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Sindhuja Sankaran, Ph.D

Associate Professor


Introduction

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.

Research Interests

  • 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.

 

Sindhuja Sankaran

Email Dr. Sankaran
509-335-8828

L.J. Smith Hall 202
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120


Curriculum Vitae
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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 …

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