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Prasanta K. Kalita

Prasanta K. Kalita

Director ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
Professor and Leader, Soil & Water Resources Engineering
University of Illinois


Prasanta K. Kalita is a Professor and Leader of Soil & Water Resources Engineering program of the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. He also holds appointments as Assistant Dean of Research in the College of ACES and the Director of the ADM Institute for Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois. Kalita is a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and an Honorary Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Kalita has a well-funded research and education program both nationally and internationally, has guided more than 35 Ph.D. and MS graduate students, advised more than 50 undergraduate research students, and published extensively in peer reviewed journals. He has served as Associate Editor of the Transactions of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spatial Hydrology. Kalita has won several departmental, college, campus, regional, and two national awards on teaching, and has been recognized with Distinguished Teacher Scholar Award at the University of Illinois.

Research Interest

Food Science & Technology