Dr. Sekaran received his Ph.D. in Soil Science from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. After that, he joined as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Dr. Sandeep Kumar at South Dakota State University in December 2017. In June 2020, Dr. Sekaran joined Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University as a Research Specialist with Dr. Bhupinder Farmaha. In the past five years, his research focused on the impacts of different conservation practices on soil health indicators such as soil microbial community structure, soil sequencing, biochemical activities, carbon and nitrogen dynamics, greenhouse gas fluxes, and crop performance.
“Uday has established a record of pioneer significant research on the crucial topics of sustainable soil health maintenance and assessing environmental quality.”, said Dr. Sen Subramanian, Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science at South Dakota State University.
“Beyond any shadow of a doubt, Dr. Sekaran is an outstanding postdoc that stands well apart from his peers in terms of commitment to academic/service and in regards to the leadership.”, said Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Associate Professor, Soil Biophysics and Management, in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science at South Dakota State University.