Laxmi Prasad

Position title: Research Associate


Phone: (608) 421-9664

125 Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Laxmi headshot

Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering
Soil Science

Education and Certificates

  • B.Tech. 2013 – Agricultural Engineering, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University
  • M. Tech. 2016 – Land and Water Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur
  • Ph.D. 2021 – Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Interest

  • Cold region hydrology and modeling
  • Heat and solute transport in seasonally frozen soils
  • Soil health and water quality
  • Applied Soil Physics
  • Manure management


  • Prasad, L. and Mailapalli, D. R. 2018. Evaluation of nitrogen fertilization patterns using DSSAT for enhancing grain yield and nitrogen use efficiency in rice. Communications in soil science and plant analysis, 49(12), 1401-1417
  • Prasad., L, Thompson., A.M., Arriaga., F. J., and Vadas., P. 202_. Tillage and Manure Effects on Runoff Nitrogen and Phosphorus Losses from Frozen Soils. Journal of Environmental Quality (Under Review)
  • Prasad., L, Korropeckyj-Cox., L, Yuan., Y, Arriaga., F. J., and Thompson., A.M. 202_. Effectiveness of residue and tillage management on water pollutant reduction from agricultural areas. Transactions of the ASABE. (In-preparation)
  • Prasad., L, Thompson., A.M., and Arriaga., F. J. P. 202_. Effects of tillage and manure application on Freeze-Thaw cycles and their correlation to surface water quality parameters. Water. (In-preparation)

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2020)
  • NRES Oral/Poster presentation award, ASABE-Annual International Meeting, Boston, MA (2019)
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development Fellowship, Government of India (2014-16)
  • Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship, State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India (2009-13)