

Production and Biocompatability of Spider Silk Proteins in Goat Milk

Come support Richard Decker with his Doctoral Defense on August 14, at 2:00 PM in the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158

The cramped engineering tutor center is a thing of the past. This summer, the College of Engineering renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new tutor center.
Engineering Tutor Center, Student Spaces Undergo Major Renovation | College of Engineering

Engineering Tutor Center, Student Spaces Undergo Major Renovation

The cramped engineering tutor center is a thing of the past. This summer, the College of Engineering renovated a large portion of the Anderson Engineering Building to accommodate a new tutor center.

Come support Cole Peterson with his proposal defense on Monday, July 30, at 3:30 PM at the USTAR 650 building, room 205B
Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production

Recombinant Piriform Spider Silk Production

Come support Cole Peterson with his proposal defense on Monday, July 30, at 3:30 PM at the USTAR 650 building, room 205B

Come support Danielle Gaztambide with her Master's Defense on August 2, at 11:00AM in the USTAR 650 building, room 158
Production and Purification of Synthetic Minor Ampullate Silk Proteins | Biological Engineering

Production and Purification of Synthetic Minor Ampullate Silk Proteins

Come support Danielle Gaztambide with her Master's Defense on August 2, at 11:00AM in the USTAR 650 building, room 158

Utah State University was center stage at the Salt Palace Convention Center earlier this week during a major event for engineering education.
USU College of Engineering Lights up Salt Palace at Education Conference

USU College of Engineering Lights up Salt Palace at Education Conference

Utah State University was center stage at the Salt Palace Convention Center earlier this week during a major event for engineering education.

Longtime Utah State University professor and administrator Jagath Kaluarachchi has been selected as the new dean of USU’s College of Engineering.
Utah State University Names New Engineering Dean | College of Engineering

Utah State University Names New Engineering Dean

Longtime Utah State University professor and administrator Jagath Kaluarachchi has been selected as the new dean of USU’s College of Engineering.

Congratulations to all our BE Graduates! Commencement took place on May 4-5.
Congratulations Graduating Class of 2018

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2018

Congratulations to all our BE Graduates! Commencement took place on May 4-5.

Come support Charles with his Master's Thesis Defense on May 4, at 3:30 PM in ENGR 402C
In Vitro Simulation of Microgravity Induced Muscle Loss Successfully Increases Expression of Key In Vivo Atrophy Markers | Biological Engineering

In Vitro Simulation of Microgravity Induced Muscle Loss Successfully Increases Expression of Key In Vivo Atrophy Markers

Come support Charles with his Master's Thesis Defense on May 4, at 3:30 PM in ENGR 402C

Come support Nathan with his Master's Thesis Defense on May 2, at 1:00 PM at the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158
Novel Methods to Produce Large Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins via Polymerization

Novel Methods to Produce Large Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins via Polymerization

Come support Nathan with his Master's Thesis Defense on May 2, at 1:00 PM at the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158

Come support Thomas with his Doctoral Defense on April 30, at 2:30 PM at the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158
Development and Characterization of Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Biomaterials with Investigations into Potential Applications | Biological Engineering

Development and Characterization of Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Biomaterials with Investigations into Potential Applications

Come support Thomas with his Doctoral Defense on April 30, at 2:30 PM at the USTAR 650 Building, Room 158

Come support Michelle with her Master's Candidate Defense on April 27, at 9:00 AM in ENGR 402C
Characterization of Biofilms in a Synthetic Rhizosphere Using Hollow Fiber Root Mimetic Systems | Biological Engineering

Characterization of Biofilms in a Synthetic Rhizosphere Using Hollow Fiber Root Mimetic Systems

Come support Michelle with her Master's Candidate Defense on April 27, at 9:00 AM in ENGR 402C

Come support Wei Zhang with his Proposal Defense on April 18, at 11:00 am in ENGR 402C
Applications of Biomolecular Sensing and Imaging Techniques in Improving Life Quality | Biological Engineering

Applications of Biomolecular Sensing and Imaging Techniques in Improving Life Quality

Come support Wei Zhang with his Proposal Defense on April 18, at 11:00 am in ENGR 402C

Christian Morrill, an engineering ambassador and biological engineering student, was named Scholar of the Year at the 60th annual Robins Awards.
Christian Morrill Awarded Scholar of the Year

Christian Morrill Awarded Scholar of the Year

Christian Morrill, an engineering ambassador and biological engineering student, was named Scholar of the Year at the 60th annual Robins Awards.

The Water Environment Association of Utah (WEAU) USU student chapter has qualified for the national student design competition hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
WEAU USU Chapter Qualified for the National Student Design Competition | College of Engineering

WEAU USU Chapter Qualified for the National Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Association of Utah (WEAU) USU student chapter has qualified for the national student design competition hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

The College of Engineering on Thursday recognized eight outstanding student and faculty researchers as part of USU’s 2018 Research Week.
College Recognizes Outstanding Engineering Researchers | College of Engineering

College Recognizes Outstanding Engineering Researchers

The College of Engineering on Thursday recognized eight outstanding student and faculty researchers as part of USU’s 2018 Research Week.

Come support Fuchao Xu with his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on April 16, at 12:00 pm in ENGR 402C
Identification and Engineering of Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthetic Systems | Biological Engineering

Identification and Engineering of Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthetic Systems

Come support Fuchao Xu with his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on April 16, at 12:00 pm in ENGR 402C

Come support USU students who will talk about their research, including Bethany Jensen, a student in the Biological Engineering department. Congratulations Bethany!
Student Bethany Jensen to Present at Ignite USU | Biological Engineering

Student Bethany Jensen to Present at Ignite USU

Come support USU students who will talk about their research, including Bethany Jensen, a student in the Biological Engineering department. Congratulations Bethany!

A Utah State University College of Engineering student will receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

A Utah State University College of Engineering student will receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.

Come support Han Zhang with his Proposal Defense on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 AM in ENGR 406
Micro-biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications

Micro-biosensor Devices for Biochemical Analysis Applications

Come support Han Zhang with his Proposal Defense on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 AM in ENGR 406

Come to support Jonathan with his Master's Candidate Defense on Thursday, March 1 at 9:00 AM in ENGR 406.
Biomass and Phycocyanin from Oil and Natural Gas Extraction Produced Water Utilizing a Cyanobacteria Dominated Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor (RABR) | Biological Engineering

Biomass and Phycocyanin from Oil and Natural Gas Extraction Produced Water Utilizing a Cyanobacteria Dominated Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor (RABR)

Come to support Jonathan with his Master's Candidate Defense on Thursday, March 1 at 9:00 AM in ENGR 406.

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to the Recognition Ceremony for:
E-Week Awards | Biological Engineering

E-Week Awards

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to the Recognition Ceremony for:

The goal of this research aims is optimizing spider silk production to attain a commercially viable process and improving the synthetic spider silk’s mechanical characteristics through both genetic engineering and expression techniques.
Optimizing Spider Silk Production and Improving Synthetic Spider Silk's Mechanical Characteristics Through Genetic Engineering and Expression Techniques | Biological Engineering

Optimizing Spider Silk Production and Improving Synthetic Spider Silk's Mechanical Characteristics Through Genetic Engineering and Expression Techniques

The goal of this research aims is optimizing spider silk production to attain a commercially viable process and improving the synthetic spider silk’s mechanical characteristics through both genetic engineering and expression techniques.

Come support Thomas Harris with his proposal defense on January 18 at 9:00 AM at USTAR Bioinnovations Building 650 (IC 650) 205B
Development and Characterization of Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Biomaterials with Investigations into Potential Applications | Biological Engineering

Development and Characterization of Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Biomaterials with Investigations into Potential Applications

Come support Thomas Harris with his proposal defense on January 18 at 9:00 AM at USTAR Bioinnovations Building 650 (IC 650) 205B

On December 11th, 2017 seniors from the Biological Engineering department presented their design
Senior Design Poster Presentations | Biological Engineering

Senior Design Poster Presentations

On December 11th, 2017 seniors from the Biological Engineering department presented their design

Come to support Chad with his Master's Candidate Defense on Monday, December 11 at 1:30 pm in ENGR 406.
Production of Polyhydroxyalanoates Using Sustainable Carbon Sources | Biological Engineering

Production of Polyhydroxyalanoates Using Sustainable Carbon Sources

Come to support Chad with his Master's Candidate Defense on Monday, December 11 at 1:30 pm in ENGR 406.

Come support Fuchao Xu with his proposal defense on Monday, December 11, at 11:00 AM in ENGR 402C
Identification and Engineering of Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthetic Systems | Biological Engineering

Identification and Engineering of Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthetic Systems

Come support Fuchao Xu with his proposal defense on Monday, December 11, at 11:00 AM in ENGR 402C

Come to support Iegor with his proposal defense on Friday, December 8 at 12:30 in ENGR 406.
Recovery of Energy from Toxic and Refractory Wastewater in New Applications of the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor and Microbial Fuel Cell | Biological Engineering
Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Ron Sims was elected this week to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
USU Professor Elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows | College of Engineering

USU Professor Elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Ron Sims was elected this week to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

The New Approaches in Light Microscopy Workshop at Harvard University brings together academia and industry partners to exchange ideas on new ways of using light microscopy for biological and biomedical applications.
Faculty presents at Harvard 'Light Microscopy' workshop | Biological Engineering

Faculty presents at Harvard 'Light Microscopy' workshop

The New Approaches in Light Microscopy Workshop at Harvard University brings together academia and industry partners to exchange ideas on new ways of using light microscopy for biological and biomedical applications.

Biological engineering students at Utah State University will host a regional conference aimed at connecting participants with industry
USU to Host Institute of Biological Engineering Regional Conference | College of Engineering

USU to Host Institute of Biological Engineering Regional Conference

Biological engineering students at Utah State University will host a regional conference aimed at connecting participants with industry

Come to support Farhad with his proposal defense on Friday, November 3 at 2:45 pm in the BE conference room (ENGR 402c)
Mechanisms of Abnormal Angiogenesis in Retinal Disease | Biological Engineering

Mechanisms of Abnormal Angiogenesis in Retinal Disease

Come to support Farhad with his proposal defense on Friday, November 3 at 2:45 pm in the BE conference room (ENGR 402c)

Dr. Jixun Zhan presenting at his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Curiosity-Driven Exploration and Reprogramming of Nature’s Biosynthetic Machinery.
Driven by Curiosity, USU Professor Turns to Nature for Drug Discovery | College of Engineering

Driven by Curiosity, USU Professor Turns to Nature for Drug Discovery

Dr. Jixun Zhan presenting at his Inaugural Lecture entitled “Curiosity-Driven Exploration and Reprogramming of Nature’s Biosynthetic Machinery.

This fall, 28 students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin Award
Congratulations A-Pin Recipients! | College of Engineering

Congratulations A-Pin Recipients!

This fall, 28 students were recognized for receiving the prestigious A-Pin Award

Food growers are facing a difficult reality: climate change is expected to intensify drought conditions, and expanding urban populations are competing for arable land and water supplies
Priming Plants to Tolerate Drought | College of Engineering

Priming Plants to Tolerate Drought

Food growers are facing a difficult reality: climate change is expected to intensify drought conditions, and expanding urban populations are competing for arable land and water supplies

Utah State University undergraduate student Nathan Guymon won a second-place award in an international video contest aimed at educating the public about solid waste.
Biological Engineering Undergrad Wins International Video Contest | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Undergrad Wins International Video Contest

Utah State University undergraduate student Nathan Guymon won a second-place award in an international video contest aimed at educating the public about solid waste.

The goal of this research is to design, build, and test a device that could decrease the analysis time of bacteria using label-free methods of dielectrophoresis and Raman spectroscopy.
The Use of Microfluidics and Dielectrophoresis for Separation, Concentration, and Identification of Bacteria | Biological Engineering

The Use of Microfluidics and Dielectrophoresis for Separation, Concentration, and Identification of Bacteria

The goal of this research is to design, build, and test a device that could decrease the analysis time of bacteria using label-free methods of dielectrophoresis and Raman spectroscopy.

The goal of this project was to design a system that utilizes produced water as a nutrient source for growing biomass in a biofilm form using a Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor (RABR). The biomass would then be harvested and converted into biocrude oil.
The Development and Optimization of a Produced Water, Biofilm Based Microalgae Cultivation System for Biocrude Conversion with Hydrothermal Liquefaction | Biological Engineering

The Development and Optimization of a Produced Water, Biofilm Based Microalgae Cultivation System for Biocrude Conversion with Hydrothermal Liquefaction

The goal of this project was to design a system that utilizes produced water as a nutrient source for growing biomass in a biofilm form using a Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor (RABR). The biomass would then be harvested and converted into biocrude oil.

Shameem will be presenting his Dissertation Defense on August 20, 2017, come and show him your support.
Silane Modulation of Protein Conformation and Self-assembly | Biological Engineering

Silane Modulation of Protein Conformation and Self-assembly

Shameem will be presenting his Dissertation Defense on August 20, 2017, come and show him your support.

After eight weeks of research, students gave their final presentations for the 2017 Plant-STEM program.
Plant-STEM Summer Outreach Comes to a Close | Biological Engineering

Plant-STEM Summer Outreach Comes to a Close

After eight weeks of research, students gave their final presentations for the 2017 Plant-STEM program.

The Department of Biological Engineering hosted nine students as a part of the Native American Student Mentorship Program
Biological Engineering Summer Outreach | Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering Summer Outreach

The Department of Biological Engineering hosted nine students as a part of the Native American Student Mentorship Program

Biological Engineering's PhD candidate, Anna Doloman, wins an international award at the International Conference on Biogas Microbiology.
BE Student Wins International Award for Research Presentation | Biological Engineering

BE Student Wins International Award for Research Presentation

Biological Engineering's PhD candidate, Anna Doloman, wins an international award at the International Conference on Biogas Microbiology.

Researchers from the Biological Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology departments have come together to design more efficient cellular factory models that address some of the issues that current systems have with nutrient delivery and waste removal.
Bioengineered System Computational Modeling: Designing A Way of Improving Bioreactors | Biological Engineering

Bioengineered System Computational Modeling: Designing A Way of Improving Bioreactors

Researchers from the Biological Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology departments have come together to design more efficient cellular factory models that address some of the issues that current systems have with nutrient delivery and waste removal....

Biological engineers at USU decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces natural compounds found in fungi
Biosynthetic Secrets: How Fungi Make Bioactive Compounds | College of Engineering

Biosynthetic Secrets: How Fungi Make Bioactive Compounds

Biological engineers at USU decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces natural compounds found in fungi

The Department of Biological Engineering would like to congratulate all of our students who graduated May 5-6.
Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017 | Biological Engineering

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017

The Department of Biological Engineering would like to congratulate all of our students who graduated May 5-6.

The Biomedical Engineering Society's (BMES) club hosted an industry tour with Edwards Lifesciences in Draper, Ut.
BE Students visit Edwards Lifesciences | Biological Engineering

BE Students visit Edwards Lifesciences

The Biomedical Engineering Society's (BMES) club hosted an industry tour with Edwards Lifesciences in Draper, Ut.

Students at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level were presented awards for their research at the Student Research Symposium on April 13, 2017.
Our Students Win Gold | Biological Engineering

Our Students Win Gold

Students at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level were presented awards for their research at the Student Research Symposium on April 13, 2017.

Biological Engineering student, Darcie Christensen, named Scholar of the Year.
Darcie Christensen Wins Robins Award | College of Engineering

Darcie Christensen Wins Robins Award

Biological Engineering student, Darcie Christensen, named Scholar of the Year.

The complex attitude of religious adherents toward land and government captivated this year's selection committee in naming two winners of the 2016 Arrington Writing Awards.
Winning Essays Focus on Complexities of Religion, Land and Government | Biological Engineering

Winning Essays Focus on Complexities of Religion, Land and Government

The complex attitude of religious adherents toward land and government captivated this year's selection committee in naming two winners of the 2016 Arrington Writing Awards.

The Student Research Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies that takes place as a part of Utah State University's Research Week.
BE Students participate in SRS | Biological Engineering

BE Students participate in SRS

The Student Research Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies that takes place as a part of Utah State University's Research Week.

Institute of Biological Engineering annual meeting comes to Salt Lake City.
Biological Engineering Students Showcase Research at Industry Meeting | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Students Showcase Research at Industry Meeting

Institute of Biological Engineering annual meeting comes to Salt Lake City.

Attention Students! BENG 6880 – BioMEMS: Microtechnology for BioMedical Research is being offered Fall 2017. Prerequisite for the course is BENG 3500 or by permission of the instructor.
BENG 5880 / 6880 BioMEMS: Microtechnology for BioMedical Research | Biological Engineering

BENG 5880 / 6880 BioMEMS: Microtechnology for BioMedical Research

Attention Students! BENG 6880 – BioMEMS: Microtechnology for BioMedical Research is being offered Fall 2017. Prerequisite for the course is BENG 3500 or by permission of the instructor.

Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2017.
Faculty Promotions 2017 | College of Engineering

Faculty Promotions 2017

Utah State University's College of Engineering faculty promotions for 2017.

Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Foster Agblevor is developing new catalysts to convert unwanted plant waste into bio-based fuels. His work was recently highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News.
USU Biological Engineer Featured in Chemical & Engineering News | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineer Featured in Chemical & Engineering News

Biological Engineering Professor Dr. Foster Agblevor is developing new catalysts to convert unwanted plant waste into bio-based fuels. His work was recently highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News.

Zachary Fica will be giving his Thesis Defense of his Master's degree on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm in ENGR 406
Algae-based Biofilm Productivity and Treatment of Dairy Wastewater: Effects of Temperature and Organic Carbon Concentration | Biological Engineering

Algae-based Biofilm Productivity and Treatment of Dairy Wastewater: Effects of Temperature and Organic Carbon Concentration

Zachary Fica will be giving his Thesis Defense of his Master's degree on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm in ENGR 406

Alan Hodges will be giving his Thesis Defense for his Master's degree on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 pm in ENGR 406.
Economical Alternative Treatment Technologies for Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Management | Biological Engineering

Economical Alternative Treatment Technologies for Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Management

Alan Hodges will be giving his Thesis Defense for his Master's degree on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 pm in ENGR 406.

The Department of Biological Engineering is constantly working on developing new and innovative Bioproducts that can solve some of the most challenging contemporary dilemmas of the 21st century.
Synthetic Bio-manufacturing Center | Biological Engineering

Synthetic Bio-manufacturing Center

The Department of Biological Engineering is constantly working on developing new and innovative Bioproducts that can solve some of the most challenging contemporary dilemmas of the 21st century.

On February 22nd the Department of Biological Engineering had their engineering week award ceremony. Where Individuals were acknowledged for their hard work and perseverance to research and further the Biological Engineering department as a whole.
E-Week Awards 2017 | Biological Engineering

E-Week Awards 2017

On February 22nd the Department of Biological Engineering had their engineering week award ceremony. Where Individuals were acknowledged for their hard work and perseverance to research and further the Biological Engineering department as a whole.

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to our annual Engineering Week recognition ceremony on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 12:00 pm in Engineering Building 406.
Engineering Week Award Ceremony | Biological Engineering

Engineering Week Award Ceremony

The Department of Biological Engineering invites you to our annual Engineering Week recognition ceremony on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 12:00 pm in Engineering Building 406.

The Department of Biological Engineering will be hosting a webinar presentation on Monday, February 27, 2017, titled: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring. The presentation will be given by Dr. Rosemarie Hunziker
Webinar: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring | Biological Engineering

Webinar: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring

The Department of Biological Engineering will be hosting a webinar presentation on Monday, February 27, 2017, titled: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring. The presentation will be given by Dr. Rosemarie Hunziker

Dr. Anhong Zhou reflected on family and the future of bio-technologies at his inaugural lecture last week where he was honored for his promotion to professor.
Biological Engineering Professor Presents Inaugural Lecture | College of Engineering

Biological Engineering Professor Presents Inaugural Lecture

Dr. Anhong Zhou reflected on family and the future of bio-technologies at his inaugural lecture last week where he was honored for his promotion to professor.

Biological Engineering Student Matt Clegg was awarded first place for his oral presentation at the Inaugural Biomedical Engineering Society's (BMES) Western Regional Conference
Student Wins Gold | Biological Engineering

Student Wins Gold

Biological Engineering Student Matt Clegg was awarded first place for his oral presentation at the Inaugural Biomedical Engineering Society's (BMES) Western Regional Conference

Join the BE department for Lei Sun's proposal Defense on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:00 in ENGR 402C.
Lei Sun's Proposal Defense | Biological Engineering

Lei Sun's Proposal Defense

Join the BE department for Lei Sun's proposal Defense on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:00 in ENGR 402C.

On December 12th, 2016 the Biological Engineering department's senior class presented their capstone research projects. In total fourteen groups shared their research findings that have spanned over a year of their undergraduate career.
Senior Capstone Poster Presentations | Biological Engineering

Senior Capstone Poster Presentations

On December 12th, 2016 the Biological Engineering department's senior class presented their capstone research projects. In total fourteen groups shared their research findings that have spanned over a year of their undergraduate career.

Who says that learning about the various properties of Biomaterials is boring? Clearly, they haven't taken Dr. Yu Huang's BENG 2330 Properties of Biomaterials course.
Mannequin Challenge | Biological Engineering

Mannequin Challenge

Who says that learning about the various properties of Biomaterials is boring? Clearly, they haven't taken Dr. Yu Huang's BENG 2330 Properties of Biomaterials course.

Early in November students from Utah State University's Biological Engineering program presented their research project, Eden, to the Scientists and Engineers employed in NASA.
BE Students Visit NASA | Biological Engineering

BE Students Visit NASA

Early in November students from Utah State University's Biological Engineering program presented their research project, Eden, to the Scientists and Engineers employed in NASA.

Students from the Biological Engineering Department attended the annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 5th to October 8th.
BE Students attend BMES Conference | Biological Engineering

BE Students attend BMES Conference

Students from the Biological Engineering Department attended the annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 5th to October 8th.

Dr. Elizabeth Vargis will be giving a presentation for Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Center for Integrated BioSystems on 11/3/2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Merrill-Cazier Library room 154
Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Center for Integrated BioSystems | Biological Engineering

Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Center for Integrated BioSystems

Dr. Elizabeth Vargis will be giving a presentation for Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Center for Integrated BioSystems on 11/3/2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Merrill-Cazier Library room 154

Nephi Jones has spent the last decade developing a more efficient bioreactor for the life sciences industry. The big stainless steel vessels dot the laboratory space where he works at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Logan.
Combining Careers in Engineering | College of Engineering

Combining Careers in Engineering

Nephi Jones has spent the last decade developing a more efficient bioreactor for the life sciences industry. The big stainless steel vessels dot the laboratory space where he works at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Logan.

Dr. Bin Yang will be giving a presentation titled "Aqueous Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels" on October 26th, 2016 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in ENGR 406.
Aqueous Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels | Biological Engineering

Aqueous Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels

Dr. Bin Yang will be giving a presentation titled "Aqueous Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels" on October 26th, 2016 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in ENGR 406.

Dr. Agnes Ostafin will be giving a presentation titled "Detection of Fungal Infections Using SERS" on October 19th, 2016 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in ENGR 406.
Detection of Fungal Infections Using SERS | Biological Engineering

Detection of Fungal Infections Using SERS

Dr. Agnes Ostafin will be giving a presentation titled "Detection of Fungal Infections Using SERS" on October 19th, 2016 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in ENGR 406.

On October 6, 2016, students traveled to Sandy, Ut to tour BD Medical. Students were able to experience a medical manufacturing company first hand.
BD Medical Tour | Biological Engineering

BD Medical Tour

On October 6, 2016, students traveled to Sandy, Ut to tour BD Medical. Students were able to experience a medical manufacturing company first hand.

Angela Akude will be defending her thesis on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9 am in the BENG Conference Room (ENGR 402C).
Angela Akude's Thesis Defense | Biological Engineering

Angela Akude's Thesis Defense

Angela Akude will be defending her thesis on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9 am in the BENG Conference Room (ENGR 402C).

The Biological Engineering Department is pleased to announce that Cindy Hanson will be presenting her proposal defense on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm in ENGR 326
Cynthia Hanson's Proposal Defense | Biological Engineering

Cynthia Hanson's Proposal Defense

The Biological Engineering Department is pleased to announce that Cindy Hanson will be presenting her proposal defense on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm in ENGR 326

Biological Engineering faculty will discuss muscles and mentors at October 28 event in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall
Dr. Elizabeth Vargis to Present at TEDxUSU | College of Engineering

Dr. Elizabeth Vargis to Present at TEDxUSU

Biological Engineering faculty will discuss muscles and mentors at October 28 event in the Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall

Biological Engineering student Spotlight Harsh Singh. I was born in India, but grew up in Canada, and I went to high school in Cache Valley. I chose USU mainly for the opportunity to get involved in research quickly.
Student Spotlight | Biological Engineering

Student Spotlight

Biological Engineering student Spotlight Harsh Singh. I was born in India, but grew up in Canada, and I went to high school in Cache Valley. I chose USU mainly for the opportunity to get involved in research quickly.

Optimization of Biogas Production by use of Microbially Enhanced Inoculum On May 5, 2016, at 1:00 pm in ENGR 406.
Doctoral Proposal Defense by Anna Doloman | Biological Engineering

Doctoral Proposal Defense by Anna Doloman

Optimization of Biogas Production by use of Microbially Enhanced Inoculum On May 5, 2016, at 1:00 pm in ENGR 406.

Using microalgae-bacteria (MaB) flocs to treat municipal wastewater and use of the biomass for biogas production
Dr. Hadi Soroosh Research Presentation | Biological Engineering

Dr. Hadi Soroosh Research Presentation

Using microalgae-bacteria (MaB) flocs to treat municipal wastewater and use of the biomass for biogas production

The BE Department made a high positive impact at the 2016 International Annual Conference of the Institute of Biological Engineering, which was held in Greenville, South Carolina. BE was represented by ten students and six faculty members.
BE makes High Impact on 2016 Annual IBE Conference | Biological Engineering

BE makes High Impact on 2016 Annual IBE Conference

The BE Department made a high positive impact at the 2016 International Annual Conference of the Institute of Biological Engineering, which was held in Greenville, South Carolina. BE was represented by ten students and six faculty members.

A Utah State University Aggie from the College of Engineering has been selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship Award that will help cover the costs of graduate studies.
Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships | College of Engineering

Aggie Engineers Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

A Utah State University Aggie from the College of Engineering has been selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship Award that will help cover the costs of graduate studies.

The 3rd Annual Senior, Alumni, & Industry Luncheon (SAIL) will be on Friday, March 25, 2016 in room 326 of the Engineering Building (ENGR) at 11:30 AM.
Senior Alumni and Industry Luncheon 2016 | Biological Engineering

Senior Alumni and Industry Luncheon 2016

The 3rd Annual Senior, Alumni, & Industry Luncheon (SAIL) will be on Friday, March 25, 2016 in room 326 of the Engineering Building (ENGR) at 11:30 AM.

A biological engineering researcher has taken a big step toward making a safer, more natural blue dye
USU Biological Engineer Patents Method to Make Natural Blue Dye | College of Engineering

USU Biological Engineer Patents Method to Make Natural Blue Dye

A biological engineering researcher has taken a big step toward making a safer, more natural blue dye

The Biological Engineering Department invites you to our annual Recognition Ceremony.
Engineering Week Award Ceremony | Biological Engineering

Engineering Week Award Ceremony

The Biological Engineering Department invites you to our annual Recognition Ceremony.

Upcoming Seminar. "Production of High-Value Methylxanthines by Metabolically Engineering E. coli." Dr. Ryan Summers research interests include high-value chemicals synthesis through biochemical engineering of enzymes, microbes and gene networks.
Ryan Summers Seminar Presentation | Biological Engineering

Ryan Summers Seminar Presentation

Upcoming Seminar. "Production of High-Value Methylxanthines by Metabolically Engineering E. coli." Dr. Ryan Summers research interests include high-value chemicals synthesis through biochemical engineering of enzymes, microbes and gene networks.

Investigation and engineering the biosynthetic pathway of pharmaceutically valuable compounds, such as chromomycin, until and emodin, so that we can produce the target compounds more efficiently for potential applications in industry.
Investigation and Engineering of Polyketide Biosynthetic Pathways | Biological Engineering

Investigation and Engineering of Polyketide Biosynthetic Pathways

Investigation and engineering the biosynthetic pathway of pharmaceutically valuable compounds, such as chromomycin, until and emodin, so that we can produce the target compounds more efficiently for potential applications in industry.