Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Feeding 9 billion people by 2050!
The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department is developing innovative systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. We build sustainable solutions that create resilience among society, the environment and the economy. Currently, we’re working on:
Optimizing growth conditions in controlled environment agriculture
Finding alternative fuel and feed sources
Irrigating crops sustainably
Analyzing big data sets generated from using sensors and controls and looking at metagenomics
UA-ABE & UC Davis "Robovator" Wins Davidson Prize
One of those winning products is the Robovator Mechanical Weeding Machine, a project by University of Arizona ABE Professor, Dr. Mark Siemens, and UC Davis Extension, Specialist Dr. Steve Fennimore.
The V-Hive Green Box
Joel Cuello, Ph.D., a professor in the Agricultural & Biosystem Engineering department at the University of Arizona, recognized an opportunity for vertical farms to flourish in modular containers or warehouses by developing a vertical, modular growth system called The Vertical-Hive (V-Hive) Green Box.
ABE Student Becomes First "Global Wildcat" Blogger
ABE PhD student, Hadiqa Maqsood, is the first "Global Wildcat" blogger for the University of Arizona's International Student Services.
Dr. Cuello's Students Win BIO5 Innovator Award
We are pleased to share that two graduate studets in Dr. Joel Cuello's Lab, Chen-Han Shih (ABE Ph.D. & M.S. Applied Biosciences) and Valentino Asmoro (M.S. Applied Biosciences), were awarded today the BIO5 Innovator Award
Interdisciplinary team wins Student Union Rooftop Garden Competition
From the winning team, Brian Caplan is a graduate student in ABE and Daniel Gillespie is an undergraduate studying sustainable plant systems