Faculty Profile

Prasanta Kumar Kalita

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Prasanta Kumar Kalita
Prasanta Kumar Kalita
Professor
  • Graduate Advising

Affiliation

  • Graduate Advising

Primary Research Area

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Other Professional Employment

  • Associate Dean of Academic Programs, College of ACES
  • Professor, 2008-date, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Associate Professor, 2002-2008, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Assistant Professor, 1999-2002, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, July 1999, Kansas State Univ.
  • Assistant Professor, 1994-1999, Kansas State Univ.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 1992-1994, USDA-ARS, Washington State University
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Feb-Jun 1992, Iowa State Univ.

Research Interests

  • Water quality, environmental protection, water resources
  • Watershed water-quality management and non-point source pollution control
  • Soil erosion, chemical and microbial transport processes modeling

Research Areas

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Honors

  • Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • Fellow Award, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE), Kansas City, MO, 2013
  • Paul A. Funk Recognition Award, College of ACES, University of Illinois, 2013
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2013
  • ASABE President￿s Citation Award in Recognition of Excellent Leadership, Dallas, TX, 2012
  • NACTA Teaching Award of Excellence, River Falls, WI, 2012
  • Ben & Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award, ABE, University of Illinois, 2012
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2012
  • Faculty Award for Global Impact, College of ACES, University of Illinois, 2012
  • Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011.
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advisor, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011.
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010.
  • Senior Faculty Award for Excellence, College of ACES, University of Illinois, 2010.
  • Ben & Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award, ABE, University of Illinois, 2008.
  • ASABE President's Distinguished Service Citation Award, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.
  • Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award, UIUC, 2007.
  • UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2007.
  • NACTA Regional Outstanding Teacher Award, Vancouver, CN, 2006.
  • Accenture Outstanding Engineering Advisor, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2006.
  • Karl E. Gardner Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award, College of ACES, UIUC, 2006.
  • 2005 National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching, USDA-Higher Education Program, NASULGC, and AASCU, Washington, D.C., 2005.
  • UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research- Honorable Mention, 2005 and 2006.
  • NACTA Teacher Fellow Award, Gainesville, FL, 2004.
  • Outstanding Engineering Advisor, College of Engineering,UIUC 2004.
  • Best Research Paper award, IASTED (Int. Assoc. of Sci. & Tech. for Development), Merina Del Rey, CA, Nov, 2003.
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence Member, College of ACES, UIUC, 2003-2006.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of ACES, UIUC, 2003.
  • J.K. Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award, Agricultural Engineering Department, UIUC, 2003.
  • Outstanding Engineering Advisor, College of Engineering,UIUC 2002.
  • Teaching Excellence Award by the ASAE Student Club, UIUC, 2002.
  • Collins Fellow, The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2001.
  • Collins Scholar, The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2000.
  • Certificate of Completion of Teaching College, College of ACES, UIUC, 1999.
  • Included 3 times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998, 2000, 2005.
  • Outstanding K-State Instructor and Advisor, K-State Mortar Board, 1997.
  • Most Outstanding Advisor of the Year, BAE Department, Kansas State University, 1997.
  • Advisor of the Year, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, 1996.
  • Included in Who￿s Who in Science and Engineering, 3rd Edition, 1996
  • Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1992