YuPing
40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Ping Yu

Company

University of Georgia

Job Title

Assistant Professor

Accomplishments

  • Earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, working on replacing peat moss with biochar as a container substrate component for greenhouse plant production and then spent approximately a year as a postdoc associate at University of Florida before her move to Georgia.
  • Established an applied research program at UGA focusing on ornamental production to help growers increase their profitability.
  • Selected as an American Society for Horticultural Science graduate scholar and outstanding student, and participated in the National Floral Forum.

Extracurricular

Adrenaline Pumping: Ping went skydiving on her birthday four years ago and is currently training for a marathon.

Fun Facts

Not Too Hot: She can’t get enough hot pot, a traditional Sichuan food that you boil everything you like into a spicy soup: “Ironic thing is I can’t handle spicy well like other Sichuan people.”





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