Dr. Prashant K. Srivastava
Dr. Prashant K Srivastava received the B.Sc. degree in Agriculture Sciences from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences from School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India. He worked on remote sensing applications as a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research Fellow in SES, JNU and then joined as an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Sciences, NVPAS, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. Later on he moved to Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K. for his PhD sponsored by British High Commission, UK under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). His Ph.D. research focused on the soil moisture retrieval algorithm development from SMOS satellite and mesoscale model for hydrological applications. Dr. Prashant is currently working as a research scientist with ESSIC/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Sciences Branch on SMAP satellite soil moisture retrieval algorithm development and its applications. He has been a recipient of many awards including Commonwealth fellowship, U.K., CSIR fellowship (twice), MHRD and UGC fellowships from India. He has published several peer reviewed journal papers, 2 Books, few book chapters and presented his work in several conferences. Currently he is serving as an editorial board member of Environmental Process- a journal of Springer and European Water Resource Association. He is also a member of Indian Society of Geomatics, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), International Society for Agrometeorology (INSAM), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).