Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and University of Arizona
Dr. Murat Kacira is the director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona. He received his PhD (2000) and MS (1996) degrees in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University. His BSc degree (1991) is in Agricultural Engineering from Cukurova University in Türkiye. Murat’s primary focus is on resource-use efficiency of systems through integrated crop and production system sensing, monitoring, alternative energy, and environmental control applications. The University of Arizona Urban Agriculture Vertical Farming Facility is an integral part of his research programs on indoor agriculture. He interacts with stake holders through technical consultations, organizing and presenting in crop production and engineering short courses with hands-on educational workshops and grower conferences, and presenting at national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), American Society of Horticultural Sciences (ASHS) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).