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Rabin Bhattarai

Rabin Bhattarai
Rabin Bhattarai
Associate Professor
(217) 300-0001
332 L Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld

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Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2020 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2014 - 2020
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2012 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, 2011 - 2012

Research Interests

  • Climate-Water-Food Nexus Modeling
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution and Water Quality

Research Areas

  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Synergism in nitrate and orthophosphate removal in subsurface bioreactors. Goodwin, G. E., Bhattarai, R. & Cooke, R. 2015 In : Ecological Engineering. 84, p. 559-568
  • Generation and evaluation of digital microtopography elevation models using a laser Distance-Meter. Bulnes García, C., Bhattarai, R., Monical, J. & Kalita, P. K. 2015 In : Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31, 6, p. 899-905
  • Field evaluation of sediment retention devices under concentrated flow conditions. García, C. B., Monical, J., Bhattarai, R. & Kalita, P. K. 2015 In : Journal of Soils and Sediments. 15, 9, p. 2022-2031
  • Climate change impacts on flow, sediment and nutrient export in a Great Lakes watershed Using SWAT. Verma, S., Bhattarai, R., Bosch, N. S., Cooke, R. C., Kalita, P. K. & Markus, M. 2015 In : Clean - Soil, Air, Water. 43, 11, p. 1464-1474
  • Soil surface roughness under tillage practices and its consequences for water and sediment losses. da Rocha Junior, P. R., Bhattarai, R., Alves Fernandes, R. B., Kalita, P. K. & Vaz Andrade, F. 2016 In : Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 16, 4, p. 1065-1074
  • Overland transport of rotavirus and the effect of soil type and vegetation. Davidson, P. C., Kuhlenschmidt, T. B., Bhattarai, R., Kalita, P. K. & Kuhlenschmidt, M. S. 2016 In : Water. 8, 3, 78
  • Application of Web ERosivity Module (WERM) for estimation of annual and monthly R factor in Korea. Risal, A., Bhattarai, R., Kum, D., Park, Y. S., Yang, J. E. & Lim, K. J. 2016 In : Catena. 147, p. 225-237
  • Soil, water, and nutrient losses from management alternatives for degraded pasture in Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest biome. Rocha Junior, P. R. D., Andrade, F. V., Mendonça, E. D. S., Donagemma, G. K., Fernandes, R. B. A., Bhattarai, R. & Kalita, P. K. 2017 In : Science of the Total Environment. 583, p. 53-63
  • Characterization of fly ash ceramic pellet for phosphorus removal. Li, S., Cooke, R. A., Wang, L., Ma, F. & Bhattarai, R. 2017 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 189, p. 67-74
  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow. Bhattarai, R., Davidson, P. C., Kalita, P. K. & Kuhlenschmidt, M. S. 2017 In : Journal of Water and Health. 15, 4, p. 545-554
  • Development of web-based WERM-S module for estimating spatially distributed rainfall erosivity index (EI30) using RADAR rainfall data. Risal, A., Lim, K. J., Bhattarai, R., Yang, J. E., Noh, H., Pathak, R. & Kim, J. 2018 In : Catena. 161, p. 37-49
  • Analysis of the long-term precipitation trend in Illinois and its implications for agricultural production. Dahal, V., Gautam, S. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Water. 10, 4, 433
  • Evaluation of fly ash pellets for phosphorus removal in a laboratory scale denitrifying bioreactor. Li, S., Cooke, R. A., Huang, X., Christianson, L. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 207, p. 269-275
  • Exploring the effects of nitrogen fertilization management alternatives on nitrate loss and crop yields in tile-drained fields in Illinois. Jeong, H. & Bhattarai, R. 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 213, p. 341-352

Teaching Honors

  • Ben and Georgeanne Jones Excellence in Teaching Award (2019)
  • J.K. Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award (2018)

Research Honors

  • Boyd-Scott Graduate Student Research Award (Ph.D. category), ASABE (2011)

Courses Taught

  • ABE 224 - ABE Principles: Soil & Water
  • ABE 455 - Erosion and Sediment Control
  • ABE 456 - Land & Water Resources Engrg
  • ABE 457 - NPS Pollution Processes
  • ABE 498 - Precision Agric Technology
  • ABE 498 - Precision Biosystems Engr I
  • ABE 498 - Special Topics

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