Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University is an international leader in the advancement of the science and application of engineering in systems involving food, agriculture, environment, and construction. FABE offers diverse curricula leading to degrees in:


  • Ashlee Balcerzak is a second year graduate student specializing in ecological engineering

    For Ashlee Balcerzak, a second-year graduate student specializing in ecological engineering, higher education is a pathway to help others. It’s a dream that became more vivid with the unique opportunity to shadow the Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in the...

  • Christopher Tkach is a senior majoring in FABE

    As the number of COVID-19 cases began to increase in March, the United States faced a shortage in numerous kinds of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, gloves and hand sanitizer. Like many, Christopher Tkach saw the need for supplies as a call to action.

  • Dr. John Fulton, professor of food, agricultural and biological engineering

    Agriculture production is challenged with the need to increase yields while maintaining farm profitability.  Technology and farm data are becoming more integral in producing food.  Dr. John Fulton’s research and extension focuses on machinery automation and use of spatial data to improve the...


Ohio State Researcher Developing Polymer Face Mask
Ohio State Researcher Developing Polymer Face Mask
NASA Student Capstone Project- Ohio State FABE
NASA Student Capstone Project