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Dharmendra Saraswat

Dharmendra Saraswat

Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Purdue University
Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
225 South University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Machine Systems
  • Agricultural Systems Management

Biography

Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat is an associate professor in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University. He received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Allahabad; a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and a Ph.D. degree in food, agricultural and biological Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Dr. Saraswat was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, a scientist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India and an assistant professor at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, India.

His research focus is on using information and communication technologies for solving issues in plant production (field and nursery crops ) and management of natural resources. He accomplishes research goals through multi-disciplinary collaborations, development of cloud-based tools & decision support systems and delivery of research-based information using native mobile applications. His other expertise includes watershed simulation modeling, spatial and temporal modeling using remote sensing & geographic information systems and data collection/analysis from field and innovative unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-based sensors.

Dr. Saraswat’s overall research and extension efforts have been well recognized both nationally and internationally. He has received several awards including Fellow of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (2014), John W. White Outstanding Extension State Faculty Award (2014), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Award (one in 2015 and two in 2013), Excellence in Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture from National Association of County Agricultural Agents(2013), ASABE superior paper award (2012), Southern Region-American Society of Horticultural Sciences Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award (2012), Early career award and Innovation award (2011) from the University of Arkansas.