Faculty by Area of Interest

Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health

R.P. Kingsly Ambrose
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
(765) 494-6599
ABE 3010
Applying particle technology concepts to the handling and processing of grain, food, feed, and other particulate materials. Research areas include powder flow; particle, powder characterization; agglomeration; dust explosion; modeling and simulation. https://engineering.purdue.edu/FFP
Vincent Duffy
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
+1 765 49-66658
GRIS 236
Digital human modeling with foundations in human factors and ergonomics. His course teaching in recent semesters has included Applied Ergonomics, Safety Engineering and Job Design. (Industrial Engineering)
Shawn Ehlers
Assistant Clinical Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
+1 765 49-63977
ABE 3006
Rural Emergency Preparedness and Agricultural Machine Safety. Mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters and their specific impact on rural communities. Study and prevention of injuries involving agricultural machinery.
William Field
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
+1 765 49-41191
ABE 3008
Agricultural Safety & Health, Rural Rehabilitation, and AgroSecurity. Focusing on loss prevention in the workplace.
Roger Tormoehlen
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
+1 765 49-48424
ABE 2041 Q
Youth Engineering Education. Agricultural and Biological Engineering education with youth in primary, middle and high school, Challenge-based education as method to teach engineering concepts to PK-12 youth, effective farm safety and health educational methodologies

Biological Engineering

Somali Chaterji
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 3041 L
Innovatory for Cells and Neural Machines (ICAN) straddles the domains of digital agriculture (IoT & scalable databases) and computational biology (ML for genomics & cell engineering), both of which use applied machine learning, scalable databases and cloud/edge computing. https://schaterji.io
Kari Clase
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-44649
ABE 3020
Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center leader, developing global programs to ensure sustainable access to medicines in Africa and advance discovery in manufacturing technology, quality of medicines, and rare disease research.
Carlos Corvalan
Courtesy - Associate Professor, Food Science
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48262
NLSN 2241
Data-driven discovery and computational modeling of biosystems in health and disease. Physics of living systems. Food engineering and advanced biomanufacturing. Environmental bioengineering and sustainability.
Meng Deng
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
ABE 3041 J
Biomaterials, Regenerative Engineering and Drug Delivery. Rational design of cell-instructive polymeric biomaterials and development of bioengineered systems for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and controlled delivery of therapeutics. http://www.regenerativematter.com/index.html
Abigail Engelberth
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-41009
ABE 2041 B
Bioseparations to recover valuable co-products from underutilized biological resources and the design of the recovery processes to assess potential economic feasibility of a given co-product. https://engineering.purdue.edu/ERG
Allen Garner
Adjunct - Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
Electromagnetic actuation of biological systems. Apply electromagnetic radiation, including electric pulses, plasmas, lasers, microwaves, and RF, to manipulate biological cells. Applications include food processing, wound healing, and pain relief.
Michael Ladisch
Distinguished Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Director, Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-47022
ABE 2044
Bioseparations & Mass Transfer: liquid chromatography, membrane separations, microfluidics, injectable biologics. Pathogen Detection. Biocatalysis: enzymes, cellulose pretreatment, fermentation, process engineering. https://www.purdue.edu/lorre/
Brittany Newell
Courtesy - Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Technology
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Machine Systems Engineering
Flexible sensor and actuator design using additive manufacturing and novel materials for real world applications including manufacturing machines, processes, and products and precision agriculture
Martin Okos
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Biochemistry, and Food Process Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-41211
ABE 2026
Optimization of food, pharmaceutical and bio processes using experimental and computer-aided research. Measurement of rheological, transport and kinetic properties, Design of biological fermentation, extrusion, dehydration and separation systems,
D. Marshall Porterfield
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
+1 765 49-41190
ABE 2041 D
Biosensors. Lab-on-a-chip MEMS devices for cell sensing. Biomimetic sensors for environmental monitoring Bio-nanotechnology. Bioregenerative Life Support. Nutrient delivery systems for use in microgravity.
Caitlin Proctor
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Ecological & Environmental Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041 G
Microbial ecology of aquatic systems. Improving systems to enhance functionality and protect public health (e.g., in drinking water) by understanding the dynamic ecosystems happening on small scales.
Jenna Rickus
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
+1 765 49-40615
Biomaterials. Materials to measure, control, and mimic living cells. Biosensors. Nano/micro biosensors for cell physiology.  Applications in cell transplantation, bioreactors, implantable devices. http://rickuslab.weebly.com
Halis Simsek
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041E
Bernard Tao
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Food Science
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
ABE 2020
Bioprocessing, Bioproducts. Biofuels processing/separation, chemical synthesis/modification of biomaterials, synthesis of DNA-protein bioconjugates, bioproducts development.
David Umulis
Dane A. Miller Head and Professor, Biomedical Engineering/Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
MJIS 3001
Systems Biology. Interdisciplinary research: mechanisms of development and regulation of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins. Finite-element modeling of biological systems. Quantitative image analysis, microscopy, and data-driven modeling. https://engineering.purdue.edu/~dumulis
Mohit Verma
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 3016
Engineering microbiomes.Field-deployable paper-based microfluidic biosensors for animal health and human health, in vitro models for studying host-microbiome interactions, ecological rules of life, soft materials and devices. https://www.vermalab.com

Data Science and Digital Agriculture

Laura Bowling
Courtesy - Professor of Agronomy
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48051
3-337 Lilly
Hydrology and water resources engineering. Using observations to support open-access, process-based model development; quantifying water cycle alteration through human intervention across multiple scales, climate regimes and ecosystems. https://www.agry.purdue.edu/hydrology/index.asp
Dennis Buckmaster
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Dean's Fellow for Digital Agriculture
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-69512
ABE 2041 M
Data generation, flow, and use in decision making Digital agriculture primarily with machinery, cropping, and livestock applications including computation, connectivity, and communication. Open source work through www.oatscenter.org. https://engineering.purdue.edu/~dbuckmas
Somali Chaterji
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 3041 L
Innovatory for Cells and Neural Machines (ICAN) straddles the domains of digital agriculture (IoT & scalable databases) and computational biology (ML for genomics & cell engineering), both of which use applied machine learning, scalable databases and cloud/edge computing. https://schaterji.io
Keith Cherkauer
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-67982
ABE 3041 F
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Integration of field based observations, remote sensing products and, hydrology and crop models into a digital ecosystem that can be used to enhance sustainability in the face of environmental change. http://www.agry.purdue.edu/hydrology/index.asp
Carlos Corvalan
Courtesy - Associate Professor, Food Science
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48262
NLSN 2241
Data-driven discovery and computational modeling of biosystems in health and disease. Physics of living systems. Food engineering and advanced biomanufacturing. Environmental bioengineering and sustainability.
Bernard Engel
Associate Dean, Agricultural Research and Graduate Education/Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48362
AGAD 126
Information Systems Soil and Water Resource Engineering. Hydrologic/water quality model development and application at field to watershed scales, groundwater modeling, environmental decision support systems, GIS, simulation. ag.purdue.edu/arge
Jose Garcia Bravo
Courtesy - Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 455-9219
Knoy 169
Design of 3D printed components for miniaturized fluid power systems. Additive manufacturing for the fabrication of fluid power soft actuators, valves, embedded sensors and low-pressure for robotics & industry.
Margaret Gitau
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
765/494-9005
ABE 3024
Water Resources and Ecohydrologic Engineering: integrated (hydrologic, water quality, statistical) modeling; climate, land use/land management impacts; development of computer-based applications for water resources decision making and management. http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mgitau/
Klein Ileleji
Professor, Extension Engineer
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-41198
ABE 3012
Grain post-harvest handling & storage, powder technology and logistics with focus on post-harvest operations, storage and feedstock characterization for grains, oilseeds, bioprocessing coproducts and lignocellulosic biomass. https://engineering.purdue.edu/~biomass/index.html
Jian Jin
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 2014F *LeafSpec LLC is the ONLY company Dr. Jin works with for the commercialization of Purdue's handheld leaf imaging technologies.*
Plant phenotyping sensors systems development, along with machine vision, electronics, statistics, machine learning automation and robotics and their applications in plant phenotyping activities. http://abephenotyping.weebly.com/
Ankita Raturi
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 3041 K
Agricultural Informatics: human-centered design, information modeling, and software engineering for increased resilience in food and agricultural systems. Digital Ag applications in field and cove crops, specialty crops, livestock, and food systems. http://aginformaticslab.org/
Dharmendra Saraswat
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 501 954-0365
ABE 3041 P
Precision/Digital Agriculture- Remote sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) for managing plants/animals, development of spatio-temporal/machine learning models for site specific plant management, and decision support tools for natural resources management. https://dad.saraswat.rcac.purdue.edu/
Robert Stwalley
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-41791
ABE 2014
Design of Specialized Machines and Systems for Agriculture: Thermo-fluid & Mechanical Design; Precision Livestock Instrumentation; BioEnergy/Power Conversion; Off-Road Equipment Design; Social Implications of Engineered Systems & STEM Education.
Mohit Verma
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 3016
Engineering microbiomes.Field-deployable paper-based microfluidic biosensors for animal health and human health, in vitro models for studying host-microbiome interactions, ecological rules of life, soft materials and devices. https://www.vermalab.com

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Laura Bowling
Courtesy - Professor of Agronomy
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48051
3-337 Lilly
Hydrology and water resources engineering. Using observations to support open-access, process-based model development; quantifying water cycle alteration through human intervention across multiple scales, climate regimes and ecosystems. https://www.agry.purdue.edu/hydrology/index.asp
Natalie Carroll
Professor, Youth Development/Agricultural Education/Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-46638
LILY 3224
Youth education in natural resources and environment. Informal learning methods and modes for youth audiences. http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/natural_resources
Teresa Carvajal
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-66438
ABE 2022
Surface Materials Science - Exploring and exploiting physical and chemical factors governing particulate interactions to relationships between surface-structure and process-performance of food and pharmaceutical powders and composites
Keith Cherkauer
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-67982
ABE 3041 F
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Integration of field based observations, remote sensing products and, hydrology and crop models into a digital ecosystem that can be used to enhance sustainability in the face of environmental change. http://www.agry.purdue.edu/hydrology/index.asp
Bernard Engel
Associate Dean, Agricultural Research and Graduate Education/Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-48362
AGAD 126
Information Systems Soil and Water Resource Engineering. Hydrologic/water quality model development and application at field to watershed scales, groundwater modeling, environmental decision support systems, GIS, simulation. ag.purdue.edu/arge
Dennis Flanagan
Adjunct Professor, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-47748
Soil Erosion Mechanics, Prediction, and Control. Soil detachment, sediment transport, and sediment deposition processes. Process-based soil erosion modeling (WEPP model). Soil amendments for erosion control. Water quality monitoring and modeling. (USDA-ARS) http://topsoil.nserl.purdue.edu/~flanagan
Jane Frankenberger
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-41194
ABE 3041 B
Watershed management in agricultural watersheds. Conservation drainage and climate change adaptation for water quality and resilient agricultural landscapes, Conservation practice effectiveness; watershed modeling for improved community decision-making. http://engineering.purdue.edu/~frankenb
Margaret Gitau
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
765/494-9005
ABE 3024
Water Resources and Ecohydrologic Engineering: integrated (hydrologic, water quality, statistical) modeling; climate, land use/land management impacts; development of computer-based applications for water resources decision making and management. http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mgitau/
Albert Heber
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3038
Building environmental control and measurement, modeling and mitigation of indoor and outdoor dust, noxious gases, and odor, pollutant emission rates from agricultural facilities, and atmospheric dispersion modeling.
Sara McMillan
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
765.496.0211
ABE 3022
Ecological Restoration and Biogeochemistry Water quality in agricultural and urban watersheds; social-ecological systems; field monitoring, lab experiments, and computer modeling to develop environmental solutions and restore ecosystem functions. http://www.saramcmillan.weebly.com
Jiqin Ni
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-61733
ABE 2041 E
Waste Management, Treatment, and Utilization : Anaerobic digestion of agricultural and industrial wastes; animal environment and welfare; air pollution monitoring and modeling; and data acquisition software and sensor development. http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~jiqin/
Caitlin Proctor
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Ecological & Environmental Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041 G
Microbial ecology of aquatic systems. Improving systems to enhance functionality and protect public health (e.g., in drinking water) by understanding the dynamic ecosystems happening on small scales.
Dharmendra Saraswat
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 501 954-0365
ABE 3041 P
Precision/Digital Agriculture- Remote sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) for managing plants/animals, development of spatio-temporal/machine learning models for site specific plant management, and decision support tools for natural resources management. https://dad.saraswat.rcac.purdue.edu/
Halis Simsek
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041E
Shweta Singh
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Ecological & Environmental Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041 D
Systems Science & Engineering for Sustainability: Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Process Systems Models, Machine Learning, Industrial-Natural Coupled Systems, Life Cycle Analysis, Macroeconomic Models, Urban Systems, Dynamics, Complex Systems https://sites.google.com/site/shwetasinghlab/home
Mark Williams
Adjunct - National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Subsurface hydrology, water quality, tile drainage, preferential flow, water isotopes, field and watershed monitoring.

Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering

R.P. Kingsly Ambrose
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
(765) 494-6599
ABE 3010
Applying particle technology concepts to the handling and processing of grain, food, feed, and other particulate materials. Research areas include powder flow; particle, powder characterization; agglomeration; dust explosion; modeling and simulation. https://engineering.purdue.edu/FFP
Teresa Carvajal
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+1 765 49-66438
ABE 2022
Surface Materials Science - Exploring and exploiting physical and chemical factors governing particulate interactions to relationships between surface-structure and process-performance of food and pharmaceutical powders and composites
Kari Clase
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-44649
ABE 3020
Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center leader, developing global programs to ensure sustainable access to medicines in Africa and advance discovery in manufacturing technology, quality of medicines, and rare disease research.
Meng Deng
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
ABE 3041 J
Biomaterials, Regenerative Engineering and Drug Delivery. Rational design of cell-instructive polymeric biomaterials and development of bioengineered systems for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and controlled delivery of therapeutics. http://www.regenerativematter.com/index.html
Abigail Engelberth
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-41009
ABE 2041 B
Bioseparations to recover valuable co-products from underutilized biological resources and the design of the recovery processes to assess potential economic feasibility of a given co-product. https://engineering.purdue.edu/ERG
Allen Garner
Adjunct - Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
Electromagnetic actuation of biological systems. Apply electromagnetic radiation, including electric pulses, plasmas, lasers, microwaves, and RF, to manipulate biological cells. Applications include food processing, wound healing, and pain relief.
Klein Ileleji
Professor, Extension Engineer
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-41198
ABE 3012
Grain post-harvest handling & storage, powder technology and logistics with focus on post-harvest operations, storage and feedstock characterization for grains, oilseeds, bioprocessing coproducts and lignocellulosic biomass. https://engineering.purdue.edu/~biomass/index.html
Michael Ladisch
Distinguished Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Director, Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-47022
ABE 2044
Bioseparations & Mass Transfer: liquid chromatography, membrane separations, microfluidics, injectable biologics. Pathogen Detection. Biocatalysis: enzymes, cellulose pretreatment, fermentation, process engineering. https://www.purdue.edu/lorre/
Nathan Mosier
Department Head, Indiana Soybean Board Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
ABE 1005 E
Bioprocess engineering for transforming carbohydrates (starch and cellulose) and lipids (vegetable oils) to biofuels and value-added chemicals. Development of novel catalysts, reaction engineering, reactor design, and process integration. https://www.purdue.edu/lorre/
Ganesan Narsimhan
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-41199
ABE 2024
Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena. Pore formation by antimicrobial peptides in lipid bilayers, molecular dynamics simulation of protein conformation, oxidative stability in food emulsions, pasting behavior of starch.
Martin Okos
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Biochemistry, and Food Process Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
+1 765 49-41211
ABE 2026
Optimization of food, pharmaceutical and bio processes using experimental and computer-aided research. Measurement of rheological, transport and kinetic properties, Design of biological fermentation, extrusion, dehydration and separation systems,
Shweta Singh
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Ecological & Environmental Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 3041 D
Systems Science & Engineering for Sustainability: Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Process Systems Models, Machine Learning, Industrial-Natural Coupled Systems, Life Cycle Analysis, Macroeconomic Models, Urban Systems, Dynamics, Complex Systems https://sites.google.com/site/shwetasinghlab/home
Bernard Tao
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Food Science
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
ABE 2020
Bioprocessing, Bioproducts. Biofuels processing/separation, chemical synthesis/modification of biomaterials, synthesis of DNA-protein bioconjugates, bioproducts development.

Machine Systems Engineering

Dennis Buckmaster
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Dean's Fellow for Digital Agriculture
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-69512
ABE 2041 M
Data generation, flow, and use in decision making Digital agriculture primarily with machinery, cropping, and livestock applications including computation, connectivity, and communication. Open source work through www.oatscenter.org. https://engineering.purdue.edu/~dbuckmas
Sadegh Dabiri
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
765-496-2044
ABE 2041 K
Numerical methods and CFD simulation of flows n applications with heat transfer, turbulent gas-liquid flows, sprays and liquid atomization, and mixing. Modeling cavitation in fluid power systems. http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~sdabiris/
John Evans
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
ABE 2041 J
Machine Systems and Automation: Agricultural Machine Design and Logistics. Precision Agriculture Technologies Evaluation and Application. Automated Systems Design and Modeling.
Jose Garcia Bravo
Courtesy - Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 455-9219
Knoy 169
Design of 3D printed components for miniaturized fluid power systems. Additive manufacturing for the fabrication of fluid power soft actuators, valves, embedded sensors and low-pressure for robotics & industry.
Jian Jin
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
ABE 2014F *LeafSpec LLC is the ONLY company Dr. Jin works with for the commercialization of Purdue's handheld leaf imaging technologies.*
Plant phenotyping sensors systems development, along with machine vision, electronics, statistics, machine learning automation and robotics and their applications in plant phenotyping activities. http://abephenotyping.weebly.com/
John Lumkes
Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering; Assistant Dean & Associate Director, Office of Academic Programs
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
+1 765 49-41173
ABE 3041 Q
Design of intelligent machines and systems. Agricultural robotics. Autonomous and drive-by-wire technologies for vehicles. Sustainable technologies for developing countries. Modeling, simulation, and control of dynamic systems. Fluid power.
Brittany Newell
Courtesy - Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Technology
Areas of Interest
  • Biological Engineering
  • Machine Systems Engineering
Flexible sensor and actuator design using additive manufacturing and novel materials for real world applications including manufacturing machines, processes, and products and precision agriculture
Lizhi Shang
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
Kepner
Hydraulic system innovation. AI-aided designing and modeling hydrostatic pumps and motors, hydrodynamic pumps and turbines, fluid power systems, and advanced computational and experimental tribological analysis.
Robert Stwalley
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture
+1 765 49-41791
ABE 2014
Design of Specialized Machines and Systems for Agriculture: Thermo-fluid & Mechanical Design; Precision Livestock Instrumentation; BioEnergy/Power Conversion; Off-Road Equipment Design; Social Implications of Engineered Systems & STEM Education.
Andrea Vacca
Maha Fluid Power Faculty Chair; Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering/Mechanical Engineering (joint)
Areas of Interest
  • Machine Systems Engineering
765-430-0081
Kepner
Fluid Power Systems. Design, modeling and testing of new concepts for Hydraulic Systems and Components, with focus on improving controllability and efficiency of fluid power machines in off-road, aerospace, industrial, and automotive applications. https://engineering.purdue.edu/Maha/