Director of AgMEQ Labs

Robertson’s past research projects include, characterizing soft tissue material responses, spinal biomechanics, orthopedic device design, plant biomechanics and stochastic analyses of complex computational models.

Dr. Daniel J Robertson is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho. He is the director of AgMEQ laboratory and is also the director of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program for the University of Idaho. He acquired his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2013.

After receiving his doctorate, Robertson spent four years working overseas as a senior research scientist in the emerging area of crop biomechanics. His unique interdisciplinary research enabled him to work across numerous industries which led to his appointment as a United States Department of Agriculture NIFA-AFRI Fellow. His research eventually led Robertson to return to Idaho where he is working with academic and industry based plant scientists, biologists, geneticists, chemists, and engineers to develop solutions to the long standing problem of stalk lodging. Much of Dr. Robertson's current work is focused on solving what the White House has called the great challenge of the 21st century: sustainably providing food, fuel and fiber for the world’s growing population.