A Tennessee Welcome

Welcome to the department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science at the University of Tennessee! Whether you are a potential student, research collaborator, alumnus, or just browsing for information, our people, programs, and projects have something to offer you.

Our people are a unique mix - a faculty of biosystems engineers, soil scientists, and a bioclimatologist, together with a gifted technical support staff. The department has many graduate students who contribute immensely to the breadth of its overall program. With an exceptional commitment to working together, this allows us to target a broad spectrum of agricultural, biological, and environmental systems, with emphases on engineering, soil science, and environmental science.

Our programs encompass the full range of the Land Grant University mission - teaching, research, outreach, and service - and are administered by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, UT AgResearch, and University of Tennessee Extension. The department works closely with the College of Engineering in its engineering-related teaching pursuits.

Our projects? They touch on sensors and soil testing, spray technology and water quality, precision agriculture and environmental modeling, soil physics and vegetable production systems, agricultural safety and chemical transport, food quality and machinery systems, waste treatment and environmental rehabilitation, electrical systems and subsurface hydrology. Please explore the site to learn more.

Whoever you are, we want to hear from you! Contact us at bess@utk.edu or call 865-974-7266 with your questions, thoughts, and input. If you are in the area, we invite you to arrange a tour of our facilities and meet some of our faculty and/or students.

Enjoy the site; we look forward to visiting with you in person!

Julie Carrier
Professor & Head


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Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
University of Tennessee
2506 E.J. Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531

(865) 974-7266