Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability
- B.Sc., Soka University
- M.S. and Ph.D., University of Florida
I possess a diverse skill set and a passion for advancing environmental sustainability, particularly in the realms of soil health, climate-smart agriculture, and ecosystem services. My expertise extends across a spectrum of domains, ranging from orchestrating lab-based biogeochemical incubation studies to harnessing the power of AI technologies and proximal/remote sensing for large-scale data mining endeavors. My commitment lies in crafting tools that facilitate informed decision-making, steering us towards economical and sustainable management practices in the pursuit of global food security and effective responses to climate change challenges.
Within the academic sphere, I am actively engaged in education about Earth Science, Soil Science, and Digital Agriculture at OWU as well. My academic journey includes both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida, with my primary focus encompassing soil, water, and ecosystem sciences, complemented by a minor in food and resource economics. I am currently collaborating with the University of Minnesota Precision Agriculture Center as a scientist. Our collective endeavor focuses on the development and commercialization of cutting-edge in-season fertilizer application technology alone with soil health practices. This pursuit is driven by a commitment to secure economic, agronomic, and environmental advantages for farmers.
I invite individuals from diverse backgrounds, including students, farmers, crop consultants, researchers, and industry stakeholders, to connect with me. Let's explore potential collaborations in the domains of research and teaching, synergizing our efforts to pave the way for innovative solutions that foster sustainable practices and drive greater goods.