Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar

Assistant Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources

Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of Environment. He earned his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his PhD in Civil Engineering from Penn State University. His research interests lie in Watershed Hydrology, Groundwater-Surface Water-Atmosphere Interactions, Numerical Modeling of Snow and Hydrologic Processes, GIS-Model Coupling, High Performance Computing Applications and Optimization Methods.

In The News


Zi, T, Kumar, M, Kiely, G, Lewis, C, and Albertson, J. "Simulating the spatio-temporal dynamics of soil erosion, deposition, and yield using a coupled sediment dynamics and 3D distributed hydrologic model." Environmental Modelling & Software 83 (September 2016): 310-325.
Seo, SB, Sinha, T, Mahinthakumar, G, Sankarasubramanian, A, and Kumar, M. "Identification of dominant source of errors in developing streamflow and groundwater projections under near-term climate change." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121, no. 13 (July 16, 2016): 7652-7672.
Liu, Y, and Kumar, M. "Role of meteorological controls on interannual variations in wet-period characteristics of wetlands." Water Resources Research 52, no. 7 (July 2016): 5056-5074.
Wang, R, Kumar, M, and Link, TE. "Potential trends in snowmelt-generated peak streamflows in a warming climate." Geophysical Research Letters 43, no. 10 (May 28, 2016): 5052-5059.
Clark, MP, Fan, Y, Lawrence, DM, Adam, JC, Bolster, D, Gochis, DJ, Hooper, RP, Kumar, M, Leung, LR, Mackay, DS, Maxwell, RM, Shen, C, Swenson, SC, and Zeng, X. "Improving the representation of hydrologic processes in Earth System Models." Water Resources Research 51, no. 8 (August 2015): 5929-5956.

Contact Information

Nicholas School of Environment, LSRC Bldg., Room No. 207
Durham, NC 27708
LSRC Bldg., Room No. 207, Campus Box: 90328
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (2009)