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Dr. Padmanabhan

G. Padmanabhan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor of Civil Engineering
Director, ND Water Resources Research Institute
Coordinator, ND EPSCoR "Nature" Program

Department of Civil Engineering
Office: CIE 201E
Telephone: (701) 231-7043
Fax: (701) 231-6185


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1980


  • Director, North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute


  1. CE 477/677 Applied Hydrology (Fall)
  2. CE 421/621 Open Channel Flow (Spring)
  3. CE 776 Ground Water and Seepage (Spring)

Research Interests

  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources
  • Hydraulic Engineering

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Johnson, B.H., Padmanabhan, G. (2010) Regression estimates of design flows for ungaged sites using bankfull geometry and flashiness. Catena, 81 (2010), pp. 117-125.

  2. Pease, L.M., Oduor, Peter G., and Padmanabhan, G. (2010) Estimating sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorous loads from the Pipestem Creek watershed, North Dakota, using AnnAGNPS. Computers and Geosciences, Volume 36, Issue 3, March 2010, pp. 282-29.

  3. Changul, C., Chakkaphan Sutthirat, G. Padmanahban and C. Tongcumpou. (2010) Assessing the acidic potential of waste rock in the Akara gold mine, Thailand. Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 60, No. 5, May 2010, pp. 1065-1071.

  4. Kitipan Kitbamroong, Penjai Sompongchaiyakul, and G. Padmanabhan. (2009) Improving Non-Point Source Pollution Model Input Parameters Using Substance Flux Analysis. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9 (14): 2009, pp. 2519-2531.

  5. Changul, C., C. Sutthirat, G. Padmanahban, and C. Tongcumpou. (2009) Chemical Characteristics and Acid Drainage Assessment of Mine Tailings from Akara Gold Mine in Thailand, Environment and Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0293-0, September 22, 2009

Conference Proceedings

  1. Navaratnam Leelaruban, Adnan Akyuz, Peter Oduor, G. Padmanabhan. (2010) Geospatial Analyses of Drought Impact and Severity in North Dakota, USA Using Remote Sensing and GIS,  American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 18th Conference on Applied Climatology, January 16-21, 2010. Published on-line.

  2. Kitipan Kitbamroong, G. Padmanabhan, Penjai Sompongchaiyakul. (2010) Modeling Phosphorus Transport via Surface Runoff in Songkhla Lake Basin, Thailand, ASCE/EWRI Conference, 3rd International Perspective on Current and Future State of Water Resources and the Environment, January 5-7, 2010, Chennai, India

  3. Suman L. Shrestha, Francis X. M. Casey, Heldur Hakk, Gerald Larsen, David J. Smith, and G. Padmanabhan. (2009) Fate of Glucuronide Conjugated Estradiol in the Environment, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) conference “An International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources”, Bangkok, Thailand, January 5-7, 2009.

  4. F X Casey, S L Shrestha, H Hakk, D J Smith, G L Larsen, G Padmanabhan. (2009) The fate and transport of reproductive hormones and their conjugates in the environment (Invited), H53A-0910 POSTER American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2009