The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering applies principles of engineering and biology to systems involving food, environment, energy and health.

Since 1906, the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering has responded to the changing needs of society by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology in a systems context.

Focus areas:

  • Food: Food safety and quality
  • Environment: Sustainable ecosystems and resource conservation
  • Energy: Bioenergy and bioproduct solutions
  • Health: Diagnostics, systems models and risk assessment tools to enhance public health

BAE News & Articles

  • Improving food safety for immunocompromised patients

    Published on February 4, 2020

    People with weakened immune systems are typically instructed to avoid eating fresh produce. Michigan State University research, spearheaded by the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, is working to change that.

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