Our Team

Erico Mattos, Ph.D.

Executive Director, GLASE

After receiving his degree in agronomic engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2009, Erico joined the University of Georgia’s Ph.D. program in crop and soils sciences, where he co-authored two technology patents on the biological feedback control of LED lights. In 2012, Erico completed Singularity University’s graduate studies program. The following year, Erico co-founded a horticultural lighting company to develop high performance LED illumination systems for photosynthetic applications. He is a 2013 recipient of the Gifted Citizen Award (Mexico), the 2014 Emerging Leader of the Year Award by the Georgia Bio association, two times TEDx speaker and most recently was selected as one of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit delegates. In 2015 and 2017 Erico co-authored two technology patents on the Phase Synchronizing Pulse Amplitude Modulation Fluorometer.

“I see the intelligent use of exponential technologies as a means to improve the efficiency of CEA farming and increasing crop production quantity and quality based on sustainable integrated systems.” – Erico Mattos