Control Systems

Michael Eaton

Michael is a mechanical engineer and energy modeling specialist in the CEA group at Cornell University. Michael holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a concentration in thermo-fluids and energy. Previously, Michael worked as an Energy Engineer at the Massachusetts utility company Eversource, where he provided analysis […]

Rick Neal

Richard Neal is a staff engineer at LESA where he has designed and developed a number of horticultural systems, including research lighting systems, spectral measurement systems, and data management. Before joining LESA in 2018, he worked in cryogenic electronics and superconductor research for 14 years. During this time, he designed and built instrumentation and control […]

Kale Harbick, Ph.D.

Kale Harbick studied computer science and robotics at the University of Southern California, earning a Ph.D. in 2008. He researched crater detection for Mars landers and autonomous helicopters at NASA-JPL, before shifting his career focus to energy. Kale taught many courses in physics and energy management for over 10 years. He managed a program at […]

Timothy Shelford, Ph.D.

Tim Shelford is an Extension Associate at Cornell and is also working with A.J. Both at Rutgers.  Tim graduated from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in 2010 in Biological and Environmental Engineering with a focus in Controlled Environment Agriculture where he gained experience in modeling agricultural production systems and instrumentation and control. Previously, Tim received […]