College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Craft and Rosentrater named to CALS Sustainability Task Force

Kristina Craft is a graduate student working toward a master’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering. The goal of her graduate work is to increase understanding in the science involved in mitigating adverse water quality and soil health impacts of row crop systems while maintaining or improving upon production.

Kurt Rosentrater, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, focuses on the sustainability of biorenewable systems, including foods, feeds, fuels and industrial materials. His expertise is in value-added product development, alternative recycling and reprocessing strategies, modeling and simulation of processing systems, process design and plant layout.

The CALS Sustainability Task Force was established to explore how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences could become more engaged in sustainable agriculture efforts, including highlighting what it has already accomplished, identifying additional opportunities to invest in research, teaching and extension and understanding how the college can lend its leadership to the national conversation on sustainable agriculture.