Carl Bern, PE

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Contact Information

2344 Elings Hall
605 Bissell Road
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011

Phone: 515-294-1270
Fax: 515-294-2255


Teaching & Research

Teaching: Dr. Bern teaches courses on grain/oilseed preservation, handling and processing, and in electric power/electronics applications. Each of his courses includes a hand-on laboratory component which takes place in the Biomaterials Laboratory or in the Electric Power and Electronics Laboratory.

Research: Dr. Bern’s research focuses on storage of corn, edible beans, soybeans, distillers grains, and biorenewables including corn cobs and corn stover. Current projects involve storage of corn and edible beans on subsistence farms, drying corn cobs and corn stover, and preserving wet distillers grain during storage.


Corn and bean storage in developing countries, biorenewable preservation and storage, electric power utilization, undergraduate research mentoring.

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