College of EngineeringBiosystems EngineeringAbout BiosystemsAwards


Outstanding Alumnus:

2024 - John Deal Jr. is a 1984 Agricultural Engineering graduate of Auburn University. Prior to retirement, John served as the President of Deal Consulting Group, offering executive-level advisory services to private equity firms related to Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) investments.

2023 - Marc Ivey is a 1992 Forest Engineering graduate of Auburn University and is currently the Vice-President of Development for Dirt Dog Manufacturing in Commerce, GA.

2022 - John Bolte is a 1987 Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering graduate of Auburn University. He is a professor and head of the Department of Ecological and Biological Engineering at Oregon State University. 


Outstanding Publication with High Impact Factor:

2023: Dr. Brendan Higgins

2022: Dr. Brendan Higgins


Outstanding Publication with High Scientific Impact:

2023: Dr. Tanzeel Rehman


Outstanding Publication with High Economic Impact:

2023: Dr. Debolina Charkraborty


Dean's Grantsmanship Award:

2023: Dr. Brendan Higgins, Dr. Sushil Adhikari, and Dr. Jasmeet Lamba

2022: Dr. Sushil Adhikari and Dr. Brendan Higgins


Outstanding Faculty:

2024: Dr. Hossein Jahromi

2023: Dr. Brendan Higgins

2022: Dr. Sushil Adhikari (Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award and College of Engineering SGA Faculty Award)


Outstanding Staff:

2024: Bobby Bradford

2023: Caroline Whiting

2022: Bionca King


Outstanding BSEN Students:

2024: Ayden Kemp

2023: Ed Williams

2022: Dylan Bowen and Julia Palazolo


Outstanding BATM Student:

2024: Louie Harris

2023: Jacob Sizemore


Outstanding College of Agriculture A&P Employee Award

2024: James Johnson


Auburn University Employee of the Year Award:

2024: Caroline Whiting


2023 Auburn University Writing Committee Award for Excellence in Writing Across Curriculum

Awarded to the Department of Biosystems Engineering for the ongoing commitment to writing in the discipline, its strong support of Auburn University writing programs and initiatives, engagement of new faculty in the department's culture of writing, effective use of eportfolios, a valuable contribution to eportfolio project, and successfully securing grants that include writing.