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.
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My Research In the News
Satellites and Drones Search for Better Wheat Varieties to Feed the World
May 29, 2019 | WSU Insider
WSU researchers are using satellites and drones to search for better wheat varieties to feed a growing world. The team launched a new project this spring, developing techniques that allow satellites and drones to identify and study wheat varieties from overhead. This research is funded by a USDA-NIFA grant.
The team looks to speed up research toward identifying better, more productive wheat varieties. If successful it will give growers powerful new tools to improve farming. Wheat … » More …Read Story
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