PhD, PE, LEED AP
Ian combines his knowledge of heat transfer and thermodynamics with his interest in programming to develop specialized energy models for CEA facilities. He also performs load calculations and helps with selecting equipment and producing engineering documentation.
Ian’s interest in agriculture started at a young age, while working on berry farms and his family’s own orchard and vegetable farm in Northern Wisconsin. Ian developed his expertise in Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics while obtaining a B.S. and M.S. in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His undergraduate and graduate research focused on ventilation and cooling for dairy cows and modeling ground-source heat pump systems. In one of his graduate-level classes, he developed a program to optimize HVAC equipment operation in indoor farms, spurning his interest in tackling the challenges of CEA.
As he finished graduate school, he interned with the USDA Greenhouse Production Research Group, where he measured photosynthetic response of ornamental plants under different environmental conditions. This experience furthered his interest in CEA and lead him to Dr. Greenhouse.
Owner, Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, Inc.
Dr. Nadia Sabeh (A.K.A. "Dr. Greenhouse") is an Agricultural and Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience designing climate management systems (HVAC) for indoor plant production facilities, including greenhouses, vertical farms, plant factories, container farms, cannabis grows, and mushroom houses.
Dr. Sabeh is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Sacramento, CA.
In 2007, she received her PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC). Her research focused on optimizing ventilation and evaporative cooling systems for tomato production greenhouses, with the goals of reducing water and energy use while optimizing climate control.
As a Masters student at the Pennsylvania State University, Sabeh tested ventilation schemes for the uniform distribution of conditioned air in commercial mushroom production houses. Nadia received her B.S. from the University of California-Davis, where her love for controlled environment agriculture began as an intern on a shiitake mushroom farm in southern Idaho.
Dr. Sabeh's dream is to integrate indoor agriculture into the built environment, connecting human and plant environments, and transforming the urban landscape into a source for locally grown food.
Director of Marketing
Janan is our team’s Marketing Director, focusing on client relationships and brand management as well as anticipating the needs of our growing business within a dynamic agriculture industry. As farmers and cultivators try to determine if they should grow indoors, navigate the technology and sustainability challenges of agriculture, and wade into the world of legal cannabis, Janan emphasizes the relevance, timeliness, and benefits of Dr. Greenhouses’ services to the CEA industry.
With a B.A. in International Politics and Public Service, Janan is passionate about food quality and security around the world. Att Dr. Greenhouse Inc., Janan brings a global perspective to our already meaningful work. Having lived in the Middle East for 11 years, Janan became fluent in Arabic and lived in rural areas, where farming is the backbone of the economy, and sustains families, communities, and the region at large. As famine, malnutrition, and water scarcity persist around the world, she hopes that Dr. Greenhouse will be able to help those most in need gain access to quality food year-round.
Janan looks forward to meeting and collaborating with all of our clients, both locally and globally.
Dr. Sabeh got the nickname "Dr. Greenhouse" from the KOLD News team in Tucson, AZ when she was interviewed by weatherman Chuck George to promote her upcoming Evaporative Cooling Workshop at the University of Arizona (2007).