Towards in-field application of acoustic emissions in water-stress monitoring

Friday, Nov 6th, 12:20 - 13:20


The on-plant low-power sensing solutions become important in optimising water usage in precision irrigation of woody plants, especially in the karst regions. This workshop gives insights in recent achievements and future research and development for bringing plant acoustic emissions based water stress monitoring to the field use. The topic will be presented from different perspectives by members of an international interdisciplinary team of botanists, agricultural and electronic engineers, and nanotechnology experts collaborating within project SENSIRRIKA Advanced sensor systems for precision irrigation in karst landscape, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.


Vedran Bilas Vedran Bilas University of Zagreb, Croatia

Vedran Bilas

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Short Bio. Vedran Bilas received his PhD in electrical engineering in 1998. He is Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia., where he leads the Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor Systems. His research interests are in sensor networks, energy efficient and low power electronic systems and electronic instrumentation.


Sabine Rosner

BOKU Vienna, Austria

Sounds of stress or a lot of noise? Introduction to acoustic emission testing of plants to monitor drought stress

Short Bio. After her PhD in forestry sciences, Sabine Rosner was employed for 14 years within several projects funded by the European Commission and by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund), all dealing with the structure-function relationships of woody plants and the development of novel approaches to monitor drought stress in plants. In 2013, she was employed as Assistant Professor and since 2017 she has an appointment as Associate Professor at the Institute of Botany, BOKU, Vienna



Dinko Oletić

University of Zagreb, Croatia

SENSIRRIKA - An IoT node for acoustic emissions based on-plant water stress monitoring

Short Bio. Dinko Oletic got his PhD from University in Zagreb, Croatia in 2016. He's currently a postdoctoral researcher at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. His research interests include design of low-power electronics for autonomous sensor systems, and embedded signal processing, in application domains of agriculture and environmental research.



Emile Martincic

Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, University Paris-Saclay, France

Next-generation ultra-low-power MEMS sensors for detection of ultrasonic xylem emissions

Short Bio. Emile Martincic received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1998. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Professor at C2N, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies with Université Paris-Sud (now Paris-Saclay). His research topics are focused on MEMS sensors, either silicon or flexible.



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