Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Systems Management and Biological Engineering, and graduate degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

ABE News

Biofilm reactor promises to cut production costs on vitamin K
October 2, 2018
Researchers Ehsan Mahdinia (left) and Ali Demirci, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, are shown feeding microorganisms that produce the most potent form of vitamin K in a laboratory biofilm reactor in research that promises to reduce production costs and perhaps prices.
Developing a quick-acting foam for treating wounds on the battlefield
September 26, 2018
A new grant will help Penn State researchers develop an innovative foam that helps seal wounds quickly — whether on the battlefield, in rural areas, or in other isolated locations far from hospitals.
Paul M. Smith, Professor of Bioproducts Marketing awarded the Distinguished Service Award for International Society of Wood Science and Technology
September 19, 2018
Dr. Smith will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the SWST Annual Convention in Nagoya, Japan, November 2018.
A section of a trail at Chimney Rocks Park shows damage from mud and erosion.
BE Students Participate in Capstone Project
September 18, 2018
Students studying natural resources engineering will recommend best practices.
Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week.
September 5, 2018
This promotional effort to support the people working in America's greatest industry is led by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. The Farm Safety Team will have a webinar to share event ideas and current efforts provided by Penn State Extension. Your participation is encouraged.