Biosystems Research

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Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

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

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor

John B. Wilkerson
Sensor development

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

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering



Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

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

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

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


(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

Bovine dopamine type-2 receptor SNP has no effect on growth, semen characteristics and prolactin concentrations in beef bulls treated with a dopamine agonist DeCarlo, A. N., K. Jennings, S. L. Pratt, C. R. Burnett, N. M. Long, W. C. Bridges, and C. J. Kojima.  2019.  Animal Reproduction Science, 207:73-82. [Abstract]

Biodesign Research to Advance the Principles and Applications of Biosystems X. Yang, L. Qi, A. Jaramillo, and Z. Cheng.  2019.  AAAS Biodesign Research, 2019.

Significant revision of ABET student learning outcomes for UT Biosystems Engineering Undergraduate program assessment with mapping to courses.  Womac, A. R.  2018.  UT BsE ABET Record of Action.

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.

Precision Soil Sampling Strategies for Agricultural Fields of West Tennessee Grant, T., H. J. Savoy, and B. G. Leib.  2014.  ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA November 2-5, 2014. [Abstract]

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with performance traits in beef cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue.  Bastin, B. C.  2013.  M. S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Discovery and validation of single nucleotide polymor- phisms with phenotypic associations in beef cattle grazing endo- phyte-infected tall fescue Bastin, B. C., C. Bagley, B. Campbell, A. Houser, C. J. Kojima, A. M. Saxton, J. C. Waller, and L. Wojackiewicz.  2013.  Journal of Animal Science2013 ASAS/ADSA Joint Annual Meeting, J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 96, E-Suppl. 1 pg. 393. [Abstract]

SACS Accreditation Report, Degree of Bachelor of Science, Biosystems Engineering.  Freeland, R. S.  2011.  The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

ABET Self-Study, Degree of Bachelor of Science, Biosystems Engineering.  Freeland, R. S., D. C. Yoder, and E. C. Drumm.  2011.  ABET.