Welcome to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering!


Feeding 9 billion people by 2050! The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department is addressing this world-wide challenge through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. The tools we use range from satellites, to drones, to nanotechnology, to big data science. We’re working on

  • Optimizing growth conditions in controlled environment agriculture
  • Finding alternative fuel and feed sources
  • Irrigating crops sustainably
  • Analyzing big data sets generated from using sensors and controls and looking at metagenomics

Learn how you can help feed 9 billion people by 2050!

Upcoming Events

October 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
CEAC, 1951 E. Roger Rd
October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Lucky Strike Bowl, 4015 E. Speedway
November 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Shantz 440

ABE News

Recently Dr. Gene Giacomelli and the Lunar Greenhouse Project were featured in a UA news article following the debut of the new motion picture, The Martian.
"UA scientists already have...

ABE's own Bonnie Hurwitz was recently featured in UA News for her work on the Verve Net virtual network.


Please join us in congratulating Jeong-Yeol Yoon and Dustin Harshman (ABEBS) for their paper on a tissue infections diagnostic device. The paper was published in Science Advances, a...

Dr. Joel Cuello was featured in the most recent issue of BizTucson as top innovator for UA Agriculture & Life Sciences. The U of A's prestigious I-Squared Awards were given to faculty and...