Puneet SrivastavaPuneet Srivastava

Professor, Ecological Engineering

Department of Biosystems Engineering


Dr. Srivastava received his Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in agricultural and biological engineering and a minor in computer science and engineering. He is now a Professor and Butler-Cunningham Eminent Scholar, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Undergraduate Ecological Engineering Curriculum Coordinator in the Biosystems Engineering Department at Auburn University.

At Auburn, he has been recognized for his research with four awards, a Junior Faculty Research Award and three Grantsmanship Awards. In addition, he has received Distinguished Engineer Award from the Alabama Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He has served (and continue to serve) in numerous leadership roles in the ASABE. Examples include Chair of the Biological Engineering Executive Council and Steering Committee, Chair of the Ecological Engineering Committee, and Associate Editor of the Transaction of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He is one of the leaders of the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC), serves on its Executive Council, and leads its Water Research Group.

His research interests include quantifying effect of climate variability and change on hydrology and water quality; monitoring and modeling of hydrologic and nonpoint pollutant transport and transformation processes; fate and transport of nutrients and antimicrobials; application of geographic information, global positioning, and neural network systems for water resources management; and animal waste management. He is a principal or a co-principal investigator of more than $16 million in research funding in the last 10 years. He maintains an active research program that is currently supported by 2 post-doc, 1 Ph.D. students, 4 M.S. students, and several undergraduate students. Srivastava regularly serves on competitive grant panels.