Joint Faculty Elected Fellow of the Geological Society

  • Aug 3, 2013
  • Award

Dr. Phanikumar Mantha, an Associate Professor in the MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). GSA members elected Mantha in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the geosciences. GSA fellowships are bestowed on the best of the profession once per year at the GSA spring council meeting. He will be recognized for this honor during the GSA 125th annual meeting, Oct. 28 in Denver.

Dr. Mantha’s research interests are in hydrology, water resources and contaminant fate and transport modeling. The focus of his current research is on coupled biological – physical modeling in the Great Lakes and their watersheds with a focus on understanding and predicting the transport of pathogens, nutrients and algae in different environments. Mantha is also developing improved methods for large-scale hydrologic modeling including surface water – groundwater interactions at the river reach and river basin scales. Mantha earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science.


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