Yuzhen Lu

Yuzhen Lu

Assistant Professor

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 250 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
P 662.325.7345

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  • Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University.
  • M.S., Plant Nutrition, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • B.S., Facility Agriculture Engineering, Northwest A&F University.

Experience Record

  • November 2020 – Present, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • December 2019 – October 2020, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • August 2018 – November 2019, Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA Agricultural Research Service, East Lansing, MI

Specialty Areas

  • Optical Imaging
  • Computer Vision
  • Spectroscopy and Chemometrics
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Postharvest Engineering
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture

Research Interests

  • Sensing and Automation for Food Quality and Safety
  • Precision/Robotic Agriculture
  • High-throughput Plant Phenotyping
  • Agricultural Internet of Things

Awards and Honors

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • Member of the Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOCABFE)
  • Member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)


  • ASABE Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2020
  • ASABE Superior Paper Award, 2019
  • ASABE Superior Paper Award, 2018
  • ASABE ITSC Paper Award, 2018
  • AOCABFE Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award, 2018
  • Michigan State University Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018