Venkat Lakshmi graduated from University of Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, in 1987 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering in 1996 from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. His research interests are in the area of hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology and land-atmospheric-ecological interactions through modeling and remote sensing. He has also been involved in using satellite data to predict the role on global change on the health of intertidal organisms, specifically the California Mussel. He is a Full Professor and a Former Chair of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SA, USA (2008-2011). He spent the year 2006-2007 as the Cox Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA. He served as Chairman of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Lakshmi has over 65 peer-reviewed articles and over 120 presentations. He has graduated 5 Ph.D. students and 12 M.S. degrees. He has served as Editor EOS, Associate Editor of Water Resources Research Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Journal of Geophysical Research and currently is serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology. He has served on the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI) and on the American Geophysical Union, Hydrological Executive Council and has been the cochair for the Hydrology Section for the Fall Meeting. He is currently a Member of the Executive Council for the American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs of Geosciences.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2013