Controlled Environment Agricultural Center Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 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, Ph.D., Lab Director
Murat Kacira
Education: Ph.D. 2000, Ohio State University
M.S.1996, Ohio State University
B.S. 1991, Cukurova University

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

          CURRICULUM VITAE
CURRENT MEMBERS

Fei (Jeff) Jia - Ph.D. Candidate (2013-Present)
Fei (Jeff) Jia
Wenyue Li - M.S. Student (2013-Present)
Wenyue Li
Ying Zhang - M.S. Student (2014-Present)
Ying Zhang
Caitlyn Hall - Undergradute Student (2012-Present)
Caitlyn Hall
PAST MEMBERS

Efren Fitz Rodriguez, Ph.D., Currently Lecturer, University of Chapingo
Post-doc. (2008-2001) University of Arizona, Kacira Lab
Ph.D./M.S. University of Arizona (Agric. & Biosystems Engineering)
B.S. Autonomous University of Chapingo (Agricultural Engineering)

David L. Story, Ph.D., Currently Engineer, Wadsworth Control Systems
Ph.D. (2009-2013)/M.S. (2007-2009) University of Arizona, Kacira Lab
B.S. Northern Illinois University (Computer Sciences)

Federico Villarreal Guerrero, Ph.D., Currently Assistant Professor, Autonomous University of Chihuahua
Ph.D. (2007-2011) University of Arizona, Kacira Lab
M.S. Autonomous University of Chihuahua (Department of Agronomy)
B.S. Autonomous University of Chapingo (Agricultural Engineering)

Ehab Tamimi, M.S. Student, Currently Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering Department, Biomedical Engineering
M.S. (2010-2012) University of Arizona, Kacira Lab
B.S.University of Arizona (Chemical Engineering)

Polly Juang, M.S. Student, Currently Ph.D. Student in Agric. & Biosystems Engineering Department, Agric. & Biosystems Engineering Department
M.S. (2011-2013) University of Arizona, Kacira Lab
B.S.University of Arizona (Energy Management)

VISITING SCHOLARS

Dr. Qichang Yang, Inst. of Envirn.& Sustainable Development in Agric.- Chinese Acad. of Agric. Sciences (CAAS), China
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. ArgŁelles, 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