Dr. Erico Mattos is the Executive Director of the Greenhouse Lighting Systems and Engineering (GLASE) consortium. Erico received his BS degree in agronomic engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2009 and a Ph.D degree in crop and soils sciences from the University of Georgia in 2013. In 2012, Erico completed Singularity University's graduate studies program. He is a recipient of the Gifted Citizen Award (Mexico), the 2014 Emerging Leader of the Year Award by the Georgia Bio association and two times TEDx speaker. Erico has co-authored multiple technology patents related to plants photosynthetic efficiency improvement. Erico is also co-founder and CEO of Candidus, a horticultural lighting control company developing smart lighting control systems for crop production in greenhouses.