The Purdue University Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. We are currently ranked the number one Graduate Program by US News and World Report for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year.
ABE innovative research focuses on the application of engineering principles to biological systems, resulting the creation of new products and practices that improve the quality of human life. Across the world, we need new energy sources, healthcare solutions, environmentally friendly technologies, and an end to terrorism. ABE research is advancing solutions to Grand Challenges such as food, energy, water, environment, and health.
Graduate education is the foundation of our quest to extend knowledge frontiers. Excellent facilities and internationally-known faculty support approximately 120 graduate students per year in the areas of:
- Agricultural Systems Management
- Food Process Engineering
- Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering
- Biological Engineering
- Machine Systems Engineering
Additional areas for graduate students include Biological Engineering and Technology, BioNanotechnology, Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Fluid Power, Machine Systems, and Agrosecurity.