Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Hongwan Li

Dr. Hongwan Li is a research associate and program coordinator in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. She joined at MSU since July 2021 and her project focuses on the research of quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) and the multidisciplinary mentoring and training program of QMRA across colleges and universities.

Kathryn Kendall

Kathryn is the Communications Manager for the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the Center for Low-Moisture Food Safety.

Kathryn received her B.S. degree in Animal Science from MSU in 2017 and her M.Ag. degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment in 2017 from Sam Houston State University.

Ryan Julien

Ryan Julien’s research focus has been pathogen risks arising from in-building plumbing. This includes quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) for pathogens such as Legionella spp., identifying variables associated with elevated pathogen risks, and modeling in-building plumbing to assess hydraulic retention time. Ryan also has diverse work experiences, ranging from private consulting in oil and gas remediation to work in state government preparing air permits.

Ian Hildebrandt

Ian Hildebrandt has experience with food safety engineering research in both academic and government laboratories. His research focus includes improving experimental designs and methodologies for estimating pathogen inactivation kinetics. He has experience working with a variety of pathogens (Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria), low-moisture foods (wheat flour, oat flour, spices, almonds, pistachios) and meats (beef, pork, chicken, turkey).

Jamie Lynn Marks

Oversees and provides human resource and business operational functions for Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

Jamie Lynn received her Certified Human Resource Specialist (CHRS) certification in August 2016.