Rao S. Govindaraju

Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-2256
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP 1141B
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1989
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1986
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, 1984
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Watershed hydrology, spatial variability, modeling surface and subsurface water movement, fate and transport of contaminants.
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Selected Research Projects
  • 09/04 - 09/06, US EPA, Watershed scale evaluation of BMPs and their role in TMDL development
  • 07/04 - 12/05, Showalter Trust, Fate and transport of livestock antibiotics in Indiana watersheds, B. Engel, and L. Lee
  • 09/03 - 01/05, US EPA, Source identification of sediments and nutrients in watersheds
  • 09/03 - 08/07, FIPSE-Department of Education, Development of a student exchange program between Canada, Mexico, and USA in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and Natural Hazards, V.P. Singh (LSU)
  • 04/02 - 03/04, PRF Grant, A random cluster conceptualization for aggregated soils: hydraulic properties and time scales of solute movement