Students and Project Support

LAMP field trip

Thanks to our amazing team for their contributions! 

Our transdisciplinary team works together even though we are located throughout the US. We have expertise in horticulture, economics, engineering and data management.

Current contributors

Theekshana (TC) Jayalath

Research Professional & PhD Student
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Maria Twedt

Project Manager
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Changhyeon Kim

PhD GRA
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Jun Liu

PhD GRA
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Amanda Olbrick Marabesi

PhD GRA
UGA Impact Evaluation, coPI Kelsey-Angle

Nate Eylands

PhD GRA
Cornell Horticulture, coPI Mattson

Qi Li

PhD GRA
UGA Computer Engineering, coPI Song

Farzana Lubna

PhD GRA
Rutgers Horticulture, coPI Both

Brendan Fatzinger

PhD GRA
USU Horticulture, coPI Bugbee

Jiaqi (Darren) Xia

PhD GRA
Cornell Horticulture, coPI Mattson

Andres Mayorga

PhD GRA
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Shirin Afzali

MS GRA
UGA Electrical Engineering, coPI Velni

Tony Pham

MS GRA
UGA Electrical Engineering, coPI Haidekker

Laura Reese

MS GRA
UGA Horticulture, coPI van Iersel

Kevin Dong

MS GRA
UGA Electrical Engineering, coPI Haidekker

Jared Daniel

MS GRA
UGA Agricultural Economics, coPI Campbell

Taylor McDaniel

MAB GRA
UGA Agricultural Economics, coPI Campbell

Jocey Ricks

MS GRA
UGA Agricultural Economics, coPI Campbell

Past contributors

Paul Kusuma, PhD

USU Horticulture, coPI Bugbee
Dissertation: link coming soon

Ruqayah Bhuiyan, MS
Dalton Croy, MS

UGA Business Analytics, coPIs Boudreau& Watson
Project focus: lighting calculator development & forecast solar radiation data

Michael Ilardi, MS

UGA Mechanical Engineering, coPI Lawrence
Thesis: link coming soon

Reeve Legendre, PhD
Sahand Mosharafian, PhD GRA

UGA Electrical Engineering – coPI Velni
Project focus: optimal strategies for greenhouse lighting controls.​

Kyle Bowers, PhD

UGA Impact Evaluation – coPI Kelsey-Angle
Project focus: impact evaluation efforts in transdisciplinary research

Shuyang Zhen, PhD

USU Horticulture – coPI Bugbee
Project focus: canopy photosynthesis, lighting optimization for food crops in CEA

Charles (CJ) Best, MS

UGA Business Analytics, coPIs Boudreau& Watson
Project focus: lighting calculator development & forecast solar radiation data

Geoffrey Weaver, PhD
Matthew Clutter, MS
Joanna Wilford, MBT

UGA Management Information Systems, coPIs Boudreau & Watson
Project focus: information systems management for CEA lighting calculator

Anna Cutadal, MBT

UGA Management Information Systems, coPIs Boudreau & Watson
Project focus: information systems management for CEA lighting calculator

Danielle Awon, MS

UGA Electrical Engineering – coPI Haidekker
Research focus: linear feedback controls for imaging in CEA

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