2021 Young Engineer of the Year Award
Dr. Prasad Daggupati is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, Canada. All his higher education is in Agricultural engineering where he received his BS degree (2012) from the College of Agricultural Engineering in India, Masters (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees from Kansas State University in USA. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Assistant Research Scientist at Texas A&M University, USA before joining the University of Guelph. Dr. Daggupati’s major contributions to research and practical applications are towards solving emerging water quality and quantity issues using GIS, hydrological modeling, machine learning, and field experimentation at various scales (e.g. field scale, watershed scale) across multiple countries around the world. He has authored or coauthored 60+ peer-reviewed journal articles and presented more than 75 presentations which include podium, poster and keynotes. He is currently a division editor (Soil and Water) in the Canadian Biosystems Engineering journal and an associate editor in Transactions of ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He was awarded Postdoc of the year award at SWAT conference in 2015 and Young Agricultural Engineer award in 2016 from the Texas section ASABE. He was also part of the Standards Development Award received during the 2018 Annual ASABE conference for developing a new standard (ASABE EP621) which sets guidelines for calibrating, validating and evaluating hydrological and water quality models. He is advisor/co-advisor for 4 phd students, 12 MASc students (6 graduated), 14 MEngg students (9 graduated) and 6 postdocs (3 finished).