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Renfu Lu

Agricultural Engineer

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Research Synopsis:

Dr. Lu's research is focused on sensors and sensing for property characterization and quality evaluation of fruits and vegetables. He leads a research group to apply state-of-the-art technologies in imaging, spectroscopy, and computer as well as advanced mathematical/statistical methods for assessing quality and condition of fruits and vegetables before, at, and after harvest. His research integrates properties of characterization, models/algorithms, and sensors development for rapid, non-destructive measurement, sorting, and grading of fruits and vegetables. His research program is also supported by outside funding from commodity industries. Some of Dr. Lu's current research activities include: