Somsubhra Chattopadhyay

School of Engineering Sciences

Dr. Somsubhra Chattopadhyay is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering. Dr. Somsubhra did his Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering from University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.

  • August 2014 - June 2017: Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Dissertation title: Impact of climate change on extreme hydrological events in the Kentucky River Basin
  • August 2011 - December 2012: M.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA. Thesis title: Quantifying hydrological response for predicted Mid-Century climate variability and extremes in Haw River Watershed, North Carolina
  • August 2005 - July 2009: B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Technology, North Bengal Agricultural University, Coochbehar, West Bengal, India. Thesis title: Delineation of Teesta and Torsa River Basins from remotely sensed digital elevation data

Research Grant Awarded:

Edwards, DR. (P.I), Chattopadhyay, S. (Co-PI) 2015. Impact of climate change on extreme hydrological events in the Kentucky River Basin. KWRI- Kentucky Water Resources Institute. $5000 for one year 03/2016- 04/2017.

  • ASABE Blue Ribbon Award for best publication in short paper category, ASABE the annual international meeting, Spokane, Washington, 2017
  • 1st position in the poster competition at 3rdAnnual International Conference in Green and Sustainable Technology, 2012
  • Junior Research Fellowship exam (JRF) PG 2009 conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with all India rank 77
  • Regular recipient of University Merit Scholarship (2005-2009) Certificate of Academic Achievement, 2005

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Edwards, DR., Chattopadhyay, S. (2017) Evaluation of CMIP5 global climate model suitability for hydrologic and water quality analysis. Transactions of ASABE (In review)
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Edwards, DR., Yu, Y., Hamidisepehr, A. (2017) An assessment of climate change impacts on future water availability and droughts in the Kentucky River Basin. Environmental Processes, 4(3), DOI: 10.1007/s40710-017-0259-2, September 2017
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Edwards, DR., Yu, Y. (2017) Contemporary and future characteristics of precipitation indices in the Kentucky River Basin. Water, 9, 109 DOI: 10.3390/w9020109
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Edwards, DR. (2016). Long-term trend analysis of precipitation and air temperature for Kentucky, United States. Climate, 4(10) DOI: 10.3390/cli4010010
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Jha, MK. (2016). Hydrological response due to projected climate variability in Haw River Watershed, North Carolina, USA. Hydrological Sciences DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.934823
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Jha, MK. (2014) Climate change impact assessment on watershed hydrology: a comparison of three approaches. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol 7 Issue 1 (122-128), DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.122.128
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Jha, MK. (2012) Watershed modeling of Haw River Basin for hydrology, water quality, and climate change study. Paper No: 121337896, Proceeding of the ASABE Annual International Meeting, 2012

Extension Publications:

  • Chattopadhyay, S., Agouridis, C., Fox, J. (2016) Sediment fingerprinting. Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Chattopadhyay, S., Agouridis, C., Warner, R. (2016) Modelling Best Management Practices. Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Work Experience:

  • BAE 103 Energy in Biological Systems Spring 2016: The University of Kentucky, Aided the instructor in grading and labs
  • CAAE 362 Fluid Mechanics Fall 2012, 2013: North Carolina A&T State University, Instructed lab sessions
  • CIEN 560 Water Resources Engineering Fall 2011: North Carolina A&T State University, Aided the instructor in grading and labs
  • BAE 371 Land Resources Environmental Engineering Fall 2010: North Carolina State University, Aided the instructor in grading and labs
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