Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science
Sanjit Deb, an expert in soil physics and hydrology, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on July 1.
Deb indicated that he is interested in continuing his research efforts in soil and water resources management in water-limited and irrigated agricultural production systems, as well as other natural and managed ecosystems. His research interests particularly focus on applied soil physics, soil-water-plant-atmosphere relationships, spatial and temporal variability of soil properties, and vadose zone flow and transport processes and hydrological modeling under different land use and management systems at multiple scales.
One of his primary goals here at Tech is to expand and diversify his interdisciplinary focus on basic and applied environmental soil physics and hydrological research and strengthen collaborative research efforts for sustainable management and conservation decisions of soil and water resources in croplands, rangelands, and other natural and managed ecosystems.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Deb worked as a post-doctoral fellow in environmental soil physics at New Mexico State University's Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. He also served as an assistant researcher in the Watershed Hydrology Lab at the University of Hawaii-Manoa's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
Deb worked as a project researcher with the Soil Physics and Soil Hydrology Lab at The University of Tokyo's Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Earlier he served as a research associate and research engineer in the Water Engineering and Management Program of Asian Institute of Technology's School of Civil Engineering.
Deb received his bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University-Mymensingh. His master's degree in irrigation engineering and management is from Asian Institute of Technology (Pathumthani,Thailand). His doctorate degree in biological and environmental engineering is from The University of Tokyo-Japan. He is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta - the Honor Society of Agriculture; American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; Soil Science Society of America; and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Eric Hequet, Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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