Biological and Ecological Engineering is the application of engineering and life-science principles and problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of biological resources. The curriculum is engineering-based with strong emphasis on the life sciences. With undergraduate and graduate options, we bring the insights from biology and the methods of engineering together to provide the products and tools of the future.


Press Releases

Dr. Ganti Murthy was awarded the 2016 ASABE Presidential Citation as well as the Energy Systems Community Leadership Citation, in recognition of his outstanding leadership in organizing and hosting Bioenergy Day at the 2015 Annual International Meeting.

Assistant Professor, Water Quality Engineering, (Tenure-Track)

Biological & Ecological Engineering Department, Oregon State University

1.0 FTE, 9 month position; 75% research, 25% teaching

Application period has closed.

Assistant Professor, Water Management Technologist (Tenure-Track)

Biological & Ecological Engineering Department, Oregon State University

1.0 FTE, 9 month position; 80% research, 20% extension/outreach

Application period has closed.

BEE in the News

Students from senior design course BEE 469/470 Biological and Ecological Engineering Design, have been testing their design prototypes for grid indepedent aquaculture pond aerators intended for developing countries.
"Franklin is famously rumored to have studied weather phenomenon by tying objects to kites, and Chad W. Higgins briefly considered this strategy to collect the data he wanted—data that could improve weather forecasts."
"Two professors, Oregon State hydrologist John Selker and Nick van de Giesen at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, started TAHMO in 2010 with a grand vision: Transform Africa from being the world’s most poorly monitored continent for weather to being the best. They plan to install 20,000 weather stations across sub-Saharan Africa in a network that will give a badly needed boost to farmers, fishermen, businesses and water management agencies."

BEE Seminars & Events


Oregon QuackCon

October 14th-16th, 2016

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