20150831, Jasmeet Lamba, College of Agriculture, Biosystems Engineering

Jasmeet Lamba

Assistant Professor

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2014 Ph.D., Biological Systems Engineering – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2009 M.S., Civil Engineering – Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2007 B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (India)

Professional Experience

Aug. 2015-Present Assistant Professor, Biosystems Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Aug. 2014-July 2015 Post-doctoral Scholar, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Honors and Awards

-Alabama ASABE Section’s Distinguished Young Engineer Award, 2019
-2019 Class of New Faces of ASABE – Professionals
Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, 2018
-ASABE Superior Paper Award, 2013
-Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture
-Alpha Epsilon, Agricultural Engineering Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

research activities

Jasmeet Lamba’s research centers on addressing issues related to environmental and agricultural sustainability using field and laboratory based experiments and watershed-level modeling. Within this broad framework, he conducts research in the area of sediment fingerprinting; environmental fate and transport of sediment and phosphorus within a watershed; waste management; in-stream sediment/nutrient dynamics.

Courses Taught


 Select publications

  1. Sangha, L., J. Lamba, and H. Kumar. 2020. Effect of ENSO Based Upstream Water Withdrawals for Irrigation on Downstream Water Withdrawals. Hydrology Research   51(4): 602-619. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2020.156.
  2. Sangha, L., J. Lamba, H. Kumar, P. Srivastava, M. Dougherty and R. Prasad. 2020. An Innovative Approach to Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Based on ENSO Forecasts. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 75(5): 565-578 doi:10.2489/jswc.2020.00085.
  3. Karki, R., P. Srivastava, D.D. Bosch, L. Kalin, J. Lamba, and T.C. Strickland. 2020. Multivariable Sensitivity Analysis, Calibration, and Validation of a Feld-scale SWAT Model: Building Stakeholder Trust in Hydrologic/water quality Modeling. Transactions of the ASABE  63(2): 523-539. doi: 10.13031/trans.13576 .
  4. Malhotra, K., J. Lamba and S. Shepherd. 2020. Sources of Stream Bed Sediment in an Urbanized Watershed. CATENA 184, 104228. https://doi.org/10.101/j.catena.2019.104228.
  5. Lamba, J., P. Srivastava, T.R. Way and K. Malhotra. 2019. Effect of Broiler Litter Application Method on Metal Runoff from Pastures. Journal of Environmental Quality 48 (6), 1856-1862. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.08.0318.
  6. Good, L., R. Carvin, J. Lamba and F. Fitzpatrick. 2019. Seasonal Variation in Sediment and Phosphorus Yields in Four Wisconsin Agricultural Watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality 48(4): 950-958. doi: 10.2134/jeq2019.03.0134.
  7. Arora, P., J. Lamba, P. Srivastava and L. Kalin. 2019. Modeling Effectiveness of Broiler Litter Application Method for Reducing Phosphorus and Nitrogen Losses. Hydrology Research 50(4): 1047-1061. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2019.017.
  8. Lamba, J., K.G. Karthikeyan, A.M. Thompson, K. Malhotra, N.L.H. Huisman and G. Peaslee. 2019. Using Atmospheric Fallout Radionuclides 137Cs and 210Pbxs to Identify Suspended Sediment Sources in an Agricultural Watershed. Transactions of the ASABE 62(2): 529-538.
  9. Lamba, J., P. Srivastava, S. Mitra and T.R. Way. 2018. Using Soil Phosphorus Measurements to Assess the Effectiveness of Subsurface-Band Application of Broiler Litter in Reducing Phosphorus Leaching. Transactions of the ASABE 61(1): 133-138.
  10. Malhotra, K., J. Lamba, P. Srivastava, and S. Shepherd. 2018. Fingerprinting Suspended Sediment Sources in an Urbanized Watershed. Water 201810(11), 1573; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111573.
  11. Mitra, S., P. Srivastava, and J. Lamba. 2018. Probabilistic Assessment of Projected Climatological Drought Characteristics Over the Southeast USA. Climatic Change. 147(3-4): 601-615. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2161-y.
  12. Lamba, J., A.M. Thompson, K.G. Karthikeyan, J. Panuska, and L. Good. 2016. Effect of Best Management Practice Implementation on Sediment and Phosphorus Load Reductions at Subwatershed and Watershed Scale Using SWAT Model. International Journal of Sediment Research. 31(4): 386-394.
  13. Lamba, J., A.M. Thompson, K.G. Karthikeyan, and F. Fitzpatrick. 2015. Sources of Fine Sediment Stored in Agricultural Lowland Streams, Midwest, USA. Geomorphology. 236(0):44-53.
  14. Lamba, J., T.R. Way, P. Srivastava, and D. B. Watts. 2015. A method for Subsurface-Banding Poultry Litter in Plots Not Accessible with Conventional Field Equipment. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(4): 555-558.
  15. Lamba, J., K.G. Karthikeyan, and A.M. Thompson. 2015. Apportionment of Suspended Sediment Sources in an Agricultural Watershed Using Sediment Fingerprinting. Geoderma. 239–240 (0):25-33.
  16. Lamba, J., K.G. Karthikeyan, and A.M. Thompson. 2015. Using Radiometric Fingerprinting and Phosphorus to Elucidate Sediment Transport Dynamics in an Agricultural Watershed. Hydrological Processes. 29(12): 2681-2693.
  17. Lamba, J., P. Srivastava, T.R. Way, S. Sen, C.W. Wood, and K. Yoo. 2013. Nutrient Loss in Leachate and Surface Runoff from Surface-Broadcast and Subsurface-Banded Broiler Litter. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42(5): 1574-1582.
  18. Huisman, N.L.H., K.G. Karthikeyan, J. Lamba, A.M. Thompson, and G. Peaslee. 2013. Quantification of Seasonal Sediment and Phosphorus Transport Dynamics in an Agricultural Watershed Using Radiometric Fingerprinting Techniques. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 13(10): 1724-1734.
  19. Lamba, J., T.R. Way, P. Srivastava, S. Sen, C.W. Wood, and K. Yoo. 2012. Surface Transport of Nutrients From Surface-Broadcast and Subsurface-Banded Broiler Litter. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(3): 995-1002.
  20. Way, T.R., J. Lamba, and P. Srivastava. 2011. A method for Installing Zero-Tension Pan and Wick Lysimeters in Soil. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27(5): 747-755.

Ph.D. and M.S. research assistantships available for students with interests in the area of hydrologic and water quality modeling and sediment fingerprinting. A strong background/interest in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: soil and water engineering, ArcGIS, computer programming. For more information about these positions, please contact Dr. Jasmeet Lamba, Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (Email: jsl0005@auburn.edu).

Current graduate students

Kritika Malhotra, Ph.D. Student

Bijoychandra Singh, Ph.D. Student

Cami Shands, M.S. Student (Co-advisor)

past graduate students

Laljeet Singh Sangha, M.S. Student

Kritika Malhotra, M.S. Student

Palki Arora, M.S. Student