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)
- 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
 TAMUK College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, 2018
- Graduate students poster competition awards at Regional Storm Water Quality (STORMCON) Conference, South Padre Island, TX: 2018 (2nd prize - Muhammed A Chowdhury), 2017 (1st prize - Mohamed Elansary) and 2016 (2nd prize - Didier Gonzalez)
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: January 15, 2019