St. John 207A
3190 Maile Way, St. John 102
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7876

Fax: (808) 956-3894


Kent D. Kobayashi

Associate Professor/Researcher. ASHS Fellow. 


Photobiology; controlled environment agriculture; space farming; vegetable crops; crop modeling; mobile devices and apps; virtual and augmented reality


Hilo High School, 1968; B.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1972; M.Ag. Agronomic Crop Science, Oregon State University, 1975; B.S. Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1978; Ph.D. Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1982

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Photobiology; photomorphogenesis; controlled environment agriculture; space farming; hydroponics; crop modeling

Selected Publications:


  • Photobiology Lab - St. John 207 - Members