TAMU Drone Day

TAMU Drone Day 2019

Thank you to all who made the first annual "TAMU Drone Day" a success! We are excited to see everyone again in the spring of 2019.


TAMU Drone Day 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Room 202B, Evans Library


3:00 - Companies, Research Groups, and Drone Enthusiast Network Event

4:00 - Keynote: “UAV Applications in Agriculture ”- J. Alex Thomasson, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

5:00 - How to Obtain your UAV Pilot’s License


TAMU Drone Day 2018 Guest Speaker

J. Alex Thomasson

Professor, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Department(s): Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Campus: Texas A&M University

Research Summary

Bioenergy research areas include:

  • field-crop based high-tonnage biomass – production, harvesting, packaging, storage, transportation, and logistics (e.g., energy sorghum)
  • optoelectronic sensors for measuring material properties in algae-based and field-crop based biomass
  • high-throughput plant phenotyping (HTPP) for advanced genetic improvement of biomass-producing plants
  • gasification of biomass

Professional Background

2005-Present

Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

1999-2005

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

1997-1999

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University

1989-1997

Agricultural Engineer/Research Scientist, US Cotton Ginning Laboratory, USDA/ARS, Stoneville, MS


Texas A&M Energy Institute Website

Department Website