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Research Areas

Students researching soil

Soil Conservation and Health

Focus Areas:

  • Nutrient Management
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Minerology
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Water Quality
  • Climatology

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Plants growing in bins

Hydrology and Water Management

Focus Areas:

  • Unsaturated Flow
  • Irrigation
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Soil Mechanics & Geotechnics
  • Erosion Control

Faculty Members:

Worker working on a farm

Waste Management

Focus Areas:

  • Livestock Waste Management
  • Onsite Wastewater Management
  • Waste Reclamation and Conversion

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Bioprocessing and Biomass Conversion

Focus Areas:

  • Biological & Thermaochemical Biomass Fractionation and conversion
  • Development of Novel Biobased Products
  • Innovative Technologies in Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Process Modeling and Techno-Economic Analysis

Faculty Members:

Person working on farm machinery
Person working with sensors

Power and Machinery

Focus Areas:

  • Machine Systems
  • Off-road Vehicle Maintenance
  • Equipment Performance
  • Biomass Harvest and Processing
  • Biomass Logistics of Agricultural-produced Plant Materials

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Instrumentation, Sensors and Control Systems

Focus Areas:

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Environmental Mapping and Geographic Information System
  • Sensor Development
  • Process Control
  • Sampling Technologies

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