Dev Niyogi

Dev  Niyogi
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Space Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Oden, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

William Stamps Farish Chair in Geology

Office: WPR , POB , JGB 5.204
Mailcode: C1160

The University of Texas Extreme weather and Urban Sustainability "TExUS" Lab. Research seeks to significantly contribute to our understanding of the Earth system, particularly the urban and agricultural landscapes, and the dynamic role of coupled land surface processes on regional hydroclimatic extremes. Translate the scientific work undertaken into decision tools and portals with a particular focus on sustainable climate-ready/resilient coastal, cities, and agricultural systems.

Dr. Niyogi has coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers for international journals, 18 book chapters, and over 150 conference proceedings or abstracts for professional conferences such as the AMS and AGU annual meetings. According to Google Scholar, his research has been cited over 19,000 times (h index = 70), and his work has been read over 122,000 times per Research Gate statistics. His work has been highlighted in various media outlets including in the popular press such as Yahoo!, MSNBC, Wired, CNN, LiveScience, National Geographic, Tedx Talk, NASA press releases. Dr. Niyogi's research is funded through a variety of competitive federal grants- NSF (Atmospheric and Geosciences, Hydrology, Cyberinfrastructure, Computer Sciences, Geoscience Education, International Programs, RAPID, and CAREER), NASA (Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Sciences), Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, DOE, NOAA, and USDA/NIFA. He has developed over 30 successful research projects, which have led to a total award of more than $100 million to Purdue ($ 6 million as an individual share) through grants. At Purdue, Dr. Niyogi received Purdue Seeds for Success award, Million Dollar research award, and the University Faculty Scholar recognition, the NSF CAREER award, the USDA NIFA Partnership Award, and has been part of the 2018 Indiana Governor Award for Environmental Excellence- amongst other.

At University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Niyogi is also part of the Theme Organizing Committee of the Planet Texas 2050, and part of the Good Systems Smart City initiative.

Areas of Expertise

Research Group: The University of Texas Extreme weather and Urban Sustainability "TExUS" Lab. Research seeks to significantly contribute to our understanding of the Earth system, particularly the urban and agricultural landscapes, and the dynamic role of coupled land surface processes on regional hydroclimatic extremes. Translate the scientific work undertaken into decision tools and portals with a particular focus on sustainable climate-ready/resilient coastal, cities, and agricultural systems. Dr. Niyogi has coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers for international journals, 18 book chapters, and over 150 conference proceedings or abstracts for professional conferences such as the AMS and AGU annual meetings. According to Google Scholar, his research has been cited over 19,000 times (h index = 70), and his work has been read over 122,000 times per Research Gate statistics. His work has been highlighted in various media outlets including in the popular press such as Yahoo!, MSNBC, Wired, CNN, LiveScience, National Geographic, Tedx Talk, NASA press releases. Dr. Niyogi's research is funded through a variety of competitive federal grants- NSF (Atmospheric and Geosciences, Hydrology, Cyberinfrastructure, Computer Sciences, Geoscience Education, International Programs, RAPID, and CAREER), NASA (Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Sciences), Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, DOE, NOAA, and USDA/NIFA. He has developed over 30 successful research projects, which have led to a total award of more than $100 million to Purdue ($ 6 million as an individual share) through grants. At Purdue, Dr. Niyogi received Purdue Seeds for Success award, Million Dollar research award, and the University Faculty Scholar recognition, the NSF CAREER award, the USDA NIFA Partnership Award, and has been part of the 2018 Indiana Governor Award for Environmental Excellence- amongst other. At University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Niyogi is also part of the Theme Organizing Committee of the Planet Texas 2050


Helmut E. Landsberg Award - American Meteorological Society (2023)

William Stamps Farish Chair - Jackson School of Geosciences (2022)

John E. "Brick" Elliott Centennial Endowed Professor-Fellow - Department of Geological Sciences (2021 - 2022)

Visiting / Adjunct Professor - Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management at Indian Institute of Technology - Roorke, (2019)

Indiana Governors Team Award for Environmental Excellence - Indiana Department of Environmental Management (2018)

Adjunct Professor - Department of Environmental Sciences in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2016)

Chair, Provost Early Career Fellowship Search Committee, DGS/JSG (2022)

Topic Editor, Computational Urban Science, (2022)

Member, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U. S. Department of Energy (2022 - Present)

Elected Advisory Committee Member and Treasurer, International Association for Urban Climate, (2022 - Present)

Chair, Ad hoc Committee for Geoscience Graduate Studies Committee on Required Courses, JSG (2021)

Member, Faculty Search Committee, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (2021)

Member, C-10 Recruitment and Retention Committee, UT Faculty Council (2021 - 2024)

Member, Departmental Name Change Committee, Department of Geological Sciences (2021 - 2022)

Member, Graduate Student Experience Committee, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (2021 - Present)

Member, Graduate Admission Reform Committee, CAEE (2021 - Present)

Editor, Journal of Applied Meteorology, American Meteorological Society (2021 - 2023)

Member, Theme Organizing Committee (Executive Committee), Bridging Barrier Planet Texas 2050 (2020 - Present)

Member, Committee on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society (2020 - 2024)

Graduate Students

Harsh Kamath (Supervisor)
Urban Climate and Renewable Energy

Kwun Yip (Samuel) Fung (Co-supervisor)

Caleb E Adams (Co-supervisor)

Xinxin Sui, Ph.D. (Co-supervisor)
Civil Engineering

Aria Chavoshi Boroujeni, Ph.D. (Supervisor)
Civil Engineering

Ting-Yu Dai, Ph.D. (Co-supervisor)
Civil Engineering


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates interested in developing capstone project ideas, internships, or summer/academic research experience opportunities are encouraged to contact me for discussions and possible projects.

CoPI on a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at UT.

Summer Interns
Abigail Bowering, Smith College, MA (2022)
Simone McFarlane, UNC Chapel Hill, NC (2022)
Trevor Brooks, Bridgewater College, MD (2022)

Academic Semester Interns
Laasya Khandavalli (Fall 2022)
Olga Tumanova (Fall 2022)