Texas Tech University

Sanjit Deb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Soil Physics

Email: sanjit.deb@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-1373

Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 214
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

Sanjit Deb


Deb received his bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. His master's degree in irrigation engineering and management is from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. His doctorate degree in biological and environmental engineering is from The University of Tokyo, Japan. 

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.

Research Interests

Dr. Deb 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, 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. 


  • PSS 4336 Soil Physical Properties
  • PSS 4337 Environmental Soil Science
  • PSS 5335 Soil Physics
  • PSS 6331 Advanced Environmental Soil Sciences

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