Michael Buser, Ph.D.
assistant Professor and bioenergy machinery engineer
Biosystems and agricultural engineering
|Associate of Applied Science||
||Animal Science, Rogers State College, 1990|
|B.S.||Biosystems Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1995|
|M.S.||Biosystems Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1997|
|Ph.D.||Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2004|
Buser works on the design and development of mechanical systems for harvesting and packaging biomass for cellulosic ethanol production. He joined the department on September 14, 2009 with a joint research (50%) and extension (50%) appointment. The vision for this position is to develop a nationally recognized research and extension program focused on efficiently producing, harvesting, transporting, and pre-processing biomass feedstocks for the developing bioenergy industry. Specific goals include: developing an equipment and mechanical systems research program; provide leadership in bioenergy outreach programs; develop and present curricula in bioenergy mechanical systems; work closely with extension educators, producers, processors and others in accessing and addressing stakeholder needs; actively participate in graduate education through recruiting and advising M.S. and Ph.D. students; and collaboratively work with Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering faculty and departments in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
“I plan on being a major contributor in evaluating, developing and/or designing efficient systems for harvesting, conditioning and packaging biomass crops, along with focusing on traceability, air quality and safety issues.”