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Narendra Das

Education
  • Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Focus: Hydrology and Remote Sensing), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, (2008).
  • M.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Focus: Hydrology and Remote Sensing), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, (2005).
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India (Formerly Govt. Engineering College, Raipur), (1994).

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA), California Institute of Technology, California, (2007 - present)
    • Research Scientist, Water and Carbon Cycle Group, (Jul 2010 - present)
    • Postdoc, Water and Carbon Cycle Group, (2008 - Jul 2010)
    • Graduate Internship, Water and Carbon Cycle Group, (2007)
  • Manager (EDP&IT), Bhilai Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Limited, (1999 - 2002)
  • Assistant Manager (EDP&IT), Bhilai Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Limited, (1995 - 1998)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, SMAPVEX12 Field Campaign Team (2013)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award for presentation at the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, (2008)
  • Recipient of "Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Research Award" in the Texas A&M University, (2005)
  • Recipient of "Bill, A. and Rita L. Stout, International Graduate Student Achievement Award" in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, (2004)
  • Recipient of "Nehru Award for Excellence in Productivity" EDP&IT, Bhilai Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd, (2001)
  • Secured Merit position in Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, (1994)

Selected Publications
  1. Das, N. N., and B. P. Mohanty, 2006. Root zone soil moisture assessment using remote sensing and vadose zone modeling. Vadose Zone J., 5: 296-307.
  2. Zhu, J., B. P. Mohanty, and N. N. Das, 2006. Vadose Zone Journal. On the effective averaging scheme of the hydraulic properties at the landscape scale. Vadose Zone J., 5: 308-316.
  3. Das, N. N., and B. P. Mohanty, 2008. Modeling and assimilation of root zone soil moisture using remote sensing observation in Walnut Gulch watershed during SMEX04. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112: 415-429.
  4. Das, N. N., and B. P. Mohanty, 2008. Scaling Properties of PSR Based Soil Moisture Fields During SMEX02: A Wavelet Approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112: 522-534.
  5. Das, N. N., B. P. Mohanty, and E. Njoku, 2008. An MCMC Algorithm for Upscaled SVAT Modeling to Evaluate Satellite-based Measurements. Water Research Resources, 44, W05416, doi:10.1029/2007WR006472.
  6. Das, N. N., B. P. Mohanty, and Y. Efendiev, 2009. Characterization of saturated hydraulic conductivity in an agricultural field using Karhunen-Loeve expansion and MCMC. Water Research Resources, 46, W06521, doi:10.1029/2008WR007100.
  7. Das, N. N., B. P. Mohanty, and Y. Efendiev, 2009 (under review).. A new multiscale data assimilation algorithm to downscale satellite-based soil moisture data. Water Research Resources.
  8. Das, N. N., B. P. Mohanty, and E. Njoku, 2009. Profile soil moisture across spatial scales under different hydrologic conditions. Soil Science, 175 (7), 315-319, doi:10.1097/SS.0b013e3181e83dd3.
  9. Das, N. N., E. Njoku and D. Entekhabi, 2010. An algorithm for merging SMAP radiometer and radar data for high resolution soil moisture retrieval. IEEE- TGARS, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2089526.

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