Faculty Profile

Rabin Bhattarai

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Rabin Bhattarai
Rabin Bhattarai
Assistant Professor
  • Graduate Advising
332 L Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld
1304 W. Pennsylvania
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0001

Affiliation

  • Graduate Advising

Primary Research Area

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2014/08 ￿Present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2012/08 ￿2014/08
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, 2011/10 ￿ 2012/07

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Research Interests

  • Climate-Water-Food Nexus Modeling
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • GIS Application in Soil and Water Resources
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution and Water Quality

Research Areas

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Exploring the effects of nitrogen fertilization management alternatives on nitrate loss and crop yields in tile-drained fields in Illinois. Jeong, H. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 213, p. 341-352
  • Evaluation of fly ash pellets for phosphorus removal in a laboratory scale denitrifying bioreactor. Li, S., Cooke, R. A., Huang, X., Christianson, L. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 207, p. 269-275
  • Analysis of the long-term precipitation trend in Illinois and its implications for agricultural production. Dahal, V., Gautam, S. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Water. 10, 4, 433
  • Development of web-based WERM-S module for estimating spatially distributed rainfall erosivity index (EI30) using RADAR rainfall data. Risal, A., Lim, K. J., Bhattarai, R., Yang, J. E., Noh, H., Pathak, R. & Kim, J. 2018 In : Catena. 161, p. 37-49
  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow. Bhattarai, R., Davidson, P. C., Kalita, P. K. & Kuhlenschmidt, M. S. 2017 In : Journal of Water and Health. 15, 4, p. 545-554
  • Characterization of fly ash ceramic pellet for phosphorus removal. Li, S., Cooke, R. A., Wang, L., Ma, F. & Bhattarai, R. 2017 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 189, p. 67-74
  • Soil, water, and nutrient losses from management alternatives for degraded pasture in Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest biome. Rocha Junior, P. R. D., Andrade, F. V., Mendonça, E. D. S., Donagemma, G. K., Fernandes, R. B. A., Bhattarai, R. & Kalita, P. K. 2017 In : Science of the Total Environment. 583, p. 53-63
  • Application of Web ERosivity Module (WERM) for estimation of annual and monthly R factor in Korea. Risal, A., Bhattarai, R., Kum, D., Park, Y. S., Yang, J. E. & Lim, K. J. 2016 In : Catena. 147, p. 225-237
  • Overland transport of rotavirus and the effect of soil type and vegetation. Davidson, P. C., Kuhlenschmidt, T. B., Bhattarai, R., Kalita, P. K. & Kuhlenschmidt, M. S. 2016 In : Water. 8, 3, 78
  • Soil surface roughness under tillage practices and its consequences for water and sediment losses. da Rocha Junior, P. R., Bhattarai, R., Alves Fernandes, R. B., Kalita, P. K. & Vaz Andrade, F. 2016 In : Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 16, 4, p. 1065-1074
  • Climate change impacts on flow, sediment and nutrient export in a Great Lakes watershed Using SWAT. Verma, S., Bhattarai, R., Bosch, N. S., Cooke, R. C., Kalita, P. K. & Markus, M. 2015 In : Clean - Soil, Air, Water. 43, 11, p. 1464-1474
  • Field evaluation of sediment retention devices under concentrated flow conditions. García, C. B., Monical, J., Bhattarai, R. & Kalita, P. K. 2015 In : Journal of Soils and Sediments. 15, 9, p. 2022-2031
  • Generation and evaluation of digital microtopography elevation models using a laser Distance-Meter. Bulnes García, C., Bhattarai, R., Monical, J. & Kalita, P. K. 2015 In : Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31, 6, p. 899-905
  • Synergism in nitrate and orthophosphate removal in subsurface bioreactors. Goodwin, G. E., Bhattarai, R. & Cooke, R. 2015 In : Ecological Engineering. 84, p. 559-568