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!

ABE News

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...

Dustin Harshman, ABE graduate student, recently had his paper accepted to for publishing in Science Advances, a peer reviewed journal.



Spearheaded by ABE Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Dr. Turki Faisal Al-Rasheed, Dr. Joel Cuello and Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons recently visited the Universit of Hail in Saudi Arabia to commence a...