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Biological and Environmental Engineering

Field Description

Both Ph.D. and M.S. degree candidates are required to select at least one minor subject from outside the field. The M.S. and Ph.D. research degrees require submission of an acceptable thesis or dissertation.

The professional degree of Master of Engineering (Biological and Environmental) is intended primarily for students who plan to enter engineering practice. This program is intended to develop students' backgrounds in engineering design as well as to improve their fundamental engineering knowledge. Cornell's catalog has additional information. Graduate Study in Engineering and Applied Science has additional information.

The professional degree of Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) is intended for those who want to further their training for practitioner-type work in agricultural technology and who do not intend to become involved in engineering design and research. In addition, the M.P.S. (Agriculture & Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corp option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For information and instructions on how to apply, check the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 33 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; email mpsag_peacecorps@cornell.edu.


Contact Information

Website: http://www.bee.cornell.edu
Email: bls19@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2173

207B Riley-Robb Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701

 

Concentrations by Subject

Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • bioenergy and integrated energy systems
  • bioenvironmental engineering
  • biological engineerig
  • bioprocess engineering
  • ecohydrology
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental management
  • food engineering
  • industrial biotechnology
  • nanobiotechnology
  • sustainable systems
  • synthetic biology

Biological and Environmental Engineering

  • bioenergy and integrated energy systems
  • bioenvironmental engineering
  • biological engineering
  • bioprocess engineering
  • ecohydrology
  • environmental engineering
  • food engineering
  • industrial biotechnology
  • nanobiotechnology
  • sustainable systems
  • synthetic biology

Faculty

Beth A Ahner - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenvironmental engineering; environmental engineering Research Interests: biological indicators of environmental stresses; toxicity and nutrition of trace metals
Louis Demont Albright - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; environmental engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: greenhouses and agricultural buildings; energy management; simulation and control of aerial environment
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; environmental engineering Research Interests: renewable energy; energy markets; systems modeling; simulation
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; environmental engineering Research Interests: electronic instrumentation; sensors; machine-vision applications in agricultural and biological engineering
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; bioprocess engineering; environmental engineering; industrial biotechnology; sustainable systems Research Interests: bioenergy; anaerobic digestion; microbial fuel cells; non-defined mixed culture processing
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenvironmental engineering; environmental engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: Molecular environmental chemodynamics of organic contaminants, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, chemical interactions with inorganic and organic natural particles, molecular biochemical controls in toxicological targets of contaminants, environmental biochemistry, engineering of natural particles for contaminant remediation
Antje J Baeumner - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; environmental engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: analytical biotechnology; biosensors, bioanalytical microsystems
James Allen Bartsch - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: post-harvest storage systems for horticultural crops; products damage; properties of food and biological materials; international agricultural engineering; physical properties
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering Research Interests: Environmental Engineering
J. Robert Cooke - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering Research Interests: biological engineering; plant-water relationships; engineering properties of biological materials; mathematical engineering analysis; microcomputers and educational software
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; nanobiotechnology
Ashim K Datta - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; food engineering Research Interests: heat and mass transfer in food and biological systems; microwave applications
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: structural analysis and design; animal housing systems; thermal environment; heat and mass transfer
Peter G. Hess - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: atmospheric chemistry and the effect of climate change on atmospheric chemistry; climate change; land use and atmospheric chemistry; interactions between atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry
Jean B Hunter - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; bioprocess engineering; food engineering Research Interests: bioprocess engineering; fermentation and enzyme technology; bioseparations; food engineering
William James Jewell - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering Research Interests: renewable energy and waste treatment; toxics bioremediation; rural environmental engineering; agricultural waste management
Dan Luo - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: molecular bioengineering for macro-molecule-based drug delivery; nucleic acid engineering; intracellular delivery; nanobiotechnology
Minglin Ma - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: biomaterials, cell packaging, micro tissues, cell therapy, immune responses to medical implants
John C. March - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; bioprocess engineering; synthetic biology Research Interests: metabolic engineering
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; bioprocess engineering; food engineering; nanobiotechnology; synthetic biology Research Interests: biosensors for pathogen detection; food and water safety; genetic engineering of bacteriophages; field deployable assays; sample preparation
Jean-Yves Parlange - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering Research Interests: mathematical modeling of physical and biological systems; applications of thermodynamics; water movement in soils
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering Research Interests: biomechanics; theoretical and applied mechanics; dynamic systems
Gerald E. Rehkugler - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering Research Interests: biological and environmental engineering
Brian Karl Richards - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering Research Interests: soil and water contaminants
Andy Lee Ruina - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; environmental engineering Research Interests: friction laws and instabilities; geomechanics
Norman Roy Scott - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; industrial biotechnology; sustainable systems Research Interests: biomathematical modeling of animal systems; animal calorimetry; environmental physiology; bioengineering; electronic instrumentation
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenvironmental engineering; ecohydrology; environmental engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: pest management; water resource systems; mathematical ecology
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: ecohydrology; environmental engineering; sustainable systems Research Interests: soil and water engineering; water management; watershed hydrology; groundwater quality engineering
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: ecohydrology; sustainable systems Research Interests: Water resources risk management, sustainable design and management of integrated water resource systems
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; ecohydrology; environmental engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: Microfluidics, Environmental and biological transport phenomena, Tissue engineering, Plant water relations and soil physics
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering Research Interests: aquacultural engineering; engineering entrepreneurship and management
Todd Walter - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenvironmental engineering; ecohydrology; sustainable systems Research Interests: environmental fluid mechanics; contaminant transport; cold-regions hydrology; watershed modeling; environmental biophysics; watershed biogeochemistry; environmental engineering; eco-hydrology
Jeffrey Werner - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioprocess engineering; environmental engineering Research Interests: Bioprocess Engineering Environmental Engineering
Mingming Wu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; nanobiotechnology Research Interests: micro- nano- scale technologies; cellular engineering; cancer biology; environmental biotechnology