Avinash Agarwal Plant biologist and image analyst

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Leaf and canopy image analysisLED panel designing for plant growthMultivariate data analysisPlant phenotypingStatistical analysis

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I am a plant biologist with four years of research experience in plant cultivation under LED lighting and plant image analysis.


  • Morphological and physiological evaluation of seedlings.
  • Real-time evaluation of plant health status by canopy and leaf image analysis.
  • Designing and optimization of LED lighting systems for improving growth and nutritive quality of microgreens.
  • Well-acquainted with programming languages including Matlab.
  • Adept at performing statistical analyses including multivariate data analysis.
  • Documentation of data and report writing.


  • B.Tech in Biotechnology, 2012, West Bengal University of Technology, India
  • M.Tech in Agricultural Biotechnology, 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Ph.D in Agricultural Biotechnology, (final year), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Present responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of plant populations under different LED lighting systems.
  • Conducting routine experiments for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of plants under different growth conditions.
  • Mentoring undergraduate and post-graduate students in their research projects.
  • Documentation of work progress and periodic submission of reports.


  • Agarwal, A., Dutta Gupta, S., Barman, M., Mitra, A. (2018). Photosynthetic apparatus plays a central role in photosensitive physiological acclimations affecting spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) growth in response to blue and red photon flux ratios. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 156, 170-182.
  • Agarwal, A., and Dutta Gupta, S. (2018). Assessment of spinach seedling health status and chlorophyll content by multivariate data analysis and multiple linear regression of leaf image features. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 152, 281-289.
  • Dutta Gupta, S., Agarwal, A., Pradhan, S. (2018). Phytostimulatory effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on rice seedling growth: An insight from antioxidative enzyme activities and gene expression patterns. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 161, 624-633.
  • Dutta Gupta, S., Agarwal, A. (2017). Artificial lighting system for plant growth and development: Chronological advancement, working principles, and comparative assessment. In: Dutta Gupta, S. (Ed.), Light Emitting Diodes for Agriculture, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 1-25.
  • Dutta Gupta, S., Agarwal, A. (2017). Influence of LED lighting on in vitro plant regeneration and associated cellular redox balance. In: Dutta Gupta, S. (Ed.), Light Emitting Diodes for Agriculture, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 1-25.
  • Agarwal, A., Dutta Gupta, S. (2016). Impact of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and its potential on plant growth and development in controlled-environment plant production system. Current Biotechnology, 5, 28-43.


2013-2019 M. Tech, PhD at Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur