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July 28, 2021

Congratulations to Asmita!

Asmita secured the first position award in the 2021 NABEC conference – Poster Presentation competition.

Citation: A. Khanal, A. Shah. 2021. Assessing the storage characteristics of whole-plant corn for biobased industries. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference 2021, July 26-28, virtual.

July 28, 2021

Congratulations to Haley!

Haley secured the third position award in the 2021 NABEC conference – Oral Presentation competition.

Citation: H. Stockham, A. Khanal, A. Shah. 2021. Assessing co-pelletization of agricultural residue and non-recyclable plastic waste. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference 2021, July 26-28, virtual.

April 22, 2021

Congratulations to Shyam!

Shyam received FABE Graduate Research Award 2021 (M.S. Category) Congratulations! Way to go!

April 14, 2021

Congratulations to Haley!

Haley received NSF fellowship for Research in Sustainable Energy (RISE) EmPowerment Summer Program.

April 08, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Shah!

Dr. Ajay Shah was awarded the “Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award

April 08, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ashish Manandhar!

Dr. Ashish Manandhar won the Third Place Award in the Postdoc Category during 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference
Poster Citation: A. Manandhar, A. Shah. 2021. Techno-economic analysis of implementing unmanned aerial systems for corn crop health monitoring. 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference, April 8, OH.

More information on the poster competition is here

April 08, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Anirudh Akula!

Dr. Anirudh Akula won the Third Place Award in the Research Staff Category during 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference.
Poster Citation: A. Akula, A. Shah. 2021. Effectiveness of mulching as an alternative method for winter protection of grapevines. 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference, April 8, OH.

More information on the poster competition is here
 

April 08, 2021

Congratulations to Esha!

Esha won the Second Place Award in the Research Staff Category during 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference.
Poster Citation: E. Shrestha, A. Manandhar, A. Shah. 2021. Life cycle assessment of spinach grown in an urban farm in Mansfield, Ohio. 2021 CFAES Annual Research Conference, April 8, OH.

More information on the poster competition is here

September 4, 2020

Congratulations to Jaden!

Jaden was featured by the FABE Student Spotlight, where she shared her research interests and her experiences from her first year at OSU. You can read the article at Meet Jaden Tatum: Engineering a Path to a More Sustainable Future.

August 17, 2020

Congratulations to Seyed!

Seyed successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Techno-Economic, Energy and Environmental Life Cycle Analyses of Renewable Jet Fuel Production from Pennycress”. Congratulations Dr. Mousavi-Avval!

July 29, 2020

Congratulations to Natalia!

Natalia secured the first position award in the 2020 NABEC conference – Outstanding Oral Presentation competition.
Citation: N. Zappernick, A. Shah, K. Nedunuri, K.R. Islam. 2020. A systems perspective in optimizing nutrient transformations in aerobic biofilters in tilapia-lettuce recirculating aquaponics systems. NABEC Annual Conference. July 28th, 2020. Oral Presentation.

July 23, 2020

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish won the Second Place Award award in the Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium 2020 – poster competition under the ‘Professional Researcher’ category. Congratulations Ashish!
Poster Citation: A. Manandhar, H. Zhu, E. Ozkan, A. Shah. 2020. Techno-economic impacts of laser-guided variable-rate pesticide application for maintaining the health of nursery crops. Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium 2020.

May 26, 2020

BSAL’s report on "Impacts of COVID-19 on the US Food Supply Chain" is released! 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, BSAL members assembled a short report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the US food supply chain, identifying the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the pressure points involved and the associated mitigation strategies in order to reduce the impacts.

May 5, 2020

Congratulations to Natalia!

Natalia Zappernick was awarded funding by Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society for her research proposal on “Techno-Economic Analysis of Aquaponics systems”. The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) is a highly competitive program in which only 12%-15% of applicants receive any level of funding. More information is available here. Congratulations Natalia!

April 24, 2020

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish won the First Place Award in the Postdoc Category during 2020 CFAES Annual Research Conference. Congratulations Ashish!
Poster Citation: A. Manandhar, A. Shah. 2020. Techno-economic and life cycle analyses of biobased lactic acid production. 2020 CFAES Annual Research Conference, April 24, Columbus, OH.

April 16, 2020

Congratulations to Jaden!

Jaden Tatum has been accepted into the ‘EmPOWERment for a Sustainable Energy Future’ NSF Research Trainee Program, which will involve interdisciplinary research collaborations, connection with an industry mentor, and a year of fellowship support. More information is available here. Congratulations Jaden!

April 10, 2020

Congratulations to Luis!

Luis successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Technical, economic, and carbon dioxide emission analyses of managing anaerobically digested sewage sludge through hydrothermal carbonization”. Congratulations Dr. Huezo!

April 2, 2020

Congratulations to Asmita!

Asmita received the FABE Graduate Research Award of 2019. Congratulations Asmita! Way to go!

March 19, 2020

Congratulations to Jaden!

Jaden Tatum was awarded funding by the Sustainability Institute Student Grant Program for her proposal entitled “Integrated grain drying and storage system for use in developing countries.” Congratulations Jaden!

March 1, 2020

Congratulations to Jaden!

Jaden Tatum was awarded funding by SEEDS: The CFAES Research Competitive Grants Program for her proposal entitled “Integrated grain drying and storage system for use in developing countries.” Way to go!

November 14, 2019

Advanced BioSystems Workshop shows Path Ahead for Bioproducts!

News of recent workshop organized by our lab was published by OSU FABE Department. For further information, please click here.

October 29, 2019

Congratulations to Juliana!

Dr. Juliana Vasco Correa, former BSAL PhD graduate and current postdoc will start as a tenure-track assistant professor of bioproducts systems analysis in the department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State beginning January 2020. Congratulations Juliana! Way to go!

August 15, 2019

Congratulations to Luis!

Luis won the Second Place Award in the ASABE Oral/Poster Competition within the ASE & EOPD technical committee. Congratulations Luis!

Poster Citation: L. Huezo, A. Shah. 2019. Hydrochar from sewage sludge and manure as soil amendment. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Boston, MA.

June 19, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Shah!

Dr. Shah was recognized as 2019’s ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ at Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) in Quebec City, Canada. For more information click here.

May 22, 2019.

Press release on our recent grant on corn harvest & post-harvest logistics!

BSAL is doing research on making it more viable to turn agricultural waste into renewable fuel. More information is available here!

April 22, 2019

Congratulations to Juliana!

Juliana won the First Place Award in the Postdoc Category during 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference. Congratulations Juliana!

Poster Citation: J. Vasco-Correa, A. Shah. 2019. Technical, economic and environmental performance of soy methyl ester emulsions applied to aging asphalt roofing. 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference, April 22, Columbus, OH.

April 12, 2019

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Techno-economic and life cycle analyses of lactic acid production from starch and lignocellulosic biofeedstocks”. Congratulations Dr. Manandhar!

April 10, 2019

Congratulations to Seyed!

Seyed received FABE Graduate Research Award of 2018. Congratulations Seyed! Way to go!

April 10, 2019

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish received FABE Graduate Student of The Year Award of 2018. Congratulations! Way to go!

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to Asmita!

Asmita Khanal awarded funding by SEEDS: The CFAES Research Competitive Grants Program for her proposal entitled: “Environmental impact assessment of corn stover collection for biobased industries in Ohio”. Congratulations! Way to go!

November 14, 2018

Dr. Shah Represents The Ohio State University at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

Dr. Shah, as a member of Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE), is representing The Ohio State University at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in San Francisco, California. For more information click here!

September 10, 2018

Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop

On September 9-10, 2018 the "Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization" was held in Columbus, OH.

August 1, 2018

Attendance at 2018 ASABE AIM

BSAL members presented 16 talks and received 1 Blue Ribbon Educational Aids Award during 2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting in Detroit, MI.

July 31, 2018

Congratulations to Asmita!

Asmita successfully defended her M.S. thesis. Congratulations Asmita! Way to go! Asmita will continue her Ph.D. degree studies in BSAL.

June 4, 2018

BSAL is collaborating with Industry to develop Roof Maxx

BSAL is collaborating with industry to develop the Roof Maxx technology. Roof Maxx Public TV Mini Documentary about a project funded by the Ohio Soybean Council about the soy-based bioproduct Roof Maxx is available here.

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to Juliana!

Dr. Juliana Vasco-Correa was awarded the “Faculty of the Future” fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. Congratulations Juliana! Way to go! Learn more

April 24, 2018

Congratulations to Juliana & Zhifang!

April 2018: Two BSAL Members – Juliana & Zhifang, won First and Third Places in the Post-Doctoral Researcher Category of the Poster Awards Competition, 2018 CFAES Research Conference. Congratulations Juliana and Zhifang!

April 13, 2018

Congratulations to Ashish & Asmita!

Two BSAL Members, Ashish & Asmita, received FABE Graduate Research Awards. Congratulations! Way to go!

Ashish – FABE Graduate Research Award – Ph.D. Category
Asmita – FABE Graduate Research Award – M.S. Category

April 2018

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish won the third place prize in the OSU Plant Sciences Symposium – Poster Competition. Congratulations Ashish!

Poster Citation: A. Manandhar, H. Zhu, E. Ozkan, A. Shah. 2018. Evaluating techno-economic impacts of using conventional sprayer retrofitted with intelligent control functions for pesticide application in apple orchards. Plant Sciences Symposium at The Ohio State University, 2018, April 6-7, Wooster, OH.

July 2017

Congratulations to Juliana!

Juliana successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled – ‘Investigation of solid-state fungal pretreatment of Miscanthus for biofuels production’. Congratulations Dr. Vasco Correa! Way to go!

April 2017

Congratulations to Yangyang & Ashish

Two BSAL Members – Yangyang & Ashish, won First and Third Places in the Ph.D. Category of the Poster Awards Competition, 2017 OARDC Research Conference.

Posters Citations:
Y.Y. Li, A. Shah. 2017. Life cycle assessment of integrated solid state anaerobic digestion and composting for on-farm organic residues treatment. OARDC Annual Research Conference 2017, April 20, Columbus, OH.
A. Manandhar, A. Shah. 2017. Life cycle environmental impacts of cellulosic feedstock supply in baled and pelletized formats. OARDC Annual Research Conference 2017, April 20, Columbus, OH.

March 16, 2017

Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop

On March 16 the “Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Growing an Industry” was held in Wooster, OH.

December 2016

Congratulations to Nawa!

BSAL member, Nawa Baral, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled – ‘Techno-economic analysis of butanol production through acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation’. Congratulations! Way to go!

November 2016

Our funded project

Story and video on our recent DOE funded project on pennycress.

July 2016

Congratulations to Paschal!

Paschal successfully defended his M.S. thesis entitled – ‘Improved hermetic grain storage system for smallholder farmers in Tanzania’. Congratulations Paschal! Way to go!

June 2016

Congratulations to Ashish!

Ashish’s OARDC’s SEED proposal in the Ph.D. category got funded. Congratulations Ashish! Way to go!

January 2014

Welcome to Dr. Shah!

Dr. Ajay Shah joined the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University as an assistant professor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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