Former Team Members

Jack Wellhofer

Jack Wellhofer received his BS in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2018. As an undergraduate student at RPI, he joined Dr. Tessa Pocock’s laboratory, working with Dr. Pocock on physiological analysis of plants grown under LED lighting in plant growth chambers. After graduation, he joined the laboratory full-time as a technician. His current […]

Tessa Pocock, Ph.D.

Dr. Tessa Pocock is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After obtaining a PhD in plant physiology in Canada she moved her research to Sweden as a recipient of a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship. She joined RPI in 2014 after a decade in […]

Jonathan Allred

Jonathan A. Allred is a PhD student at Cornell University. He received his BS in plant science at Cal Poly Pomona with a focus in field-crops. In 2015, Jonathan joined the Mattson Lab at Cornell where he obtained his MS in horticulture biology with a focus in controlled environment agriculture, biological and environmental engineering and […]

Matthew Moghaddam

After receiving his BS in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship from Ithaca College in 2009 Matt moved to New York City to work in controlled environment agriculture and green construction technology industries.  In 2012 Matt launched his own start up company, City Hydroponics, offering design, consultation and installation services for small and large-scale urban and […]