Professor and Department Chair, C. O. Stöckle; Professor, G. V. Barbosa-Cánovas, S. Chen, G. Hoogenboom, J. Tang, J. Wu, Q. Zhang; Associate Professor, P. Ndegwa; Assistant Professor, M. Garcia-Pérez, M. Karkee, H. Lei, R. Troy Peters, S. Sablani, B. Yang; Research Assistant Professorr, C. Frear, U. Zaher; Affiliate Faculty, D. Bender, W. Elliot, M. Flury, P. Robichaud,, V. Yadama, J. Zhang; Adjunct Faculty, J. L. Ullman, S. Wang
Biological Systems Engineering (BSYSE) Courses
512 Research and Teaching Methods 3 (2-3) Graduate research with an emphasis on biological systems engineering and college instruction.
530 Machine Vision for Biological Systems 3 Image analysis techniques as applied to machine vision applications integrated into autonomous equipment used in specialty crops.
532 Electrohydraulic Systems Control 3 Fluid power transmission, E/H control, control systems and controller design.
541 Instrumentation and Measurements 3 (2-3) Prereq Math 172; Phys 102 or 202. Instrumentation systems and measurement concepts, electronic signal-conditioning components and circuitry, digital electronics and microprocessor basics. Cooperative course taught by UI, open to WSU students (BAE 441).
550 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 3 Land, water and air conservation emphasizing on soil and water engineering concepts, state of science solution techniques, and engineering design.
551 Advanced Biological Systems Engineering Topics V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Directed group study of selected advanced topics in biological systems engineering. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (AGE 561).
552 Advanced Biological Systems Engineering Topics V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Directed group study of selected advanced topics in biological systems engineering. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (AGE 561).
554 Aquatic System Restoration 3 Prereq Chem 345, C E 583; MBioS 101, C E 581. Same as C E 585.
555 Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment 3 Same as C E 555.
556 Surface Hydrologic Processes and Modeling 3 (2-3) Fundamental hydrologic processes, governing equations and solution methods, GIS techniques commonly used in hydrology, class project on modeling surface hydrology.
557 Nutrient Cycling and Transport 3 Cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus at global and watershed scales; modeling of transportation and transport in agricultural systems
558 (595) Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport 4 (3-3) Prereq Math 315; BsysE 351 or C E 351 or Geol 475. Physics of flow and contaminant transport in saturated porous media including governing equations, well hydraulics and computer modeling.
560 Aquatic Chemistry 3 Prereq C E 518. Same as C E 583.
564 Agricultural Waste and Air Quality Management 3 Detailed analyses of agricultural wastes and their potential adverse impacts on the environment; current management systems; reuse and recycle.
581 Advanced Physical Properties of Foods 3 Prereq BSysE 481, Math 315. Analysis, modeling, and experimental procedures to measure food physical properties for use in food processing system design.
582 Food Process Engineering I 3 Prereq BSysE 481 or Ch E 330. Design of food processing systems; design and simulation of sterilization and pasteurization processes in foods. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (FS 582).
583 Food Process Engineering II 3 Prereq BSysE 582. Design of food separation unit operations including concentration, dehydration, and membrane processes.
584 Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Foods 3 Food preservation methods based on application of thermal and nonthermal processes.
585 Food Packaging 3 Properties of packaging materials, manufacturing of packages, shelf-life testing and food packaging interaction.
593 Thermochemical Biorefinery 3 Prereq graduate standing. Thermochemical biorefinery technologies for biofuels and bioproducts; facility operations, analysis, and design of integrated processes for biofuel and bioproduct production.
594 Design and Analysis of Biomass Conversion Processes and Systems 3 Analysis of bioprocessing and biotreatment processes including energenetics, stoichiometry, species competition, process infiltration, product separation and optimization.
595 Biosystems Engineering for Fuel and Chemicals 3 Design and optimization of biological systems for industrial functions, modeling and simulation of cell processes, bioreactors and system integration.
596 Biomass Thermo-Chemical Conversion 3 Biomass chemistry, analytical thermo-chemistry, torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification and combustion; characterization and uses of themochemcial products.
597 Biomass Biological Process Engineering Biomass biological process engineering is concerned with the large-scale biological production of fuels, chemicals, and organic materials. Drawing extensively from the literature, this course considers the emergence of biological process engineering as a coherent field of research and practice. This is an advanced course for graduate students from Biological Systems Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
598 Graduate Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Required of all graduate students in biological systems engineering. S, F grading.
700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1 (0-3) to 18 (0-54) May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.
702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination V 1 (0-3) to 18 (0-54) May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.
800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1 (0-3) to 18 (0-54) May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.
February 25, 2013 VSH
Annual Award Ceremony broadcast statewide. [more]
Shyam Sablani Food Safety Management efforts featured in WSUToday.[more]
Juming Tang 2012 ASABE International Food Engineer recipient. [more]
Wenjia Zhang wins poster competition at IMPI46. [more]
Juming Tang Radio Frequency Research featured in WSU magazine. [more]
BSysE students Win PLACE packaging design competition. [more]
BSysE Students Win Poster Competition at Lewistion IFT. [more]
Manuel Garcia-Perez & Shi_Shen Liaw: CougsCARE Team place 2nd in this years Hydrogen Student Design Competition. [more]
Our 2012-2011 academic year graduates. [more]
Manuel Garcia-Perez NSF Career Award Recipient [more]
Juming Tang Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering
Yang Jao, Fermin Resurreccion, Sumeet Dhawan, Rajat Tyagi & Wenjia Zhang win IFT awards [more]
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