Controlled Environment Agriculture

People of CEA

CEA Program Faculty

  • Dr. Neil Mattson, Director, Cornell CEA and Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Dr. Kale Harbick, Research Associate, Horticulture Section, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Dr. Louis D. Albright, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering and Former Director of Cornell CEA
  • Dr. David S. de Villiers, Research Associate, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Robert W. Langhans, Professor Emeritus and Former Program Director, Dept. of Horticulture
  • Dr. Timothy J. Shelford, Research Associate, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. H. Chris Wien, Professor Emeritus, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science

Associated CEA Program Faculty

CEA Program Sponsor-Advisors and Sponsor-Project Managers

Graduates of the Cornell CEA program (and their publications)

  • Behler, Matthew, 1983, M. Engr. Heat exchanger analysis and implementation for greenhouse dehumidification
  • Both, Arend Jan, 1995, Ph.D. Dynamic simulation of supplemental lighting for greenhouse hydroponic lettuce production
  • Brechner, Melissa, 2003. M.S. Some effects of photoperiod and light quality in alate production in the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae
  • Brechner, Melissa, 2008, Ph.D. Some effects of light quality and quality of secondary metabolites Hyperforin, Pseudohypericin and Hypericin, in Hypericum perforatum
  • Cerilli, Richard, 1979, M.S. The effect of energy conservation and alternate energy techniques on the production of two commercial floriculture crops
  • Chandra, Pitam. 1979. Ph.D. Time-dependent analysis of thermal energy and moisture balances for greenhouses
  • Chiu, Alice, J. 1996. M. Engr. Computer control of shade and supplemental lights for greenhouse hydroponic lettuce production
  • Ciolkosz, Daniel. 2000. Ph.D. Plant lighting system evaluation
  • Dalrymple, Katherine, 1998, M. Engr. Study of the water-jacketed, high-pressure sodium lamp – bare lamp flux density experiments, reflector design, and placement within a growth chamber
  • Danish, William Jr., 1994, MPS. A grower's guide to lettuce crop production using Nutrient Film Technique in Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities
  • Delancey-Pompe, Hanneke, 1983. MPS. de Villiers, David, 2002, M.S. Vegetable cultivar evaluation and crop selection for controlled environment agriculture and advanced life support systems.
  • de Villiers, David. 2002. Ph.D., Photosynthetic period and light integral effects on hydroponic production of dry bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, for life support systems
  • Dreesen, David, 1988, Ph.D. Effects of irradiance, photosynthetic photoperiod, temperature, and carbon dioxide level of the production of impatiens plug seedlings in controlled environment growth rooms
  • D'Silva, Jonathan, 1999, M. Engr. Water conditioning using electrotechnology in a prototype flow-through device
  • Farrell, James, 1980, M. Engr. A highly insulative night curtain for commercial greenhouses
  • Ferentinos, Konstantinos, 1999, M.S. Artificial neural network modeling of pH and electrical conductivity of hydroponic systems
  • Ferentinos, Konstantinos, 2002, Ph.D. Neural network fault detection and diagnosis in deep-trough hydroponic systems
  • Froehlich, Donnell, 1976, Ph.D. Steady-periodic analysis of the greenhouse thermal environment
  • Hill, Jamison, 2006, M. Engr. Dynamic modeling of tree growth and energy use in a nursery greenhouse, using Matlab and Simulink
  • Ho, Jeffrey, 2003, M. Engr. Optimization and computer control implementation of photosynthetically-active radiation (PAR) and carbon dioxide in controlled environment agriculture
  • Ilasalan, Gunes, 2000, Ph.D. Investment analysis and future potential of controlled environment agriculture hydroponic production systems for Boston lettuce
  • Johnson, Corinne, 1998, M.S., The effect of moisture content on two tests of seed quality: electrical conductance of individual seeds and ethanol production of seed lots under anaerobic and aerobic conditions.
  • Johnson, Corinne, 2000, Ph.D. Genetic and environmental influences on the nutritive value of spinach, Spinacia oleracea, for humans
  • Katzman, Leslie, 2003, Ph.D. Influence of plant age, inoculum dosage, and nutrient solution temperature on the development of Phythium aphanadermatum in hydroponic spinach (Spinacia oleracea L) production systems
  • Marsh, Lori, 1987, Ph.D. A model of greenhouse hydroponic lettuce production: daily selection of optimum air temperatures and comparison of greenhouse covers
  • Matsuno, Mineko, 1999. M. Engr. Ergonomic parameters of a hydroponic lettuce greenhouse module
  • Mathieu, Jennifer, 2004, Ph.D. Lettuce crop evapotranspiration, nitrate uptake, and growth mechanistic simulation modeling: for un in fault detection in hydroponic production systems
  • Mohamed-Ahmed, Idris Abdel Rahman. 1982, M.S. Effect of bottom heat on the growth of Chrysanthemum morifolium ramat
  • Montgomery, Jill, 2005, M.S. Evaluation of solid artificial media for lettuce seedling growth and anchorage
  • Novak, Suzanne, 1990, M.S. Computer control of a greenhouse pneumatic heating and ventilation system
  • Pickerell, Christopher, 1993, MS, Controlled environment constructed wetland treatment of greenhouse drainagle
  • Pompe, Hanneke, 1983, M. Engr. Potential for recovery of evapotranspiration vapor from NFT systems which are used for the treatment of wastewater
  • Rerras, Nicholas, 1996, M.S. Neural network modeling of the greenhouse aerial environment
  • Robinson, Jack, 1994, M.S. Effects of nitrogen, potassium and B-complex vitamins on impatiens plus seedlings grown in controlled environment growth rooms
  • Salamanca, Mauricio, 2002, Ph.D. Product development and marketing of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) fresh produce
  • Schott, Tyler, 2000, M. Engr. The design of an underground exchanger for the experimental hydroponic greenhouse
  • Setiawan, Albert, 1998, M.S. Applying pseudo-derivative feedback algorithm to greenhouse temperature control
  • Setiawan, Albert, 2008, Ph.D. Fault detection and identification in a deep trough hydroponic system using adaptive neuro-fuzzy analysis
  • Shelford, Timothy, 2010, Ph.D. The risk of Pythium aphanadermatum in hydroponic baby-leaf spinach production
  • Shelton, David, 1976, M. Engr. Greenhouse design considerations with emphasis on heat loss reduction
  • Stefanis, James, 1981, Ph.D. An analysis of high intensity discharge lighting systems, costs, and returns, rooting and vegetative growth of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat in a control environment
  • Stevenson, Christopher, 1993, MS. Consumer preferences for greenhouse-grown bibb lettuce; an application of conjoint analysis
  • Thompson, Helen, 1997, MS. Air and root temperature effecs on growth of lettuce, Lactuca sativa, in deep-flow hydroponic systems
  • Uva, Wen-Fei, 1999, Ph.D. Economic and risk analysis of adopting zero runoff sub irrigation systems in greenhouse operations in the Northeast and North Central United States
  • Wheeler, Eileen, 1995, Ph.D. Nitrate uptake and plant growth as influenced by light and nitrate nutrition
  • Yang, Xiusheng, 1985, M.S. Finite element analysis of the temperature distribution in a nursery container subjected to bottom heating