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Dr. Sindhuja Sankaran Phenomics Lab

Welcome!

Dr. Sankaran works in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering with a research emphasis in Agricultural Automation 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 (unmanned aerial vehicle and satellite) technologies for high-throughput crop phenotyping.
  • Biomarkers-based phenotyping using high-throughput sensing techniques.

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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Sindhuja.Sankaran@wsu.edu
(509) 335 – 8828
FAX: (509) 335 – 2722

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


LJ Smith Hall, Room 202
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6120