Research Group

                                                                                          Project Leader 

 Alex Woodley
Assistant Professor in Sustainable and Organic Soil Fertility
3214 Williams Hall


Alex is originally from Stratford Ontario. He received his B.S., M.S. degrees in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph, and his Ph.D. in Land Resource Science from from the University of Guelph. He was a NSERC visiting fellow at the Harrow Research and Development Centre (AAFC) working in Dr. Craig Drury’s lab.  He joined the faculty at NCSU in spring 2018.








                                                                                   Current Lab Group Members

                                                                               Tom Stanton – Research Technician

Tom received his B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2016, majoring in Agricultural Sciences. After a few years of working on different agricultural operations in Pennsylvania and Maine, he joined the Sustainable Soils lab in 2018.




Sam Hahn – M.S. Student

Samuel is from a small town in the ‘pinky’ of Michigan that was voted “Good Morning America’s” Most Beautiful Place in America in 2011. He received his BS in 2015 from the University of Michigan in Ecology and History. After that he taught middle school science in South Carolina, bought a heifer, got a dog, and did some traveling. He started his MS at NCSU in the fall of 2018.





Summer 2019 Research Assistants 

Summer 2019 Research Team
Great group of research assistants this summer, Sam Hahn (grad student), Micayla West, Caitlyn Bell and Jesse Tysinger (Left to Right)











REU Student  – Isabel Pagan-Caballero 

Working hard on ammonia volatilization in corn using a inorganic-organic N fertilizer