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Amjad Assi

Assi, Amjad
Amjad Assi
Research Assistant Professor
313 Scoates Hall
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Birzeit University, Civil Engineering, 2003
Graduate Education
M.S., Birzeit University, Water Engineering, 2005
Ph.D., Purdue University, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, 2014
2014 ABE Outstanding Ph.D Graduate Student

Research Interests

The role of soil in the global water and food security. Dynamic soil characterization and modeling. Quantitative methodologies for studying the impacts of wastewater reuse and soil additives on soil health and productivity. Soil as a nexus tool within the Food-Energy-Water Nexus modeling.

Recent Publications

Mohtar, AT Assi, BT Daher. (2017). Current Water for Food Situational Analysis in the Arab Region and Expected Changes Due to Dynamic Externalities. The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region, 193-208. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48408-2_10

Braudeau, E., Assi, A.T, and Mohtar R.H. (2016). Hydrostructural Pedology. Wiley-ISTE. 186 pages. ISBN: 978-1-84821-994.

Mohtar, R.H., Assi, A.T., and Daher, B. T. (2016). Current Water for Food Situational Analysis in the Arab Region and Expected Changes due to Dynamic Externalities. In Water Security in a New World, Kamel Amer et al. (Eds): The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region (pp. 193-208).  New York, NY: Springer.

Mohtar, R.H., Assi, A. T. and Daher, B. T. (2015). Bridging the Water and Food Gap: The Role of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. UNUFLORES Working Paper Series 5, Edited by Hiroshan Hettiarachchi. Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).

Assi, A.T., J. Accola, G. Hovhannissian, R.H. Mohtar and E. Braudeau (2014). Physics of soil medium organization, Part 2: pedostructure characterization through measurement and modeling the soil moisture characteristic curves, Front. Environ. Sci., 2:5. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2014.00005.

Braudeau, E., G. Hovhannissian, A. Assi, and R.H. Mohtar (2014). Soil water thermodynamic to unify water retention curve by pressure plates and tensiometer. Front. Earth Sci.2:30. doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00030.

Braudeau, E., A.T. Assi, B. Hassan, and R.H. Mohtar, (2014). Physics of soil medium organization, Part 1: thermodynamic formulation of the pedostructure water retention and shrinkage curves, Front. Environ. Sci., 2:4. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2014.00004.