Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

Bioplastics labWe are dedicated to the study and engineering of a wide array of biological systems and processing technologies. Our research spans from biomass pretreatment to sensor development, from life-cycle analysis to novel processing techniques, from food-safety to fermentation modeling, and from grain quality to bio-nanotechnology. In addition, much of our current work addresses critical needs within the developing bioeconomy. We are also tightly connected to ABE degree options in Biological Systems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, and Industrial Technology.

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Research and Extension Laboratories

ISU Grain Quality Laboratory
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative
Seed Science Center
Global Food Security Consortium
Center for Crops Utilization Research
Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team
Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
The US Quality Grains Research Consortium

Graduate Courses

Grain Processing and Handling
Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems
Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources