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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Research Group Members


Chinthaka Bandara
MS Student, BAE, KSU

Chinthaka's project relates to evaluation of soil losses in agricultural fields using photogrammetry technique and computer modeling. His project is supported with the grant funded by Kansas Water Resources Institute and USGS.



Dereatha Cross
PhD Student, BAE, KSU

Dereatha's interests relate to improving and innovating methods needed to solve "long-time-constant" challenges involving the sustainable and equitable use of water resources and associated integrated systems.



Tobias Oker
PhD Candidate, BAE, KSU

Tobias's project is on studying benefits of mobile drip irrigation for improving water productivity of corn in Western Kansas. He also used SWAT model to optimize the placement of Best Management Practices in Little Arkansas River watershed in Central Kansas. His co-advisor is Dr. Isaya Kisekka.


Dr. Aleksey Sheshukov
Associate Professor, BAE, KSU

Aleksey's passion is on understanding hydrological processes in watersheds, and assessing water-quality impacts of non-point source pollution.

Archived webpage: http://www.bae.ksu.edu/watershed/ashesh/


Previous Group Members


Dr. Jungang Gao (2014-2016)
Postoctoral Research Associate, BAE, KSU

Jungang used SWAT and GIS to better understand impacts of climate variability and land use change on water resources in Smoky Hill watershed in Western Kansas.

Presently Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University working at the USDA-ARS lab in Temple, TX.


Dr. Vladimir Karimov (2013-2017)

Vladimir's research was on studying soil erosion processes using physically-based computer modeling and conducting field experiments. A specific interest was in evaluating soil loss from ephemeral gullies.


Gia Nguyen (2014-2016)

Gia's study was on using the Jet Erosion Test (JET) tool to better understand soil erosion properties on fields with contrasting tillage practices.


Lawrence Sekaluvu (2014-2015)

Lawrence studied the location and length of ephemeral gully occurrence in Central Kansas using six Topographic-Index models.

Presently a PhD student at Purdue University.