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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

Venkat Lakshmi

Title: Carolina Trustee Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: vlakshmi@geol.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3552
Office: EWS, Room 407
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Education

  • Princeton University Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1996

     

  • University of Iowa M. S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1989

     

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee B.E., Civil Engineering (Honors), 1987

Awards

(1) Professional Engineer (PE), State of Maryland, Registration # 25394, 2002-present

(2) Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2002-present

(3) NASA Group Achievement Award for the AQUA Mission 2003

(4) Cox Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 2006-2007; 2015-2016

(5) William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Hong Kong 2010

(6) Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Carolina, 2010-2011

(7) NASA Group Achievement Award for the SMAP Validation Experiment 2013

(8) Outstanding Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal 2014

(9) Carolina Trustee Professor, University of South Carolina 2016


GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEE AWARDS
(1) Best Paper Award, Christel Purvis, M.S. (Biogeosciences) Ujjwal Narayan, PhD. (Hydrology) AGU Spring Meeting, 2006

(2) PhD Thesis award, Ujjwal Narayan, (PhD. 2006) Department of Geology, University of South Carolina, 2006

(3) Excellence in Graduate Studies University of South Carolina Ujjwal Narayan (PhD. 2006)

(4) NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2005 – 2006) Ujjwal Narayan, (PhD. 2006)

(5) Taber Outstanding PhD Research Award Bin Fang (PhD 2015), Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2015

(6) Taber Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Jessica Price Sutton, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2015

(7) Taber Outstanding PhD Research Award Jessica Price Sutton (PhD 2016), Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2016


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEE AWARDS
(1) Stephen Taber Award for Outstanding Academic Record in Geological Sciences, Carsyn J Ames (2016) Eleanor McIntosh (2016)