Umesh Adhikari, PhD

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Professional Title: 
Research Associate

524 S. Shaw Lane
220 Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 4882


Research Interests

  • Use of constructed wetlands for water quality improvement.
  • Hydrological modeling and simulation.
  • Assessment of watershed-scale wetland restoration scenarios.
  • Climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural production and food security.
  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment and characterization.
Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University, USA, 2012
M. Eng., Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2009
B. Eng., Agricultural Mechanization and Automation, Zhejiang University, China, 2001
  1. Daneshvar, F.,   Nejadhashemi, A.P., Adhikari, U., Elahi, B., Abouali, M., Herman, M. R., Martinez-Martinez, E., Calappi, T. J., & Rohn, B. G. (2017). Evaluating the Significance of Wetland Restoration Scenarios on Phosphorus Removal. Journal of Environmental Management, 192, 184-196.
  2. Esfahanian, E., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Abouali, M., Adhikari, U., Zhang, Z., Daneshvar, F., & Herman, M. R. (2017). Development and evaluation of a comprehensive drought index. Journal of Environmental Management185, 31-43.
  3. Messina, J., Suepa, S., Olson, J., Nejadhashemi, A., Murray, S., Moore, N., Fan, P., DeVisser, M., & Adhikari, U. (2017). Food system resilience and sustainability in Cambodia. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 8(3), Note 4.
  4. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Herman, M. R., & Messina, J. P.(2016). Multiscale assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources in Tanzania. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 22(2), 05016034.
  5. Adhikari, U., & Nejadhashemi, A. P. (2016). Impacts of climate change on water resources in Malawi. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering21(11), 05016026.
  6. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Herman, M. R. (2015). A review of climate change impacts on water resources in East Africa. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6): 1493-1507.
  7. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Woznicki, S. A. Climate change and Eastern Africa: A review of impact on major crops (2015). Food and Energy Security, 4(2): 110-132.
  8. Martinez-Martinez, E., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Woznicki, S. A., Adhikari, U., & Giri, S. (2015). Assessing the significance of wetland restoration scenarios on sediment mitigation plan.Ecological Engineering, 77:103-113.
  9. Adhikari, U., Harrigan, T., & Reinhold, D. M. (2015). Use of duckweed-based constructed wetlands for nutrient recovery and pollutant reduction from dairy wastewater. Ecological Engineering, 78:6-14.
  10. Hamaamin, Y. A., Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Harrigan, T., & Reinhold, D., M.(2014). Modeling Escherichia coli removal in constructed wetlands under pulse loading. Water Research, 50, 441-454.
  11. Adhikari, U., Harrigan T., & Reinhold, D. M. (2013).  Modeling seasonal variation in bacteriophage removal in constructed wetlands using convection-dispersion equation. Ecological Engineering, 54, 266-272.