Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey

Indrajeet Chaubey

Professor and Department Head
Curriculum Vitae / Google Scholar
Associated website: Ecohydrology Group

  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University (Biosystems Engineering)
  • M.S., University of Arkansas (Biological & Agricultural Engineering)
  • B.S., University of Allahabad, India (Agricultural Engineering)
Research Interests
Ecohydrology, solute and sediment transport at various spatial/temporal scales, development and assessment of best management practices to minimize nonpoint source pollution, spatial variability of natural processes that control hydrologic/water quality watershed response, effect of land use on sediment, nutrient and metal transport, interaction of terrestrial and aquatic processes affecting water quality and linking these processes to develop integrated watershed/water quality management technology, mathematical modeling of sediment, nutrients and metals at different spatial scales, and application of geographic information systems and remote sensing in developing decision support system for ecosystem management.

Awards/Honors Appointment/Elections
  • Outstanding Engineer Award (2006)
  • Faculty Research Award of Merit (2006)
  • ASAE Honorable Mention Paper Award
  • Best Teacher Award, 2005.  Biological Engineering Student Club, University of Arkansas.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award (2002- 2003)  Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Professional Experience
  • Chair, Arkansas Section of the ASABE.  2004-2005.
  • Chair, SW-21 (Hydrology Group).  2005-2006.
  • Member, Environmental Task Force, CAFLS and the Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas.  2002 – 2006.  I was selected by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to take a leadership role (with Dr. T.C. Daniel) in developing this computer software to prepare nutrient management plan for animal waste management in the Eucha-Spavinaw watershed.
  • Chair, Graduate Committee, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,  University of Arkansas. 2005 – 2006.  As the Chair of this committee, I had taken a leadership role in developing policy for qualifying examination and candidacy examination for Ph.D. students, and criteria for deficiency courses for students admitted in the program without an engineering degree.  In addition, the graduate committee oversaw the graduate curriculum and all graduate admissions in the department.
  • Ecological Engineering Committee, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 2002 – 2006. Chair, 2000-2003.
  • Academic Matters and Curriculum Committee, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 2002 – 2006.  Worked with other faculty members to prepare ABET materials.  This involved extensive review of course materials, educational outcome assessment, and document preparation.  Worked with other faculty members to revise BENG curriculum, including review of credit hours required for degree in BSBE, review of required and elective courses, sequencing of course offerings, and revision of some of the course materials (e.g., BENG 4903: Natural Resources Engineering).
Selected Publications - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications
  • Hoque, Y.M., R. Cibin, M.M. Hantush, I. Chaubey, and R.S. Govindaraju (2013) How do land use and climate change affect watershed health? A scenario-based analysis. Water Quality, Exposure, and Health doi 10.1007/s12403-013-0102-6.
  • Thomas, M.A., L.M. Ahiablame, B.A. Engel., I. Chaubey, and N. Mosier (2013) Modeling water quality impacts of cellulosic biofuel production from corn silage.  Bioenergy Research, doi 10.1007/s12155-013-9391-7.
  • Kasiviswanathan, K.S., R. Cibin, K.P. Sudheer, and I. Chaubey (2013) Constructing prediction interval for artificial neural network rainfall runoff models based on ensemble simulations.  Journal of Hydrology 499: 275-288. 
  • Logsdon, R.A. and I. Chaubey (2013) A quantitative approach to evaluating ecosystem services. Ecological Modelling 257:57-65. 
  • Gramig, B.M., C.J. Reeling, R. Cibin, and I. Chaubey (2013) Environmental and economic tradeoffs in a watershed when using corn stover for bioenergy.  Env. Science and Technology 47:1784-1791. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es303459h. 
  • Ahiablame, L., B. Engel, and I. Chaubey (2013) Effectiveness of low impact development practices in urbanized watersheds: retrofitting with rain barrel/cistern and porous pavement. Journal of Environmental Management 119:151-161. 
  • Cibin, R., Athira, P., K.P. Sudheer, and I. Chaubey (2013) Application of distributed hydrological models for predictions in ungauged basins: a method to quantify predictive uncertainty.  Hydrological Processes doi:10.1002/hyp.9721.
  • Ahiablame, L., B. Engel and I. Chaubey (2013) An optimization method for estimating constituent mean concentration in baseflow dominated flow.  Journal of American Water Resources Association 49(5):1167-1178.
  • Ahiablame, L., I. Chaubey, B. Engel, K. Cherkauer, and V. Merwade (2012) Estimation of annual baseflow at ungauged sites in Indiana, USA.  Journal of Hydrology doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.002.
  • Chiang, L., I. Chaubey, N. Hong, Y. Lin, and T. Huang (2012) Implementation of BMP strategies for adaptation to climate change and land use change in a pasture dominated watershed.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 9:3654-3684. doi:10.3390/ijerph9103654.
  • Ludwig, A., M. Matlock, B. Haggard, and I. Chaubey (2012) Periphyton nutrient limitation and maximum potential productivity in the Beaver Lake basin, United States. Journal of American Water Resources Association. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00657.x
  • Ahiablame, L.M. B.A. Engel, and I. Chaubey (2012) Effectiveness of low impact development practices: Highlights of the current knowledge and suggestions for future research. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 223:4253-4273, doi 10.1007/s11270-012-1189-2.
  • Kalcic, M., I. Chaubey, J. Frankenberger, and E. Kladivko (2012) A geospatial approach to strategically siting constructed wetlands for nitrate removal in agricultural watersheds. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 28(3):347-357.  
  • Ahiablame, L., B. Engel., and I. Chaubey (2012) Representation and evaluation of low impact development practices with L-THIA-LID: an example for site planning. Environment and Pollution 1(2):1-13, doi:10.5539/ep.v1n2p1.
  • Athira, P., C. Raj, K.P. Sudheer, and I. Chaubey (2012) A multi-criterion based approach to quantify predictive uncertainty of distributed models when applied to ungauged basins.  Advances in Geosciences, Hydrologic Sciences 23:75-84. 
  • Kim, J., B.A. Engel, Y.S. Park, L. Theller, I. Chaubey, D.S. Kong, and K.J. Lim (2012) Development of web-based load duration curve system for analysis of total maximum daily load and water quality characteristics in a waterbody. J. Environmental Management 97:46-55. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.11.012
  • Benham, B., G. Yagow, I. Chaubey, and K. Douglas-Mankin (2011)  Advances in watershed management: monitoring, modeling, and assessment. Trans. ASABE 54(6): 2167-2170.
  • Chaubey, I., K. Cherkauer, M. Crawford, and B. Engel (2011) Multi-scale sensing and modeling framework: integrating field to continental scale.  The Bridge: 41(3): 39-46. Invited Article, Published by the National Academy of Engineering.  
  • Cibin, R., I. Chaubey, and B. Engel (2011) Watershed scale impacts of corn stover removal for biofuel on hydrology and water quality. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8280. 
  • Leh, M.D., S. Bajwa, and I. Chaubey (2011) Impact of land use change on erosion risk: an integrated remote sensing, geographic information system and modeling methodology. Land Degradation and Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1137.
  • Maringanti, C., I. Chaubey, M. Arabi, and B. Engel (2011)  Application of a multi-objective optimization method to provide least cost alternatives for NPS pollution control.  Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-011-9696-2.
  • Rodriguez, G., J.H. Popp, E. Gbur and I. Chaubey (2011) Environmental and economic impacts of reducing total phosphorus runoff in agricultural watershed. Agricultural Systems 104:623-633.doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2011.06.005.
  • Thomas, M.A., B.A. Engel and I. Chaubey (2011) Multiple corn-stover removal rates for cellulosic biofuels and long-term water quality impacts. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 66(6):431-444.
  • Gitau, M.W., L. Chiang, M. Sayeed, and I. Chaubey (2011) Computational approaches to evaluating BMP scenarios considering stochasticity of weather.  Simulation. DOI: 10.1177/0037549711402524
  • Ahiablame, L.M., I. Chaubey, D.R. Smith, and B.A. Engel (2011) Effect of tile effluent on nutrient concentration and retention efficiency in agricultural drainage ditches. Agricultural Water Management 98(8):1271-1279. 
  • Rodriguez, G., J. H. Popp, C. Maringanti, and I. Chaubey (2011) Selection and placement of best management practices used to reduce water quality degradation in Lincoln Lake watershed.  Water Resources Research 47, W01507, doi:10.1029/2009RW008549.
  • Sudheer, K.P., G. Lakshmi, and I. Chaubey (2011) Application of a pseudo-simulator to evaluate the sensitivity of parameters in complex watershed models.  Environmental Modelling and Software 26 135-143.
  • Chiang, L., I. Chaubey, M.W. Gitau, and J.G. Arnold (2010)  Differentiating impacts of land use changes from pasture management in a CEAP watershed using SWAT model. Trans. ASABE 53(5):1569-1584.
  • Chaubey, I., L. Chiang, M.W. Gitau, and M. Sayeed (2010) Effectiveness of BMPs in improving water quality in a pasture dominated watershed. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(6):424-437.
  • Gitau, M.W., I. Chaubey, E.Gbur, J.H. Pennington, and B. Gorham.  2010.  Impact of land use change and BMP implementation in a CEAP watershed: Northwest Arkansas.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(6):353-368.
  • Garg, V. and I. Chaubey (2010) A computationally efficient inverse modeling approach of inherent optical properties for a remote sensing model.  International Journal of Remote Sensing 31:16, 4349-4371.
  • Engel, B., I. Chaubey, M. Thomas, D. Saraswat, P. Murphy, and B. Bhaduri (2010)  Biofuels and water quality: challenges and opportunities for simulation modeling.  Biofuels 1(3): 463-477.
  • Garg, V., I. Chaubey, C. Maringanti, and S.G. Bajwa (2010)  Inverse modeling of Beaver Reservoir’s water spectral reflectance.  Transactions of the ASABE 53(2):373-383.
  • Sudheer, K.P., P.H Gowda, I. Chaubey, and T.A. Howell (2010)  Artificial neural network approach for mapping contrasting tillage practices.  Remote Sensing 2(2): 579-590, doi: 10.3390/rs2020579.
  • Cibin, R., K.P. Sudheer, and I. Chaubey (2010) Sensitivity and identifiability of stream flow generation parameters of the SWAT model.  Hydrological Processes 24: 1133-1148, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7568.
  • Gitau, M.W. and I. Chaubey (2010) Regionalization of SWAT model parameters for use in ungauged watershed.  Water 2:849-871.
  • Ahiablame, L.M., I. Chaubey, and D.R. Smith (2010) Nutrient interactions at the sediment-water interface of tile-fed agricultural drainage ditches.  Water 2(3): 411-428.
  • Garg, V., I. Chaubey, and S. Singh (2009)  Evaluation of a hyperspectral optical-Monte Carlo remote sensing model in a water tank study.  Transactions of the ASABE 52(3)759-769.
  • Thomas, M.A., B.E. Engel, and I. Chaubey (2009)  Water quality impacts of corn production to meet biofuel demands.  Journal of Environmental Engineering. 135(11): 1123-1135.
  • Maringanti, C., I. Chaubey, and J. Popp (2009)  Development of a multi-objective optimization tool for selection and placement of best management practices for nonpoint source pollution control.  Water Resources Research, 45, W06406, doi:101029/2008WR007094.
  • Merriman, K.R., M.W. Gitau, and I. Chaubey (2009) A tool for estimating Best Management Practice Effectiveness in Arkansas.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 25(2):199-213.
  • Leh, M.D. and I. Chaubey (2009) GIS-based predictive models of hillslope runoff generation processes.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45(4): 844-856. DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00328.x.
  • Garg, V. and I. Chaubey. 2008. A computationally efficient inverse modeling approach of inherent optical properties for a remote sensing model. International Journal of Remote Sensing. In Press.
  • Mutlu, E., I. Chaubey, H. Hexmoor, and S.G. Bajwa. 2008. Comparison of artificial neural network models for hydrologic predictions at multiple gauging stations in an agricultural watershed. Hydrological Processes 10/1002/HYP7136.
  • Quansah, J.E., B.E. Engel, and I. Chaubey. 2008. Tillage practices usage in early warning prediction of atrazine pollution. Transactions of the ASABE 51(4):1311-1321.
  • Singh, N., S.G. Bajwa, and I. Chaubey. 2008. Removal of surface reflectance from above-water visible-near infrared spectroscopic measurements. Applied Spectroscopy 62(9)1013-1021.
  • Pennington, J.H. , M.S. Steele, K.A. Teague, B. Kurz, E. Gbur, J.H. Popp, H. German Rodriguez, I. Chaubey, M. Gitau, and M.A. Nelson. 2008. Breaking ground: a cooperative approach to data collection from an initially uncooperative population. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 63(2):xxx-xxx (In print).
  • Leh1, M.D., I. Chaubey, J. Murdoch, J.V. Brahana, and B.E. Haggard. 2008. Delineating runoff processes and critical runoff areas in a pasture watershed of the Ozark Highlands. Hydrological Processes 22(21): 4190-4204. DOI:10.1002/hyp.7021.
  • Migliaccio, K.W., and I. Chaubey. 2008. Influence of spatial distributions and stochastic parameters on SWAT model flow and sediment predictions. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 13(4):258-269. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2008)13:4(258).

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