Murat Kacira

Interim Head, Department of Biosystems Engineering

Director, Controlled Environment Agriculture Program

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering

Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP

Murat Kacira is director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and he is a professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering in Cukurova University in Turkey and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University in USA. His research involves automation, environmental control, alternative energy integrated CEA systems and resource use optimization in controlled environment agriculture systems including greenhouses and vertical farming based plant factories with artificial lighting. He is a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). He serves as Chair of the Division Precision Horticulture Engineering under ISHS.

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Biosystems Engineering, Sustainable Plant Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Systems and Industrial Engineering

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January 2024

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