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hydrologist , Environmental engineer

Binayak Prasad Mohanty, Indian hydrologist, environmental engineer. Member American Geophysical Union, American Society Agricultural Engineers, Soil Science Society of America, Agronomy Society of America, National Ground Water Association, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Alpha Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Background

Mohanty, Binayak Prasad was born on June 23, 1964 in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. Came to the United States, 1989. Son of Harish Chandra and Indulata Mohanty.

Education

Bachelor in Engineering, Orissa University Agriculture and Technology, 1985. Master in Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1992.

Career

Instructor Orissa University Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, 1985. Research associate Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1987-1988. Research assistant, postdoctoral researcher Iowa State University, Ames, 1989-1993.

Research scientist United States Salinity Laboratory United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Riverside, California, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include multidimensional physical process based spatial analysis techniques, integration of geographic information system or geographical information science, MODFLOW, and crop water stress models, discovery of hysteresis in spatio-temporal variability of soil temperature, discovery of multimodal hydraulic conductivity functions in unsaturated soil, ground truthing of remotely-sensed soil moisture data, transfer of soil, landscape, and vegetation information to soil hydraulic and thermal properties, development and improvement of hydraulic conductivity measurement techniques for dual porosity media.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor: Paddy Field Engineering, 1988, 92. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Geophysical Union, American Society Agricultural Engineers, Soil Science Society of America, Agronomy Society of America, National Ground Water Association, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Alpha Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Connections

Married Deepanwita Mohanty, July 14, 1991.

father:
Harish Chandra

mother:
Indulata Mohanty

spouse:
Deepanwita Mohanty