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Dr. Dennis P. Wiesenborn


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 1989

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M, 1980

Dennis P. Wiesenborn, Professor
Room 206
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7277, Fax: 701-231-1008


Research Expertise Areas

Teaching Responsibilities

  • ABEN 263, Biological Materials Processing -- Spring
  • ABEN 458/658, Food Process Engineering -- Fall of even-numbered years


  • Southern Regional USDA-CSREES Project S-1041, "The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy," since 2005, Vice-chair in 2008, Chair-elect for 2009
  • American Oil Chemists' Society, Associate Editor of Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society2002-2007, Publications Steering Committee 2003-2005
  • Red River Valley Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and active participant in the North Central Section of ASABE/CSBE


  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to University College Cork, Ireland, 1997-98
  • NDSU University Senate, 1996-97, 1999-2001
  • NDSU College of Engineering & Architecture Outstanding Researcher Award, 1995
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1985-88

Dissertation/Thesis Advisor (Degrees completed since 2003)

  • Bhavnita Dhillon, ABEN Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Development and Evaluation of Systems for Disinfection of Durum Wheat using Ozone Gas, Ozonated Water and Acetic Acid. 2010
  • Judith Espinoza-Perez, ABEN Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Production, Characterization, and Raw Material Cost Analysis of a Canola  Oil-Epoxy Resin Applied to Composites. 2010 
  • Hongjian Lin, ABEN M.S., Thesis Title: High-throughput Methods for Evaluation of New Canola Varieties for Biodiesel. 2010
  • Wilhelmi, Andrew.  ABEN M.S. Thesis Title: Field Peas to Supplement Corn Ethanol: Engineering Process Models, Capital Investment, and Annual Operating Costs. 2008 
  • Tapasvi, Dhruv.  ABEN M.S. Thesis Title: Evaluating the Economic Feasibility of Canola Biodiesel Production in North Dakota. 2006
  • Zheng, Yunling.  ENGR Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Screw Pressing of Whole and Dehulled Flaxseed for Organic Oil Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  December, 2003
  • Bon, Thomas. ENGR Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Development of a Mechanical Broccoli Harvester, Analysis and Optimization of Selected Subsystems. May, 2003.


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