Ehsan Ghane

Ehsan Ghane

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Drainage Extension Specialist
MSU Extension


Drainage Extension Website

Research and Extension Interests

I have research and extension interests in the areas of water quality and agricultural drainage. My Extension goal is to provide education to stakeholders to address their needs and issues. I provide education to diverse stakeholders, including producers, drainage contractors, crop advisors, conservation ‚Äčprofessionals, and agency personnel. I translate my applied research into educational Extension products. My drainage Extension website hosts those educational products.

My research goal is to increase the performance and profitability of subsurface drainage systems, and reduce their harmful water-quality impact. I am interested in innovative practices that reduce nutrient loss to surface water and conserve water for crop production. Some of these practices are controlled drainage, saturated buffer, and drainage water recycling. I am also interested in modeling of agricultural water management systems at the field scale. I value diversity and interdisciplinary research in advancing the agricultural engineering field and accelerating scientific discovery in the drainage community.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor – Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University (2023-Present)
  • Assistant Professor – Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University (2017-2023)
  • Postdoctoral Associate – Soil, Water, and Climate at University of Minnesota (2014-2016)
  • Graduate Research Associate – Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University (2009-2014)