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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences


Venkat Lakshmi

Professor
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: 803 777-3552
Email: vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu
Office: EWS 407
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Venkat Lakshmi


EMMPLOYMENT
Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina

Professor 


2011-present

Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
Cox Visiting Professor

2006-2007

Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Professor

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

2006-2008 
2003-2006 
1999-2003
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Research Scientist
1996-1999
Princeton University
Research Assistant
1990-1996

 

EDUCATION  
Princeton University Ph.D., Civil Engineering & Operations Research, 1996
M. A., Civil Engineering & Operations Research, 1992
University of Iowa M. S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1989

Roorkee University
(Now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) 

B.E., Civil Engineering (Honors), 1987

Professional Awards 
Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching 2010-2011, University of South Carolina
William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Hong Kong 2010
NASA GROUP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, 2003 for the AQUA MISSION

NASA GROUP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, 2013 for the SMAP Valdiation Experiment 2012
Professional Engineer (PE) Civil Engineer, State of Maryland, Registration # 25394 
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2002

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEE AWARDS
Master’s student: Christel Purvis: BEST PAPER AWARD in Biogeosciences at AGU Spring Meeting, 2006
PhD Student: Ujjwal Narayan: BEST PAPER AWARD in Hydrology at AGU Spring Meeting, 2006
Ujjwal Narayan: PhD Thesis award, Department of Geology
Ujjwal Narayan: Excellence in Graduate Studies Award, Graduate School University of South Carolina
Ujjwal Narayan: NASA Earth System Science Fellowship 2005 - 2006

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

(6) Editor Vadoze Zone Journal 2013-present

Professional Service

(1)    AGU Chapman conference Program (2013-2015), Member AGU Meetings Committee (2013-2015), AGU Hydrology Section, Fall Program Co-Chair, 2006-2008; Chairman, Remote Sensing Technical Committee, AGU 2000-2004; Executive Committee of Geoscience Department Chairs [2009-2011]

 

(2)    IEEE Chairman, User Applications Committee, IEEE, 2003-2005

 

(3)    NSF Member, Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI), NSF, 2006-2009

 

(4)    USC Member University Committee on Tenure and Promotion [2007-08]; member Governor of South Carolina Task force on Climate [2007-2008]