Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University is here to serve our students and our profession by providing quality educational programs that prepare graduates for 21st century living and career opportunities. Our department strives to generate new knowledge in engineering and allied technologies for production agriculture, the food system, and related environmental resources.
Our mission is to discover and extend knowledge and technology (via teaching, research and extension programs) that serve to advance the productivity of agriculture, the processing and utilization of biological materials, and the sustainability, use and management of environmental resources.
The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department actively conducts research that extends the knowledge base for enhancing agricultural efficiency, profitability and sustainability as well as maintaining quality and adding value to biological materials. Our extension faculty provide outreach education focused on identified issues and needs including agri-production systems, environmental resources management and agricultural safety.
Awards and Kudos
Congratulations! A National Science Foundation grant was recently awarded to Dr. Zhulu Lin, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Co PI Dr. Siew Lim, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. The rapid expansion of unconventional oil and gas production in western North Dakota, a region rich in energy but scarce in water, has given birth to a novel water allocation system – water depots, to distribute a large quantity of freshwater for industrial uses in rural areas. This project is a pilot study for the energy-water nexus at the Bakken Shale of western North Dakota, using an interdisciplinary modeling approach to gain a better understanding of the complex interactions between socioeconomic and natural systems surrounding the unprecedented economic and water resources developments in the region.
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New Scholarship Opportunity!
Apply today! Deadline is September 30, 2014
Research Specialist Position Available
Dr. Igathinathane Cannayen has a Research Specialist position in Mandan, ND currently available. Please follow the link below for additional details.