Hem Bhandari, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
  Plant Sciences
Office: 346 Plant Biotech
Phone: (865) 974-8596
Email: hbhandar@utk.edu

Focus: Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

  • Bioenergy/biomass feedstock breeding and genetics
Biographical sketch

Hem previously held the position of Research Scientist in Dr. Joe Boutonís Lab in the Forage Improvement Division of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. His primary research focus there has been breeding switchgrass cultivars for feedstock use, where he has developed several experimental synthetics and identified clones for use in production of commercial hybrids.

Recent Publications


B.S. Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
M.S. Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines
Ph.D. Plant Breeding, New Mexico State University