Research Programs

Research Scientists and Fields of Specialization

Girisha Ganjegunte, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Water Resources and Salinity Management

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Soil-Water Salinity Interactions
  2. Water Reuse
  3. Spatial Sciences

Select a Link for Research Project Fact Sheet

  1. Soil Salinity Assessment Using Electromagnetic Induction
  2. Soil Salinity Management Using Synthetic Organic Polymer
  3. Treated Wastewater Irrigation for Sustainable Switchgrass Production
  4. Beneficial Effects of Cellulosic Bioenergy Crops on Soil Salinity
  5. On-Farm Irrigation Scheduling Tools to Improve Water Use Efficiency
  6. Beneficial Uses of Reject Water from Electric Cooling Towers
  7. Use of Reclaimed Effluent and Salty Groundwater for Cotton Production

Ari Michelsen, Ph.D.
Professor, Regent’s Fellow (Retired)

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Water Markets and Pricing
  3. Water Conservation
  4. Integrated Water Resource Management
  5. Water Valuation and Benefit-Cost Analysis

Genhua Niu, Ph.D.
Landscape Water Conservation

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Drought, salt and heat tolerance of crops
  2. Saline water irrigation
  3. Plant production and propagation under controlled environment

Zhuping Sheng, Ph.D., P.H.
Professor, Resident Director
Agricultural and Water Resources Engineering

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Water Resources Planning and Management
  2. Groundwater & Surface Water Modeling
  3. Interactions of atmospheric, surface and subsurface waters
  4. Managed Aquifer Recharge
  5. Hydrologic cycle, climate variability, environmental flow, watershed protection
  6. Irrigation, evapotranspiration and water conservation
  7. Aquifer Mechanics – Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures

Seiichi Miyamoto, Ph.D.
Professor (Retired)
Salinity Management

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Soils & Water
  2. Salinity and Water Management

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