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Prof Krishnaswamy Jayachandran | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Distinguished University Professor at Florida International University, United States

Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran is a Distinguished University Professor in the Earth and Environment Department at Florida International University. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (Soil Microbiology) from Kansas State University, with additional degrees in Agricultural Microbiology and Agricultural Sciences from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (Soil Microbiology), Kansas State University, 1991
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, 1983
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, 1981

🏫 Academic Journey:

  • Currently serving as Distinguished University Professor at FIU since August 2022
  • Co-Director of the Agroecology Program and STEM Transformation Institute Founding Fellow
  • Extensive academic roles from Assistant Professor to Professor since joining FIU in 1996

🌿 Research Interests:

  • Expertise in Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Organic Agriculture Systems
  • Focus on soil microbiology, nutrient cycling, wetland soil characterization, and microbial diversity
  • Research extends to biofertilizers, vermicompost, pesticide degradation, and bioenergy production

🏆 Professional Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished University Professor, 2022
  • American Society of Agronomy Fellow, 2020
  • University Faculty Excellence Engagement Award, 2021
  • Israel Scientific Exchange Faculty Fellow, 2023


🌱 Research Focus:

Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran’s research spans diverse fields, emphasizing sustainable agriculture, soil microbiology, and innovative sensor technologies. His recent works include:

🍃 Agroecology and Antimicrobial Activities: Exploring fungal endophytes from medicinal plants like Agave americana for potential agricultural applications and biocontrol.

🌾 Smart Agriculture Technology: Pioneering advanced multi-functional sensors and microfluidic chips to monitor in-situ soil parameters, enabling precision agriculture and nutrient uptake monitoring in plants.

🌿 Phytoremediation and Plant-Microbe Interactions: Investigating the potential of floating treatment wetlands for cut-flower species and evaluating endophytes and plant extracts as antimicrobial agents against Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus.

🌍 Environmental Remediation: Developing novel kinetic models based on microbiome and biochar for in-situ remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soil.

🌳 Plant Health and Disease Management: Assessing the efficacy of fungal endophytes and silver pyrazolate against Raffaelea lauricola, the causal agent of laurel wilt of avocado.

🌱 Industrial Hemp Cultivation: Evaluating the impact of harvesting time on varieties of industrial hemp, contributing to the growing knowledge of Cannabis sativa L.

These contributions showcase Dr. Jayachandran’s dedication to advancing sustainable agriculture, environmental remediation, and cutting-edge technology in farming practices. 🌍


  • Total Citations: 2,112
  • Total Documents: 1,952
  • h-index: 25

Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran’s impactful research has garnered 2,112 citations across 1,952 documents, reflecting the widespread recognition and influence of his scholarly contributions. The h-index of 25 underscores the significance and reach of his work within the academic community. 🌐📚

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Krishnaswamy Jayachandran | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

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