Sensor Research

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Francine H. Hollis
Assistant Professor
Sensory perceptions and evaluation

Curtis Robert Luckett
Assistant Professor
Sensory science

David R. Smith
Research Associate II
Circuits & Sensor Design

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

John B. Wilkerson
Sensor development

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics



New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

The Science Behind the UTIA Sensory Science Center, 1/4/2017

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


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Sensor Drones 
Many Tennessee farmers use drones to fly over and view crops. UTIA is now working on sensors attached to drones to provide valuable information.


Recent Publications

Dual-emitting film with cellulose nanocrystal-assisted carbon dots grafted SrAl2O4, Eu2+, Dy3+ phosphors for temperature sensing Zhang, L., S. Lyu, Q. Zhang, Y. Wu, C. Melcher, S. C. Chmely, Z. Chen, and S. Wang.  2019.  Carbohydrate Polym., 206: 767-777. [Abstract]

Effective and efficient agricultural drainage pipe mapping with UAS thermal infrared imagery: A case study Allred, B., N. S. Eash, R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Agricultural Water Management, Volume 197, 15 January 2018, Pages 132-137. [Abstract]

Mapping Agricultural Subsurface Drainage by Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies Integrated with a Satellite Navigation System - Invited Paper 351735 Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, D. Wishart, G. Rouse, and T. Williamson.  2018.  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, Washington DC. [Abstract]

Georeferenced video and sensor technologies for aquatic habitat and fish species distribution mapping.  Ayers, P. D., B. Connell, and J. Parham.  2018.  Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico..

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

The effect of packaging on the sensory shelf-life of baked beans.  Burns, S., M. Heatherly, and C. R. Luckett.  2018.  Industry research project report.

Using Sensors in Nurseries, Garden Centers, and Landscapes I. Monitoring Irrigation Systems and Root Zone Conditions.  Fulcher, A., and W. C. Wright.  2018.  UT Extension Publication, in press.

Using soil moisture sensors for irrigation management in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Crossmodal Correspondence between Wine Aroma and Visual Cues.  Heatherly, M., M. Foley, J. P. Munafo, and C. R. Luckett.  2018.  Chemical Senses, Volume 43, Issue 4, 23 April 2018, Pages e1–e136. [Abstract]

Low cost and desktop fabricated biosensor for rapid and sensitive detection of circulating D-dimer biomarker Li, S., Y. Jiang, S. Eda, and J. Wu.  2018.  IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 99.