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Division of Argiculture


Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
203 Engineering Hall
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-2352 
Fax: (479) 575-2846

Saraswat Dharmendra

Saraswat Dharmendra

Dr. Dharmendra Saraswat

Associate Professor/ Extension Engineer- GeoSpatial
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Office: Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-671-2191 (office) , 501-681-5987(mobile)

Ph.D., Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2007
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1990
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Allahabad University, 1988

Teaching and Research

Research and Extension

Applied research and out-reach education on GeoSpatial technologies (Geographic Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and sensor technology) in agricultural settings, and simulation modeling for watershed management and production agriculture.

Biographical Information

Professional Experience

2012- present: Associate Professor/Extension Engineer- Geospatial Technologies

2007-2012: Assistant Professor/Extension Engineer- Geospatial Technologies

2006-2007: OPS (Technical), Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, FL.

2001-2006: Graduate Research Associate, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH.

1993-2001: Scientist, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India.

1991-1993: Assistant Professor, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, India.

Honors and Awards

  • Superior Paper Award. 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award . 2012. Southern Region- American Society of Horticultural Science (SR-ASHS).
  • John W. White Outstanding State Extension Faculty Award . 2011. Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department nominee.
  • Early Career Award . 2011 University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Innovation Award . 2011 University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service- Desktop based tool "ARkansas WAtershed Prioritization (ARWAP)" tool.
  • CG Ray Travel Grant . 2004. Present paper in ASAE/CSAE Annual Meeting at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Elpha Epsilon Inductee. 2002.
  • IARI Senior Fellowship . 1990-91. Pursue Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering.
  • IARI Junior Fellowship . 1988-90. Pursue M.S. in Agricultural Engineering.
  • Third rank . 1988. B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Allahabad University.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2001- present.
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2005- present.

Selected Publications

 Selected Publications

  1. Pai, N. and D. Saraswat. 2011. SWAT2009_LUC: A Tool to Activate Land Use Change Module in SWAT 2009. Trans ASABE. 54(5): 1649-1658. (2011 ASABE Superior Paper award winner paper).
  2. Pai, N., D. Saraswat, and R.Srinivasan 2011. Field_SWAT: A Tool for Mapping SWAT Output to Field Boundaries. Computers and Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.07.006
  3. Pai, N., D. Saraswat, and M. Daniel. 2011. Identifying Priority Subwatersheds Using Distributed Modeling Approach. 54(6): 2181-2196.
  4. Saraswat, D., and N. Pai. 2011. Chapter 8: Spatially distributed hydrologic modeling in Illinois River Drainage Area in Arkansas Using SWAT. 196-210. In Soil Hydrology, Land Use, and Agriculture, 196-210. M. Shukla, ed., Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK: CAB International.
  5. Saraswat, D., N. Pai, and M. Daniels. 2010. Identifying Priority Subwatersheds Using Distributed Modeling Approach. ASABE Paper No. 711P0710cd. In Proc. TMDL 2010: Watershed Management to Improve Water Quality, Baltimore, Mary.: ASABE.
  6. Engel, B., I. Chaubey, M. Thomas, D. Saraswat, P. Murphy, and B. Bhaduri. 2010. Biofuels and Water Quality: Challenges and Opportunities for Simulation Modeling. Future Science Group: Biofuels. 1(3): 463-477.
  7. Saraswat, D. and N. Pai. 2010. Algorithm for Mapping SWAT Model Output to Field Boundaries. In Proc. India 2010 Conference, CD-ROM, Chennai, India: AWRC.
  8. Allred, B., B. Clevenger, and D. Saraswat. 2009. Application of GPS and Near-Surface Geophysical Methods to Evaluate Agricultural Test Plot Differences. FastTimes. 14(3): 15-24.
  9. Saraswat, D. and N. Pai. 2009. Developing Inventory of Riparian Buffer Cover in L’Anguille River Watershed using Geospatial Technologies. ASABE Paper No. 09-7060. St Joseph, Mich: ASABE
  10. Saraswat, D., P. Tacker, and N. Pai. 2008. Identifying hotspots in L’Anguille watershed using modeling approach. In 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, CD-ROM. Denver, Co.: ASA.
  11. Allred, B. J., R. Ehsani, and D. Saraswat. 2006. Comparison of electromagnetic induction, capacitively-coupled resistivity, and galvanic contact resistivity methods for soil electrical conductivity measurement. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 22(2): 215-230.
  12. Allred, B. J., R. Ehsani, and D. Saraswat. 2005. The Impact of temperature and shallow hydrologic conditions on the magnitude and spatial pattern consistency of electromagnetic induction measured soil electricalconductivity. Trans. of ASAE, 48(6): 2123-2135.
  13. Allred, B., R. Ehsani, and D. Saraswat. 2004. The impact of shallow hydrologic conditions on electromagnetic induction measurement of electrical conductivity in a fine-grained soil. ASAE Paper No. 04-2297. St Joseph, Mich: ASAE.
  14. Saraswat, D., R. Ehsani, N. Watermier, and M. Sullivan. 2003. Potential application of yield data for creating topographic maps. ASAE Paper No. 03-1084. St Joseph, Mich: ASAE.