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Prasanta K. Kalita

Prasanta K. Kalita

Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
University of Illinois
USA

Biography

Prasanta Kalita is a professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Director of the ADM Institute for Prevention of Postharvest Loss, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).He is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and advising, has worked extensively in educational development and capacity building, and in food security issues around the world. He has published more than 150 articles in journals and served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor for three international journals. His career is marked impressively by over 40 honors and awards recognizing teaching excellence, research excellence, and outstanding service, culminating with the Paul A. Funk Award in ACES in Illinois.

Research Interest

Water management and environmental sustainability, hydrology, watershed and water quality, erosion and sediment control, and irrigation