Agricultural and Biological Engineering welcomes Cibin Raj to its faculty

Posted: September 2, 2016

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is pleased to announce that Cibin Raj has joined the faculty as an assistant professor.

“We are excited to have Dr. Raj join us to strengthen water resource engineering at Penn State. We look forward to seeing him build collaborations, especially through his joint appointment with Civil and Environmental Engineering. He brings great experience and enthusiasm to his research and teaching roles,” said Paul Heinemann, head of the department.

Raj’s research interests include water management, watershed analysis, ecohydrological impacts of climate change and land use change, and application of computational methods in watershed analysis.
Prior to joining Penn State, Raj completed post-doctoral research in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. There, he also taught courses in computer modeling in environmental and natural resources and ecohydrology.
Raj’s professional memberships include the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), American Geophysical Union, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, American Water Resources Association, and Indiana Water Resources Association.
He has been published in 14 peer reviewed journal articles and has presented his work at approximately 60 national and international conferences.
Raj holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Engineering.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India; a master’s degree in hydraulics and water resources engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India; and a doctoral degree in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University.