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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Dr. Sanjay Shukla

Water Resources

Sanjay Shukla is a professor in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department working at IFAS's Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, Florida. Shukla's primary interest is water quality and supply issues, and his location in Immokalee puts him in the center of one of the most delicately balanced environments of the country, South Florida. This is a large area of extensive agricultural operations that coexist with environmentally unique and sensitive regions, and at its edges are Florida's densely populated coasts and I-4 corridor. At the center of the region is the Southeast's largest freshwater lake, Lake Okeechobee. Shukla's many projects look at managing water and nutrient discharges from the agricultural and ranching operations in terms of how to conserve water and reduce the nutrient loads to the Northern Everglades region that contain the Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.

Research / Extension

  • Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water conservation and water quality improvements and water-related ecosystem services from agriculture
  • Hydrological processes under shallow water table conditions
  • Field- and watershed-scale hydrologic/water quality modeling
  • Irrigation and drainage management

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Dr. Sanjay Shukla, Professor

Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)
2685 SR 29 North Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658 - 3425
sshukla@ufl.edu | Website

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2000
    • M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1995
    • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Allahabad, India, 1990
  • Professional Experience
    • 2015 - Present
      Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 2007 - 2015
      Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 2000 - 2007
      Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 1997 - 2000
      Senior Research Assistant, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 1994 - 1997
      Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Awards and Honors
    • ASABE Florida Section Distinguished Achievement Award, 2019
    • UF Research Foundation Professors Award, 2018
    • Wells Fargo Distinguished Extension and Term Professorship Award, 2017
    • University Term Professorship Award, 2017-2020
    • Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional Award, 2015
    • UF/IFAS Award of Excellence for Graduate Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2015
    • Exemplary Faculty Award, University of Florida Graduate Student Council, 2014
    • Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award, 2014
    • Extension Professional Enhancement Award Extension Initiative Innovation Team, 2013
    • UF/IFAS Innovation Grant, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2009
    • ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Eng- Best Technical Note Award for the Paper "Accuracy of Hydrodynamic Modeling of Flood Detention Reservoirs", 2008
    • Dallas B. Townsend Extension Term Professorship Award, 2006
    • USDA-CSREES Southern Region Applied Research Award, 2005
    • Young Extension Worker, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers - Florida Section, 2005 
    • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Alpha Epsilon
    • Merit Award for 1st rank in graduating class, University of Allahabad
    • Alpha Epsilon
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Publications
  • Other Professional Activities
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
    • American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU)