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Redmond Ramin Shamshiri
Redmond Ramin ShamshiriDirectorredmond@adaptiveAgrotech.com
Ph.D. Simulation and modeling

Events

CAFEI 2018 (International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering)

CAFEI 2018 (International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering)

II International Symposium on Mechanization, Precision Horticulture, and Robotics
Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerrit van Straten
Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerrit van Straten

Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerrit Van Straten
Emeritus Prof. Systems and Control at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. (former Systems & Control Group)
Independent consultant at www.agrodynamicssupport.nl
Honorary member at AdaptiveAgroTech 

Ph.D. Twente University. 1986
MSc Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University. 1971
Associate Professor water quality modeling Twente University. 1972-1990
Full professor Systems and Control Wageningen University. 1990-2011

Research interest:
Control system engineering
Greenhouse automation and control
Modeling and optimization

preferential e-mail: g.vanstraten@planet.nl 
WUR e-mail: gerrit.vanstraten@wur.nl 
web-site: www.agrodynamicssupport.nl

  

Prof. emeritus Gerrit van Straten (1946) has an MSc in chemical engineering from Eindhoven University and a Ph.D. from Twente University, The Netherlands.  He started his career in the area of water quality modeling and control at Twente University. In 1979-1980 he was visiting scholar and project leader at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. From 1990 - 2011 he was a full professor in Systems and Control at Wageningen University. Apart from being author and editor of several books and proceedings he published over 200 international scientific papers advocating the use of systems modeling and control in a wide spectrum of applications in agriculture, food processing, and environmental technology, with special emphasis on greenhouse cultivation control. He is the promoter of well over 30 Ph.D. students. He received the IFAC Outstanding Contribution Award, and served as Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control in Agriculture (2003-2008). He was also Associated Editor for Control Engineering Practice (CEP) and was until 2014 one of the Editors-in-Chief of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (COMPAG). He is now an emeritus professor at Wageningen University and part-time consultant.
For more info please see www.agrodynamicssupport.nl

Profesor Ir. Dr. Azmi b. Dato’Yahya
Profesor Ir. Dr. Azmi b. Dato’Yahya

Profesor Ir. Dr. Azmi b. Dato’Yahya
Professor, Dept of Bio and Ag Eng, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, USA. 1988
M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, USA. 1985
B.Sc (Hons). Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia. 1982

Research interest:
Agricultural machinery design
Energy optimization
Soil-machine dynamics

Contacts: azmiy@upm.edu.my 

   

Professional Qualification/Membership/Affiliation
1. Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE)
2. Fellow, Malaysian Society of Agricultural Engineers (MSAE),
3. Member, Board ofEngineers Malaysia (BEM)
4. Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
5. Member, Malaysian Society for Engineers and Technologists (MySET)
6. Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, Iowa State University of Science and Technology Chapter
7. Member, Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE)
8. Member, Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP)
9. Member, International Society of Precision Agriculture (MISPA)
10. Member, Club of Bologna


Position Duration
1. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UPM. March 2014 to date
2. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UPM. October 2004 to October 2007
3. Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, UPM. September 2002 to September 2004
4. Head, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UPM. August 1996 to August 2001
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien

Prf. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien
Head of Department Technology in Crop Production, ATB
Chair of Agromechatronics - Sensor-based Process Management in Agriculture, TU Berlin
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, TU Braunschweig, Germany. 2006
M.Sc. Agricultural Machinery, University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany. 1999

Research interest:
Precision Agriculture
Automation & System Development
Intelligent systems

Contacts: CWeltzien@atb-potsdam.de   

   

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien holds the degree of Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. She is now the Head of Department Technology in Crop Production, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bio-economy (ATB). Her current research interests are: Precision Agriculture, Automation & System Development, Intelligent systems and etc.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin
Ph.D. Chemical and Process Engineering. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 2008
M.Sc. Process and Food Engineering. Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2000
B.Eng. Agricultural Engineering. Universiti Putra Malaysia. 1997.

Research interest:
Process machinery design
Food properties
Postharvest engineering

Contacts: rosnahs@upm.edu.my ; rosnahs@gmail.com 
Tel: +603-8946 6366 Fax: +603-8946 4440

   

Activities: Food process machinery design for small-scale industry;  Machine design of food processes especially equipment for small & medium industry (SMI); Engineering Properties of foods/fruits; Postharvest quality and handling of tropical fruits
Dr. Baohua Zhang
Dr. Baohua Zhang

Dr. Baohua Zhang
Lecturer, Nanjing Agricultural University · College of Engineering
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. 2016.

Research interest:
Computer vision and spectral imaging
Intelligent equipment and information technology in agriculture
Non-destructive technology for food and agricultural products

Contacts: bhzhang@njau.edu.cn 

   

To be updated
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Noriznan Mokhtar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Noriznan Mokhtar

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Noriznan Mokhtar
Ph.D. Bioprocess Eng. Technische Universität Chemnitz. Germany. 2009
M.Sc. Biochem. Eng. Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany. 2004
B. Eng. Chem. and Process Eng. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 2000

Research interest:
Dynamic mathematical modeling and simulation
Enzyme and fermentation technology
Separation and purification technology

Contacts: noriznan@upm.edu.my 
Tel: +603-8946 6367 Fax: +603-8946 4440
   

Current Research Activities: Enzyme immobilization and reaction kinetics; mass and energy transfers in palm oil milling; recovery of residual oil from palm oil biomass; recovery of minor compounds in palm oil biomass
Dr. Marvin Boell
Dr. Marvin Boell

Dr. Marvin Boell
Project Manager - Lighting Expert, TÜV SÜD Company, Singapur
Product Marketing Executive, Aztech Group Company, Singapur. 2016
M.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. 2008

Research interest:
Greenhouse artificial light
Electronic and Information Technology

Contacts: marvin.boell@tuv-sud.sg  

   

Mr. Marvin Boell holds the degree of M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He worked as a Product Marketing Executive and Research Engineer at Aztech Group company, Singapur. He is now as a Project Manager - Lighting Expert at TÜV SÜD company, Singapur. His current research interests are Greenhouse artificial lighting system, horticulture engineering, and electronics and information technology. 
Prof. Dr. Ir. Chin Nyuk Ling
Prof. Dr. Ir. Chin Nyuk Ling

Prof. Dr. Ir. Chin Nyuk Ling
PhD. Chemical Engineering. The University of Manchester, UK. 2003
B. Eng. Process & Food. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. 1999

Research interest:
Food Engineering
Unit operations
Modeling, Aeration, Rheology

Contacts: chinnl@upm.edu.my 
Tel: +603-8946 6353 Fax: +603-8946 4440
   

Current Research Activities: Optimisation of phytochemicals extraction from Garcinia Mangostana L; Studies on soursop fruit juice extraction; Effect of ultra high speed blending in peanut better processing
Dr. Nazmi Mat Nawi
Dr. Nazmi Mat Nawi

Dr. Nazmi Mat Nawi
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 2014
M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 2009

Research interest:
Machinery Design & Non-destructive Quality Measurement
Post-harvest engineering 
Non-invasive assessment of fruit quality

Contacts: nazmimat@upm.edu.my 
0060-3-8946 4331

   

Dr. Nazmi Mat Nawi holds the degree of PhD in Agricultural Engineering from University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He worked as a development coordinator at the Universiti Putra Malaysia for about two years. He is now the faculty member of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Universiti Putra Malaysia. His current research interests are: Machinery Design & Non-destructive Quality Measurement, Post-harvest engineering, Non-invasive assessment of fruit quality and etc.
Prof. Madya Dr. Khalina bt. Abdan
Prof. Madya Dr. Khalina bt. Abdan

Associate Prof. Dr. Khalina bt. Abdan
Ph.D. Biocomposite Technology. Universiti Putra Malaysia

Research interest:
Biocomposite Materials
Natural fibre composites characterization

Contacts: khalina@upm.edu.my 
0060-3-8946 6420

  

Experience
Lead Facilitator: Disaster Action Plan for Critical Engineering Support Systems in Hospital
Tabletop exercise Disaster Medicine
Search and Rescue Exercises LIMA 2015
Bukit Antarabangsa Landslides 2008
Risk Assessment for Safety & Health- Building Construction 2013
Technical Observer in Aerodrome Emergency Exercise (Full Scale Crash Exercise- Aircraft crash on Airport KLIA2)
Dr. Abdul Rashid b. Mohamed Shariff
Dr. Abdul  Rashid b. Mohamed Shariff

Dr. Abdul  Rashid b. Mohamed Shariff
Associate Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ph.D. Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine. 1996
MSc. Cadastre and Land Information Management, University of East London, 1990
B.Surv. (Land) Hons.University of Technology Malaysia (UTM). 1983

Research interest:
GIS, Remote sensing
Precision Agriculture

Contacts: rashidpls@upm.edu.my 
0060-3-8946 6414
  

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Dr. Ana I. De Castro
Dr. Dr. Ana I. De Castro

Dr. Ana I. De Castro
Postoctoral, IAS- Spanish National Research Council · Crop protection · Imaping, Spain · Cordoba
Ph.D. Institute for Sustainable  Agriculture CSIC, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain. 2013

Research interest:
Remote sensing
Agriculture disease detection
Automation in agriculture

Contacts: anadecastro@ias.csic.es

   

Ana I. De Castro currently works at the Department of Crop Protection (IAS), Spanish National Research Council. Ana does research in Horticulture, Environmental Science, and Agronomy. Their current project is 'Spectral reflectance disease detection.'

Awards & achievements
  • Nov 2015 Award: Best first young author of Spanish Association of Remote Sensing Journal 2015
  • Nov 2013 Award: Best Work in Weed Science in 2013. Spanish Society of Weed Sciences
  • Jul 2013 Award: 2nd Best Oral Communication Award at the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
  • Jul 2009: Grant: PreDoc-JAE Grant form CSIC and Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
  • Sep 2004: Grant, Colaboration University Grant supported by Ministry of Education and Science
  • Sep 2003: Grant, Scholar Collaborative Research Project from University of Cordoba
Prof. Dr. Wang Yingkuan
Prof. Dr. Wang Yingkuan

Prof. Dr. Wang Yingkuan
Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (SCI)
Professor and Director, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering (CAAE)
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125
P.R, China
Vice Secretary-General, Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE)

Master of Agricultural Engineering, Northwest A&F University, China
Ph.D. in Management(Editing and Publishing), Peking University, China
Visiting Scholar at University of Minnesota, USA
Honorary member and adviser

Research interest:
Multiple Moving Object Detection from UAV Videos
Image processing
Support vector machine

Contacts: 
wangyk@agri.gov.cn  ,  ijabe.editor-in-chief@outlook.com 
   

Research interests:
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • International exchange and cooperation
  • Publishing and distribution of high-quality papers

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http://www.aaae.org.cn/Newsletters/AAAE_Newsletter_Vol.21_No.4.pdf
Dr. Norhashila bt. Hashim
Dr. Norhashila bt. Hashim

Dr. Norhashila bt. Hashim
Senior Lecturer at the Dept of Bio and Agri Eng, UPM
Ph.D. Biomechanical Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2013
M.S. Bioproduction Machinery, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2008
B. E. Agricultural & Biological, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2004

Research interest:
Postharvest Engineering
Agricultural Process Engineering
Non-destructive Testing

Contacts: norhashila@upm.edu.my 006-03-8946-4336 

   

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Professional Qualification/ Membership/ Affiliation

1. Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES), 2016 -Present
2. Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), 2015 – Present
3. Companion Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 2015 – Present
4. Member, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), 2015 - Present
5. Professional Member, Malaysian Society of Agricultural Engineers (MSAE), 2013 - Present
6. Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2008 - Present
7. Member, UPM Academic Staff Association (PPAUPM), 2013 – Present
8. Member, Golden Key International Honor Society. Universiti Putra Malaysia Chapter, 2001 -Present
Sanaz Yadegar
Sanaz Yadegar

Sanaz Yadegar
M.Sc. Control and Automation Engineering, Univ Putra Malaysia. 2014

Research interest:
Control systems
Robotics
Sensors and detectors

Contacts: sanaz.yadegar@yahoo.com
   

Sanaz Yadegar received her B.Sc from Islamic Azad university of Iran in 2009 and M. Sc in control & automation of engineering in University Putra Malaysia 2015. Her research in bachelor was about Magnetic Position Detectors and in master was about chapter-free and equivalent estimator fuzzy model-based sliding mode controller for serial links 6 DOF robot manipulator. Her main research interests are in artificial intelligence and control system.

Journal papers:
  1. Sanaz Yadegar, azura Binti Che Soh (2014), Design Stable Robust Intelligent Nonlinear Controller for 6-DOF Serial Links Robot Manipulator, International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications (IJISA), 10.5815/ijisa.2014.08.03
  2. Sanaz Yadegar, Azura Binti Che Soh,Siti Anom Binti Ahmad, Asnor Juraiza bt. Dato’Hi.Ishak (2014),Fuzzy like Controller vs.Sliding Mode Controller: Applied to 6-DOF Serial Links Robot Manipulator, International Journal Information Technology and Computer Science, DOI:10.5815 
Dr. Muhammad Sultan
Dr. Muhammad Sultan

Dr. Muhammad Sultan
Kyushu University, Japan
Assistant Professor | HEC Approved Supervisor
Department of Agricultural Eng, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Ph.D. 2015. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN

Research interest:
Energy and Environmental Engineering

Contacts:  muhammadsultan@bzu.edu.pk  ,  sultan@kyudai.jp  , msultanmalik@yahoo.com 
 

Muhammad Sultan (Dr.Eng.) currently works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan). Dr. Sultan does research in the field of Energy and Environmental Engineering. His research keywords include: HVAC Systems, Desiccant Air-Conditioning, Adsorption Heat Pump, Evaporative Cooling, Adsorption Cooling, Maisotsenko cycle (M-cycle), Wastewater, Agricultural and Livestock Applications.
Dr. Aimrun Wayayok
Dr. Aimrun Wayayok

Dr. Aimrun Wayayok
Senior lecturer at the Dept of Bio and Agri Eng, Univ Putra Malaysia
Ph.D. Smart Farming Technology, UPM. 2006
M.S. Soil and Water Engineering, UPM. 2002
B.Sc. Soil Science, KMITL, Bangkok

Research interest:
Soil and Water Engineering
Precision Farming Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Contacts: aimrun@upm.edu.my 
Phone: +60-3-8946-4328
   

  1. Senior Lecturer (DS51) at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 27th March 2012 – now
  2. Research Fellow (UDQ9) at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. “Precision Farming of Rice”. August 2010 – March 2012
  3. Senior postdoctoral researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. “Precision Farming of Rice”. August 2008 – August 2010
  4. Postdoctoral researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. “Precision Farming of Rice”. July 2006 – July 2008
  5. Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. “Monitoring of Soil Properties for Rice Precision Farming using EC Sensor”. May 2002-June 2006
  6. Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. “Soil Water Movement in a Paddy Soil”. May 1999-November 2001
Dr. Md Rowshon Kamal
Dr. Md Rowshon Kamal

Dr. Md Rowshon Kamal 
Senior lecturer at the Dept of Bio and Agri Eng, Univ Putra Malaysia
Ph.D. in Irrigation and Water Resources, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2006
MS in Irrigation Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2000
BSc in Agricultural Engineering, Bangladesh Agricultural University. 1997

Research interest:
Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
Agricultural Drainage Engineering
Modeling and Analysis of Water Resources for Agriculture

Contacts:  rowshon@upm.edu.my 
T: +603-8946 4339
HP: 012-662-7589
   

Dr. Rowshon’s expertise extends to the broad areas of Irrigation & Drainage Engineering, Water Resources Engineering and the development of GIS-based DSS & Climate-smart DSS for Climate-smart Agriculture. With proven track record and strong professional with postgraduate degrees in Irrigation and Water Resources, he has the ability to provide high-level strategic advice at management level along with proven skills with industry and the scientific research community.
Dr. Sima Taheri
Dr. Sima Taheri

Dr. Sima Taheri
Post-Doctoral research fellow, UPM
Ph.D. 2014. UPM

Research interest:
Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding
Genomics, Statistics
Bioinformatics, Plant tissue culture

Contacts: sima_taheri@upm.edu.my 
   

Sima Taheri currently works at the Department of Crop Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Sima does research in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Their current project is 'Curcuma alismatifolia'.
Dr. Hasfalina bt. Che Man
Dr. Hasfalina bt. Che Man

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasfalina bt. Che Man
Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)
B.E. (Chemical and Process) (UKM) 

Research interest:
Bio-environmental Engineering,
Environmental Engineering,
Wastewater Treatment, Agricultural Waste Management

Contacts: hasfalina@upm.edu.my , Phone: 03-8946 4340
   

  • Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Society Agricultural Engineering (MSAE) 2013- 2017
  • Member, ICheme, Institution of Chemical Engineers. Since 2011
  • Graduate Member, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Since 2011
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). Since 2011
  • Member, Association of Academician of UPM, Since 2010
  • Member, mSET : Malaysian Society for Engineering and Technology. Since 2010
  • Member, Malaysian Water Association. Since 2010
  • Profesional Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Since 2008
Dr. Siva Kumar Balasundram
Dr. Siva Kumar Balasundram

Associate Prof. Dr. Siva Kumar Balasundram
Associate Professor at the Dept of Agricultural Technology, Univ Putra Malaysia
Ph.D. Soil Science (Precision Agriculture), University of Minnesota, USA, 2003
M.Sc. Agricultural Science (Soil Chemistry), UPM, 1997
B. Sc. Agricultural Science (Agronomy), UPM, 1994

Research interest:
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Information System and Technology
Precision Agriculture

Contacts: siva@upm.edu.my   , Phone: +6 03-8947 4896
   

Siva K Balasundram currently works at the Department of Agriculture Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Siva does research in Agronomy, Soil Science and Biogeography. Their most recent publication is 'Detecting and monitoring plant nutrient stress using remote sensing approaches: A review.'
 
Dr. Jan Bontsema
Dr. Jan Bontsema

Dr. Jan Bontsema
Honorary member
Ph.D. 1989, Mathematics. The University of Groningen

Research interest:
Optimal Control, Mechanical and Agricultural Systems
Agricultural Robotics, small scale mobile robots
Mechanization in agriculture and greenhouse climate control

Contacts: j.bontsema@gmail.com 
   

Dr. Redmond Ramin Shamshiri
Dr. Redmond Ramin Shamshiri

Dr. Redmond Ramin Shamshiri
Director at Adaptive AgroTech Consultation International

Research interest:
Applied control and dynamics
Greenhouse automation
Precision Ag, Agricultural robotics

Contacts: redmond@adaptiveagrotech.com  
Phone: ​+1-520-270-1304, +60-17-346-8335
   

Dr. Kaveh Mollazade
Dr. Kaveh Mollazade

Dr. Kaveh Mollazade
Assistant professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Kurdistan, Iran
Ph.D. Mechanical Eng, Ag machinery, University of Tehran, 2013
M.Sc. Mechanical Eng, Ag machinery, University of Tehran, 2009
B.Sc. Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Urmia University, 2007

Research interest:
Machine vision and image processing
Optical monitoring of agro-food products
Computational intelligence (artificial intelligence, data mining, and machine learning)

Contacts: k.mollazade@uok.ac.ir , Phone: (+98) 87-33627723
Fax: (+98) 871-33620553
http://agri.uok.ac.ir/kmollazade/ 
   

K. Mollazade is currently an assistant professor at Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran. He has authored more than 40 international refereed journal articles. His research interests include image processing and machine vision, data mining and artificial intelligence, and mechatronics in Biosystems Engineering. For more information visit his official webpage: http://agri.uok.ac.ir/kmollazade/
 
Dr. Daniel Fernandez
Dr. Daniel Fernandez

Dr. Daniel Fernandez
National University of Colombia
Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Research interest:
Plants and hydroponic crop

Contacts:  dfernandezp@unal.edu.co 

My name is Dr. Daniel Fernandez. I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a masters and Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotechnology. I have a strong interest in plants and hydroponic crops. When I started my degree I became fascinated by the fact that plants could be grown without soil with the mere use of synthetic chemicals and that I could perfectly control the concentration and nature of all the nutrients I gave to my plants.  Perhaps the most incredible thing about hydroponics is not only that you can imitate the plant's natural environment but that you can improve it to obtain higher yields, better-tasting crops, less water use and less run-off pollution. I honestly think that hydroponics is the true solution to world hunger and that the massive use of cheap hydroponic passive systems in third world countries -especially in those without a lot of water or arable soil - will mark the start of a new era for the world's starving population.

My blog (http://scienceinhydroponics.com) attempts to educate people about hydroponics and the many scientific aspects of this type of plant culture. Through my posts, I attempt to share my knowledge about hydroponics and the way plants work as well as how to prepare your own solutions, additives and growing systems for your hydroponic crops. As a chemist, I have acquired an in-depth understanding of how things work within a hydroponic crop and I will do my best to share this knowledge with as many people as possible.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and website ! If you like it please remember to subscribe to my RSS feed (button to subscribe on the top left of any blogpost) or share my posts with your friends in digg, technorati, twitter, facebook, etc !

Dr. Ibrahim A. Hameed
Dr. Ibrahim A. Hameed

Associate Professor. Ibrahim A. Hameed
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2012
PhD, Industrial Systems & Information Engineering, Korea University, 2010
MSc, Control engineering, Menofia University, Egypt, 2005.
BSc, Industrial Electronics & Control Eng, Menofia University, Egypt, 1998.

Research interest:
Artificial intelligence,
Control system and dynamics
Robotics

Contacts: ibib@ntnu.no  , Phone: +47 70161306 , +47 91276577
   

Dr. Hameed main research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Control Engineering, Field Robotics, Social Robots and optimization. He is the author/coauthor of more than 75 publications in international journals, conferences and book chapters and a reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences.

Recent Research Projects:
  • Søknad om Posisjoneringsstøtte (POS) for posisjonering mot Hosisont2020 (ePhorte nr. 2017/414-166 og 167) (80 KNOK).
  • Social Robot i Newton Room (with NMK): funded by IE Faculty - 100 KNOK - 2017.
  • Social Robot i Omsorgssente (Social robot in nursing homes): MobPro, Prosjeknummer 2017/05 - 200 KNOK - 2017.
  • Excited min project (Center for Excellent IT Education): Expert System for Students' Evaluation - 50 KNOK - 2017.
  • VRI research project: Artificial Intelligence for Winch Design, grand no. 249171.
  • Impact of Climate Change on the Association between Weather and Waterbrone Diseases, WP IV (PI is Prof. Razak Seidu), grand no. 244147/E10.
  • VRI research project: Artificial Intelligence for Crane Design, grand no. 241238.
Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE) since 2016.
Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, UNSW Canberra, Australia, 15 Nov. 2017 to 15 Feb. 2018.
https://about.me/ibrahimabdelhameed
Dr. Christopher B.S. Teh
Dr. Christopher B.S. Teh

Dr. Christopher B.S. Teh
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Land Management, Faculty of Agriculture, UPM
Ph.D in Agric., The Uni. of Reading, UK; 2001
M. Agric. Sc., Uni. Pertanian Malaysia; 1996
B. Agric. Sc., Uni. Pertanian Malaysia; 1994

Research interest:
Soil and Water Conservation
Oil Palm Crop Modeling

Contacts:   christeh@yahoo.com , Phone: +60-(0)3-8947 4858
   

Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung is affiliated to Department of Land Management, Universitiy Putra Malaysia. Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung is currently providing services as Lecturer. Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung has published numerous publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific papers across the world. Because of the active association with different societies and academies as well as the contributions, Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung is been recognized by the subject experts around the world. Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung contributions are appreciated by various reputed awards. Dr. Christopher Teh Boon Sung clinical and scientific research interests include Soil Physics and Conservation.


List of publications
http://www.christopherteh.com/publications/index.html

Current projects

  1. Project leader. Optimal fertilizer rates and their time of application for peat land oil palm. Ta Ann Plantation Sdn, Bhd.; 2015-2018
  2. Project leader. Mucuna bracteata as a potential resource under oil palm; Advanced Agroecological Research Sdn. Bhd.; 2014-2017.
  3. Project leader. Potential use of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge (SW204) and a Spent Active Carbon (SW411) as a soil conditioner and to increase plant growth. CJ Bio Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; 2016-2017.


Past projects
  1. Project leader. Use of palm oil residues as fertilizer or mulch in Indonesia. International Council on Clean Transportation. 2015-2016.
  2. Project leader. The effects of pulverized oil palm trunk material as a mulch for improving soil fertility. Trunk Busters Sdn. Bhd.; 2013-2015.
  3. Project co-researcher. "Economic implication of global climate change on Malaysia palm oil production and exports”; FGRS; No. 22817; 2013-2015.
  4. Project leader. Evaluating the effectiveness of irrigation systems for use in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) nurseries; Humibox Sdn. Bhd.; 2014-2015.
  5. Project leader. “The use of silt pits in non-terraced hill slopes to conserve soil nutrients and to reduce water stress in oil palm trees”; Sciencefund MOSTI; 06-01-04-SF1430; 2012-2014
  6. Project leader. "Development of a spreadsheet software for students who are non-computer programmers to build and run mathematical models"; Geran Insentif Penyelidikan dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran (GIPP); GIPP/9323614; 2012-2014
  7. Project co-researcher. “Infiltration under oil palm plantation: Heterogeneities from canopy to interspace”; UTM Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS); Q.J130000.7122.00J98; 2011-2012
  8. Project co-researcher. “Mechanism of vertical water movement under oil palm plantation during and after rainfall”; UTM Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS); J13000078224F077; 2011-2012
  9. Project co-researcher. “Development of pedotransfer functions for Malaysian soils”; UTM Short Term Research Grant - Foreign Academic Visitor Fund; .J130000772240049; 2011-2012
  10. Project leader. “Predicting the impact of the expected climate change in Malaysia on the growth and yield of some leafy vegetable crops”; Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS); 01-01-09-0692RU; 2009-2012
  11. Project leader. “Rainfall interception by various tree canopy types estimated from leaf area index and gross rainfall only”; Fundamental IPTA UPM; 01-09-09-680FR; 2009-2012
  12. Project leader. “Estimating the impact of climate change on oil palm growth and yield in Malaysia: The next 40 years”; Agriculture R&D Sciencefund Grant (Ministry of Agriculture, MOA); 05-01-04-SF1098; 2009-2012
  13. Project leader. "A biochemical, process-based approach to model the canopy photosynthesis and flowering cycle of oil palm"; Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FGRS); 05-10-07-369FR; 2007-2009
  14. Project leader. "To develop a sustainable practice to protect and manage soil fertility and water conservation for steepland oil palm"; IRPA RMK9; 05-01-04-SF0632; 2006-2008
  15. Project leader. "Optimal fertiliser rates andtime of application for oil palm grown in tropical peatland"; IRPA RMK9; No. 05-01-04-SF0633; 2006-2008
  16. Project leader. "How the oil palm captures solar radiation and ways to optimise its capture for increased crop growth rate and yield"; Yayasan FELDA; 2004-2006
  17. Project leader. "Analysis of an oil drilling wastes and its suitability as a soil amendment and plant fertilizer."; KMC Oiltools; 2006-07.
  18. Project leader. "Modelling the oil palm growth and its microclimate environment"; IRPA EAR RMK8; No. 01-02-04-0686-EA001; 2003-2006
  19. Project leader. "Determining how soil aggregates break down with time and the factors that affect the aggregate break down rate"; UPM Fundamental research; No. 03-07-03-065J; 2004-2005
  20. Project leader. Three-dimensional rendering of intercropping vegetation cover and modelling its radiation regime and evapotranspiration; UPM New Lecturer Research Scheme; No. 53102; 2002 - 2003
Dr. Desa Ahmad
Dr. Desa Ahmad

Professor. Dr. Ir. Desa Ahmad
Professor. Dept. of Bio and Agric Eng, UPM
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Cranfield Institute of Technology, England, 1990. 
M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering Cranfield Institute of Technology, England, 1980.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agricultural Engineering University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1978

Research interest:
Design and Development of Agricultural Machinery
Mechanization in agriculture and greenhouse climate control
Oil Palm research, Smart Farming, Precision Agriculture

Contacts:   desa@upm.edu.my
   

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Desa Ahmad was awarded with MARA Scholarship in 1973 to further his studies in England. He started his career as a lecturer at Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1978 after graduating with B. Sc degree with honours in Agricultural Engineering from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. Later he obtained M. Sc and Ph. D in the same discipline from Cranfield University, England in 1980 and 1990 respectively.

He teaches various courses related to Agricultural Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has supervised and co-supervised more 100 undergraduate and 33 postgraduate students including 21 international students. In 1993 he was promoted to Associate Professor and secured a full professorship in 2002.

His specialty consists of Palm oil, Paddy, Cocoa, Sweet potato, Groundnut Mechanisation and Tillage of Wet Soil. He has been involved with at least 10 consultancy and design projects which include the setting up of 10 Farm Mechanisation Centres funded by Asian Development Bank and the design of Agricultural Machinery for plantation crops. His current research interests are mainly on Mechanisation of Sweet potato production, development of a paddy seeding machine for underdeveloped countries and controlled environment. He has also won numerous international and national awards for his significant contribution and research excellence in his area of expertise. He was bestowed the Royal Award Darjah Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (P.C.M) by the Sultan of Perak on 6th May, 2008.

With more than 30 years of experience, Professor Desa Ahmad has over 200 publications which include 8 books, 3 theses and 10 Consultancy Reports funded by Asian Development Bank. He has also authored and co-authored at least 90 peer-reviewed publications in journals and proceedings published internationally and nationally such as Journal of Terramechanics, American Journal of Applied Science, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, American Journal of Applied Sciences, Soil and Tillage, International Agricultural Engineering Journal, Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America (AMA, Japan), Journal of Oil Palm Research and PERTANIKA Journal of Science and Technology (JST). About 62 technical papers were presented at various international and national conferences, workshops and seminars in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Europe and Australia.

Moreover, he is a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and registered as a Professional Engineer in Agricultural Engineering with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a member of various professional organisations namely Association of Asian Agricultural Engineers, Malaysian Society of Agricultural Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Malaysian Society of Soil Science. He is a regular reviewer for articles to be published in MARDI, MPOB, Academy of Science and CIGR journals of research. Currently he is one of the editors for Malaysian Journal of Soil Science and PERTANIKA Journal of Science and Technology.
Dr. Ahmad Tabatabaeefar
Dr. Ahmad Tabatabaeefar

Profesor Ahmad Tabatabaeefar
Professor of Biological Eng, University of Tehran
Ph.D. Agricultural & Biological Engineering-The Pennsylvania State University. 1992.
M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering- The Pennsylvania State University. 1984.
B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering- The Pennsylvania State University. 1982.

Research interest:
Agricultural Management System
Internal Engine Combustion
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power

Contacts:  atabfar@gmail.com    
  

Professional Experiences:
  • 2016-09 - Present Math Educator Highland Community Charter and Technical School
  • 2016-04-04 - 09-2016 Paraprofessional II Woodland Unified School District
  • 2015 to 04-04-2016 Para educator III. Davis Joint Unified School District.
  • 2010 - 04 -2015 CFO of Oasis International S Corporation in California. Job performed
  • 2010 - 2012 Consultant for Mohanna Foundation.
  • 2010 Distinguished Retired Professor
  • 2008-2010 Scholar visitor; University of California Davis
  • 2005-2008 Dean of College of Biosystem Engineering and Research Vice Chancellor Consoler
  • 2003-2005 Head of Agricultural Machinery Engineering
  • 2002 Fellowship as Invited Scholar from Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science to Kyoto University (from April 1, 2002 - February 1, 2003).
  • 1994-2010 Faculty at University of Tehran.
  • 1993-1994 Lecturer in General Engineering Department. Hazletown Campus- The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1989 – 1992 Research and Teaching Assistant. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1981-1984 Teaching math in tutoring center of Mathematics department.

Certifications:
  • 2016-10 Highland Community Charter and Technical School training courses,
  • 2016-03 Sacramento County of Office of Education Certificate of Successful completion of Special Education Technician- RSP Written Exam. 03/ 17/ 2016.
  • 2016-03 Accounting Clerk I and II certificates from San Juan school district.
  • 2016-01-25 Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certificate by National Council for Behavioral Health Presented Joanna Littell & Natlie Zehnder
  • 2015-10-29 Davis Joint Unified School District Certificate on Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI).
  • 2015-12-17 CPR, AED, and First Aid for Adults Certificate No MED956 By John Jasen.
Teaching:
Agricultural Management System, Internal Engine Combustion, Tractor Mechanism, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power, Tillage Systems and Soil & Water Conservation, Waste Management, Repair and Maintenance of System or Machines, Statistical Engineering in University of Tehran. CC1 and CC3 Math Courses in Holmes Junior High, General Engineering Courses, Math Tutor (four years) In Penn State University.


Research:
Conducting a total of 14 Research Projects, 140 Refereed international publications, 60 national publications. Higher Education Supervision: Five Ph.D. and 32 Master of Science students. Publishing four Books.
Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail
Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail

Profesor Ir. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail
Professor. Dept. of Bio and Agric Eng, UPM
Ph.D (Michigan State), F.I.E.M, P. Eng. 1991.
M.Sc. Louisiana State University. 1979

Research interest:
Machinery Design, Agricultural Systems, and Modeling
Agricultural Mechanization
Control system in agriculture

Contacts:  wiwi@upm.edu.my
  

Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail is affiliated to Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, where Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail is currently working as Professor. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail has authored and co-authored several national and international publications and also working as a reviewer for reputed professional journals. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail is having an active association with different societies and academies around the world. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail made his mark in the scientific community with the contributions and widely recognition from honourable subject experts around the world. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail has received several awards for the contributions to the scientific community. Dr. Wan Ishak b. Wan Ismail major research interest involves Machinery Design, Agricultural Systems and Modeling.
Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su
Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su

Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su
Assistant Professor at UPM, Department of Agriculture Technology
Ph.D. 2016. Bioresource Eng, McGill University
MSc. 2010. Agric Eng. Precision Ag. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Research interest:
Precision Agriculture Technology in Rice production.
Soil Conductivity; EM38 and Veris EC sensor
pH sensor
Robotic for agriculture

Contacts:  asuhaizi@upm.edu.my  , asuhaizi1@gmail.com 
  

Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su is affiliated to Department of Agriculture Technology, Universitiy Putra Malaysia, where Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su is currently working as Lecturer. Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su has numerous publications within the specialty and published in reputed national and international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su is actively associated with different national and international societies and academies. Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su gain recognition among the honourable subject experts with the contributions made. Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su is been appreciated by several reputed awards and funding support. Dr. Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su major research interest is in studies related to Agricultural Mechanization.
Dr. Alireza Pourreza
Dr. Alireza Pourreza

Dr. Alireza Pourreza
Assistant CE Advisor, UC ANR Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (University of Florida), 2014

Research interest:
Engineering Systems and Equipment
Instrumentation and Control Systems
Pest Management/Diseases

Contacts:   apourreza@ucdavis.edu 
  

Alireza (Ali) Pourreza is a new UC Cooperative Extension assistant advisor at UC ANR Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, agricultural engineering. His research and extension area includes spray technology, precision agriculture, automation and robotic control, sensor design, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, computer vision, spectroscopy, machine learning, and big data. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering under the advisement of Wonsuk “Daniel” Lee, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida. Pourreza also received an interdisciplinary certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. Ali holds a master's degree in Mechanics of Agricultural Machinery and a bachelor's degree in Farm Machinery Engineering.

Pourreza's doctoral dissertation was focused on interdisciplinary research in citrus diseases detection using computer vision, and machine learning. He developed two real-time, vision-based sensors for citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) disease detection for laboratory and field experiments. He also developed an autonomous field inspector robot and a vision-based sensor for on-site diagnosis of citrus diseases.

Dr. Kelly Thorp
Dr. Kelly Thorp

Dr. Kelly Thorp
Research Agricultural Engineer at USDA-ARS
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, 2006
M.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 2002
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 2000

Research interest:
Water Resources Management
Soil and Water Conservation
Controlled environment plant production

Contacts:   kelly.thorp@ars.usda.gov 
  

My research focuses on the development and application of informational technologies to understand cropping system processes, improve management of water and nutrients for crop production, and enhance plant breeding and genetics research.  A key emphasis is the collection and processing of radiometric data and remote sensing images to map crop and soil spatial variation, including new efforts using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and applications of hyperspectral remote sensing in the visible, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared wavebands.  I also develop, evaluate, and apply cropping system simulation models, including the Cropping System Model (CSM) as distributed with the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) and others.  Efforts are currently focused on the development of modeling methodologies that integrate remote sensing and soil moisture data for improved cotton irrigation management. Other interest areas include crop water and nitrogen status assessment, precision agriculture, management of nitrogen fertilizer, irrigation and drainage water management, field-based plant phenomics, and development of new bioenergy crops.
Ivona Jurinec
Ivona Jurinec

Ivona Jurinec
M.Sc, Agricultural Engineering, Wageningen University and Research Center, 2016

Research interest:
Biological engineering
Plance science

Contacts: ivona.jurenic@gmail.com 
   

Master student at Wageningen University, program Plant Science with specialization in Greenhouse Horticulture. Thesis titled "Natural variation in stomatal responsiveness of Arabidopsis thaliana plants were grown at moderate and high relative humidity."
Dr. Simin Hedayatnia
Dr. Simin Hedayatnia

Dr. Simin Hedayatnia
Research Agricultural Engineer at USDA-ARS
Ph.D. 2018. UPM
M.Sc. 2013. UPM

Research interest:
Food Technology and Processing
Hydroponic greenhouse production
Active packaging
Biodegradable packaging

Contacts: Siminhedayatnia@gmail.com 
  

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Dr. Elham Mahmoudi
Dr. Elham Mahmoudi

Dr. Elham Mahmoudi
English Editor at Adaptive AgroTech 
Ph.D. in TESL. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2015

Research interest:
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL),
E-learning, Motivation
Improving English skills in adult learners

Contacts:  elham1768@yahoo.com  , editor@adaptiveagrotech.com 
  

Elham Mahmoudi currently works at the Department of Social Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Elham does research in Educational Technology, Higher Education and Adult Education. Their most recent publication is 'Attitude and Students’ Performance in Computer Assisted English Language Learning (CAELL) for Learning Vocabulary.'
 
Ms. Mojgan Zahra Shad
Ms. Mojgan Zahra Shad

Ms. Mojgan Zahra Shad
Research contributor at Adaptive AgroTech 
M.Sc, Food Science and Biotechnology, UPM, 2015

Research interest:
Food science
Enzyme

HomePage
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Contacts: m.shad@adaptiveagrotech.com 
   

Zahra Shad currently works at the Department of Food Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Zahra does research in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology. Their most recent publication is 'Response Surface Methodology Modelling of an Aqueous Two-Phase System for Purification of Protease from Penicillium candidum (PCA 1/TT031) under Solid State Fermentation and Its Biochemical Characterization.'
Juan Manuel Aguirre L.
Juan Manuel Aguirre L.

Juan Manuel Aguirre L.
Ph.D. candidate, Division of Administrative Economics of Chapingo Autonomous University & Entrepreneur with Drones applied in Precision Agriculture

Research interest:
Precision Agriculture
Agricultural UAV/drones
Agricultural economics, data scientist

HomePage
Contacts: AgriDronesMexico@gmail.com 
   

Juan Manuel holds an MSc from the Center for Economic Research of Agroindustry and World Agriculture (CIESTAAM) of Chapingo Autonomous University in Agribusiness Strategy, with thesis: "Strategic innovation for the production and marketing of maize in Chiapas, Mexico"; worked with Net Value, Social Network Analysis, Logical Framework and Innovation Network Management. Currently, He is a Ph.D. student in Agricultural Economics, conducting a research exchange at CULS in Prague on Agricultural Markets.

Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Texcoco de Mora, Mexico. Department
División de Ciencias Económico Administrativas
Dr. Fatemeh Kalantari
Dr. Fatemeh Kalantari

Dr. Fatemeh Kalantari
Research contributor at Adaptive AgroTech 
PhD in Architecture and landscape design, UPM. 2018

Research interest:
Vertical farming

Contacts: Fatimah.kalantari@AdaptiveAgroTech.com 
   

Fatemeh Kalantari is a PhD candidate of Landscape Architecture in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Department of Landscape Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her MSc in Landscape Architecture in UPM and her Bachelor of Architecture from Islamic Azad University of Mashhad in Iran. She published more than 5 scientific articles in authentic journals and conferences. As a critic architecture, she also published several critical articles in related to the Iranian contemporary architecture and urban design in Iranian Press. Currently, she is a member of Australian Institute Landscape Architecture (AILA) and Association of Engineering of Mazandaran, Iran. Her field of research are Vertical Farming, Urban High-density areas, River restoration, Ecological development, Public acceptance and sustainable architecture.
Dr. Sharence a/l Nai Sowat
Dr. Sharence a/l Nai Sowat

Dr. Sharence a/l Nai Sowat
Senior Lecturer at the Dept of Bio and Agric Eng, UPM 
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, UPM, 2016
M.Sc. Mechanical Eng, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2009.
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2006

Research interest:
Mechanical Engineering
Control system and dynamics
Agricultural engineering

Contacts: sharence@upm.edu.my 
Phone: 006-03- 8946-6414 
 

Dr. Benyamin Khoshnevisan
Dr. Benyamin Khoshnevisan

Dr. Benyamin Khoshnevisan
Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
Ph.D. Agricultural Mechanization-Energy in agriculture, University of Tehran, 2017
M.Sc, Agricultural Mechanization, University of Tehran, 2014

Research interest:
Environmental Assessment
Renewable energy
Waste Management

Contacts: b_khoshnevisan@ut.ac.ir ; benkho@env.dtu.dk 
   

Journal Papers:
  1. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Marzieh Shafiei, Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar, Meisam Tabatabaei: Biogas and bioethanol production from pinewood pre-treated with steam explosion and N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO): A comparative life cycle assessment approach. Energy 08/2016; 114., DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2016.08.024
  2. Shahin Rafiee, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Issa Mohammadi, Mortaza Aghbashlo, Hossein mousazadeh, Sean Clark: Sustainability evaluation of pasteurized milk production with a life cycle assessment approach; An Iranian case study. Science of The Total Environment 04/2016; 562., DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.070
  3. Sean Clark, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Paria Sefeedpari: Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions during transition to organic and reduced-input practices: Student farm case study. Ecological Engineering 01/2016; 88:186-194.
  4. Majid Khanali, Mehran Movahedi, Marziye Yousefi, Sanaz Jahangiri, Benyamin KhoshnevisanInvestigating energy balance and carbon footprint in saffron cultivation – A case study in Iran. Journal of Cleaner Production 12/2015; 115., DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.12.013
  5. Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar, Meisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Ghanavati, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee: Comparative life cycle assessment of different municipal solid waste management scenarios in Iran. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 11/2015; 51., DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2015.06.037
  6. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Elham Bolandnazar, Sasan Barak, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Hamid Maghsoudlou, Torki A. Altameem, Abdullah Gani: A clustering model based on an evolutionary algorithm for better energy use in crop production ( Tier 1). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 10/2015;, DOI:10.1007/s00477-014-0972-6
  7. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid: Developing a fuzzy clustering model for better energy use in farm management systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 08/2015; 48(3):27–34., DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2015.03.029
  8. Zulfiqar Ahmad, Muhammad Arshad, David Crowley, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Marziye Yousefi, Muhammad Imran, Sabir Hussain: Comparative efficacy of ANN and ANFIS models in estimating biosurfactant production produced by Klebseilla sp. FKOD36. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 07/2015; 30(1)., DOI:10.1007/s00477-015-1125-2
  9. Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Marziye Yousefi, Elham Bolandnazar, Nor Badrul Anuar, Ainuddin Wahid Abdul Wahab, Saif Ur Rehman Khan: A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Energy Management of Agricultural Systems – A case study in Iran. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 04/2015; 44., DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2014.12.038
  10. Marziye Yousefi, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Shervin Motamedi, Mohd Hairul Nizam, Muhammad Arif, Rodina Ahmad: Support vector regression methodology for prediction of output energy in rice production. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 03/2015; 29(8)., DOI:10.1007/s00477-015-1055-z
  11. Mohammad Mirzavand, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Ozgur Kisi: Evaluating Groundwater Level Fluctuation by Support Vector Regression and Neuro-Fuzzy Methods - a Comparative Study. Natural Hazards 01/2015;, DOI:10.1007/s11069-015-1602-4
  12. B. Khoshnevisan, Sh. Rafiee, Sh. Shamahirband, J. Iqbal, M. Omid, N. Badrul Anuar, A. W. Abdul Wahab: A Comparative Study Between Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems for Modeling Energy Consumption in Greenhouse Tomato Production: A Case Study in Isfahan Province. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 01/2015; 17(1):49-62.
  13. Zeynab Ramedani, Mahmoud Omid, Alireza Keyhani, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Benyamin KhoshnevisanPotential of radial basis function based support vector regression for global solar radiation prediction. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 11/2014; 39(3):1005–1011., DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.108
  14. Zeynab Ramedani, Mahmoud Omid, Alireza Keyhani, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Hadi Saboohi: A comparative study between fuzzy linear regression and support vector regression for global solar radiation prediction in Iran. Solar Energy 11/2014; 109(3):135-143., DOI:10.1016/j.solener.2014.08.023
  15. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Elham Bolandnazar, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Hanifreza Motamed Shariati, Nor Badrul Anuar, Miss Laiha Mat Kiah: Decreasing environmental impacts of cropping systems using LCA and multi-objective genetic algorithm. Journal of Cleaner Production 08/2014;, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.08.062
  16. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Development of an intelligent system based on ANFIS for predicting wheat grain yield on the basis of energy inputs. Information Processing in Agriculture 08/2014; In Press., DOI:10.1016/j.inpa.2014.04.001
  17. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh, Sean Clark: Environmental impact assessment of tomato and cucumber cultivation in greenhouses using life cycle assessment and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system. Journal of Cleaner Production 05/2014; 73(3):183-192., DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.09.057
  18. Elham Omrani, Saeed Mohtasebi, Shahaboddin Shamshirband, Hadi Saboohi, Nor Badrul Anuar, Mohd Hairul Nizam Md Nasir, Benyamin KhoshnevisanPotential of radial basis function-based support vector regression for apple disease detection. Measurement 05/2014; 55., DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2014.05.033
  19. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar, Sean Clark, Shahaboddin Shamahirband, Nor Badrul Anuar, Nor Liyana Mohd Shuib, Abdullah Gani: Evaluation of traditional and consolidated rice farms in Guilan Province, Iran, using life cycle assessment and fuzzy modeling. Science of The Total Environment 02/2014; 481:242–251., DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.052
  20. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh, Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar: Application of artificial neural networks for prediction of output energy and GHG emissions in potato production in Iran. Agricultural Systems 01/2014; 123(3):120-127., DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2013.10.003
  21. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Hossein Mousazadeh: Application of multi-layer adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for estimation of greenhouse strawberry yield. Measurement 01/2014; 47:903-910., DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2013.10.018
  22. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Hanifreza Motamed Shariati, Shahin Rafiee, Hossein Mousazadeh: Comparison of energy consumption and GHG emissions of open field and greenhouse strawberry production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 01/2014; 29:316–324., DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.098
  23. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Prediction of potato yield based on energy inputs using multi-layer adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system. Measurement 01/2014; 47(1):521–530., DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2013.09.020
  24. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Comparison of GHG Emissions of Efficient and Inefficient Potato Producers Based on Data Envelopment Analysis. 11/2013; 1(3):81-88., DOI:10.18005/JAEB0103005
  25. B. Khoshnevisan, S. Rafiee, M. Omid, H. Mousazadeh: Developing an Artificial Neural Networks Model for Predicting Output Energy and GHG Emission of Strawberry Production.
  26. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Applying data envelopment analysis approach to improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emission of wheat production. Energy 09/2013; 58(3):588-593., DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2013.06.030
  27. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Regression modeling of field emissions in wheat production using an LCA approach. DOI:10.7770/ejee-V0N0-art501
  28. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Reduction of CO2 emission by improving energy use efficiency of greenhouse cucumber production using DEA approach. Energy 06/2013; 66:676–682., DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2013.04.021
  29. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Hossein Mousazadeh: Environmental impact assessment of open field and greenhouse strawberry production. European Journal of Agronomy 04/2013; 50:29– 37., DOI:10.1016/j.eja.2013.05.003
  30. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Marziye Yousefi, Mehran Movahedi: Modeling of energy consumption and GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in wheat production in Esfahan province of Iran using artificial neural networks. Energy 04/2013; 52(1):333–338., DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2013.01.028
  31. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh, Paria Sefeedpari: Prognostication of environmental indices in potato production using artificial neural networks. Journal of Cleaner Production 03/2013; 52:402-409., DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.03.028
  32. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Marziyeh Yousefi: Prediction of environmental indices of Iran wheat production using artificial neural networks.
  33. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Mehran Movahedi: Assessing of energy indices and environmental impacts of potato production Case study: Fereydoonshahr region, Isfahan province.
  34. Marziyeh Yousefi, Mahmoud Omid, Shahin Rafiee, Benyamin KhoshnevisanModeling GHG emission and energy consumption in selected greenhouses in Iran
Conference Papers
  1. Sean Clark, Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Paria Sefeedpari: Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions during transition to organic and reduced-input practices: Student farm case study. Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, USA; 11/2014
  2. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee: Life cycle assessment of garlic production; a case study of Hamedan province, Iran. The 2nd national conference on sustainable agricultural development and healthy environment, Hamedan, Iran; 01/2013
  3. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Shahin Rafiee, Mahmoud Omid, Hossein Mousazadeh: Modeling and prediction of environmental indices of potato cultivation with application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system and life cycle assessment.
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    second national conference on environmental protection and
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    , Iran- Hamedan; 01/2013
  4. Marzieh Yousefi, Benyamin Khoshnevisan: Forecast and discussion of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emission effects by ANN in order to take advantage of the existing potential in the deserts of Iran to provide renewable energies. Desert; 01/2012
  5. Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Marzyeh Yosefi, Mohammad Ali Rajaei Far: Potential assessment of Jatropha plant cultivation for combating desertification and biodiesel fuel production. Desert; 01/2012 
Sylvana Harmsen
Sylvana Harmsen

Sylvana Harmsen
Biology researcher, conservation and system ecology
M.Sc. Ecology, Wageningen University and Research Center, BEd biology teacher

Research interest:
Sustainable agriculture
Phenological mismatch due to climate change
Biodiversity
Ecology

Contacts: sylvana.harmsen@gmail.com
Phone: 31-6349-25287
   

Born in 1995 in the Netherlands. I wanted to become a biology teacher and thus studied at a university of applied sciences from 2012 to 2016. After graduation I did a pre-master and then enrolled in a biology M.Sc program at Wageningen university. I decided I wanted to work in science, maybe in combination with being a teacher at a university (of applied sciences). Thus, currently I am studying biology, with the specialization track called "conservation and system ecology". I value sustainability and hope to help solve problems due to climate change. 
Derek Billiot
Derek Billiot

Derek Billiot
President at AMI 3D Services, LLC | FAA Approved UAS Pilot, Houston, Texas Area
UAV expert, Electrical Engineering

Research interest:
UAV
Precision Agriculture

Contacts: derek@ami3dservices.com 
   

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Dr. Afsane Javadi
Dr. Afsane Javadi

Dr. Afsane Javadi
Ph.D. Smart Technology and Robotics Engineering, UPM, 2013
M.Sc. Electronics and Communications Eng, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 2000.
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 1991.

Research interest:
Electrical engineering
Signal processing
Network 

Contacts: ajavadi@columbiacollege.ca , ajavadi@adaptiveagrotech.com  
   

Afsaneh Javadi is a computer scientist, researcher, and professor with experience in North America and the Middle East, and friends/colleagues all over the world. With over ten years of experience as a computer science professor, she has taught diverse courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering field. Known for her dynamic, enthusiastic personality and her love for teaching, she is able to motivate students, use multiple tools to spark interest, and go above and beyond to inspire them in their pursuit of knowledge. When she is not publishing research, teaching or coming up with new ways to motivate students, she can be found exploring – and trying out – new technologies and methodologies that can bring societal improvements, and increase the sense of co-responsibility of success/failure of our communities.
Connect with her via LinkedIn or contact her at af.javadi.b@gmail.com 
Dr. Parvaneh Esmaili
Dr. Parvaneh Esmaili

Dr. Parvaneh Esmaili
Lecturer at Girne American University, Mercin, Turkey
Ph.D., Computer Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 2016

Research interest:
Multi-robot manipulators
Hybrid Systems and Control
Synchronization control
Formation control, LPV and LTI control

Contacts: parvanehesmaili@gau.edu.tr 
   

Publications:
  • Adaptive synchronous artificial neural network based PI-type sliding mode control on two robot manipulators 2015 International Conference on Computer, Communication, and Control Technology, IEEE explorer, kuching, Sarawak, 21- 23 April 2015.
  • ANFIS based intelligent synchronization control on multi robot manipulators, has been selected for a publication in Springer Book Chapter in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), springer, 2015.
  • Intelligent synchronization tool using ANFIS for multi robot manipulators, The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET-14), Langkawi, Malaysia, 22-24 September 2014.
  • Artificial neural network based prediction model of the sliding mode control in coordinating two robot manipulators, in the Lecturer Notes Artificial Intelligent, Springer, 2014.
  • Modeling of two cooperative manipulators to handle an object, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) Vol. 2 Issue 1, January- 2013 ISSN: 2278-0181.
  • Modeling the behavior of Cooperative material handling robots, Applied Mathematics and Informatics, ISBN: 978-960-474-260-8, Athens, GREECE, 2010.
Soheil RokniDeilami
Soheil RokniDeilami

Soheil RokniDeilami
M.Sc, Energy Engineering, Renewable Energy, BSc. Electrical Engineering. 2014

Research interest:
Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, and Ocean wave energy)
Hydraulic and Pneumatic system
Smart House

Contacts: soheil.rokni@gmail.com  
Phone: 0060172728717
   

Soheil RokniDeilami was born in Tehran. He graduated in master degree of Energy Engineering (Renewable Energy) in 2017 from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He registered a patent in 2004. It was his first patent in Iran. His second and third patents were registered in 2006 and 2007 also in Iran. His Fourth patent was registered in Malaysia which the university supported the patent. He was sent to Germany for participating in an invention competition (IENA 2007) and got a bronze medal from there. Moreover, he went to Switzerland for participating in an invention and innovation competition and exhibition (Geneva 2008) and he received a silver medal from the competition. He started to work as a director and technician in an engineering company since 2001 until 2010. Soheil has 9 years’ experience on wiring and cabling all of the houses, buildings, factories and activities on smart houses. Furthermore, He has some awards and honors such as a special award from an Inventions competition of Poland (ISWA-2009), president award from Inventions competition of Malaysia (ITEX-2009), best researcher from Islamic Azad University in 2008, top student in Azad University Arak branch in 2007 and so on. His current research interests are in renewable energy and robotic systems
Dr. Atena Pirooz
Dr. Atena Pirooz

Dr. Atena Pirouz
Ph.D. Food Science and Biotechnology, UPM. 2015

Research interest:
Food science

Contacts: atenapirooz@gmail.com 
   

Experienced Research Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in FTIR, Spectroscopy, Fluorescence, Spectrophotometry, LC-MS, HPLC and GC-MS. Strong research professional with a Master's Degree focused in Analytical Chemistry from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Dr. Muhammad Yamin
Dr. Muhammad Yamin

Dr. Muhammad Yamin
lecturer at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, UPM. 2017
M.Sc, (Hons) Agricultural Engineering, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Research interest:
Instrumentation and control
Agricultural engineering
Variable rate technology
Control and automation applied to agriculture

Contacts: yamin@adaptiveagrotech.com  , yamin529@uaf.edu.pk   
 
  

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Joseph R. Chidiac
Joseph R. Chidiac

Joseph R. Chidiac
Horticultural Engineer at CC Grow Co.
M.Sc. in Horticulture from the University of Arkansas

Research interest:
Horticulture
Engineering
Plant Science

Contacts:  jc@adaptiveagrotech.com  , jrchidiac@gmail.com   
Phone: 1 (479) 621-3228
 
  

Mr. Chidiac started out in Biological Engineering with an emphasis on Biomedical applications; during this time, he was involved in various engineering projects including testing novel plastic-wood composite materials, developing grain dryers, designing bio-reactors for tissue engineering, and designing a low-cost prosthetic foot. During his year of graduate study in Molecular Biology, Mr. Chidiac worked on naturally occurring biomolecules and their effects on cancer cell lines. Most recently, he completed a graduate degree in Horticulture after specializing in controlled environment agriculture and hydroponic technology. The research for this degree included cultivar and fertilizer trials in addition to developing a novel hydroponic system for the production of greenhouse lettuce. Currently, he is employed by CC Grow in Denver, Colorado, and engages in horticultural consulting as well as cultivation and micropropagation of food crops and cannabis in controlled environments. "My mission is to help advance the field of Controlled Environment Agriculture for the sake of productivity, human health, and sustainability. I have a solid background in research, problem-solving, engineering design, quality control, and system optimization, and I have experience in leadership, teaching, and outreach. My other interests include progress in medical devices and technology as well as the discovery of novel medicinal biomolecules and their functional pathways."
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