Tushar Sinha

Personnel Profile

Tushar Sinha, Assistant Professor

Tushar Sinha

- Ph.D., Hydrology, Purdue University, 2008
- M.S., Water Resources Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 2002
- B.S., Agricultural Engg., Maharana Pratap Univ. of Ag. & Tech., Udaipur, India, 2001

Research Interests
Hydrological modeling; climate change impacts on hydrology; water resources management; surface water - groundwater interactions; and GIS applications

Professional Experiences
Assistant Professor, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering Dep.), 2014 - present
- Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, 2013-2014
- Postdoctoral Research Scientist, North Carolina State University, 2010-2012
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University, 2008-2010
- Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, 2004-2008
- Assistant Engineer, Consulting Engineering Services, New Delhi, India, 2003-2004

Research Grants/Projects Awarded
- PI,
CRISP Type 2: Design and control of coordinated green and gray water infrastructure to improve resiliency in chemical and agricultural sectors, National Science Foundation (09/2017 - 08/2021) (Postdoc Research Scientist Position Available)
- Co-PI (PI: Augusto G. Sanchez, UTRGV), Development of the Laguna Madre and Port of Brownsville Watershed Protection Plan, TCEQ (09/2017 – 08/2019)
- Co-PI (PI: Jennifer Ren), A Decision Support Modeling System for Managing the Water Resources around the Region of Choke Canyon Reservoir of the Nueces River Basin, City of Corpus Christi, TX (06/2015 - 02/2018)
- Co-PI (PI: Sankar Arumugam, NCSU), WSC- Category 3: Collaborative Research: Water Sustainability under Near -term Climate Change: A cross-regional analysis incorporating socio-ecological feedbacks and adaptations, National Science Foundation (08/2012 - 08/2017)
- Co-PI
, Integrated Drought Management and Assessment Portal for the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Water Resources Institute (04/2014 – 03/2016)
- Co-PI, Uncertainty in Surface Water Availability over North Carolina under climate and land use changes, North Carolina Water Resources Institute (04/2011 – 03/2013)

Honors and Awards
Ph.D. Student (Mohamed Elansary) and M.S. Student (Didier Gonzalez, graduated in 2016) won first (in 2017) and second (in 2016) prizes, respectively, in graduate student poster competitions at Regional Storm Water Quality (STORMCON) Conference, South Padre Island, TX.
M.S. Student (Chisara Anoruo, graduated in 2017) received Society of Women in Engineering National Scholarship ($2,500) during 2015-2016.
- TAMUK University Research Award, 2015
- NSF Travel Award, Minority Faculty Development Workshop, 2015
- UCOWR-NIWR-CUAHSI Conference Travel Grant, 2014
- American Geophysical Union Travel Grant, Chapman Conference, 2013
- School of life Sciences Research and Training Initiative Grant Award, Arizona State University, 2009
- Sponsored by the ABE Department for Krannert School of Management’s Applied Management Principles Program, Purdue University, 2006
- Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) scholarship during M.S. at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2001-2002

Sample Publications (*student)

  • Ahiablame, L., T. Sinha, M. Paul, Ji, Jae-Hyung* and A. Rajib (2017), Streamflow response to potential land use and climate changes in the James River watershed, Upper Midwest United States, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 14, 150–166. [Impact Factor – IF: 3.17].
  • Kominoski, J.S., A. Ruhi, M. M. Hagler, K. Petersen, J. L. Sabo, T. Sinha, A. Sankarasubramanian and J. D. Olden (2017), Patterns and drivers of fish extirpations in rivers of the American Southwest and Southeast, Glob. Change Biol., 2017, 1–11, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13940. [IF: 8.44].
  • A. Sankarasubramanian, J. L. Sabo, K. L. Larson, S. B. Seo*, T. Sinha, R. Bhowmik*, A. Ruhi Vidal, K. Kunkel, G. Mahinthakumar, E. Z. Berglund and J. Kominoski (2017), Synthesis of Public Water Supply Use in the U.S.: Spatio-temporal Patterns and Socio-Economic Controls, Earth’s Future, DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000511. [IF: 5.6].
  • Bhowmik, R*. D., A. Sankarasubramanian, T. Sinha, J. Patskoski, K. Mahinthakumar and K. Kunkel (2017), Multivariate Downscaling Approach Preserving Cross-Correlations across Climate Variables for Projecting Hydrologic Fluxes, Journal of Hydrometeorology, https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-16-0160.1. [IF:3.273]
  • Seo, S*., T. Sinha, G. Mahinthakumar, A. Sankarasubramanian, and M. Kumar (2016) Identification of Dominant Source of Errors in Developing Streamflow and Groundwater Projection under Near-term Climate Change, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(13), 7652–7672. [IF: 3.174]
  • Ji, J-H.*and T. Sinha (2016), Effects of Climate Change on Hydrology of the Nueces River Basin in South Texas, Conference Proceedings Paper number  162462942,  2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting. (doi: 10.13031/aim.20162462942) @2016.
  • Mazrooei A*., T. Sinha, A. Sankarasubramanian, S. Kumar, and Christa Peters-Lidard (2015), Decomposition of sources of errors in seasonal streamflow forecasting over the U.S. Sunbelt, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 11,809–11,825, doi:10.1002/2015JD023687. [IF: 3.174]
  • Li, W*., A. Sankarasubramanian, R. S. Ranjithan, and T. Sinha (2015), Role of multimodel combination and data assimilation in improving the hydrological model prediction at multiple time scales, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-015-1158-6. [IF: 2.086]
  • T. Sinha, A. Sankarasubramanian, and A. Mazrooei* (2014), Decomposition of Sources of Errors in Monthly to Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts in a Rainfall-Runoff Regime, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 2470–2483. [IF: 3.273].
  • Oh, J*., T. Sinha, and A. Sankarasubramanian (2014), The role of retrospective weather forecasts in developing daily forecasts of nutrient loadings over the Southeast US, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1-14, 2014, doi:10.5194/hess-18-1-2014 [IF: 3.587].
  • Singh, H*., T. Sinha, and A. Sankarasubramanian (2014), Impacts of near-term climate change and population growth on within-year reservoir systems, J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage, 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000474, 04014078. [IF: 3.537]
  • Oludhe, C., A. Sankarasubramanian, T. Sinha, N. Devineni, and U. Lall (2013), Role of Multimodel Climate Forecasts in Improving Water and Energy Management, in press, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 11, 2460-2475, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0300.1 [IF: 2.02].
  • Sinha, T., and A. Sankarasubramanian (2013), Role of initial soil moisture conditions and monthly updated climate forecasts in developing operational streamflow forecasts, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 721-733, doi:10.5194/hess-17-721-2013 [IF: 3.587].
  • Sabo, J.L., K. Bestgen, W. Graf, T. Sinha and E. Wohl (2012), Dams in the Cadillac Desert: Downstream effects in a geomorphic context, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol 1249, The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 227-246, DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06411.x. [IF: 4.364]
  • Sabo, J.L.,T. Sinha, L. Bowling, G. Schoups, K. Cherkauer, P. Fuller, W. Graf, J. Hopmans, J. Kominoski, S. Trimble, W. Wallender, R. Webb, E. Wohl (2010), Reclaiming sustainable watersheds in the Cadillac Desert, Proc. of National Acad. of Sci., 107, 50, 21263-21269. [IF: 9.74]
  • Sinha, T., and K. A. Cherkauer (2010), Impacts of future climate change on soil frost in the midwestern United States, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D08105, 1-16, doi:10.1029/2009JD012188. [IF: 3.174]
  • Graf, W., E. Wohl, T. Sinha, and J. L. Sabo (2010), Sedimentation and sustainability of western American reservoirs, Water Resour. Res., 46, W12535, 13 pp., doi:10.1029/2009WR008836. [IF: 3.149]
  • Sinha, T., K. A. Cherkauer and V. Mishra (2010), Impacts of historic climate variability on seasonal soil frost in the Midwestern U.S., Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 229-251. [IF: 3.273]
  • Cherkauer, K. A., and T. Sinha (2010), Hydrologic impacts of projected future climate change in the Lake Michigan Region, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36(2), 33-50. [IF: 2.309]
  • Sinha, T., and K. A. Cherkauer (2008), Time series analysis of soil freeze-thaw processes in Indiana, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9(5), 936-950. [IF: 3.273]

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Engineering
Engineering Complex 369
MSC 213 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-3061
fax: 361-593-2069
email: Tushar.Sinha@tamuk.edu
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This page was last updated on: April 30, 2018