Owner, Little Hill CultivatorsTrinity County, CA
UbiGro® is a luminescent greenhouse film that optimizes sunlight within your greenhouse. This layer of light uses clean nanotechnology known as quantum dots to improve the quality of light in the greenhouse. UbiGro’s layer of light leverages unused parts of the sun’s spectrum, UV and blue photons, and converts them into orange, red, and far-red, giving your plants more of what they need to thrive.
Using versatile and customizable hardware, UbiGro can be customized to fit into any greenhouse type, size, shape, and façade material. Your plants can benefit from UbiGro’s advanced greenhouse covering materials. Growers who use UbiGro in their greenhouse experience healthier plants and gain up to a 20% boost in crop yields.
Talk to one of our greenhouse light experts today to learn more!
The UbiGro greenhouse covering material is designed to optimize your sunlight with red-shifting quantum dots that are efficient in manipulating colors of light. Experience a long-term solution for your crop with UbiGro’s greenhouse film covers.
UbiGro is designed to be suspended within your existing greenhouse, no matter the size or tech level of your operation. UbiGro is simple to install, requires minimal maintenance, and uses zero electricity. From cucumbers to cannabis, cultivators can now take advantage of this sustainable, electricity-free layer of light for any greenhouse.
Our team of crop lighting experts will create a custom design and installation plan for your greenhouse. With our step-by-step installation guide, UbiGro does not require additional outsourced support.
UbiGro has been deployed worldwide in over 76 trials at more than 31 unique greenhouse sites. Within these trials, cultivators are achieving an outstanding ROI and increasing their production with every square foot UbiGro is deployed.
UbiGro will boost your production without adding energy or electrical costs. When you leverage UbiGro’s clean quantum dot technology, you harness the power of your greatest natural resource: the sun.
UbiGro’s greenhouse coverings provide the necessary light for your crops to thrive without increasing your energy bill.
UbiGro’s flexible layer works with existing greenhouse systems and will not hinder their current function. Learn more about the benefits of UbiGro and talk to one of our greenhouse light experts today.
Owner, Little Hill CultivatorsTrinity County, CA
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Hunter McDaniel, PhD
Founder & CEO
Hunter earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Chemistry Division. Ultimately the value proposition of UbiGro is about boosting crop yields and quality without the cost or energy impact of lighting. Hunter has more than fifty publications and patents, and more than 2000 total citations, h-index: 20. Hunter fundamentally believes that novel materials underpin every significant technology advancement, and he is focused on leveraging new materials to have a lasting and sustainable impact.
Damon Hebert, PhD
Director of Agriculture
Damon brings a wide range of experience in agriculture, materials science, spectroscopy, and small business. During his time in Prof. Angus Rockett’s research group at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Hebert authored a doctoral thesis and multiple papers on the materials science of CIGS semiconductor materials, which is closely related to the materials developed at UbiQD. He also served as a consultant to Nanosolar, a CIGS nanocrystal solar cell manufacturing company. Hebert has industry experience having co-founded Dr. Jolly’s, a leading cultivation and distribution operation in Bend, OR.
Tania is a UbiGro Sales Representative, with over 7 years of experience in product sales (specifically berries and avocados) covering all of North America and parts of South America. While in agriculture, Tania has cultivated strong relationships with growers and distributors, granting her a unique insight into both perspectives. That understanding, paired with her fierce dedication to results, drives her fun and fiery commitment to her craft. Tania is based in Gilroy, CA.
Charles earned a Bachelor’s in Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master’s in Biosystems Engineering from The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Advised by Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Charles conducted his thesis on the “Optimization of Spectral Quality with Quantum Dots to Enhance Crop Yield in Controlled Environments.” Charles has a decade of biological engineering, greenhouse technology, and molecular biology experience from lab to production scale including working with the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He brings his experience in hydroponics, controlled environment systems design, photobiology, greenhouse engineering, and scientific outreach.
Jim Gideon is an UbiGro Sales Manager, with over 25 years of greenhouse industry sales experience covering all of North America. Previously Jim has worked for Green Tek, Plazit-Polygal, Texel, Cherry Creek, and Nexus. He is based in Montgomery, AL, and Jim believes that “light is everything to the grower.”
Director of Sales
Eric Moody is UbiQD’s Director of UbiGro Sales. Eric has more than 6 years of experience in horticulture lighting industry, building relationships with greenhouse growers of all sizes and crops on optimal lighting for their growing operation, and most recently managed a North American sales team for PL Light Systems. Overall, Eric has been in sales leadership positions for more than 13 years. Eric brings with him a great understanding of the market and available technologies for growers, greenhouse facilities, and sales leadership. Reach Eric by phone at 541-490-6421 or by email at [email protected].
Mike Burrows, PhD
Dr. Michael Burrows is UbiQd’s Vice President of Business Development. His educational background includes a Materials Science doctorate from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. His career has specialized in the commercialization of novel electronic materials in venture-run programs for different industries including solar, biosensors, and the automotive industry. In both start-up and corporate environments, he has extensive experience in global market development, foraging supply chain partnerships, productization, and brand building. He is currently leading UbiQD’s partnership efforts in luminescent greenhouse technology, smart windows, and security ventures.
Matt Bergern, PhD
Cheif Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer at UbiQD, Dr. Matt Bergren leads the company’s product development efforts, sales, and product manufacturing, including the company’s first commercial agriculture product, UbiGro. He plays a critical role in continuing the company’s path of technology development and vision of powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security.
He serves as the principal investigator for UbiQD’s contract with NASA, focused on tailoring the solar spectrum for enhanced crop production for space missions. Dr. Bergren’s leadership experience includes serving on the board of directors for the New Mexico Energy Manufacturing Institute, focused on job creation in New Mexico’s energy, and related manufacturing community.