LumiGrow Hires New Research Director

February 15, 2013 - 10:02

LumiGrow has hired Dr. Melanie Yelton as the company's director of research. Dr. Yelton’s appointment will enhance the company’s ability to engineer and customize energy-efficient LED greenhouse lighting systems that improve plant growth, seed and fruit production.

Dr. Melanie Yelton

LumiGrow has hired Dr. Melanie Yelton as the company's  director of research. Dr. Yelton’s appointment will enhance the company’s ability to engineer and customize energy-efficient LED greenhouse lighting systems that improve plant growth, seed and fruit production.

Dr. Yelton brings 20 years of experience in leading research and developing coursework for Stanford University. In her new role at LumiGrow, Dr. Yelton will work closely with the LumiGrow product design team along with academic and commercial partners in quantifying plant morphological enhancements achievable through LED lighting.

Dr. Yelton’s research will begin with the study of commercial crops and model organisms. LumiGrow is expanding the plant growth and demonstration facility at its corporate headquarters to support the work of Dr. Yelton and her team.

For more information, please visit www.lumigrow.com

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