Pouyan Nejadhashemi

Pouyan   Nejadhashemi
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
  • Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences


Pouyan (A. Pouyan) Nejadhashemi, professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, is a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering. A leading expert in water resources modeling, Nejadhashemi examines water and its distribution, movement, and quality in a variety of environments. His primary research interests, supported by MSU AgBioResearch, are computational ecohydrology, environmental impact assessment, soft computing applications in water resources, development of the Decision Support System for human impact evaluation on ecosystem sustainability, and evaluation and development of watershed/water quality models.

Nejadhashemi earned a Ph.D. in biological resources engineering from the University of Maryland. Recipient of the Withrow Teaching Excellence Award in the MSU College of Engineering in 2015 and the major advisor to more than two dozen graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, he has been the principal or a co-principal investigator on grants totaling more than $30 million. His research team has been consulted by many national and international governmental agencies to help make informed decisions on such subjects as water resource management, sustainable crop production, and climate change mitigation strategies.

The author of roughly 100 peer-reviewed publications, Nejadhashemi has served on the boards of several leading journals and led more than 150 oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences. In 2018 he was elected to the board of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society, the largest society of its kind in the world.