Kanwar Named American Society of Agricultural Engineers Fellow

July 21st, 2005

Ramesh Kanwar, professor and chair of the Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE).

Kanwar was honored for his work in soil and water engineering as a researcher, teacher, administrator and developer of water management programs worldwide.

Kanwar has worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, European Union and several foreign governments and universities on the development of international water projects. Kanwar also worked with the World Bank to evaluate the outcome of multimillion dollar investments on international irrigation and pollution control projects.

A 23-year member of ASAE, Kanwar has contributed his expertise and leadership to various soil, water and international committees. Only 2 percent of the active members of ASAE have achieved the status of fellow. The ASAE was founded in 1907 and its 9,000 members represent more than 100 countries.

Kanwar was inducted as fellow on Tuesday, July 19 at the 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting in Tampa.


Ramesh Kanwar, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-1434, rskanwar@iastate.edu
Keely Coppess, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-4319, kcoppess@iastate.edu
Barbara McBreen, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-0707, barbmc@iastate.edu