Thanks to our amazing team for all of their contributions! Our transdisciplinary team of students and support staff working together in the areas of horticulture, economics, engineering and data management at the University of Georgia, Cornell University, Rutgers’ University, Colorado State University and Utah State University.
Theekshana (TC) Jayalath Research Technician & PhD Student coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Maria Twedt LAMP Project Manager coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Changhyeon Kim PhD GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Jun Liu PhD GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Reeve Legendre PhD GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Sahand Mosharafian PhD GRA coPI Velni, UGA Electrical Engineering
Amanda Olbrick Marabesi PhD GRA coPI Kelsey, Impact Evaluation
Qi Li PhD GRA coPI Song, UGA Computer Engineering
Nathan (Nate) Eylands PhD GRA coPI Mattson, Cornell Horticulture
Paul Kusuma PhD GRA coPI Bugbee, USU Horticulture
Farzana Lubna PhD GRA coPI Both, Rutgers Agricultural Engineering
Jiaqi (Darren) Xia PhD GRA coPI Mattson, Cornell Horticulture
Brendan Fatzinger PhD GRA coPI Bugbee, USU Horticulture
Micheal Ilardi MS GRA coPI Lawrence, UGA Mechanical Engineering.
Laura Reese MS GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Shirin Afzali MS GRA coPI Velni, UGA Electrical Engineering
Ruqayah Bhuiyan MS GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Tony Pham MS GRA coPI Haidekker, UGA Electrical Engineering
Dalton Croy MS Business Analytics candidate coPIs Boudreau & Watson, UGA MIS
Andres Mayorga-Gomez MS GRA coPI van Iersel, UGA Horticulture
Bochen Ma Undergraduate Student coPI Haidekker, UGA Electrical Engineering
Shane Palmer, MS UGA Horticulture. coPI van Iersel. Thesis: Photoperiodic effects on growth, photosynthesis, and biomass allocation in leafy vegetables in controlled environments
Claudia Elkins, MS Horticulture. coPI van Iersel. Thesis: Evaluation of different lighting strategies used to improve efficiencies in plant growth for controlled environment agriculture
Kyle Bowers, PhD Postdoc Research Associate coPI Kelsey, Agricultural Leadership. Research focus: impact evaluation efforts in transdisciplinary research.
Shuyang Zhen, PhD Postdoc Researcher. coPI Bugbee, USU Horticulture. Research focus: canopy photosynthesis, lighting optimization for food crops in CEA.
Charles (CJ) Best, MS Business Analytics. coPIs Boudreau/Watson, UGA. Project focus: lighting calculator development and forecast solar radiation data.
Geoff Weaver, PhD Horticulture. coPI van Iersel, UGA. Dissertation: Lighting control strategies for improved photochemical efficiency in controlled-environment agriculture.
Matthew Clutter, MS Agricultural Economics. coPI Campbell, UGA. Thesis: An economic assessment of dynamic LED supplemental lighting installations in greenhouse production.
Joanna Wilford, MBT Business & Technology, coPIs Boudreau/Watson, UGA. Project focus: information systems management for CEA lighting calculator.
Electrical Engineering. coPI Haidekker, UGA. Danielle Awon, MS Research focus: linear feedback controls for imaging in CEA.
Anna Cutadal, MBT MIS/Business & Technology, coPIs Boudreau/Watson, UGA. Project focus: information systems management for CEA lighting calculator.