Our team includes professors and scientists from four universities and an advanced products and high technologies corporation.  The primary investigators are listed below.  For a full listing of team members, visit the following pages:

Michigan State University      Purdue University      Rutgers University      University of Arizona

Lead Investigator:

 

Cary Mitchell is Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. His area of expertise is in plant physiology and controlled environment agriculture.

Purdue University, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765.494.1347
Email: cmitchel@purdue.edu
Faculty website: https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=cmitchel&intDirDeptID=16

Co-Investigators and Key Personnel:

Arend-Jan (A.J.) Both is Associate Extension Specialist of Bioresource Engineering in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His research focus includes controlled environment agriculture, supplemental lighting for greenhouse crop production, renewable energy, and systems approaches (i.e., integration of the various components) to controlled environment plant production.

Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Sciences, 20 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932-9534
E-mail: both@aesop.rutgers.edu
Faculty website: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~horteng/abstracts/both.htm

Michael Bourget is Electrical Engineering Manager with Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), a leading subsystems integrator and high technology development company.

ORBITEC, 1212 Fourier Dr., Madison, WI 53717
Phone:
Email: bourgetm@orbitec.com
Company website: http://www.orbitec.com/bioproducts.html


John Burr is Visiting Assistant Professor in Consumer Sciences and Retailing at Purdue University.

Purdue University, Matthews Hall 214E, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 496-2271
Email: jburr@purdue.edu
Faculty website: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/directory/bio.asp?username=jburr

Chieri Kubota is Professor in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include manipulation of plant growth and development by environmental control, value added plant production under controlled environment, long distance transportation and low temperature storage of transplants, physiology of grafted seedlings for greenhouse crop production, and photoautotrophic micropropagation.

University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences, Forbes Building, Room 303, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 626-8833
Email: ckubota@ag.arizona.edu
Faculty website: http://cals.arizona.edu/research/kubota

Roberto Lopez is Associate Professor and Floriculture Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. His research interests include sustainable and energy-efficient greenhouse propagation and production, and supplemental lighting of commercial floriculture crops.

Purdue University, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive,
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765.496.3425
E-mail: rglopez@purdue.edu
Faculty website: https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=rglopez&intDirDeptID=16

Robert Morrow is Bioproducts and Bioproduction Systems Lead with Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), a leading subsystems integrator and high technology development company.

ORBITEC, 1212 Fourier Dr., Madison, WI 53717
Phone:
Email: morrowr@orbitec.com
Company website: http://www.orbitec.com/bioproducts.html

Erik Runkle is Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. His research interests include environmental physiology of ornamental herbaceous plants, with an emphasis on commercial floriculture crops.

Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture, A240-C Plant & Soil Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
Phone: (517) 355-5191 x1350
Email: runkleer@msu.edu
Faculty website: http://www.hrt.msu.edu/erik-runkle