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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

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biological and Environmental Engineering)

  • 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
  • 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

C. Lindsay Anderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; environmental engineering
  • Research Interests: renewable energy; energy markets; systems modeling; simulation

Daniel Joseph Aneshansley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Largus T. Angenent

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Ludmilla Aristilde

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; environmental engineering; nanobiotechnology
  • Research Interests: analytical biotechnology; biosensors, bioanalytical microsystems

Buz Michael Barstow

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; synthetic biology
  • Research Interests: sustainable energy with biology; redox transformation with biology; biological engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, genomics, democratizing scientific tools; frugal science

James Allen Bartsch

  • Campus: 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

Dwight Douglas Bowman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering
  • Research Interests: Environmental Engineering

J. Robert Cooke

  • Campus: 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

Harold Gene Craighead

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; biological engineering; nanobiotechnology

Ashim K Datta

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; food engineering
  • Research Interests: heat and mass transfer in food and biological systems; microwave applications

Kifle G Gebremedhin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Jillian L Goldfarb

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biological and Environmental Engineering): bioenergy and integrated energy systems; environmental engineering; sustainable systems; Biological and Environmental Engineering: bioenergy and integrated energy systems; environmental engineering; sustainable systems
  • Research Interests: renewable energy, biomass conversions, pyrolysis, tomefaction, hydrothermal carbonization, integrated biorefinery, sustainable carbonaceous materials, materials for contaminate remediation, energy policy, public understanding of science

Peter G. Hess

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

Sunghwan Jung

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biological and Environmental Engineering): biological engineerig; sustainable systems; Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; sustainable systems
  • Research Interests: bio-fluid mechanics, interfacial dynamics, sustainable engineering design

Dan Luo

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; bioprocess engineering; synthetic biology
  • Research Interests: metabolic engineering

Sam Rasmussen Nugen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: 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

Richard Herbert Rand

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering
  • Research Interests: biomechanics; theoretical and applied mechanics; dynamic systems

Gerald E. Rehkugler

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering
  • Research Interests: biological and environmental engineering

Brian Karl Richards

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering
  • Research Interests: soil and water contaminants

Andy Lee Ruina

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; environmental engineering
  • Research Interests: friction laws and instabilities; geomechanics

Norman Roy Scott

  • Campus: 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

Tammo S Steenhuis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: ecohydrology; environmental engineering; sustainable systems
  • Research Interests: soil and water engineering; water management; watershed hydrology; groundwater quality engineering

Scott Steinschneider

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: ecohydrology; sustainable systems
  • Research Interests: Water resources risk management, sustainable design and management of integrated water resource systems

Abraham Duncan Stroock

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Michael Ben Timmons

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: environmental engineering
  • Research Interests: aquacultural engineering; engineering entrepreneurship and management

Todd Walter

  • Campus: 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

Mingming Wu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Biological and Environmental Engineering: biological engineering; nanobiotechnology
  • Research Interests: micro- nano- scale technologies; cellular engineering; cancer biology; environmental biotechnology