Research at the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research is an integral part of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and our students’ education. As part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), our faculty and students research ways to better the lives of people, businesses, and communities.

Our faculty and graduate students work on projects including basic and applied research funded through competitive grants or through partnerships with industry.  Currently, one of the primary focus areas is renewable energy and bio-based products.  We are working to develop and improve bio-based composite materials, technologies to increase ethanol yields, and perfecting the cultivation of the Russian dandelion and extraction of natural rubber.  Additionally, we are making foods safer by developing gaseous sanitizers to control pathogens on leafy green vegetables.

Explore research being done in our Department, and its potential impact on your life, using the left-hand tabs. Undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved in research by contacting their faculty advisor.