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.
My Research In the News
BSE Faculty and Students Attend ASABE 2018 – Student Wins First Place Award
Faculty and Graduate Students from Biological Systems Engineering attended the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2018 Annual Meeting. The event took place July 29, 2018 – August 01, 2018 in Detroit Michigan.
BSE Faculty included Lav Khot, Troy Peters, Juming Tang, Manoj Karkee, Sindhuja Sankaran, and Qin Zhang.
WSU alumnus Dr. Norman Scott was also in attendance.
- 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