Controlled Environment Agricultural Center The University of Arizona
Kacira Lab
Murat Kacira, Associate Professor
Department of Ag. and Biosystems Engineering
Shantz Bldg. #38, Rm 504
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
  Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
1951 E. Roger Rd., Rm 104
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719
phone: (520) 626-4254   e-mail: mkacira@cals.arizona.edu

Murat Kacira, PhD, Lab Director
Murat Kacira
Education: PhD 2000, Ohio State University
MSc 1996, Ohio State University
BSc 1991, Cukurova University

Contact: mkacira@cals.arizona.edu
(520) 626-4254

          CURRICULUM VITAE
CURRENT MEMBERS

David Story - PhD Candidate (2009-Present), MSc (2007-2009)
David Story
Education: MSc 2009, University of Arizona
BSc 2005, Northern Illinois University

Contact: dstory@email.arizona.edu

Polly Juang - MS Student (2010-Present)
Polly Juang
Education: BSc 2011, University of Arizona
Contact: pjjuang@email.arizona.edu

PAST MEMBERS

Efren Fitz-Rodriguez, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow (2008-2011)
Efrén Fitz-Rodríguez
Education: PhD 2008, University of Arizona
MSc 2001, University of Arizona
BSc 1994, Chapingo University

Contact: efitz@email.arizona.edu

Federico Villarreal-Guerrero, PhD (2007-2011), Currently Faculty Member in San Luis Potosi University, Mexico
Federico Villarreal Guerrero
Education: PhD 2011 University of Arizona
MSc 2005 Autonomous University of Chihuahua
BSc 2000 Autonomous University of Chapingo

Contact: federico.villarreal@uaslp.mx

Ehab Tamimi, MSc (2010-2012), Currently PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Ehab Tamimi
Education: MSc 2012 University of Arizona
BSc 2008 University of Arizona

Contact: ehab@email.arizona.edu

Visiting Scholars
Dr. Nikolaus Katsoulas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Dr. Thomas Bartzanas, Center for Research and Technology-Thessaly, Greece
Dr. Hicham Fatnassi, Centre de recherche PACA - Site de Sophia Antipolis, France
Dr. Zhen Chao Yang, North West Agriculture and Forestry University, China

International Students
Yufu Aso, Visiting Graduate Student, Chiba University, Japan
Victor H. Garcia, Undergraduate Student Intern, Dept. of Irrigation Engr., Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico
Madai Sanchez, Undergraduate Student Intern, Dept. of Irrigation Engr., Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico
Luis A. Argüelles, Undergraduate Student Intern, Dept. of Irrigation Engr., Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico
Eduardo Jimenez, Undergraduate Student Intern, Dept. of Irrigation Engr., Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico
Mario A. Pacheco, Undergraduate Student Intern, Dept. of Irrigation Engr., Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico

Undergraduate Students and Interns
Jessica Hastings, Undergraduate Stuent, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Daniel B. Ostroff, Undergraduate Student, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Aloys O. Pagal, Undergraduate Student Intern, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Azar Mukhida, Undergraduate Student Intern, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Monika Kawski, Undergraduate Student, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Matheus Berch, Undergraduate Student, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
Nicolas Diggins, Undergraduate Student, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Universityof Arizona
Justin Curletta, Undergraduate Student, Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Matthew Denten, Undergraduate Student, Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Samantha Bernau, Undergraduate Honors Student Intern, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Brianna Moon, Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Caitlyn Hall, Undergraduate Student Intern, University of Arizona Space Grant, Pima Community College