Dev Shrestha Named Chair of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
May 20, 2021
University of Idaho Professor Dev Shrestha has been named chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1. Shrestha researches and teaches in areas related to biological and agricultural engineering. He has secured more than $6 million of external competitive research grant funding working on more than 20 projects. His current research projects have mainly been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. He has published more than 70 research articles, the majority of which are peer-reviewed publications.
Shrestha is a registered professional engineer in the state of Idaho and holds one U.S. patent in developing a method and apparatus for an automated soil sampler for potato combined harvesters. He directs U of I’s Industrial Assessment Center, which provides internship opportunities in conducting real industrial auditing to upper-division engineering students form all six departments in the college.
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