FACULTY RESEARCH AREAS

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture has an outstanding faculty representing a broad range of disciplines within horticulture and landscape architecture. These individuals can provide expertise, collaboration, and graduate study opportunities in their areas of specialization.  Below is a list of faculty member profiles grouped by area of research.  

Faculty Research Areas

Dr. Peter Hirst

Dr. Peter Hirst

Area of Specialization: Pomology

Mailing Address:
Dr. Peter Hirst
Purdue University
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Petrus Langenhoven

Petrus Langenhoven

Area of Specialization: Commercial Vegetable and Hydroponic Crop Production

Mailing Address:
Petrus Langenhoven
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Wenjing Guan

Dr. Wenjing Guan

Area of Specialization: Commercial Vegetable and Melon Production & Vegetable Grafting

Mailing Address:
Dr. Wenjing Guan
Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center
4369 N. Purdue Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Liz Maynard

Liz Maynard

Area of Specialization: Vegetable Production

Mailing Address:
Liz Maynard
Purdue Horticulture
1101 Glendale Boulevard, Suite 101A
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Ph: 219-548-3674

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Celina GOmez

Area of Specialization: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Mailing Address:
Celina Gomez
625 Agriculture Mall Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47907

 

Krishna Nemali

Krishna nemali

Area of Specialization: Develop new and affordable technologies that improve sustainability (i.e., reduce input waste, minimize environmental impact, and increase profits) in controlled environment agriculture.

Mailing Address:
Krishna Nemali
625 Agriculture Mall Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Ying Li

Ying li

Area of Specialization: Histone modification; Environmental responses; Systems Biology; Plant Genetics

Ying Li
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Kathryn Orvis

Dr. Kathryn Orvis

Area of Specialization: Horticulture/Youth Education

Mailing Address:

Dr. Kathryn Orvis
Horticulture Building Room 305
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

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David Barbarash

Area of Specialization: Artificial intelligence and machine learning for automated site inventory and simulation, curricular assessment and pedagogy

Dave Barbarash
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

 

Yiwei Huang

Yiwei Huang

Area of Specialization: Therapeutic and Edible Gardens for Urban Underrepresented Communities and Public Perception of Sustainable Outdoor Design

Yiwei Huang
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Aaron W. Thompson

Aaron W. Thompson

Area of Specialization: Land Use Planning and Natural Resource Management

Mailing Address:
Aaron W. Thompson
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 479077

Ray Bressan

Ray Bressan

Area of Specialization: Stress Physiology

Josh Widhalm

Josh Widhalm

Area of Specialization: Plant natural product metabolism

Mailing Address:
Josh Widhalm
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

K.G. Raghothama

K.G. Raghothama

Area of Specialization: Molecular Biology of Plant Nutrition

Cary Mitchell

Dr. Cary Mitchell

Area of Specialization: Plant Physiology & Controlled Environment Agriculture

Mailing Address:
Dr. Cary Mitchell
Purdue University
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Avtar Handa

Dr. Avtar Handa

Area of Specialization: PostHarvest and Molecular Biology

Mailing Address:
Dr. Avtar Handa
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Lori Hoagland

Dr. Lori Hoagland

Area of Specialization: Agroecology, soil nutrient and heavy metal cycling, pathogen biocontrol, food quality, and safety

Mailing Address:
Dr. Lori Hoagland
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Ariana P. Torres

Ariana P. Torres

Area of Specialization: Specialty Crops Marketing, with the end of promoting economic sustainability for the Horticulture Industry.

Mailing Address:
Ariana P. Torres
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Kranthi Varala

Kranthi Varala

Area of Specialization: Molecular basis and regulation of plant abiotic stress tolerance

Mailing Address:
Kranthi Varala
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Cale Bigelow

Dr. Cale Bigelow

Area of Specialization: Turf Science, Ecology, Nutrition and Management

Mailing Address:
Dr. Cale Bigelow
Purdue University
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

 Dr. Aaron Patton

Dr. Aaron Patton

Area of Specialization: Turfgrass Science and Turfgrass Weed Science

Mailing Address:
Dr. Aaron Patton
Purdue Turf Program
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Miranda purcell

Area of Specialization: Viticulture

Mailing Address:
Miranda Purcell
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Stephen Meyers

Stephen Meyers

Area of Specialization: Weed management in specialty crops

Mailing Address:

Stephen Meyers
625 Agriculture Mall Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47907