Project Description

Chandra Madramootoo

Visiting Professor

Research Interests: water and food security, irrigation, agricultural land drainage, agricultural water quality


Room E70-1282
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617-715-2598


  • B.S. in agricultural engineering, McGill University
  • M.S. in agricultural engineering, McGill University
  • Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, McGill University

Research Interests

  • water resources management
  • soil and water engineering
  • hydrology and water quality of surface and subsurface drained fields
  • the development of innovative technologies to predict crop water requirements
  • the impacts of various water management practices on greenhouse gas emissions

Work Experience

Chandra Madramootoo is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering at Mcgill University and is a visiting professor at MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In 2005, Professor Madramootoo was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Associate Vice Principal of McGill University. He was reappointed to both positions for a second term in 2010.

Awards and Honors

  • Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald) (2005-2015)
  • James McGill Professor (2015-2022)
  • DSc (honoris causa) University of Guelph
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Fellow, ASABE
  • Fellow, CSBE

Selected Publications

  1. Gupta, D. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2016. Escherichia coli contamination on Ready-To-Eat (RTE), lettuce. Exposure and Health, DOI: 10.1007/s12403-016-0236-4
  2. Joshi, N., A. Singh, and C. A. Madramootoo. 2016. Application of DSSAT model to simulate corn yield under long-term tillage and residue practices. Transactions of ASABE (Accepted).
  3. Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo.  2016.  Application of independent principal component analysis for crop productivity indicators’ simulation using the soil properties of a Canadian watershed.  The International Soil and Water Conservation Research Journal, 4(3):151-158.
  4. Gupta, D. and C. A. Madramootoo. 2016. Fate and Transport of Escherichia coli in Tomato Production. Exposure and Health, DOI: 10.1007/s12403-016-0217-7
  5. Joshi, N., D. Gupta, S. Suryavanshi, J. Adamowski, and C.A, Madramootoo. 2016. Analysis of Trends and Dominant Periodicities in Drought Variables in India: A Wavelet Transform Based Approach. Atmospheric Research. 182: 200-220
  6. Gombault, C., C.A. Madramootoo, A.R. Michaud, I. Beaudin, M.F. Sottile, M. Chikhaoui, F.F. Ngwa. 2015. Impacts of climate change on nutrient losses from the Pike River watershed of southern Québec. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 95(4):337-358.
  7. Bourgault, M., C. A. Madramootoo, H. A. Webber, G. Stulina, M. G. Horst, and D. L. Smith. 2015. A short season Canadian soybean cultivar double cropped after winter wheat in Uzbekistan with and without inoculation with Bradyrhizobium”. Journal of Plant Studies, 4(2):74-80.
  8. Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Geostatistical independent simulation of spatially correlated soil variables. Computers and Geosciences, 85:3-15.
  9. Boluwade, A., C.A. Madramootoo, C., and A. Yari. 2015. Application of Unsupervised Clustering Techniques for Management Zone Delineation: Case Study of Variable Rate Irrigation in Southern Alberta, Canada. J. Irrig. Drain Eng., ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000936, 05015007.
  10. Boluwade, A. and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Determining the influence of land use change and soil heterogeneities on discharge, sediment and phosphorus. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 25(2): 126-135.
  11. Joshi, N., A. Singh and C.A. Madramootoo. 2015. Corn yield simulation under different nitrogen loading and climate change scenarios. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 141(10):
  12. Joshi, N., C. S. P. Ojha, P. K. Sharma, and C. A. Madramootoo. 2014. Application of non-equilibrium fracture matrix model in simulating reactive contaminant transport through fractured porous media. Water Resources Research. 50, DOI:10.1002/2014WR016500.