Purdue Water Community

Suresh Rao

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HAMP 3145B


Lee A. Rieth Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor of Agronomy &Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Departments: Civil Engineering & Agronomy & Environmental and Ecological Engineering


Research Summary

Dr. Rao's current research and educational interests are focused on two themes: multi-scale modeling and analysis of landscape hydrologic and biogeochemical process linkages across human-impact gradients, including intensively managed croplands, urban catchments, and wetlandscapes; and resilience-based analysis of coupled natural and engineered complex systems, including food-bioenergy-water sustainability issues. His past projects have involved development and use of models for water and chemical dynamics in soil and groundwater systems.



  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1974
  • M.S., Colorado State University, 1970
  • B.S., Agriculture University, India, 1967

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