Yufeng Ge

Yufeng Ge, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
209 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-3435
yge2@unl.edu
Email   

Advanced Sensing Systems Engineer, Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, China
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, China
Appointment
  • 75% Research
  • 25% Teaching
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Sensor-based plant phenotyping
  • Optoelectronic sensor development in agriculture
  • VIS/NIR/MIR Spectroscopy
  • Agricultural remote sensing and image analysis
  • Precision agriculture and spatial statistics
Teaching Interests
  • Measurement and control in agriculture
  • Proximal and remote sensing/Spectroscopy
  • Optoelectronic sensor design


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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Young Engineer of the Year award by ASABE Texas Section
  • 2009 ASABE Superior Paper Award by ASABE
  • 2008 Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award in Doctoral Research by the Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Ge, Y., and Thomasson, J.A. 2016. NIR reflectance and MIR attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy for characterizing algal biomass composition. Transactions of the ASABE 59(2): 435-442.
  • Cribben, C.D., Thomasson, J.A., Ge, Y., Morgan, C.L.S., Yang, C., Isakeit, T., and Nichols, R.L. 2016. Site-specific relationships between cotton root rot and soil properties. Journal of Cotton Science 20, 67-75.

  • Wijewardane, N.K., Ge, Y., and Morgan, C.L.S. 2016. Moisture insensitive prediction of soil properties from VNIR reflectance spectra based on external parameter orthogonalization. Geoderma 267(1): 92-101.

  • Ge, Y., C.L.S. Morgan, and J. Ackerson.  2014.  VisNIR spectra of dried ground soil predict properties of soils scanned moist and intact.  Geoderma.  Accepted.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, and C.L.S. Morgan.  2014.  Mid infrared attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy for soil particle size and carbon determination.  Geoderma 213:57-63.

  • Liang, K., J.A. Thomasson, M.X. Shen, P.R. Armstrong, Y. Ge, K.M. Lee, and T.J. Herman.  2013.  Ruggedness of 2D code printed on grain tracers for implementing a prospective grain traceability system to the bulk grain delivery system. Food Control 33(2): 359-365.

  • Chakraborty, S., D.C. Weindorf, M.N. Ali, B. Li, Y. Ge, and J.L. Darilek.  2013.  Spectral data mining for rapid measurement of organic matter in unsieved moist compost.  Applied Optics 52(4):B82-B92.

  • Liang, K., J.A. Thomasson, K.M. Lee, M. Shen, Y. Ge, and T.J Herrman.  2012.  Printing data matrix code on food-grade tracers for grain traceability.  Biosystems Engineering 113(4):395-401.

  • Chakraborty, S., D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Li, C.L.S. Morgan, Y. Ge, and J. Galbraith.  2012.  Assessing spatial variability of soil petroleum contamination using visible near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14(11):2886-2892.

  • Sarkhot, D.V., S. Grunwald, Y. Ge, and C.L.S. Morgan.  2012.  Total and available soil carbon fractions under the perennial grass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers and the bioenergy crop Arundo donax L.  Biomass and Bioenergy 41:122-130.

  • Chakraboty, S., D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Li, C.L.S. Morgan, Y. Ge, and J. Galbraith.  2012.  Spectral reflectance variability from soil physiochemical properties in oil contaminated soils.  Geoderma 177-178:80-89.

  • Kishné, A.S., Y. Ge, C.L.S. Morgan, and W.L. Miller.  2012.  Surface cracking of a Vertisol related to history of available water.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:548-557.

  • Sui, R., J.A. Thomasson, and Y. Ge.  2012.  Development of sensor systems for precision agriculture in cotton.  International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering 5(4):1-14.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, and R. Sui.  2012.  Wireless-and-GPS system for cotton fiber-quality mapping.  Precision Agriculture 13:90-103.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, C.L.S. Morgan, S.M. Stanislav, and R. Sui.  2011.  Cotton revenue apportioned between lint yield and fiber quality: A precision agriculture perspective.  Journal of Cotton Science 15:274-281.

  • Sarkhot, D.V., S. Grunwald, Y. Ge, and C.L.S. Morgan.  2011.  Comparison and detection of total and available soil carbon fractions using visible/near infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy.  Geoderma 164:22-32.

  • Ge, Y., C.L.S. Morgan, S. Grunwald, D.J. Brown, and D.V. Sarkhot.  2011.  Comparison of soil reflectance spectra and calibration models obtained using multiple spectrometers.  Geoderma 161:202-211.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, and R. Sui.  2011.  Remote sensing of soil properties in precision agriculture: A review.  Frontier of Earth Science 5(3):229-238.

  • Sjolander, A.J., J.A. Thomasson, R. Sui, and Y. Ge.  2011. Wireless tracking of cotton modules. Part 1: Automatic message triggering.  Computers & Electronics in Agriculture 75:23-33.

  • Sjolander, A.J., J.A. Thomasson, R. Sui, and Y. Ge. 2011.  Wireless tracking of cotton modules. Part 2: Automatic machine identification and system testing.  Computers & Electronics in Agriculture 75:34-43.

  • Chakraborty, S., D.C. Weindorf, C.L.S. Morgan, Y. Ge, J.M. Galbraith, B. Li, and C.S. Kahlon.  2010.  Rapid identification of oil-contaminated soil using visible near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy.  Journal of Environmental Quality 39: 1378-1387.

  • Kishné, A.S., C.L.S. Morgan, Y. Ge, and W.L. Miller.  2010.  Antecedent soil moisture affecting surface cracking of a Vertisol in field conditions.  Geoderma 157:109-117.

  • Huang, Y., Y. Lan, Y. Ge, W.C. Hoffmann, S.J. Thomson, and G.F. Sassenrath.  2010.  Spatial modeling and variability analysis for prediction of ground soil and crop canopy coverage using multispectral imagery from an airborne remote sensing system.  Transactions of the ASABE 53(4):1321-1329.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, R. Sui, and C.L.S. Morgan.  2009.  A module-specific post-processing calibration method to improve cotton yield mapping.  Computers & Electronics in Agriculture 68:161-167.

  • Sui, R., J.A. Thomasson, Y. Ge, C.L. Morgan.  2008.  Multispectral sensor for in-situ cotton fiber quality measurement. Transactions of the ASABE 51(6):2201-2208.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, R. Sui, C.L. Morgan, S.W. Searcy, and C.B. Parnell.  2008.  Spatial variation of fiber quality and associated loan rate in a dryland cotton field.  Precision Agriculture 9:141-154.

  • Ge, Y., J.A. Thomasson, C.L. Morgan, and S.W. Searcy.  2007.  VNIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for agricultural soil property determination based on regression-kriging.  Transactions of the ASABE 50(3):1081-1092.

  • Ge, Y., C.L.S. Morgan, J.A. Thomasson, and T. Waiser.  2007.  A new perspective to NIRS: a wavelet approach.  Transactions of the ASABE 50(1):303-311.

  •  Ge, Y., and J.A. Thomasson.  2006.  Wavelet incorporated spectral analysis for soil property determination.  Transactions of the ASABE 49(4):1193-1201.

  • Ge, Y., H. Zhou, J. Zheng, and H. Zhang.  2005.  Indoor smart spraying system based on machine vision.  Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery 36(3):86-89. (in Chinese)