Dr. Marc van Iersel has been with the University of Georgia's Department of Horticulture since 1995, where he now holds the Dooley professorship.
His research focuses on cost-effective supplemental lighting technologies in greenhouses and vertical farms.
He is the director of project
, a $5M, US-based research project that brings together plant scientists, engineers, and economists to develop profitable supplemental lighting strategies.
In 2017, he co-founded
to help bring novel lighting strategies to the greenhouse industry.
Dr. van Iersel has published 130+ scientific papers and has given invited lectures about his research around the world, including in Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Kenya, Canada, Chile, and Brazil.