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Purdue University


Cary Mitchell, Professor
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Phone: 765.494.1347
Email: cmitchel@purdue.edu

Lead investigator of the project.

Roberto Lopez, Associate Professor
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Phone: 765.496.3425
Email: rglopez@purdue.edu

Roberto is PI for the ornamental research at Purdue that will work on supplemental photosynthetic and photomorphogenic lighting of cuttings and seedlings. He will also participate in experiments focused on photoperiodic lighting and work with Erik Runkle to assist with on-site grower trials.

 

Celina Gomez, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
E-mail: cgomezva@purdue.edu
Celina’s research project will focus on developing and testing LED lamps as a supplemental light source in the greenhouse industry. LEDs will be tested and compared with the standard HPS lamps to evaluate yield and quality for year-round tomato production.  She is working with Dr. Mitchell.

Lucie Poulet, Masters student
Department of Aerospace Engineering
E-mail: lpoulet@purdue.edu

Lucie is working on an LED lighting system for future applications in space life support for long duration manned missions. Her work consists of learning more about how parameters such at temperature, light intensity, red and blue ratio and CO2 concentration impact plants' growth and yield. The objective is to grow lettuce with the least possible energy input.  She is working with Dr. Mitchell.

Michael Dzakovich, Undergraduate student
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
E-mail: mdzakovi@purdue.edu

Michael's research will investigate the relationship between the spectral quality of light and various economic and qualitative attributes of the fruit.

Isaac Suwa Traylor
Department of Electrical Engineering Technology
E-mail: itraylor@purdue.edu

Isaac provides electrical and mechanical support for the Mitchell Lab's gas exchange project and other projects as needed.

Chris Currey, Ph.D. conferred in 2013
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Chris’ research focused on using supplemental light to reduce production time and inputs for propagation of cuttings while improving quality. Chris quantified the impact of varying amounts of red and blue light from LEDs throughout the winter and spring to identify productive strategies for greenhouse propagators of cuttings. He worked with Dr. Lopez.