Dr. Ioannis Ampatzidis
Assistant Professor, Precision Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Ampatzidis arrived at the SWFREC last summer as the center’s new Assistant Professor of Precision Agricultural Engineering.
Dr. Ampatzidis earned his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the same university.
Prior to accepting the position at SWFREC, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering at California State University in Bakersfield. Before that, he was a researcher in the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University in Pullman.
At SWFREC, Dr. Ampatzidis’ program will explore mechanization and automation within citrus, vegetable, and specialty crop production to optimize the
management of inputs, resources, and products.
Welcome to SWFREC, Dr. Ampatzidis!