Manoj K Shukla
Associate Professor of Environmental Soil Physics, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department
New Mexico State University, USA
Dr. Manoj K Shukla is an Associate Professor of Environmental Soil Physics at New Mexico State University, US. He is a recipient of NACTA teaching Award of Excellence, Patricia Christmore faculty Teaching Award, and Water Resources Team Award. He has served as an Associate Editor and Editorial board member of Soil Science Society America Journal. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology, as Vice-Chair of regional coordination committee for trickle irrigation, as a chair of Awards Committee, and Howard Hughes scholar program. He serves/served as chair for several students graduated with a master’s/PhD degree from NMSU. He teaches environmental soil physics, advanced soil physics, and contaminant transport modeling. His research interests are related mostly to soil physics, water, solute and dust transport and its impact on environmental quality and human health. He has co-authored two books and published 54 peer-reviewed journal articles, several research reports, and book chapters.
Dr. Manoj K Shukla research interests are related mostly to soil physics, water, solute and dust transport and its impact on environmental quality and human health. Wastewater application is becoming increasingly important for arid regions such as southern New Mexico. We are working on quantifying the impact of wastewater quality on soil, plant and environmental quality for native Chihuahuan desert ecosystem. The NO3- in the groundwater may produce a toxicological effect known as methemoglobinemia. Another project deals with understanding the transport behavior of nitrate and nitrate loadings to the groundwater under various land use and management systems. In arid regions like New Mexico, airborne particulate matters are a problem for human health, road safety, and environment and soil quality. Another project is quantifying particulate matter, including sorbed materials such as fungus spores, emission from various non-point sources.