Dr. Lordwin Jeyakumar

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Research Scientist

Jeyakumar’s research focusses on the broader areas of water resources and environmental engineering ( irrigation, drainage, contaminant hydrology,  BMPs and water quality, wastewater treatment and modeling), sustainable agricultural production systems, greenhouse gas emissions, and application of geographic information systems and remote sensing. His primary goal is to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to emerging water resources and environmental problems such as a result of intensive farming, deforestation, pollutants, soil degradation and waste.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Current research and/or projects

Jeyakumar's current research program is specifically targeted to improve water quality of agricultural watersheds that helps growers to reduce the amount of nutrients in drainage water and develop tools to solve complex watershed management problems.

Research and/or project statements

Current Projects:

1. Improving nutrient balances on dairy farms using model farmlets and simulation

2. Performance evaluation of field-scale denitrification wood chip bioreactors treating agricultural tile drainage water in a cold climate

3. Effect of biochar on soil fertility, forage crop production, nitrate losses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

4. Design, installation, operation and maintenance of subsurface drip irrigated half-high bush blueberries

Professional activities / interests

Vice- Leader, American Society of Agronomy - Managing Denitrification in Agronomic Systems Community (2017-2018)

Standards Representative,  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (2017-2020)

Coordinator, Communicating Your Research Seminar Series (2017-Present)

Education and awards

Degrees and Training

NSERC Visiting Fellow- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2015 to 2018

PhD. (Environmental Engineering), 2008-2011

M.Tech.(Soil and Water Engineering), 2000-2002

B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering), 1995-2000

Awards

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015

UCD Graduate Scholarship, 2008

Soil and Water Conservation Award, ICAR-NET, 2004

International experience and/or work

Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, 2016-Present

Associate Professor, Vaugh Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Department of Soil, Water, Land Engineering and Management, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, India, 2013-2015

Assistant Professor, Vaugh Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Department of Soil, Water, Land Engineering and Management, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, India, 2012-2013

Senior Research Demonstrator, University College Dublin (UCD), School of Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland, 2008-2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (Appointed by Ministry of Education, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), 2006-2008

Assistant Professor, Vaugh Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Department of Soil, Water, Land Engineering and Management, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, India, 2002-2006

Key publications

For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Agronomy

Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society

Life Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

English

Other languages

Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam