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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Nathan S. Mosier

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Biological Engineering
  • Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  • Machine Systems Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems, Safety, and Health
  • Data Science and Digital Agriculture

    The Purdue University Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. In fact, our graduate program has been ranked #1 by US News & World Report for thirteen out of the last fourteen years. Excellent facilities and internationally known faculty support an average of 110 graduate students per year.

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Bioenergy
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science (Hybrid delivery MS also available)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Fluid Power
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Food Safety
  • Machine Systems

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Dennis Buckmaster
Natalie Carroll
Keith Cherkauer
Kari Clase
Bernard Engel
William Field
Jane Frankenberger
Konstantina Gkritza
Klein Ileleji
Michael Ladisch
John Lumkes
Nathan Mosier
Ganesan Narsimhan
Jiqin Ni
Martin Okos
D. Marshall Porterfield
Jenna Rickus
Roger Tormoehlen
Andrea Vacca

Associate Professor

R. P. Kinglsy Ambrose
Sadegh Dabiri
Meng Deng
Vincent Duffy
Abigail Engelberth
Margaret Gitau
Sara McMillan
Dharmendra Saraswat

Assistant Professor

Somali Chaterji
Shawn Ehlers
John Evans
Jian Jin
Caitlin Proctor
Ankita Raturi
Kurt Ristroph
Lizhi Shang
​Halis Simsek
Shweta Singh
Robert Stwalley
Mohit Verma

Adjunct Faculty

Indrajeet Chaubey
Dennis Flanagan
Allen Garner
Joseph Irudayaraj
Kevin Keener
Dirk Maier
Rabi Mohtar
Kevin Solomon
Kulamullaparambath Sudheer
Mark Williams


Courtesy Faculty

Laura Bowling
Carlos Corvalan
Jose Garcia Bravo
James Krogmeier
Venkatesh Merwade
Brittany Newell
David Umulis
Mark Ward


    DoctoralMaster’sGraduate Certificate


      Agricultural and Biological EngineeringAgricultural Systems Management