Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University
Education: Ph.D.: Soil Physics, University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna, Austria (1998) M-Tech: Soil and Water Engineering, J N. Agricultural University, India (1986) B.-Tech: Agriculture Engineering, J N. Agricultural University, India (1981) Professional Appointments: 2014 - Present: Professor of Environment Soil Physics, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU, NM 2009 - 2014: Associate Professor of Environment Soil Physics, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU, NM 2005 - Present: Assistant Professor of Environment Soil Physics, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU, NM 2001 - 2005: Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources, the Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Oh 2000 - 2001: Postdoctoral Research Associate, NRES, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 1999 - 2000: Research Scientist, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna, Austria 1995 - 1999: Research Associate/Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences Vienna, Austria Services to Department: Chair of Awards Committee, Member of Curriculum and Graduate Studies committee of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, and member of regional coordination committee on trickle irrigation
Environmental Soil Physics
Adhikari P., M.K. Shukla and J. Mexal. 2012. Spatial variability of Infiltration rate and sodium content of Desert soils: Implications for management of irrigation using treated wastewater. Transactions of ASABE. 55(5): 1711-1721.
Sharma, P., M. K. Shukla, T. W. Sammis, R.L. Steiner and J. G. Mexal. 2012. Nitrate-Nitrogen Leaching from three Specialty Crops of New Mexico under Furrow Irrigation System. Ag Water Management. 109:71-80.
Deb, S. K., M. K. Shukla, J. Simunek, and J. G. Mexal. 2013. Evaluation of spatial and temporal root water uptake patterns of a flood-irrigated pecan tree using the HYDRUS (2D/3D) model. ASCE, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 139: 599-611.
Gonzalez-Delgado, A. M. and M. K. Shukla. 2014. Transport of Nitrate and Chloride in Variably Saturated Porous Media. ASCE, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 140 (5): 04014006.