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

Contributions from BEE's Dr. Ganti Murthy: "Creating life cycle inventory datasets to support meaningful and constructive strawberry production sustainability metrics" "The e-book was grown from the minds behind the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, also known as NSSI. Its 60 digital pages are overflowing with content and links to more than 70 videos, tools and publications created to improve the sustainability of U.S. strawberry production."

Austin Hall lead the CTEMPs team in June for a challenging installation in the South China Sea in a support project for the team of Dr. Kristen Davis (see attached photos).  This effort reflects the hard work of CTEMPs team members Austin Hall, Rebecca Hotchreutener, Chadi Sayde, and John Selker

Ecological Engineering student, Randi Mendes, won best engineering poster at the 2014 The Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP) Conference at Portland State University.

BEE in the News

Hong Liu, a professor in the OSU Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering and co-inventor of the core technology, called the technology a potential win-win for solving both waste and energy challenges. "The social and long term impact is providing energy from a renewable source while benefiting human health," Liu said.
"'The infiltration galleries succeeded beyond our wildest expectations,' says John Selker, one of the scientists working on the project.  'What we realized was, Wait a minute, we've got all this surplus winter flow that runs out to the sea.  Why don't we recharge the aquifer with a portion of that surplus and use the aquifer as a storage basin? That way we know exactly how much water has been returned to the aquifer and is available for summer use.’"
Congratulations to BEE's Dr. Hong Liu, who is ranked among the top 1% most cited for their subject field for 2014. These highly cited researchers were determined by analyzing at citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest-impact work (2002—2012 and 2012—2013). These individuals are influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world.

BEE Seminars & Events


Tony Janicek, BEE PhD Defense

You are invited to attend the dissertation defense of Tony Janicek for his PhD in Biological & Ecological Engineering on Friday, March 27 at 10 am in Gilmore

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