Engineering Research

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John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

William E. (Willie) Hart
Associate Professor
Power and machinery

Douglas G. (Doug) Hayes
Biological process engineering

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Mark Thomas Morgan
Professor and Head

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Art Ragauskas
Assistant Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Fred Douglas Tompkins
Interim Dean

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering



UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards, 4/23/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016


(1 mention)

Intro to Biosystems Engineering 
Can we get more food, water, energy? Can we solve the problem of environmental degradation, drought, famine? Is it even possible? YES! Through Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


Recent Publications

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus‐level sequencing project D. Weston, P. Ranjan, et al.  2017.  New physiologist. [Abstract]

ABET Self-Study Report for the Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July 1, 2017.  Freeland, R. S., and D. C. Yoder.  2017.  2017 ABET Accredidation Review.

Plant-derived terpenes: A feedstock for specialty biofuels Mewalal, R., D. K. Rai, D. Kainer, F. Chen, C. Külheim, G. F. Peter, and G. A. Tuskan.  2017.  Trends in Biotechnology, 35(3):227-239. [Abstract]

County Engineering Study (Haywood, Humphreys, Lake & Lauderdale).  Burklund, K. L.  2016.  Booklet, Distributed at Complete Streets Workshop 9/22/16 in Lauderdale County and at coalition meetings.

Increased salt tolerance with overexpression of cation/proton antiporter 1 genes: a meta-analysis Ma, Y.C., R. M. Augé, C. Dong, and Z. Cheng.  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal. [Abstract]

Next-generation precision genome engineering and plant biotechnology Mahfouz, M., T. Cardi, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Plant Cell Reports.

Industrial Oil Crops McKeon, T., D. G. Hayes, D. Hildebrand, and R. Weselake.  2016.  Industrial Oil Crops, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2016, ISBN 9781893997981. [Abstract]

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Committee of Genetically Engineered Crops). Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects Stewart, Jr., C. N.  2016.  The National Academies Press, Washington, D. C.

Integrating engineering and social aspects in selecting stormwater control measures (SCMs) Budipradigdo, M.I.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

Undergraduate Research as a Bridge for College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Recruiting Gwinn, K. D., J. Logan, A. Vanderpool, S. J. Domingo, and C. A. Beyl.  2015.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.55 Annual Meeting, American Phytopathological Society. Pasadena, Ca. Aug 1-5, 2015. [Abstract]

Integrated pest management and weed management in the US and Canada Owen, M. D., H. J. Beckie, J. Y. Leeson, J. K. Norsworthy, and L. E. Steckel.  2015.  Pest Managment Science, 71:357-376. [Abstract]

Ketocarotenoid production in soybean seeds through metabolic engineering Pierce, E. C., P. R. LaFayette, M. A. Ortega, B. L. Joyce, D. A. Kopsell, and W. A. Parrott.  2015.  PLoS ONE.