Research on Indoor Farming

The latest on indoor farming, vertical farming and greenhouses

The Center’s Research Goals

One of our goals is to connect members and partners to key academic and applied research published on indoor farming, vertical farming and greenhouse production.  Toward that end we highlight research projects, journals that offer the latest research on indoor farming and agriculture, noteworthy research papers, opportunities to publish and research news.

Current and On-Going Research Projects

“The Digital Transformation of Agriculture: Industry 4.0 Advances in Hydroponic Vertical Farms and Greenhouses.” (book chapter)

Overview: Dr. Eric W. Stein, Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, was invited to contribute a chapter to Digital Transformation and Society edited by Dr. Jay Liebowitz and published by World Scientific. The book will be available in fall 2024. The chapter focuses on the application of Industry 4.0 digital technologies enabling the growth of indoor farming.

More information on the book can be found at the World Scientific website:

Ackowledgements: The Center of Excellence is grateful for the support and contributions to this work by the following people and organizations:


Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer opportunities to sponsor research papers, posts, white papers, articles and more. The benefits include exposure via our social media platforms, being listed in the ackowledgements, inclusion in our email newletter, press releases and more. A complete list of benefits to sponsors may be found here.

To sponsor or contribute to a research project, please contact Dr. Stein at for more information.

Research Publication Partners

Research Partnership. We are pleased to announce that the Center of Excellence is partnering with Air, Soil and Water Research, which is a highly regarded Sage Publication. This open access journal is free to browse online and features articles on environmental science and sustainability related to air, soil and water.  Articles on indoor farming as it relates to the environment are also featured. See also below.

How to Become an Author

Become an Author. Doing research on indoor farming and want to publish your work on indoor farming, sustainability, agriculture or environmental science?

Members of the Center of Excellence who wish to publish will receive a 25% discount on submission (APC) fees to Air, Soil and Water Research. Guidelines for submission are provided here.

About Air, Soil and Water Research

Air, Soil and Water Research is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal focusing on research pertaining to soil, air and water. The journal seeks to report on properties, including physical, chemical, biochemical and biological, and also analysis, microbiology, chemicals and pollution, consequences for plants and crops, soil hydrology, changes and consequences of change, social issues, and other considerations. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 Research News

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