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Feeding 9 billion people by 2050!
The Biosystems Engineering Department is developing innovative systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. We build sustainable solutions that create resilience among society, the environment and the economy. We are also an ideal pre-health track. Biosystems Engineering is currently working on many projects, including the following:
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Cuello Launches AlgaeCell, LLC to Promote Sustainability Through Accordian Photobioreactor
Dr. Cuello and his team from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences created a unique “Air Accordian Photobioreactor” from polyethylene material.
Yoon Lab Helps Develop Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test
A team of UArizona researchers under Biosystems and Biomedical Engineering professor, Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon, have developed a smart phone based COVID-19 test aimed to combine the speed of existing nasal swab antigen tests with the high accuracy of nasal swab PCR.
UA-CEAC and UbiQD Publish Results of a NASA-Funded Study
UbiQD,Inc, a New Mexico based advanced material company partnered with the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to publish groundbreaking research of its first phase in its NASA-funded plant trials.