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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering



  1. Pressor El Fray (left) with Professor Judit Puskas (right)

    Fulbright Scholar Visits FABE

    Jan 6, 2020

    The Council of the Polish-American Fulbright Commission and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded Prof. Mirosława El Fray from the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Department of Polymer and Biomaterials Science, the Fulbright STEM Impact Award 2019. In total, 22 applicants took part in the competition, including the substantive assessment of the applications prepared by three independent experts and an interview with candidates whose applications received the highest marks. Five total scholarship awards were granted.

  2. Morgan Dent is a 5th year majoring in FABE with a specialization in agricultural engineering

    Meet Morgan Dent: Humanitarian Engineer

    Nov 27, 2019

    Morgan’s love of the outdoors started as a child, where she would spend hours playing outside at her home in Barberton, Ohio, near Akron. As Morgan grew, so did her passion for the outdoors. Today, Morgan is interested in health, eating clean, and exercising, especially trail hiking and hot yoga.  

  3. photo courtesy of NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

    Ohio State Report Evaluates Options for Reducing Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms

    Nov 21, 2019

    Several research teams, led by The Ohio State University, have concluded a three-year study evaluating the ability of agricultural management practices to reduce phosphorus causing harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. In 2012, the United States and Canada set the goal of reducing phosphorus entering the lake by 40%. Now, researchers have a better understanding of what management practices need to be implemented, and what research still needs to be done to meet these goals by 2025.

  4. Participants from the 2019 Advanced BioSystems Workshop

    Advanced BioSystems Workshop Shows Path Ahead for Bioproducts

    Nov 14, 2019

    Just as the importance of renewable energy has grown in recent years, so too has interest in renewable or biobased sources of materials in products. In September, the Advanced BioSystems Workshop highlighted how the partnerships between growers, industry, and researchers are driving bio-based materials forward. 

  5. Meet Mecah Mochoge, CSM student and army veteran

    Meet Mecah Mochoge: Aspiring to Help Fellow Veterans

    Nov 11, 2019

    To many, the story of a college student who started classes in the autumn of 2009 but is now planning to graduate in the spring of 2020, they might think it’s a story of failure. But to senior construction systems management major Mecah Mochoge, it’s a story of perseverance. 

  6. Jenna Lee, agricultural engineering major

    Meet Jenna Lee: Engineering a Passion for Agriculture

    Oct 14, 2019

    Jenna Lee grew up on a farm in Marysville, Ohio. As the daughter of two 3rd generation Buckeyes, she always had an interest in attending The Ohio State University. She said campus always felt like home to her as an Ohioan. Listening to the campus chimes when she crosses the oval makes her feel at home. 

  7. Ohio State celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2019-2020

    Digital Agriculture Program Celebrates Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial

    Sep 19, 2019

    For the past 150 years, The Ohio State University has been a leader in advancements in agriculture and engineering. And now, using precision agriculture technology, Ohio State researchers are able to show how technology can be used to create an image of a logo commemorating the university’s 150th anniversary in a soybean field.

  8. Members of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers at Ohio State

    FABE Leads Record Number of Undergrad Engineering Specialties Ranked by US News

    Sep 12, 2019

    In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings, more departments within The Ohio State University College of Engineering placed among the nation’s top programs than ever before. Overall, Ohio State’s undergraduate engineering program again ranks first in Ohio, and 16th among public universities nationwide. Among both public and private institutions, Ohio State’s College of Engineering ranks 29th, up one spot from last year.

  9. Dr. Darren Drewry, Assistant Professor

    Q&A with Dr. Darren Drewry

    Sep 8, 2019

    Dr. Darren Drewry is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) and Horticulture and Crop Science. His academic background includes degrees in physics (B.S., Virginia Tech), computer science (M.C.S., University of Virginia) and engineering (Ph.D., Duke University).

  10. Dr. Carin A. Helfer, Research Assistant Professor

    Q&A with Dr. Carin A. Helfer

    Aug 5, 2019

    Carin A. Helfer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. After college, she was a research tire compounder at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. She left Goodyear to pursue a Ph.D.