Marc van Iersel
Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture at University of Georgia
Marc van Iersel, Ph.D., Vincent J. Dooley Professorship, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia. Dr. Marc van Iersel oversees the UGA Horticulture Physiology Laboratory focused on photosynthesis and light use efficiency research. He also works on applied research in controlled agriculture environments. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including 2019 UGA Entrenpreneur of the Year and fellow of the American Society of Horticulture Science. He cofounded Candidus, Inc. with Erico Mattos where they transition greenhouse lighting technologies to products. For Project LAMP, van Iersel's research focuses on identifying the optimal light intensity and spectrum for the profitable production of crops in greenhouses and plant factories. Much of his work is based on developing a good understanding of plant physiological responses to light and to use that knowledge to develop optimized lighting strategies. Dr. van Iersel is the director of Project LAMP.
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