Biography: Duke M. Bulanon earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of San Carlos (Philippines) in 1995 and his MS and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Iwate University (Japan) in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Hokkaido University (Japan) doing research in precision agriculture in 2003. He worked as a Research Associate at the University of Florida in 2006. He came to NNU Fall of 2011 to be part of the Engineering and Physics Department. He teaches agricultural and mechanical engineering courses. His current research involves the development of sensing technologies for orchard management and the use of robots in the orchards. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho. He is also striving to become a professional pickleball player with the help of his wife, Ella, and two sons, Ichiro and Jiro.
Fun Fact: Striving to be a Professional Pickleball Player.
Favorite Thing About Working at NNU: Teaching and working with students on research projects and mission-based projects.