Sindhuja Sankaran, Ph.D
Dr. Sankaran works in the Agricultural Automation Engineering research emphasis area of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Her research focus is on sensor technologies for crop phenotype monitoring to support plant breeding, crop plant research, and precision agriculture applications. Her work involves development and integration of opto-electronic, biological, and chemical sensor technologies for non-invasive, rapid, continuous monitoring of plant responses to environment, abiotic and biotic stressors, and other applications.
- Automated system development for agricultural applications.
- Proximal and remote sensing (UAV) technologies for high-throughput crop phenotyping.
- Molecular phenotyping using olfactory protein-based biosensors and other techniques.
See more at my Research Site.
Email Dr. Sankaran
L.J. Smith Hall 202
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120
My Research In the News
AgAID Digital AgAthOn 2023 – Hackathon
February 2, 2023 | WSU Insider
Almost 200 students from around the U.S. had the chance to work on two challenges for the agricultural industry as part of the NSF/USDA-NIFA-funded AgAID Institute’s Digital Agathon. The event was held on the Washington State University Pullman campus as well as in Corvallis, Oregon and Merced, California.
A huge thanks goes to Drs. Kirti Rajagopalan and Sandhuja Sankaran for their role in this event (organizing, logistics, training, mentoring, and judging). Congratulations to all our BSE students across … » More …Read Story
- Sindhuja Sankaran honored by CAHNRS with Excellence in Early Career Award
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- New global fellowship program grows discoveries, partnerships in ag research
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- Artificial intelligence and precision farming: does efficiency mean sustainability?
- BSE Faculty and Students Attend ASABE 2018 – Student Wins First Place Award
- Chongyuan Zhang receives 2018 Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence
- Police, scientists, hope to use drones for innovation
- WSU secures more than $1.5 million for specialty crop research
- Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords
- Dr. Sankaran Presents at Inaugural Event
- Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
- Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech
- Roving cameras see the big picture for wheat breeding
- Things that Fly in the Sky