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100-Year Celebration

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

100-Year Celebration

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural
and Biological Engineering

The University of Florida's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is founded on developing, teaching, and applying engineering principles to improve and sustain agricultural and biological systems for current and future generations. Our programmatic expertise on these complex systems ranges from nano to global scales, integrating anthropogenic and sociological aspects to natural and managed systems. The UF/IFAS ABE department continually transcends disciplinary boundaries to create synergy among different knowledge areas for designing, quantifying, assessing, and managing engineering solutions for natural and managed systems.

Our Mission: The mission of our department is to develop professionals, create and disseminate knowledge, and promote the application of engineering, science, and management principles to meet societal needs with respect to agricultural, biological and land and water resource systems.
Our Goal: To develop agricultural and biological engineering professionals with technical proficiency and a sense of societal responsibility.

UF/IFAS ABE is ranked among the top programs in the nation and provides unique opportunities for in-depth research and field experience with award-winning department faculty. Our department offers graduate and undergraduate programs in both the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Contact Us

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Florida
Main Office, Room 120

Frazier Rogers Hall
1741 Museum Road, Bldg 474
P.O. Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611-0570

352-392-4092 (Fax)

For specific contacts, see our faculty and staff directories.

Alumni Career Paths

ABE alumni impact the world in many ways. Below is a list of some of the many career paths where our alumni are making a difference!

Company Job Title
Geosyntec Consultants Staff Scientist
Nestle USA Packaging associate
Christopher Burke Engineering Water Resources Engineer
UCLouvain Belgium Researcher and consultant
Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership Chief of Operations
Louisiana Tech University Professor and Director, School of Biological Sciences
Cherokee County Schools Executive Director of School Nutrition and Procurement Services
Kimley-Horn Surface Water Analyst
Ab Initio Software Software Consultant
RTI Surgical  Controls Engineer 
Amazon Senior Software Development Engineer
  Principal Packaging Engineer
Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co., LPA Patent Attorney
Jones Edmunds and Associates Engineer
Bentley Companies Farm Manager
National University Executive Director for Competitive Intelligence & Innovation Research
Medtronic Sr. Reliabilty Engineer
Bayer Crop Science  Head of Sustainability 
Bayer Crop Science  Biologics Business Partner
Herrera Environmental Consultants Stormwater Planning Engineer
HM.Clause Global Sweet Corn Product Manager 
Topco Associates Sr. Rotational Program Specialist 
The Walt Disney Company Systems Engineer
Jones Edmunds & Associates Senior Manager
Honeywell  Regional Sales Manager
PepsiCo  Production Manager
Geosyntec Consultants Water Resources Engineer
AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Principal & Vice President
Evident Scientific Research Imaging Specialist, Confocal and Multiphoton
Palm Garden of Sun City Center Physical Therapist, PT, DPT
Isle Utilities Senior Manager
Bacardi Supply Brand Manager
Amazon Senior Software Developer Engineer
Spinnaker Resorts Marketing Executive
International Food Policy Research Institute Senior Research Fellow
Arizona State University  Assistant Teaching Professor 
Hazen and Sawyer Regional Director of Wastewater Innovation
Pfizer, Inc.  Director, Medical Device and Combination Products Quality (Inspection Readiness)
Topco Associates Sr. Rotational Program Specialist
temple university  Assistant Professor
WSP USA Assistant Consultant, Civil
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Chair and Professor of Aeronautical Science
University of Tennessee Assistant Professor
Disney Systems Engineer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Research Scientist
Cypress Creek Renewables  Distribution Grid Integration Engineer 
Duke Energy Lead Analyst
Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital Nurse Practitioner
Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc. Engineer
Integral Insights Founder/CEO
Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership Chief of Operations
Christopher Burke Engineering Water Resources Engineer
The Walt Disney Company Manager, Safety
Olam food ingredients  Technical Sales Manager
Givr Packaging LLC Design Coordinator 
Chobani Maintenance Manager
United States Air Force Pilot
AQRC  Spectroscopist 
UF Assistant Professor
Self-Employed CEO
Amgen Manager QA
CDM Smith Principal Engineer
Jones Edmunds Department Manager
FAGE USA Dairy Production Planning Manager 
Food and Drug Administration Sr. Pharmaceutical Quality Assesor
Storm Eye Institute  Physician 
McCafferty Brinson Consulting, LLC Staff Engineer Intern
Retired Retired
Farmers Business Network Corporate Counsel
Auburn University Interim Dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
ExxonMobil  Process Development Engineer 
Cornell University Professor
Cornell University Professor
Kimley-Horn Civil Analyst
Hazen and sawyer Assistant engineer 
AECOM Civil Engineer
MetLife Investment Management  Director
UMass Amherst Assistant Professor
PepsiCo Production Manager
NEWSolutions Agricultural Engineer
Bayer Crop Science Biologics Business Partner 
LSU AgCenter Assistant Professor
Attune Agriculture Customer Service/Sales Support Coordinator
Faculty at the University of Baghdad  Faculty, coordinator 
Mock Roos Senior Engineer 
USDA-Farm Service Agency County Executive Director 
Hill, Boring & Associates Inc.    C Cube C LLC Vice President & Managing Member
Anheuser-Busch  Maintenance Manager of Operations 
UF/IFAS/CREC Sr. Engineer Support Specialist
University of Missouri  Director, Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center
Lane Engineering, Inc President
Piedmont Heart Institute Critical Care & Emergency Medicine Physician
Johnson-Prewitt & Assoc., Inc. Engineer
The Tech Interactive Senior Director, Inclusive Research, Development, and Impact Measurement
Jones Edmunds