06 Nov Fluence Bioengineering Appoints Lead Scientist for Controlled Environment Agriculture Research
David Hawley to Lead Research and Development and Facilitate Knowledge Sharing with Industry Thought Leaders and Partners
Austin, Texas – November 6, 2018 – Fluence Bioengineering Inc. is pleased to announce David Hawley is now employed and leading horticultural research in the Fluence Photobiology Lab. Hawley will enable Fluence to leverage the latest in academic research and produce innovative solutions which further improve production and processing capabilities in customer facilities.
“As the controlled environment agriculture industry further develops to address the demand for high-value plants, growers need proven solutions which enable the production of high-quality crops,” said Dave Cohen, chief executive officer, Fluence Bioengineering. “Dave enables Fluence to quickly productize the latest breakthroughs in academia and base future solutions on verifiable data for consistent replication at commercial levels.”
Prior to joining Fluence, Hawley had conducted research around horticultural lighting, focusing on photosynthesis, morphology, and metabolism, while incorporating many other aspects of controlled environment management. Hawley holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has developed numerous lighting applications to improve plant yield and quality. His findings are currently being used in commercial production settings in Eastern Canada.
The Fluence Photobiology Lab conducts proprietary research and collaborates with universities and federal institutions from around the world to advance plant and environmental sciences. For more information on the latest publicly available research and case studies, please visit: https://fluence.science/innovator-spotlight/.
“LED lighting technology is enabling advances in crop productivity and yield which are extremely beneficial for agriculturally-poor regions of the world,” said David Hawley, senior scientist, Fluence Bioengineering. “I am extremely excited to be at Fluence developing solutions which will enable the production of nutritious food and medicine, wherever it is needed.”
About Fluence Bioengineering
Fluence Bioengineering Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, creates the most powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is the leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to solving the looming food crisis by enabling more efficient crop production with the world’s top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. All Fluence lighting solutions are designed and built at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., with European sales and support based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. https://fluence.science