Aviation professor part of sorghum biofuel research team

Michael Leasure, associate professor of aviation technology, is a member of a Purdue University research team that has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.

The team is developing an automated, high-throughput system of airborne and ground-based mobile phenotyping sensors to produce detailed and precise measurements of plant characteristics that measure growth, development and water tolerance.

Read more about the project on the Purdue Extension web site.