Technology for the environment – agriculture from the present to the future

Over 5000 years have passed since humans had learned a series of crop production technology such as cultivating the soil, planting seeds and harvesting. Though, it has caused serious environmental destruction everywhere in the world to charge a large amount of chemical fertilizer just for gain of productivity and to pump up groundwater. If we continue to produce in such a disorder, consequently productivity gets lower and deserted land which nothing would grow would be left for the future.

Now it’s time to engage in agriculture looking ahead of the future, when facing the crisis of deterioration of global environment. The department studies agriculture without environment load from a view of science and technology, to perform sustainable production in harmony with natural ecosystems.


  • Department of Bioresource and Environmental Engineering is comprised of following 9 fields.

  • The department studies agriculture without environment load from a view of science and technology, to perform sustainable production in harmony with natural ecosystems.

  • The department is engaging in researches which are attached firmly to a set of farm works, plus food process site such as agricultural machineries needed at agricultural production spot.

Study in Department

  • Land Improvement and Management

    Current research activities: comparative studies on agricultural policies in foreign countries; analysis on economic effects of agricultural policies; agricultural environmental policies and multifunctionarity in agriculture.

  • Soil Conservation

    Current research activities: water, gas and solute movement in soils; soil structure and permeability, adsorption in soils, control of soil erosion; contaminant transport and purification; spatial variability analysis of soil properties for optimum land use; evaluation of soil degradation and its remediation by use of soil amendments.

  • Vehicle Robotics

    Current research activities: vehicle robotics; intelligent systems; remote sensing; GPS/GIS; biomass energy.

  • Agricultural and Food Process Engineering

    Current research activities: Preserving and improving grain quality during post-harvest process; super-low-temperature storage for preserving rice quality; near-infrared spectroscopy for quality evaluation of agricultural products; Ohmic heating for food processing and sterilization; Rice flour production and the effective use, Development and the performance evaluation of novel packaging materials made of biomass. Ensuring microbial food safety based on predictive microbiology; Development of non-thermal processing technologies; Risk management for food processing.

  • Agricutural Bio-System Engineering

    Current research activitires: Crop production, Energy crop, Biomass, Biological wastes, Material resources, Biorefinery, Agricultural machinery, Farm work

  • Applied Bioproduction Engineering

    Current research activities: Remote sensing, communication system for farm use, and vehicle robotics.

  • Bio-environmental Informatics
    • Study on environment monitoring using satellite data and ground-based measurements
    • ssessing Oil Palm Growth Condition in Indonesia Using Remote Sensing Technique
    • Study on the relationship between anthropogenic activities and environment change using remote sensing technology
    • Monitoring the effects of global climate change on meteorological disasters risk by remote sensing technology
    • Estimation of natural forest biomass using satellite remote sensing data in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam
    • Research of Crop Classification Using Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

    Current research activities: The interaction between terrestrial ecosystem, for ex. forest and grassland, and climate change by computer simulation.