Research and Extension Interests
I have research and extension interests in the areas of water quality and agricultural drainage. I provide education to diverse groups representing drainage contractors, agricultural producers, water, and the public. My main research goal is to address agricultural water management issues related to non-point source pollution (i.e., excess nitrogen and phosphorous). I am interested in innovative practices that can reduce nutrient load runoff to surface water and conserve water for crop use. Some of these practices are drainage water management (a.k.a. controlled drainage), saturated buffers, drainage water recycling, and denitrification beds (a.k.a. woodchip bioreactors). I am also interested in modeling and simulation of the effects of management practices on water quality.
- Assistant Professor – Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University (2017-present)
- Postdoctoral Associate – Soil, Water, and Climate at University of Minnesota (2014-2016)
- Graduate Research Associate – Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University (2009-2014)