Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Name Position Email Last Name First Name Weighting Title
Dr Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani Associate Professor in Robotics
Robotic grasping and manipulation, Robot learning from demonstrations
Mr Andreas Xydis Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Intelligent Systems
Mr Andrew Ham Senior Mechatronics Engineer
Dr Andrey Postnikov Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Carolina Camacho Villa Senior Lecturer in Social and Managerial Technology
S&T studies, Technological change, different approaches to agricultural innovations, social inclusion, agrobiodiversity, traditional farming systems
Mr Chao Qi Visiting Researcher
Mr Chris Tolley Associate Lecturer
Mr David May Deputy Director of LIAT
Prof Dionysis Bochtis Professor in Agri-Robotics
Dr Dom Li Research Associate in Novel Active Vision
Prof Elizabeth Sklar Professor in Agri-Robotics
Interaction in Robot Teams, including Multi-Robot Team Coordination (also called "Fleet Management") and Human-Robot Collaboration
Dr Gautham Das Senior Lecturer in Agri-Robotics
Multi-robot systems, Agri-robotics, Machine learning, Computational modelling & Optimisation techniques
Miss Gezamin Parry Project and Marketing Officer
Dr Grzegorz Cielniak Associate Professor in Robotics
Mobile Robotics, Agri-robotics, Machine Vision, AI
Miss Heather Smith Business Development Officer
Dr Iain Gould Associate Professor in Soil Science
Soil Science
Mr Ian Birch Agricultural Technician
Mrs Isobel Wright Associate Lecturer
Agricultural Environmental Science, Regenerative Agriculture, Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Management.
Mr Jin Gao Visiting Researcher
Miss Jo Hinman Senior Administrator/PA
Mr Jonathan Holmes Associate Lecturer
Mr Jonathan Trotter Research Project Coordinator
Agricultural trials Field trials Commercial drone pilot
Dr Junfeng Gao Lecturer in Agri-Robotics
machine learning, computer vision, agri-robotics
Dr Karthik Seemakurthy Post Doctoral Research Associate - Robotic Vision
Computer Vision and Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Underwater Imaging
Ms Katherine James Research Assistant in Agri-Robotics
Machine Vision and Deep Learning
Miss Laura Spencer Project Manager for Lincoln- Agri- Robotics Centre
Dr Leonidas Rempelos Lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture
Dr Lilian Korir Post Doctoral Research Associate in Social Science & Economics
Managerial Economics, Agricultural Economics, Project management, Operations management, Research methods and design, Quantitative Research Methods, Applied Statistics & Econometrics
Prof Louise Manning Professor of Sustainable Agri Food Systems
Sustainability, resilience, food security, food safety, risk and vulnerability assessment, crime and mendacious behaviour in corporate culture, organisational culture, transparency and trust, integrity (product, process, data and people), values and value.
Dr Marcello Calisti Associate Professor in Agri-Robotics
Miss Marie Daniels Commercial Relationships Manager
Business Engagement, Project Management, Editorial, Public Relations, Publications, Strategic and Marketing Communications,
Dr Mohammad Sheikhsofla Post Doctoral Research Associate (Field Robotics)
Mr Muhammad Arshad Khan Research Assistant in Robot Perception for Robotic Harvesting
Mr Nikolaus Wagner Research Assistant in Agri-Robotics
Dr Ollie Hardy Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Intelligent Systems
Dr Oorbessy Gaju Senior Lecturer in Crop Science
Crop physiology, nitrogen use efficiency, water use efficiency, photosynthesis, respiration, high throughput phenotyping
Prof Pal From Professor in Agri-Robotics
Dr Paula Eves Senior Project Manager
Interdisciplinary Research development
Mr Philip Wright Associate Lecturer
Dr Ramana Sundara Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Agriculture and Food Technology. Management of multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects, with a specific focus on adding value to every stakeholder involved in agri-food supply chain.
Dr Ravi Valluru Senior Lecturer in Crop Science
Crop/plant physiology, abiotic-stresses (heat and drought), primary metabolism, plant hormones (ABA, ethylene), applied crop genetics, transcriptomics and high-throughput phenotyping
Miss Sarah Durrant Administrator
Dr Shaun Coutts Associate Professor (Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology)
Population ecology, Invasion ecology, Weed management, Integrated weed management, population modelling, statistical analysis, spatio-temporal modelling,
Mr Simon Goodger Senior Lecturer in Agriculture (LIAT)
Prof Simon Pearson Director of LIAT/Professor of Agri-Food Technology
Agri Food Technology
Mr Steve Brewer Research Fellow
Ms Swati Megha Senior Research Software Engineer in Agri-Robotics
Dr Tsvetan Zhivkov Post Doctoral Research Associate (Crop Care)
Research interests include multi-robot system design, multi-robot communication and programming. Additionally, Tsvetan has past experience in data analysis and traditional computer vision.
Mr Tyler Trenam Administrator
Dr Usman Zahidi Post Doctoral Research Associate in Robotic Perception
Mrs Valerie Andrews Research Associate
Miss Yoon Ju Cho Associate Demonstrator
Miss Zhuoling Huang Post Doctoral Research Associate in Human-Robot Interaction