Michael Buser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor  Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Air Quality and Bioenergy Logistics



Dr. Buser joined the department on September 14, 2009 and has a joint research (65%) and extension (35%) appointment.

Dr. Buser’s research and extension programs include:

  • Air quality
  • Bioenergy feedstock logistics
  • Product traceability
  • Harvesting, storage, pre-processing and transportation of agricultural commodities
  • Techno-economic & logistic modeling

Dr. Buser’s research and extension activities are nationally recognized. His agricultural air quality program has been praised by industry and government leaders across the United States as a high quality stakeholder-driven collaborative program. Dr. Buser brings this same professional drive and passion to his bioenergy program. His research and extension programs are highly integrated. He has and continues to engage industrial and governmental extension clientele through his extension activities to identify their critical needs that he might be able to solve through his research programs. For his research projects that have stakeholder (extension clientele) advisory groups, his research and extension activities are extremely integrated in that engagement and outreach activities occur on a regular basis to establish buy in and even ownership from stakeholders.