Dr. Joel L. Cuello was recognized for his significant contributions in sustainable biological and agricultural engineering systems which provides the platform for engineering designs in various agricultural and biological systems, with emphasis on optimizing biological and agricultural productivity while fostering resource sustainability and environmental protection. Among his outstanding works are algal bioreactor systems used in industry, a hybrid solar-electric lighting system for crop production in bioregenerative space life support at NASA, and phytometric system. Since 1996, he has served as lecturer, visiting professor, and adviser to graduate students and has provided valuable advice in the improvement of graduate programs and program accreditation in various universities in the Philippines. He has also served as technical advisor to the Philippine Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Science and Technology.
Birthdate: 20 November 1962
- Ph.D Agricultural and Biological Engineering - The Pennsylvania State University 1994
- M.S. in Plant Physiology - The Pennsylvania State University 1999
- M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering The Pennsylvania State University 1990
- B.S. Agricultural Engineering - University of the PHilippines Los Baños 1984