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Dr. Scott A. Shearer has been reappointed as Department Chair FABE for a four-year term through June 30, 2023

Dr. Scott A. Shearer has been reappointed as Chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University. Shearer joined the department as Chair in 2011. This will be his third four-year term in the role. 

Dr. Ryan Winston (left) with his advisee and nominator Joseph Smith (right)

Ryan Winston, Assistant Professor in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) and Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, recently received a 2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award.

Dr. Judit Puskas, Professor

Dr. Judit E. Puskas joinedthe Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at The Ohio State University as a tenured Full Professor in January 2019. Puskas received a PhD in plastics and rubber technology in 1985, and an M. E. Sc in organic and biochemical engineering in 1977, from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.

Wyatt was invited to tour Air Force 2 during his internship

For those born and raised in Ohio, most aspire to get out and live by the beach. Wyatt (Kin) Sanders-Evans, however, did the opposite. As a native of Columbia, South Carolina, he was in for quite the treat coming to Ohio.  

“I traded my flipflops for snow boots,” says Wyatt. 

Dean David Williams of the College of Engineering served as the keynote speaker for the evening

April at Ohio State is often marked with the flurry of preparation for final exams and a sense of celebratory reflection as we look back at another academic year gone by, and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) is no exception.

Lyne’a Diller is a 3rd year Agricultural Systems Management Major

It is easy to get intimidated by the course load when you first step into an Ohio State class. After a while though, students eventually get accustomed to the operation.

Meet Owen Si: Former ASM student, current graduate student

For most, life can take them slightly off course from their intended paths. But for some, like Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) student Owen Si, that may mean moving to the other side of the world for college. 

FABE Graduate Students give an "OHIO" outside the Ag Engineering Building

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) rose to 9th in the nation in agricultural and biological engineering graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report.

2019 CFAES Distinguished Senior FABE recipients Justin Haerr, Manny Barnes, Jenna Lee, and Joey Smith

The CFAES Distinguished Senior Award honors academic, disciplinary and professional excellence in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). It is the most prestigious undergraduate award in CFAES, recognizing our top graduating seniors each year from each of the academic units on the Columbus campus. The selected students’ accomplishments and activities have benefited their communities, their academic unit, the college, the university, and/or their future profession.

Holly graduated in May 2018 with her B.S. degree in FABE, specializing in food engineering

Everyone likes their food a different way. Some people enjoy the comfort of simple, homemade foods that they know the exact taste of while others seek the thrill of creating and trying new and exotic foods. Holly Huellemeier, current FABE graduate student, falls into the second category. 

Congratulations to Matthew Klopfenstein and Jenna Lee

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has announced the 2019 New Faces of ASABE Honorees, which include two Ohio State seniors: Jenna Lee and Matthew Klopfenstein. New Faces of ASABE are announced annually just ahead of National Engineers Week. Through the stories of these individuals, New Faces of ASABE aims to inspire their peers, the public, and future engineers who may follow in their footsteps

Meet Grant McHugh, current CSM student

Students who attend The Ohio State University are often exposed to eye-opening, mind-opening, and heart-opening experiences. Grant McHugh, a third-year Construction Systems Management (CSM) major, is a prime example.

When not working on his research in the lab, Dylan is a big fan of the outdoors.

Growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Dylan wouldn’t be surprised if the saying, “there are more trees than people in the state” rang true.

The first medical glove to block radiation and pathogens while not causing allergies was developed by Ohio State researcher Katrina Cornish and her team. (Photo: CFAES)

WOOSTER, Ohio—An Ohio State University researcher and her team have created the first medical glove that can block radiation while meeting federal guidelines and not triggering allergic reactions.

Karen Mancl, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Karen Mancl, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, was recently accepted to work with the China Environment Forum (CEF) at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the U.S.

Dr. Sami Khanal, Assistant Professor

Dr. Sami Khanal is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sensing for Sustainability Indicators in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. She specializes in the application of remote sensing technologies, geographic information system (GIS), big data analytics and ecosystem modeling in support of landscape scale research on agricultural and forest health, assessment of climate change impact on biomass production and water quality, assessment of crop nutrient stress and occurrence, and food security.

Dr. Ryan J. Winston, Assistant Professor

Ryan J. Winston is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University.  Winston focuses on the sustainable management of water in urban, suburban, and rural areas. 

Celene's interest in brewing led her to specialize in Food Engineering

After moving from state to state, Celene ended up completing her bachelor's degree in Food Engineering from Ohio State and has stayed on in pursuit of her graduate degree. With a passion for fermented/alcoholic brewing, she has found the program to be the perfect place for her unorthodox ideas and life experiences. 

A new study in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed will look closely at farm fields with elevated phosphorus. The aim: improve Lake Erie’s water quality while maintaining yields of crops. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Some farm fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. That’s the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that hopes to learn about those fields and lower that risk by creating new public-private partnerships.

Apostel Named 2019 Knauss Fellowship Finalist

Anna Apostel, PhD candidate in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE), has been named one of five Ohio finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Finalists participate in a year-long program that places highly qualified graduate students in host offices in the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government.

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