Senior Research Scientist, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications
Tessa Pocock PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She was transported to Sweden from Canada as a recipient of a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship and came to LESA after working for almost a decade in the European horticultural lighting industry. Her specific interest is using light to reprogram photochemical, photosynthetic and biochemical processes in plants. Her research laboratory is situated in an engineering department where engineers and plant scientists are fusing solid state technology with the biological sciences.