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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


Venkat Lakshmi

Carolina Trustee Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Phone Number: 803-777-3552
Email: vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu
Office: EWS 407
Research Areas: Earth Systems
Water Resources
Research Summary:

Global Water Resources and Monitoring of Hydrological Extremes; Improving spatial resolution of radiometer derived soil moisture; Optimal integration of models, point observations and satellite remote sensing data; Feedbacks: Land-Atmosphere Relationships using Satellite Remote Sensing

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Venkat Lakshmi

Venkataraman (Venkat) Lakshmi
Carolina Trustee Professor
School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803)-777-3552; Fax: (803)-777-6610
Email: vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu

 

EDUCATION

Princeton University Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1996

University of Iowa M. S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1989

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee B.E., Civil Engineering (Honors), 1987

 

EMPLOYMENT

2015-2016           Cox Visiting Professor, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University

08/2015              Visiting Professorial Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

04/15-07/15        Cox Visiting Professor, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University

2006-present       Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences University of South Carolina
2008-2011          Chairman Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences University of South Carolina
2003-2006          Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences University of South Carolina
1999-2003         Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences University of South Carolina
2006-2007         Cox Visiting Professor, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
1996-1999         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Research Scientist
1990-1996         Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
1987-1990         Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS
(1) Professional Engineer (PE), State of Maryland, Registration # 25394, 2002-present

(2) Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2002-present

(3) NASA Group Achievement Award for the AQUA Mission 2003

(4) Cox Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 2006-2007; 2015-2016

(5) William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Hong Kong 2010

(6) Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Carolina, 2010-2011

(7) NASA Group Achievement Award for the SMAP Validation Experiment 2013

(8) Outstanding Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal 2014

(9) Carolina Trustee Professor, University of South Carolina 2016


GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEE AWARDS
(1) Best Paper Award, Christel Purvis, M.S. (Biogeosciences) Ujjwal Narayan, PhD. (Hydrology) AGU Spring Meeting, 2006

(2) PhD Thesis award, Ujjwal Narayan, (PhD. 2006) Department of Geology, University of South Carolina, 2006

(3) Excellence in Graduate Studies University of South Carolina Ujjwal Narayan (PhD. 2006)

(4) NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2005 – 2006) Ujjwal Narayan, (PhD. 2006)

(5) Taber Outstanding PhD Research Award Bin Fang (PhD 2015), Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2015

(6) Taber Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Jessica Price Sutton, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2015

(7) Taber Outstanding PhD Research Award Jessica Price Sutton (PhD 2016), Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2016


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEE AWARDS
(1) Stephen Taber Award for Outstanding Academic Record in Geological Sciences, Carsyn J Ames (2016) Eleanor McIntosh (2016)


EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS
(1) Editor, EOS, Transactions of American Geophysical Union, 2001-2006

(2) Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 1997-2001

(3) Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 2001-2003

(4) Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 2004-2007

(5) Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrology, 2007-present

(6) Editor, Vadose Zone Journal, 2014-present

(7) Editorial Board, Remote Sensing, Springer Books