Dennis Flanagan

Adjunct Professor, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

Phone: (765) 494-7748

Unit and Group Affiliations


Dennis Flanagan is a Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. He is also an Agricultural Engineer with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, located on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dennis received his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.

His research work deals with soil erosion by water mechanics, prediction, and control. Extensive efforts are currently underway to implement the process-based Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model within the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for use in conservation planning activities in approximately 3000 county offices nationwide. Other work involves cooperative projects with the USDA-Forest Service, and with Iowa State University on utilizing WEPP within web-based interfaces for watershed area assessment of runoff and soil erosion. Erosion control research includes use of gypsiferous materials and/or anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) for stabilization of disturbed soil areas during vegetation establishment.

Publications available upon request.