Mahmoud Sharara

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Mahmoud Sharara received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas with the support of the University of Arkansas Doctoral Academy Fellowship. He was a postdoctoral research associate and an assistant scientist at the Biosystems Engineering Department and the Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sharara joined BAE in August 2018.


Ph.D. 2015

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Arkansas

M.S. 2010

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Arkansas

Research Description

Dr. Sharara’s research focuses on investigating pathways for the sustainable management of agricultural waste and byproducts to generate value-added products and reduce agriculture-related impacts on ecosystems. His research incorporates the use of field studies, process modeling techniques, techno-economic assessment (TEA), life cycle assessment (LCA), and spatial optimization tools to guide the development and adoption of sustainable waste management practices and technologies.


Removing Ammonia Contamination from Biogas Feedstock
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/27/21 - 8/26/23)
Railroad Tie Composting with 50 Degrees, LLC
50 Degrees, LLC(5/05/21 - 12/30/21)
Optimizing Greenhouse Drying of Swine Lagoon Sludge to Support Implementation in NC and VA
Virginia Pork Council(4/15/21 - 10/14/22)
Developing Recommendations for Calf and Cow Mortality Composting in North Carolina
North Carolina Dairy Producers Association (NCDPA)(3/01/21 - 2/28/22)
Developing Recommendations for Calf and Cow Mortality Composting in North Carolina to Assist On-farm Mortality Management
NC Cattlemen's Association(1/01/21 - 9/30/22)
Miscanthus Biochar Potential as A Poultry Litter Amendment
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services(3/31/21 - 9/30/22)
Investigating Lagoon Sludge Management and Drying Impacts and Opportunities
Smithfield Foods, Inc.(5/01/20 - 10/15/21)
Improving Lagoon Sludge Management in Lagoon-Sprayfield Swine Production Facilities
US Dept. of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA)(7/01/19 - 6/30/22)
Potential for Integrating Swine Lagoon Sludge into N.C. Bioenergy Sector
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services(3/30/19 - 12/01/21)
RAPID:Collaborative Research:Assessing Chemical and Microbiological Contamination in Environmental Waters in Eastern North Carolina After Hurricane Florence
National Science Foundation (NSF)(12/01/18 - 5/31/20)