Continual Innovation

Imagine...Continual Innovation

Innovation is exciting—and necessary. In ACES we focus on innovation not for its own sake, but to affect the way we live and work. Using science to stretch the frontiers of knowledge, we create new technologies, develop new processes, and change paradigms across a range of disciplines—food and agricultural systems, natural resources and the environment, human activities and health, energy and biological systems, and more. Research findings often lead to applications that were never anticipated, in areas that create entirely new opportunities.

ACES scientists merge expertise from multiple specialties to master problems in novel and multifaceted ways like combining pioneering biology with engineering principles to apply nanotechnology to animal and crop production.

Imagination breeds innovation in ACES, ranging from engineering and technology to biological and environmental systems, to natural and managed processes. We are advancing society’s pathways to progress as new ideas continually come to life in ACES.

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Highlighted Research

Dr. Nicki Engeseth
Food chemistry
Dr. Nicki Engeseth
Dr. Nicki Engeseth’s research focus is in the general area of food chemistry. Her research group investigates the impacts of environmental growing conditions, processing, and storage on the quality and nutritional value of oilseed and produce, with an emphasis on enzymatic action, lipids, and natural antioxidants. She also works to develop and optimize trans fat alternatives and chocolate manufacturing using lipid matrix chemistry.


Professor Stephen P. Moose

CPSC 261, Biotechnology in Agriculture, covers the science of biotechnology and its applications to agriculture, factors that influence the market success of innovations in this area, and their societal impacts.

“Biotechnology is an important component of agriculture, medicine, and many other industries. Our ability to isolate and modify genes and to move them across species barriers