Gene Giacomelli

Professor, Biosystems Engineering
Extension Specialist

Gene Giacomelli is a Professor in Biosystems Engineering for interdisciplinary education, research and outreach program for greenhouse and other advanced technology systems. He received a Ph.D. in Horticultural Engineering from Rutgers University in 1983. He also has a Master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of California-Davis and two bachelor's degrees in Horticultural Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Rutgers University. Here at the University of Arizona he teaches Controlled Environment Systems which is an introduction to the technical aspects of greenhouse design, environmental control, nutrient delivery systems, hydroponic crop production, intensive field production systems, and post-harvest handling and storage of crops. His research interests include controlled environment plant productions systems [greenhouse and growth chamber] research, design, development and applications, with emphases on: crop production systems, nutrient delivery systems, environmental control, mechanization, and labor productivity.

Bio Overview: Giacomelli, Gene A - Professor, Biosystems Engr; Director, Controlled Environment Agriculture Program; Professor, Plant Science; Professor, Bio5 Institute; BS, 1977, Cook College; BS, 1977, Rutgers University; MS, 1980, University of California at Davis; PHD, 1983, Rutgers University

Research Interest: 

Greenhouse Design

Nutrient Delivery Systems

Climate Control Technologies


  • Ph.D. in Horticultural Engineering
  • MS in Agricultural Engineering
  • B.S. in Horticultural Science
  • B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering