Brian N. Bailey

Brian Bailey

Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Faculty
UC Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., University of Utah; Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • B.S./M.S., University of Utah; Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Research interests and expertise: 

Dr. Bailey's research is interdisciplinary, combining expertise in engineering, computer science, atmospheric science, and biology to study plant systems. The Bailey Lab's focus is on developing the next generation of plant simulation tools to better understand and represent heterogeneity in plant systems across scales. The lab is developing high-resolution, 3D models and measurement techniques that can explicitly represent scales ranging from leaves to canopies.

Current projects: 

Current teaching: 

  • Application of Computers in Technology; PLS 21 (fall/winter/spring quarters)

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  • Functional structural plant modeling
  • Crop modeling
  • Remote sensing
  • Turbulence
  • Atmospheric boundary-layer
  • Energy budget
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Perennial crops
  • Thermography
  • High-performance computing