BAE researchers are leading research and development into issues central to environmental sustainability, biofuel and bio-based products, and precision agriculture and power machinery. Research activities at BAE are divided into four focus areas:
- Environmental Quality Group
- Bioprocessing Group
- Biofuel Production Group
- Mechatronics/Precision Agriculture Group
The department provides state-of-art new or renovated experimental laboratories, a spacious machinery workshop area, and undergraduate computer laboratory in the West Wing of Seaton Hall.