Arunava Poddar

Assistant Professor / Engineering & Technology
Assistant Professor

About

Arunava Poddar

Dr. Arunava Poddar is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in modelling soil moisture dynamics in the crop root zone. His areas of expertise are Irrigation Scheduling, Soil Moisture Dynamics, Root Water Uptake Modelling, Evapotranspiration, Shallow Ground Water Table, Capillary Rise, Water Balance Studies, Water Harvesting, Sustainable Water Management. He is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Prior to joining Shoolini University, he was a Senior Research Fellow at National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh on a DBT-funded project, entitled ‘Social, economic and environmental trade-offs in managing the land-river-interface'. Arunava obtained his Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh (with MHRD scholarship, 2015-2020). He has also worked as Assistant Professor at Baddi University of Emerging Sciences & Technology (2014-15) and Lovely Professional University (2015).

Publications

Journals

  • Poddar, A., Gupta, P., Kumar, N., Shankar, V., & Ojha, C.S. (2018). Evaluation of Reference Evapotranspiration Methods and Sensitivity Analysis of Climatic Parameters for Sub-Humid Sub-Tropical Locations in Western Himalayas (India). ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 1-11. doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2018.155173 
  • Poddar, A., Kumar, N., & Shankar, V. (2019). Computation of moisture uptake based irrigation schedules to counter ill effects of saline irrigation on agricultural productivity. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems 11(01):1004-1013
  • Kumar, N., Poddar, A., Dobhal, A., & Shankar, V. (2019). Performance Assessment of PSO and GA in Estimating Soil Hydraulic Properties Using Near-Surface Soil Moisture Observations. Compusoft - An International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology Vol. 8, Issue 8 pp. 3294-3301
  • Kumar, N., Poddar, A., Shankar, V., Ojha, C. S. P., & Adeloye, A. J. (2020). Crop water stress index for scheduling irrigation of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) based on water use efficiency considerations. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 206(1), 148-159. https://doi.org/10.1111/jac.12371
  • Kumar, N., Shankar, V., Poddar, A., (2020). Investigating the effect of limited climatic data on evapotranspiration-based numerical modeling of soil moisture dynamics in the unsaturated root zone: A case study for Potato crop. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-020-00824-8 
  • Kumar, N., Shankar, V., Poddar, A., (2020). Agro-hydrologic modelling for simulating soil moisture dynamics in the root zone of Potato based on crop coefficient approach under limited climatic data. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2020.1789510
  • Poddar, A., Kumar, N., Kumar, R., Shankar, V., & Jat, M. K. (2020). Evaluation of non-linear root water uptake model under different agro-climates. Current Science, 119(3), 485-496. doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i3/485-496
  • Poddar, A., Kumar, N., & Shankar, V. (2021). Evaluation of two irrigation scheduling methodologies for potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in north-western mid-hills of India. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 27(1), 90-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2018.1518733

International Conference

  • Kumar, N., Maharshi, S., Poddar, A., & Shankar, V. (2020, July). Evaluation of Artificial Neural Networks for Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration in Western Himalayan Region. In 2020 International Conference on Computational Performance Evaluation (ComPE) North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Jul 2-4, 2020 (pp. 163-167). IEEE.
  • Kumar, N., Poddar, A., & Shankar, V. (2019, August). Optimizing irrigation through environmental canopy sensing–A proposed automated approach. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2134, No. 1, p. 060003). AIP Publishing LLC. International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimization (ICAMeO-2019), June 19th-21st, 2019, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India, DOI - https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5120228 
  • Poddar, A., Kumar, N., & Shankar, V., (2018) “Investigation of parameters that effect capillary rise from shallow water table under the influence of crops”, 23rd International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources & Coastal Engineering (HYDRO-2018), December 19th-21st, NIT Patna, India. 
  • Poddar, A., Kumar, N., & Shankar, V., (2018) “Effect of Capillary Rise on Irrigation Requirements for Wheat”, International Conference on “Sustainable Technologies for Intelligent Water Management”, February 16th-19th, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, pp. 277 (STIWM-181).
  • Poddar, A., Sharma, A., & Shankar, V., (2017) “Irrigation scheduling for potato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) based on daily crop coefficient approach in a sub-humid sub-tropical region”, 22nd International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources & Coastal Engineering (HYDRO-2017), December 21st-23rd, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, Vol. 2, pp. 1470-1475

National Conference

  • Sharma, A., Poddar, A., & Shankar, V., (2016). Performance evaluation of data-driven and statistical rainfall runoff models for a mountainous catchment. Civil Engineering Conference-Innovation for Sustainability (CEC – 2K16), September 9th – 10th, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Hamirpur (HP), pp 247-261.

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, N., Poddar, A., & Shankar, V. (2020). Nonlinear Regression for Identifying the Optimal Soil Hydraulic Model Parameters. In Numerical Optimization in Engineering and Sciences (pp. 25-34). Springer, Singapore. 2194-5365/ 978-981-15-3215-3 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3215-3
  • Poddar A., Kumar N., Shankar V. (2021) Performance Evaluation of Four Models for Estimating the Capillary Rise in Wheat Crop Root Zone Considering Shallow Water Table. In: Pandey A., Mishra S., Kansal M., Singh R., Singh V.P. (eds) Hydrological Extremes. Water Science and Technology Library, vol 97. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59148-9_29

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, N., Poddar, A., & Shankar, V. (2020). Nonlinear Regression for Identifying the Optimal Soil Hydraulic Model Parameters. In Numerical Optimization in Engineering and Sciences (pp. 25-34). Springer, Singapore. 2194-5365/ 978-981-15-3215-3 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3215-3
  • Poddar A., Kumar N., Shankar V. (2021) Performance Evaluation of Four Models for Estimating the Capillary Rise in Wheat Crop Root Zone Considering Shallow Water Table. In: Pandey A., Mishra S., Kansal M., Singh R., Singh V.P. (eds) Hydrological Extremes. Water Science and Technology Library, vol 97. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59148-9_29

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