Prof. (Dr.) ir. Derrick Mario Denis
Prof. (Dr.) ir. Derrick Mario Denis
Professor


Department
Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Qualification
B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.); M.Tech. (I&D); M.Sc(Geoinf); D.Phil
Area of Specialization
Agricultural Water Management, Remote Sensing
Phone No
9415324345
E-mail
derrick.denis@shiats.edu.in,

Educational Details
DegreeUniversity/BoardYear
D. PhilAllahabad University, Allahabad2004
M.ScUniversity of Twente, Netherlands2013
M.TechGBPUAT, Pant Nagar1998
B.TechGBPUAT, Pant Nagar1994


Professional Summary

Prof. Dr. ir. D. M. Denis graduated as an Agriculture Engineer in the year 1995 from SHIATS. He earned his M. Tech with major in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering from G.B.Pant University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Pantnagar in  the year 1997. In his master’s he worked upon orientation of sprinkler laterals on steep slopes. He worked as a landscape engineer with a reputed company in New Delhi in 1998. Later in July 1998 he joined the then Allahabad Agricultural Institute as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, Land Engineering and Management.  He was awarded his Ph. D in the year 2002 for the University of Allahabad. His designed the sprinkler system based upon the infiltration characteristics of soil. He was selected for the post of Associate Professor in the year 2006 and was appointed as a Professor through open post in the year 2010.

Since 1998 he has served the SHIATS on several administrative posts such as Director Research , Foreign Students Advisor , Member Secretary, International Secretariat , Deputy Registrar (Academics) Joint registrar ( Academics),  Coordinator for Developing Countries, International Secretariat, , Member Secretary for Central Sales and Purchase, Member Secretary for Academic audit committee, Deputy Dean (Post Graduate Studies), Deputy Dean( Faculty of Engineering), Chief Warden, Men’s Hostel, ,. He has been on several academic and administrative committees of the university.

In the year 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Norman Borlaug Fellowship, by the United States Department of Agriculture USA, and worked with leading scientists at National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, Mississippi and Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University, Alabama USA. The field of research was “Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution”. He is the Designative Representative (INDIA) for “Water quality research to evaluate the effects of agricultural conservation practices utilized in the Unites States and India.” Under UDSA Extramural Agreement: No. 58-6408-8-149FN. He conducted the Conducted International workshop with USDA on “Water quality research to evaluate the effects of agricultural conservation practices utilized in the Unites States and India.”   From Sept 7th and 8th 2009 at Allahabad,India.

He has been awarded Joint Japan /World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) USA-2011-13 for The International Institute for Geo- Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) for MSc in Geo Information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management,2011. He was recognized as one of the “Global Change Leader” by the University of Twenty, The Netherlands.

 

His research interests include Eco Hydrology And Earth Observation, Geo Informatics In Water Resources, Surface Energy Balance System , Use Of Spatial Information in Evapotranspiration, Water Budgeting, Natural Resource Management, Crop Growth Modelling, Evaluation Of Irrigated Areas, Non-Point Source Pollution, Precision Agriculture, Pressurized Irrigation System, Soil Water Plant And Atmospheric Relationship, Water Quality, Modelling Watersheds, Hydrology, Water Balance and Agriculture Water Management. He has guided several under graduate, post graduate and four Ph. D thesis. He has visited The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Srilanka, China, Thailand, USA, Malaysia, Nepal and Indonesia for collaborative work.

 

He has successfully completed six research projects related to Agriculture Water Management and use of ground and Space based observations with ISRO. Presently he is heading “Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Water Quality in River ganga using Remote Sensing Techniques” funded by ISRO and “Farming System Based Water Budgeting for Samrakalwana Village in Allahabad” funded by the UPCAR, Govt of UP, INDIA. He has authored three books namely Anti-Ragging laws in India and the world.  ISBN PB: 8187947098, Water Quality Research to Evaluate the Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices Utilized in the United States and India ISBN: 9780230329553 and Stream Dynamics of River Chambal: ISBN9783659106194.


Expertise

Applications of Remote Sensing in water 

Evapotranspiration

evaluation of performance of irrigated areas

Precision Agriculture

Pressurized irrigation system

landscape irrigation

Demand based irrigation; response of crops to deficit irrigation;

Economics of irrigation;

Crop water requirements;

Watershed Hydrology; Water balance and crop growth modeling; Computer aided irrigation management;

Soil-water-plant-atmosphere relations;

Watershed management;

 Planning, design, evaluation, operation, maintenance and management;

participatory irrigation management and Water user association.


Projects
  1. Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Water Quality in River ganga using Remote Sensing Techniques. Funding agency ISRO, NRSC, Hyderabad. (2016-18)
  2. Farming system based water budgeting for Samrakalwana village at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Council of Agriculture and Research, Funding agency , UPCAR ( 2014- 2017).
  3. Technology development project on growth and monitoring systems of wheat and rice crop using ground and space observations. Funding agency, ISRO.  (2011-13) Completed
  4. Assessment of Irrigation Potential Created in AIBP funded irrigation projects in India using Cartosat Satellite data, Gunta Nala Project, Uttar Pradesh Funding agency, ISRO/ CWC.  (2013) Completed
  5. Assessment of Irrigation Potential Created in AIBP funded irrigation projects in India using Cartosat Satellite data, Saryu Irrigation Project, Funding agency, ISRO/CWC.  (2008) Completed
  6. Assessment of Irrigation Potential Created in AIBP funded irrigation projects in India using Cartosat Satellite data, Rajghat Irrigation Project, Funding agency, ISRO/CWC.  (2008) Completed

Publications

Research Gate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Derrick_Denis

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVdaFmgAAAAJ

  • D.M. Denis, S.N. Singh, (2004). Response of Strawberry to Irrigation Scheduling and plant spacing. 2004 CIGR International Conference, Beijing, PR China
  • D.M. Denis, Kumar, J. L. G, (2005). Response of Strawberry to Drip Irrigation. Journal of India Water Resource Society. (Accepted)
  • D.M. Denis, Amit Kumar Singh (2004). Economic Evaluation and selection of Sprinkler Lateral Diameter (ISAE).
  • D.M. Denis, Kumar J. L. G, Ankur Singh and Nitin Lawrence (2004). Response of Garlic to Drip irrigation. Proceedings of First African Regional Conference on Drainage (ARCOD), Dec 6-9, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Kumar J. L. G, Imtiyaz M., Biwalkar, N., Denis D.M., Dewadi A. and Sarkar. S (2004). Irrigation Water Quality assessment in Jasra Block., Proceedings of First African Regional Conference on Drainage (ARCOD), Dec 6-9, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Kumar J. L. G, Imtiyaz M., Denis D.M., S. K. Sirvastava (2005). Scenarion and Future prospects of Drip irrigation in India. The Allahabad Farmer, Bi-annual Journal of Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University.
  • Denis D. M. and J. L. G Kumar (2006). Yield. Irrigation production efficiency and economic return of lady finger under variable irrigation level. (accepted in Allahabad Farmer)
  • J. L. G Kumar and D.M. Denis (2006). Yield, irrigation production efficiency and economic return of cabbage under variable irrigation and lateral spacing. Journal of Soil Water Conservation 5(1) : 42, 47, 2006
  • D.M. Denis, S. K. Sirvastava and S. N. Singh (2006). Remote sensing applications for drought monitoring. Paper presented at the International conference on drought and desertification (June 16-17, 2006 in New Delhi)
  • D.M. Denis, R. P. Singh (2007). Selection of economical sprinkler lateral for terraced land. Paper presented at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, AIT, Bangkok.
  • D.M. Denis (2007). Response of Strawberry to Micro sprinkler Irrigation. Paper presented at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, AIT, Bangkok.
  • D.M. Denis and J. L. G. Kumar (2007). Response of drip irrigated potato under variable irrigation frequency. Published in International Journal of Agricultural Engineering, AIT, Bangkok.
  • D.M. Denis and Naim Ahmad (2009). Crop yield as affected by uniformity of Micro-sprinkler irrigation system. Paper presented at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, AIT, Bangkok.
  • D.M. Denis and S. K. Sirvastava (2009). Effect of filter and emitter clogging on emitter flow variation, under variable water quality. Paper presented at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, AIT, Bangkok.
  • D.M. Denis and Hillary Suna (2010). Determination of Seepage rate from Water harvesting pond dug in light textured soil. Paper submitted at Indian Journal of Soil Conservation.
  • D.M. Denis and Shakti Suryavanshi (2010). Stream Dynamics Change Analysis of The Chambal River Using Remote Sensing And GIS Techniques. Paper accepted at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Shanghai, Chain (2010).
  • D.M. Denis and Deepak Maurya (2010). Study of Migration Nature of River Ganga at Sangam Allahabad using Remote Sensing & GIS, Paper accepted at the International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Shanghai, Chain (2010).
  • M Kumar, P.K.Joshi, V. K. Singh and D. M. Denis (2011). Assessing impact of dam construction in terms of lULC in dry tropical region ( Chattisgarh), India using Geospatial tools. International  Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering ISSN 0974-5904, Vol.04, No 03 – spl issue May 2001, pp 16-21.
  • Shakti Suryavanshi, D.M. Denis, K. Dheeraj and T. Gulshan (2011). Stream Dynamics Change Analysis of The Chambal River Using Remote Sensing And GIS Techniques. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, Vol. 1, No 4, 2011.
  • Singh, A., Imtiyaz,  M., Isaac, R. K. and Denis D. M. (2012), Comparison of Soil and Water assessment tool (SWAT) and multilayer perceptron (MLP) artificial neural network for predicting sediment yield in the Nagwa agricultural watershed in Jharkhand, India. Agricultural Water Management, Vol 104 : 113 – 120.
  • Singh, A., Imtiyaz,  M., Isaac, R. K. and Denis D. M. (2012), Comparison of Artifical Neural Network Models for sediment yield prediction at single gauging station of watershed in Eastern India, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (Accepted), http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000601.
  • Singh, A., Imtiyaz,  M., Isaac, R. K. and Denis D. M. (2012), Performance evaluation and uncertainty analysis of SWAT model for simulating hydrological processes in an agricultural watershed in India. International SWAT Conference, organized by IIT, Delhi and Texas A & M University, USA, July 18 -20, 2012, New Delhi.
  • D. M. Denis, Joris Timmermans, G Parodi and C vander Tol. (2013) Disaggrigating medium resolution Evapotranspiration to plot scale. Vol.15, EGU2013-9951,2103 EGU General Assembly 2013
  • A Chauhan, D., D. M., & Kumar., M. (2015). Assessing downscaling limits of spatial resolution for AWiFS and LANDSAT 8 Data as compared to LISS IV 8 Data as compared to LISS IV 6th GEOBIA – Solutions & Synergies: International Conference 2016: Sept 2016. University of Twenty, The Netherlands.
  • A Kundu, Denis, D. M., & Patel, N. R. (2015a). 3rd Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Science Congress (3rd UPASC) on “Strategic Governance & Technological Advancement for Sustainable Agriculture”, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 14th -16th June, 2015. (Awarded as best paper poster in ‘Climate Change Theme’).
  • A Kundu, Denis, D. M., & Patel, N. R. (2015b). Evaluation of the meteorological drought over the Bundelkhand region using geo-spatial techniques, Climate Change, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 418-424.                                                    . Climate Change, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 418-424., Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 418-424.  ( (ISSN: 2394-8566), http://discoveryjournals.com/climate_change/current_issue/v1/n4/index.htm#review5), pp 418-424.
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  • A Kundu, Denis, D. M., & Patel, N. R. (2015c). Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environmental Management. International Conference on “Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environmental Management” (GCCT-2015), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 9th-11th October, 2015 (Paper Presented).
  • Denis, D. M., M. Kumar, S. Srivastava, S. Suryavanshi, F. A. Denis, R. Singh, & Mishra., H. (2016). A High Resolution Assesment Of Water Footprint Of Wheat To Understand Yield  And Water Use Hetrogeneity. Water Resources Management(DOI 10.1007/s11269-016-1305-y . I).
  • Sansui, M. M., & Denis, D. M. (2015). Geographies of poverty in Kano State: The role of GIS in identfying and mapping multidimensionally deprieved households. . The Journal of Geography and Geology, Photon (119), 200-212.
  • Sanusi, M. M., Denis, D. M., Mukesh, K., Wilson, K., Dipak, B., & Srivastava, S. K. (2015). Estimating multidimensional poverty and identifying poor households in Kano state International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development , Online ISSN: 2349-4182 Print ISSN: 2349-5979, www.allsubjectjournal.com, 2(12), 148-157.

Additional Positions
DesignationOffice/Department
DeanVaugh School of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
HeadDepartment of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Other

Educational Qualification          :

 

.                                                            S. No

Degree

Year

Institution

Specialization

11                                                         1.

M. Tech.

2013

ITC, Faculty of Geo Information Science and Earth Observation , University of Twente , The Netherlands.

 

Remote Sensing in Water Resources.

1.                              1.                         2.

Ph. D

2004

University of Allahabad

Irrigation Engineering

2                                                           3.

 

M. Tech.

 

1998

Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar

 

       Irrigation & Drainage

3.                                                          4.

 

B. Tech.

 

1995

Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad, U.P., India

 

Agricultural Engineering

 

 

International Fellowship Awarded:

  1. Joint Japan /World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) USA-2011-13. For the International Institute for Geo- Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) for MSc in Geo Information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management. September 2011-March 2013.

“Irrigation performance assessment using SEBS and SCOPE. A case study of Tons pump canal in India.”

  1. Norman Borlaug Fellowship, by the United States Department of Agriculture USA, and worked with leading scientists at National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, Mississippi and Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University, Alabama from 14th April, 2008 to 18th May, 2008.The field of research was “Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution”.
  2. Designative Representative (INDIA) for “ Water quality research to evaluate the effects of agricultural conservation practices utilized in the Unites States and India.” Under UDSA Extramural Agreement: No. 58-6408-8-149FN. The USDA counterpart is Dr Martin A Locke, Water quality and Ecology Research Unit , Oxford, Mississippi USA.

Conducted International workshop with USDA on “Water quality research to evaluate the effects of agricultural conservation practices utilized in the Unites States and India.”   From Sept 7th and 8th  2009 at Allahabad India.

Professional Experience:

 

S. No

Post Held

Institution

Period

Description of Duties

1.

Professor

VSAET, SHIATS

9th December 2010 till date.

Teaching , research and extension and administration

2.

Dean

VSAET, SHIATS

2nd April, 2013 till date

Overall management of the School ( Academic, Research and Extension )

3.

Director Research

SHIATS

1st July 2010 to 17th April 2011

Overall research activities of the university.

 

 

4.

 

 

Associate Professor

 

VSAET, SHIATS

 

August 01, 2006 to

8th December 2010

Teaching, Academic, Research and Extension

Activities.

 

 

5.

 

 

Assistant Professor

 

VSAET, SHIATS

 

August 01, 1998 to

31 July, 2006

 

Teaching, Academic, Research and Extension

Activities in the field of pressurized irrigation system.

 

S. No

Post Held

Institution

Period

Description of Duties

 

 

 

1

 

 

Joint Registrar

 

 

SHIATS

 

 

May 2006  June 2010

To develop course curriculum of various paper, to monitor academic activities of the University.

 

 

2.

 

Member Secretary, International Secretariat

 

 

SHIATS

 

 

May 2006

To develop international relations, MoU’s  , Joint Academic programs.

 

3.

 

Foreign Students Advisor

 

SHIATS

 

March 2010 Onwards

Monitoring of Admissions, academic progress, social and research activities of Foreign Studies

 

 

4.

 

Associate Dean, Post

Graduate Studies

 

SHIATS

 

March 2009 Onwards

Share responsibilities of PG and Ph.D. research with Dean Post Graduate Studies

 

5.

Nodal Officer

(AIBP, NRSC, Hyderabad for Rajghat & Saryu Canal Project)

 

 

NRSC, Hydrabad, India

 

 

May 2009

To monitor and handle AIBP project for Rajghat, Saryu and Gunta nala water scheme.

 

 

6.

Coordinator for Developing Countries, International Secretariat

 

SHIATS

 

May 2006

Onwards

To Develop international relations with developing

Countries.

 

 

7.

Irrigation specialist, Landscape and golf course designing and Management

IEC-Rainbird, USA, (New Delhi, India)

Jan 1998

to

June 1998

Marketing, Design and installation of Landscape Irrigation System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialization: Water Quality, Remote Sensing and GIS, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Foreign Visit

  • Visited The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy for collaborative work in Europe. (20011-12-13).
  • Visited Colombo, Srilanka to attend the Global Education Expo. (Oct - 2010)
  • Visited Shanghai, China for International Agricultural Engineering Conference, China (Sept-2010)
  • Visited AIT, Bangkok, Thailand for International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Thailand (Dec - 2009)
  • Visited USA for Norman Borlaug Fellowship (April-May 2008)
  • Visited AIT, Bangkok, Thailand for International Agricultural Engineering Conference, Thailand (Dec - 2007)
  • Visited Malaysia representing AAI-DU as a Technical expert in Education Fair 2001.
  • Visited Indonesia representing AAI-DU as a technical expert in Education Fair 2001.