Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose

Alessandro Giusti

Alessandro Giusti, R&D Director, CyRIC will moderate the Session powered by CyRIC about smart farming solutions based on Photonics Technology at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.

Dr Alessandro Giusti is the R&D Director of CyRIC. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Mechanical Systems Engineering from the Laboratory of Robotics, Politecnico di Milano.

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Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session

Lien Smeesters

Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, Vrije Universiteit Brussels is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.

Lien Smeesters is a post-doctoral researcher within the B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She focuses on multidisciplinary and applied-oriented research in the field of optical spectroscopy and optical design.

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Photonics is becoming a major player in Agrifood industry

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Photonics is becoming a major player in the Agrifood industry

Detecting crop and water quality
Photonics is becoming a major player in the Agrifood industry. With its advanced optical sensing methods photonics can help farmers to determine the protein levels in wheat harvests, screen for contaminants in their planted fruits and vegetables and observe water quality to measure the health of fish stocks, to name a few examples.

So-called ‘lidar’ (light detection and radar) systems use light signals to accurately map large land area’s. They can be mounted on a plane to measure large-scale crop effects in agricultural regions, for instance. Continue reading “Photonics is becoming a major player in Agrifood industry”