Vinicius M. Lube

PhD Students

PhD Student



Office: Bld. 2, Lev. 3, 3266-WS06


​Vinicius is currently working on advanced visualization techniques to perform high-throughput phenomics to study plants behavior in response to stresses and pathogen invasion in different environmental conditions. 

Research Interests

​Plant phenomics, X-ray micro-Computed Tomography, 3D visualization, artificial intelligence, photomacrography, mechatronics

Selected Publications

  • Lube, Vinicius, Noyan, M. A., Przybysz, A., Salama, K., Blilou, I. (2022). MultipleXLab: A high-throughput portable live-imaging root phenotyping platform using deep learning and computer vision. Plant Methods 18, 38 (2022).
  • Xiao, T. T., Kirschner, G. K., Kountche, B. A., Jamil, M., Maria, S., Lube, Vinicius, ... & Blilou, I. (2022). The PLETHORA/PIN-FORMED/AUXIN network mediates terminal prehaustorium formation in the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. In press: Plant Physiology - P2021-RA-01192R3.
  • Xiao, T., Raygoza, A.A., Pérez, J.C., Kirschner, G., Deng, Y., Atkinson, B., Sturrock, C., Lube, Vinicius, Wang, J.Y., Lubineau, G. and Al-Babili, S. (2019). Emergent Protective Organogenesis in Date Palms: A Morpho-devo-dynamic Adaptive Strategy During Early Development. The Plant Cell, pp.tpc-00008
  • Bolson, N., Singh, D., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G. (2019). All-polymer based polymorph skin with controllable surface texture. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(7), 075011
  • Chellattoan, R., Lube, V., Lubineau, G. (2019). Toward Programmable Materials for Wearable Electronics: Electrical Welding Turns Sensors into Conductors. Advanced Electronic Materials.
  • San-Roman-Alerigi, D.P., Dijk, C.V., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G. (2018). Characterizing the Effects of High Power Laser Performance on Carbonate Rocks. Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Summer 2018, Pages 47-56
  • Lube, Vinicius, Lazarescu, C., Mansfield, S.D., Avramidis, S. (2016). Wood microfibril angle variation after drying. Holzforschung, v. 70, n. 5, p. 485-488.
  • San-Roman-Alerigi, D.P., Dijk, C.V., Batarseh, S.I., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G. (2018). Characterizing the effects of laser perforation on carbonate rocks. GEO 2018 13th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (Manama, Bahrain, March 5-8, 2018) Issue# 90319, 10 pages
  • Batista, D.C., Oliveira, J.T.S., Pizetta, R.P., Lube, Vinicius Munaldi. (2017). Quality assessment of air-dried teakwood boards using moisture content gradients. FLORAM - Revista Floresta e Ambiente, v. 24, p. 1-7.
  • Evans, P., Lube, Vinicius, Averdunk, H. et al. (2015). Visualizing the microdistribution of zinc borate in oriented strand board using X-ray microcomputed tomography and SEM-EDX. Journal of Composites, Article ID 630905, 9 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/630905
  • Rosa, R.A., França, L.C.A., Segundinho, P.D.A., Lube, V.M. and Paes, J.B. (2014). Characterization of bullet wood (Manilkara sp.) by destructive and nondestructive methods. Ciência da Madeira, v. 5, n. 1, p. 68-78.


  • M.Sc., Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada (2013-2016)
  • B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil (2008-2013)​

Professional Profile

  • PhD Student, LPCDB, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (January 2018 - Present)
  • ​Visiting Student, COHMAS, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (May - Nov 2017)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), UBC, Vancouver, Canada (Sept. 2013 - 2016)
  • Academic Internship, Wood Physics and Drying Laboratory, Vancouver (Sept 2012 - Jul 2013)


  • Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (2020) in the category ‘Distinguished Innovative Studies and Modern Technology’ led by Professor Dr. Ikram Blilou
  • ​Donald S. McPhee Fellowship (Aug 2015)
  • VanDusen Graduate Fellowship in Forestry (Aug 2015)

KAUST Affiliations

BESE (Biological and Environment Science and Engineering)

Research Interests Keywords

Root system architecture Live imaging technologies Phenomics Automation