Our Team

Kale Harbick, Ph.D.

Research Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS

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 Oregon Department of Energy which implemented energy efficiency measures in over 800 K-12 schools. He was twice asked to testify for the Oregon State Legislature on residential energy efficiency programs. In 2015 he co-founded Greenhouse Logic, a consulting firm for CEA. His current research in the CEA group at Cornell focuses on environmental controls and modeling of energy and light.

“Energy modeling plays a key role in determining feasibility for a CEA operation, and GLASE is making several advancements in this area.” – Kale Harbick