Murat Kacira
Murat Kacira
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
(520) 626-4254
PhD, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ohio State

My research focus on establishing resource use efficient controlled environment agriculture systems with novel sensing & monitoring and climate control strategies and technologies. Research efforts include design, development and implementation of computer vision guided real time crop health and growth monitoring systems for timely identification of crop status and improved resource use efficiency; alternative energy integrated CEA systems for food production; modeling and analysis of greenhouse and crop energy balance, detailed understanding of crop and greenhouse system interaction, developing advanced climate control algorithms and strategies to optimize the crop growing environments with improved resource use efficiencies.

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing

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