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Dr. Prasanta K. Kalita

Dr. Prasanta K. KalitaDr. Prasanta K. Kalita is the director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss and a professor and leader of the Soil and Water Resources Engineering Division in Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. He currently also serves as the Assistant Dean of Research in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and a Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois. Kalita’s research focus areas include water management and environmental sustainability, hydrology, watershed and water quality modeling, erosion and sediment control, and irrigation. He has worked extensively in educational development and capacity building and food security issues around the world.

Education
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • M. Eng. Soil & Water Resources Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • B. Tech., Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India


The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
144 National Soybean Research Center MC 637
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-3086
phlcongress@illinois.edu