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Steven Safferman

Dr. Safferman conducts research on treatment trains to minimize and treat wastes including those originating from animal agriculture and food processing, the conversion of high energy waste to biogas that serves as a renewable energy source, and novel reactor designs such as anaerobic membrane systems and fluidized bed reactors.

Dawn Reinhold


  • BE 332 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials
  • BE 482 Non-point Source Pollution Control


  • Wetlands and vegetated technologies for protection of water quality
  • Plants for remediation of emerging organic pollutants and hazardous wastes
  • Fate of emerging pollutants and pesticides in vegetated systems
  • Plant tissue culture and genetic engineering to enhance plants' capabilities to address water quality problems

Luke Reese

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Technology Systems Management (TSM) Coordinator BAE Industry Advisor Board Liaison BE placement and career services support Courses taught- Information Management and Internship Coordination (TSM 251, TSM 481, TSM 493) Freshman Seminar (UGS 101) Sustainable Food, Environment and Social Systems in Australia - Summer (TSM 475, ANR 475, BE 475, ISS 310) MSU Extension Technology Training Coordinator - Adobe Connect training

Pouyan Nejadhashemi


  • Land and Water Conservation Engineering


  • Development of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) for forecasting watersheds' hydrologic behaviors
  • Development of Decision Support System (DSS) for human impact evaluation on ecosystem sustainability
  • Evaluation and development of watershed/water quality models
  • Description, analysis and prevention of non-point source pollution at laboratory, field, watershed and regional scales

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Steve Miller

Steve is an Extension Irrigation Specialist focusing on improving water management for water quantity and quality protection addressing issues such as irrigation scheduling, irrigation system uniformity, groundwater recharge and producer compliance with state water use legislation. Mr. Miler spent 30 years with the MiDNR and MiDEQ in various roles including State Hydrologist, Staff Engineer for the development of the Michigan Water Resources Management Action Plan, and in the Executive Office of the MiDNR.

Yan "Susie" Liu

The main foci of my research are to: 1) establish a pelletized fungal platform for value-added biofuel/chemical production; 2) develop algae strains for recombinant proteins production and nutrient (N, P) removal; and 3) utilize the symbiotic characters of mix culture (bacteria and fungi) for value added chemicals and enzymes production.

Sanghyup Jeong

Dr. Jeong’s expertise is in the field of Food Safety Engineering. His research interests are  developing nonthermal/thermal food safety intervention technologies, microbial modeling, and process optimization techniques to reduce the risk of foodborne disease. Recent research activities are focused on fresh produces/low-moisture food safety, food irradiation, and process optimization/scale-up techniques which are reflected in various research projects:

(As a PI)