Developing cleaner energy and advancing technology.

In our work, we use science and engineering to build more efficient technology and production methods to create a cleaner and healthier place to live. Our alumni are making an impact every single day for producers, businesses, our natural environment and beyond. Programs in biosystems engineering are offered in collaboration with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

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Welcome New Faculty

Brendan Higgins

Brendan T. Higgins will begin his position as assistant professor Sept. 1, specializing in scalable energy conversion science and technology. He was awarded his Ph.D. in biological systems engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 2014 and since that time has been a postdoctoral researcher there, focused on algal-bacterial systems, microbial community and bio-encapsulation. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from Illinois’s Northwestern University in 2009 and his M.S. in transportation technology and policy in 2011 from the University of California, Davis. His appointment at Auburn is 60 percent research and 40 percent teaching.