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Water Resources Publications, LLC Author and Editor Profile

 

Dr. Vijay Singh

Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., P.H., D. WRE
Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Academician, GFA; President, FARA
President, G. B. S. Board
Editor-in-Chief, WSTL
Editor-in-Chief, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Personal Data
2. Educational Training and Research Areas
3. Employment
4. Visiting Positions/Professorships
5. Teaching, Thesis, Supervision and Consulting
6. Published Works

CURRICULUM VITA OF PROFESSOR VIJAY P. SINGH


Dr. Vijay P. Singh holds the Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, U. S.A. He obtained a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, and a D. Sc. in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the author, editor or co-editor of numerous publications, book chapters, journal articles, and conference proceedings papers and technical reports, in the area of water and environmental resources.
He is Editor-in-Chief of Water Science and Technology Library Book Series and is a member of 14 journal editorial boards dealing with water resources and environment. Currently, Professor Singh serves as President of the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH), President of G. B. S. Board, and President of the Foundation for Aggrandizement of Rural Areas (FARA); and has served on numerous committees of professional organizations and panels at national and international levels. Another unique area that Professor Singh has been making a mark is public service and education. About seven years ago he established a school for imparting quality education, virtually free of cost, in his native village near Agra, India. He has been funding the school entirely through his own funds. For his scientific contributions, he has received numerous local, state, national and international wards. He is a fellow of ASCE, AWRA, IE, IAH, ISAE, and IWRS. He has also been elected Academician by the Georgia Fazisi Academy, Republic of Georgia. He holds membership in 15 professional associations.
 
 

1.    PERSONAL DATA[top]

Place of Birth: Agra, U.P., India; Date of Birth: July l5, l946
Marital Status: Married
Health: Excellent
Nationality: U.S.A. as well as Indian

2.    EDUCATIONAL TRAINING AND RESEARCH AREAS[top]

2.1   Education and Degrees

    B. S. Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Soil and Water Conservation Engineering.  U.P. Agricultural University, Pant College of Technology, Pantnagar, Nainital, U.P., India, September l967.

Project: Determination of Rugosity Coefficient of Concrete and Clay Channels, directed by Professors Jaswant Singh and Ghansyam Das.

    M. S. Engineering with specialization in Hydrology.  University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May l970.

Thesis: Estimation of Soil Moisture and Surface Runoff for Small Agricultural Watersheds, directed by Professors W. T. Dickinson and R. W. Irwin.

Ph. D. Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydrology and Water Resources.  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., May l974.

Dissertation: A Non-linear Kinematic Wave Model of Surface Runoff, directed by Dr. D. A. Woolhiser, Supervisory Research Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, and Professor of Civil Engineering.

D. Sc. Engineering. The University of  the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 1998.

Published Contribution: Entropy-Based Modeling in Hydrology and Water Resources.

2.2    Professional Registration

    P. E. State of Louisiana, since January l988; State of Colorado, since May, l973.

    P. H. American Institute of Hydrology, since January, l984.
  
   D. WRE American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, ASCE, since October 2005

2.3    Professional Specialty and Interest

Surface-water Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Quality and Water Resources.

2.4    Research Areas

Principal research topics have encompassed:  1. Hydrodynamics of Watershed Runoff, 2. Hydrodynamics of Surface Irrigation (Flow over Porous Beds), 3. Erosion and Sediment Transport in Upland Watersheds, 4. Point- and Nonpoint-Source Water Quality Modeling, 5. Environmental Management, 6. Hydrology of Ungaged Watersheds, 7. Streamflow Forecasting, 8. Areal  Rainfall, 9. Dam Break Analysis, 10. Parameter Estimation, l1. Stochastic Analysis, l2. Entropy-Based Modeling, l3. Network Design, l4. Landfill Hydrology, 15. Saltwater Intrusion, l6. Groundwater Modeling, 17. Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change, 18. Watershed Modeling, 19. Ecosystems Management, and 20. Social Engineering.

 
 

3.  EMPLOYMENT[top]

Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering (from July 1, 2006-present), Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A & M University

Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (from July 1 to present), Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A & M University

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (from July 1, 2006 to present), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas A & M University

Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor (from January 1999-June 2006), and Coordinator of Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering Program (March, 2001-June 2006), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (from August l983 to present), and Coordinator of Water Resources Program (August 1983-1998).

Adjunct Professor (from April 2004-June 2006), School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (July 1981-August, 1983).

Director (Acting), Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute, College of Engineering, May l984 - July l986.
       The administrative  assignment  included  supervision of the annual  cooperative  program, matching program, and technology transfer program supported by the U.S. Department of Interior through its Geological Survey; and direction of the water resources research institute.

Member, Graduate Faculty (1981-present), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, and Member, Graduate Faculty (8/78 - 7/8l), Department of Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Associate Research Professor of Civil Engineering (7/77 - 7/78), School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Professor of Hydrology (8/74 - 6/77), Department of Geoscience, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (6/74 - 7/74), Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Graduate Research Assistant (6/70 - 5/74), Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University,

Graduate Research Assistant (9/68 - 5/70), School of Engineering, The University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Engineer and member of the Technical Staff (9/67 - 9/68), The Rockefeller Foundation, New Delhi office, India. 
The assignment involved (1) design of surface and subsurface irrigation and drainage systems for a large research farm of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, (2) supervision and management of these systems, (3) supervision of farm operations, and (4) supervision of maintenance and servicing of agricultural machinery.

4.  VISITING POSITIONS/PROFESSORSHIPS: [Visiting Professor in Australia, Austria, Belgium, India,  Italy, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, and Switzerland] [top]

US-India Exchange Scientist  (l2/80 - l/8l):  Gave lectures on mathematical modeling in hydrology and hydraulics at (a) Water Technology Center, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, (b) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, (c) Bihar College of  Engineering, Patna, (d) Pant College  of Technology, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, and (e) Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, Ranchi.

Visiting  Academic  (5/82 - 6/82):  Department of Civil  and  Mining Engineering, The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.  Gave lectures on hydrologic modeling and conducted research on ungaged basin hydrology.

Senior Research Engineer   (7/84 - 8/84): Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Conducted research on mathematical modeling of stream flow from ungaged basins, and on evolution of breach during dam failures.

Senior Research Engineer  (5/85 - 8/85): Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Conducted research on military hydrology with specific reference to streamflow modeling on ungaged basins, and dam breach development and its impact on downstream flooding.

Senior Research Engineer (5/86 - 8/86):  Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Conducted research on military hydrology with emphasis on sensitivity of dam breach parameters on downstream hydrology.

Senior Research Engineer (5/87 - 5/88): Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Conducted research on military hydrology with emphasis on dam breach modeling technology.

Visiting Professor (3/88 - 5/88): Laboratory of Hydrology, Interuniversity Post-graduate Programme in Hydrology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Visiting Professor (5/90): Institute of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy.

Visiting Professor (6/90): Institute of Hydraulics and Energy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Visiting Professor (5/92 - 6/92): Institute of Soil and Water Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Visiting Professor  (5/94 - 9/94):  Department of  Water  Resources  Engineering,  Lund  Institute of Technology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Visiting Professor   (10/94 - 1/95):  Laboratory of  Hydraulics,  Hydrology, and  Glaciology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Senior Research Engineer (1/95 - 5/95):  Hydraulics Laboratory,  U.S. Army  Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Visiting Professor (5/95 - 8/95):  Laboratory of Hydraulics,  Hydrology  and  Glaciology, Swiss-Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Visiting Professor  (5/97): Institute of Geography, Swiss-Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Visiting Professor  (5/97):  Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy.

Visiting Professor  (7/97-8/97): Water Resources Development Training Centre, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India.

Visiting  Professor  and  Fulbright  Scholar  (4/98-5/98): Institute of  Hydrodynamics, Hydraulics and Hydrology, University of Technology, Graz, Austria.

Visiting  Professor  and  Fulbright  Scholar  (6/98-7/98):  Institute of  Hydraulics  and Hydrology, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.

Hydraulic Engineer (5-99 - 7/99): River Systems and Meteorology Group, Technical Services Center, Bureau of Reclamation, U. S. Department of Interior, Denver, Colorado.

Visiting Professor (7-01 – 12-01): School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 
 

5. TEACHING, THESIS SUPERVISION AND CONSULTING[top]

5.1 Teaching and Development of Courses

   Louisiana State University: [Taught and developed 18 courses.]

1.    CE 2250 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
2.    CE 2720  Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
3.    CE 3200 Hydraulics
4.    CE 3440  Senior Design Project
5.    CE 4200  Hydrology
6.    CE 4250  Ground Water
7.    CE 4700  Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Hydrologic Modeling)
8.    CE 4730 Risk and Reliability Analysis
9.    CE 4780  Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Mathematical Modeling in Hydrology)
10.  CE 7260  Advanced Hydrology
11.   CE 7700  Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Analysis and Synthesis of  Hydrologic Systems)
12.  CE 7270  Hydrologic Systems
13.  CE 7280  Modeling in Physical Hydrology
14.  CE 7255  Advanced Hydraulics
15.  CE 7275  Modeling for Management of Ground Water
16.  CE 7265  Advanced Groundwater Hydrology and Hydraulics
17.  CE 7700  Watershed Kinematics
18.  CE 7700 Risk and Reliability Analysis in Environmental and Water Resources

 

Mississippi State University:   [Taught and developed 7 courses.]
1.   CE 3533  Introduction to Hydrology
2.   CE 4523/6523  Open Channel Hydraulics
3.   CE 8583  Methods in Statistical Hydrology
4.   CE 95l3  Modeling in Physical Hydrology I
5.   CE 9523  Modeling in Physical Hydrology II
6.   CE 9533  Hydrologic Systems I
7.   CE 9543  Hydrologic Systems II

The George Washington University: [Taught and developed 3 courses.]
1.   CE l95  Hydrology
2.   CE 2l6  Advanced Hydrology
3.   CE 299  Special Topics in Hydrology and Water Resources

   New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: [Taught and developed 6 courses.]
1.   Hydrology 57l  Rainfall-Runoff Modeling
2.   Hydrology 57l  Physical Hydrology
3.   Hydrology 572  Statistical Hydrology
4.   Hydrology 4l2  Surface Water Hydrology
5.   Hydrology 4l3L Groundwater Hydrology Laboratory
6.   Hydrology 4l3L Surface Water Hydrology Laboratory

 

Collectively, Dr. Singh is the author and editor of numerous abstracts, monographs, software packages and books, including:[top]

--> NEW -> Coastal Environment and Water Quality (Cat. No. CEWQ)

--> NEW ->Coastal Hydrology and Processes (Cat. No. CHP)

--> Computer Models of Watershed Hydrology (Cat. No. CMWHN)

--> Environmental Modeling (Cat. No. EMSINGH)

--> Hydraulic Modeling (Cat. No. HMSINGH)

--> Hydrologic Modeling (Cat. No. HLMSINGH)

--> NEW -> Mathematical Modeling of Large Watershed Hydrology (Cat. No. MMLW)

--> NEW ->Mathematical Modeling of Small Watershed Hydrology and Applications (Cat. No. MMSW)

--> Modeling Components of Hydrologic Cycle (Cat. No. MCHC)

--> Rainfall-Runoff Relationship (Cat. No. RRR)

--> Statistical Analysis of Rainfall and Runoff (Cat. No. SARR)

--> Water Resources Planning and Management (Cat. No. WRPM)

 


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