Manoj K. Jha, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate ProfessorJha

Vita

Dr. Jha's Water Research webpage

Contact: 436 McNair Hall
              Email: mkjha@ncat.edu
              Ph: (336) 285-3678
              Fax: (336) 334-7126 

Education

Ph.D. Iowa State University
M.S. Iowa State University
M.E. Asian Institute of Technology
B.E. Institute of Engineering

Teaching Interest  

CAEE 362 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (F S)
CAEE 363 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (F)
CAEE 364 Engineering Hydrology (S)
CIEN 460 Water Resources Engineering
CIEN 668 Subsurface Hydrology
CIEN 702 Systems Analysis (F)

Research Area

Surface and subsurface Hydrology, Urban Water Systems, Watershed Modeling, Water Resources Engineering and Management, Climate Change and Land Use Change Impacts on Water Resources (Hydrology and Water Quality), Design and Evaluation of BMPs for Sediment and Nutrients Controls, Impact of Extreme Hydrological Events (Floods and Droughts), Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Water Resources, Uncertainties Quantification in Monitoring and Modeling Water Systems, GIS-Supported Spatial Analyses and Model Applications (SWAT, APEX, EPIC, WEPP, QUAL2K, HEC-models)

Research Projects at NC A&T (* denotes Lead PI)

  • 2016-19 ($456,594): NSF. Geopath-Extra: Pathways to atmospheric science through immersion in geoscience research. (with S. Bililign. Y.-L. Lin, J. Zhang, A.S. Denning from CSU)
  • *2016-19 ($204,643): USAID/UC Davis. Evaluation of agricultural BMPs: Project MasRiego. (with Dr. Godfrey Gayle)
  • 2016-19 ($360,000): NSF. REU Site: Engineering modeling and computational research. (with B. Ram, K. Flurchick, V. Kabadi, P. Stanfield, M. Williams) REU Website
  • *2015-17 ($8,178): NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)/East Carolina State University. Analysis of nutrient contribution from OSW in Lick Creek Watershed.
  • *2014-15 ($9,734): DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services), State of North Carolina. Modeling nutrient transport from onsite wastewater systems.
  • *2013-18 ($625,000): USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). Small-scale irrigation technologies and agricultural water management practices. (with M. Reyes and J. Idassi)
  • *2013-15 ($11,250): NSF/STEP Center. Exploring water sustainability in cities: A course model linking geoscience, engineering, and society (Total contract of $4500 shared between 4 univ.).
  • *2014 ($14,771): CERT (Center for Energy Research and Technology), North Carolina A&T State University. Rainwater harvesting system in a school system
  • 2010-14 ($16,244): EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). Improving a watershed scale model to integrate wetlands into watershed planning.
  • *2010-14 ($113,778): NSF (National Science Foundation). Northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and land use in the watershed: Feedback and scale interactions.

Selected Publications (* denotes graduate student)

  • *Le KN, MK Jha, MR Reyes, J Jeong, L Doro, PW Gassman, L Hok, JCdM Sa, S Boulakia. 2018. Evaluating carbon sequestration under conservation agriculture and conservation tillage systems in Cambodia using the EPIC model. Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment  251: 37-47 DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.09.009
  • Burian, S, MK Jha, G Richards, M Shephard, J Taber. 2017. An Interdisciplinary Learning Module on Water Sustainability in Cities. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Peer-reviewed Conference Proceeding, 2017-June.
  • *Chattopadhyay S, MK Jha. 2016. Hydrologic response due to projected climatic variability in Haw River Watershed, North Carolina, USA. Hydrological Sciences Journal 61(3): 495-506. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.934823
  • *Chola B, S Luster-Teasley, MK Jha, M Picornell. 2015. Fresh water savings through the use of municipal effluents in concrete pavements. American Journal of Environmental Sciences 11(4): 293-312. DOI: 10.3844/ajessp.2015.293.312
  • Guzman JA, A Shirmohammadi, AM Sadeghi, X Wang, ML Chu, MK Jha, PB Parajuli, RD Harmel, Y Khare, J Hernandez. 2015. Uncertainty considerations in Calibration and validation of hydrological and water quality models. Transactions of the ASABE 58(6): 1745-1762. DOI: 10.13031/trans.58.10710
  • Gu RR, MK Sahu, MK Jha. 2015. Simulating the impacts of bio-fuel crop production on nonpoint source pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Ecological Engineering 74: 223-229. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.10.010
  • *Sayemuzzaman M, MK Jha, A Mekonnen. 2014. Spatio-temporal long term (1950-2009) temperature trend analysis in North Carolina. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10-1007/s00704-104-1147-6
  • Jha MK, *DG Fernandez. 2014. Shale gas extraction and water consumption in North Carolina: A Primer. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 7(1): 161-166. DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.161.166
  • Jha MK, PW Gassman. 2014. Changes in hydrology and streamflow as predicted by modeling experiment forced with climate models. Hydrological Processes 28: 2772-2781. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9836
  • Jha MK, PW Gassman, Y Panagopoulos. 2013. Regional changes in nitrogen loadings in the Upper Mississippi River Basin under predicted mid-century climate. Regional Environmental Change 1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s.10113-013-05539-y