Megh R. Goyal

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Megh R. Goyal
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Born Sangrur district, Punjab (India)
Nationality India
Occupation Agricultural and Biomedical Engineer
Known for Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico
Spouse(s) Subhadra Goyal
Children 3

Megh R. Goyal is an engineer and professor in Puerto Rico. He has been called the father of irrigation engineering in Puerto Rico.[1]

Education[edit]

Goyal earned his high school diploma from Prem Sabha High School in Sangrur; B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - India; M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. (1979) from the Ohio State University,[2] Columbus; Master of Divinity from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey – Puerto Rico.

Career[edit]

Goyal was a soil conservation inspector; Research Assistant & Lecturer at Haryana Agricultural University and research associate at the Ohio State University; and Research Agricultural Engineer at Agricultural Experiment Station of University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus. He was first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1971 from Institution of Engineers (India); in 1986 from College of Engineers & Surveyors of Puerto Rico. For his pioneering work on Micro - irrigation, he is known as a "Drip Irrigation Man" in Puerto Rico.[3]

Goyal is currently a professor of agricultural engineering and biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus.

Prof. Goyal has authored journal articles and text books such as: “Introduction to Agriclimatology”, “Management of Drip Irrigation”,[4] “Biofluid Mechanics of Human Body”[5][6] On September 16, 2005, Goyal was named as “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the 20th Century” by the ASABE – Puerto Rico Section,[1] for his pioneer work on irrigation,[7] evapotranspiration, climatology, and soil & water engineering. During his professional career of 38 years, he has received numerous awards.

Personal life[edit]

Goyal was born in Punjab in India. His late parents were natives of Punjab State. Megh Raj Goyal was married to Subhadra Goyal who is a Methodist pastor in Rincon, Puerto Rico.[8] He has three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Puerto Rico Section Honors Megh R. Goyal as Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico". Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Megh R. Goyal: OSU Proud". Qué Pasa, OSU?. 2006-01-17. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ Paul L. McConnie (November 1, 2005). "Puerto Rico Section honors Megh R. Goyal as Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico". HighBeam Research. Retrieved 2012-08-13.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Manejo de Rigeo por Goteo: Dr. Megh R. Goyal". Electrical and Computer Engineering: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ Megh R Goyal (2003-04-17). "Proceedings of Congress on "Biofluid Dynamics of Human Body Systems"". Florida International University. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Publications by Professor Megh R. Goyal". Electrical and Computer Engineering: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Celebran congreso sobre manejo de riego por goteo". AgrotemasOnline.com. April 2, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Methodist Church of Rincon". Web.archive.org. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Investigaciones de UNISARC, Volume 5, No. 1, July 2007, pages 1–11.

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