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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 show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

    November 18, 2019  |   WSU Insider

    While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.

    Sindhuja Sankaran, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and her team arrived at these conclusions as a part of their paper published in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture last month.

    “When breeders have multiple location trials … » More …

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Sindhuja.Sankaran@wsu.edu
OFFICE: (509) 335 – 8828
LAB: (509) 335 – 6952

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


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