Our Team

Dr. Andres Patrignani
Assistant Professor in Soil Water Processes


Andres is a native of Venado Tuerto, Argentina. In 2008 he earned his B.S. in Agronomic Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Rosario and in 2015 he obtained a PhD in Soil Science from Oklahoma State University. Andres's research interests are in soil physics, with particular interest on multi-scale soil moisture monitoring.

Pedro Rossini
Visiting Scholar


Pedro was born in Uruguay, where he got his B.S. in Agronomy and Animal Science in 2011. Currently, he is pursuing an M.S. in Agronomy at the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. His research interests are on understanding and applying new technologies to monitor soil moisture spatial variability. Pedro is interested in the integration of farming data, remote sensing data, and crop modeling to improve farming decisions.

Nathaniel Parker
Graduate Research Assistant


Nathaniel grew up in Kikam, a town in the western region of Ghana. Nathaniel earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He holds a master’s degree in Physical Land Resources — Soil Science option from Ghent University, Belgium. His expertise is in Soil Physics with emphasis in hydraulic and aggregate characteristics of soils amended with organic residues.

Samuel Long
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Samuel Long grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He is currently a senior pursuing majors in Biology and Philosophy, and is graduating in Spring 2018. He has worked in the lab for three semesters. During his time in the lab, Samuel has developed techniques for quantifying the effects of biodegradable polymers on soil evaporation rates, and helped to construct a state-wide map of volumetric water content.

Caullen Sasnett
Website Developer


Caullen has lived in Kansas all his life. He grew up in the Kansas City area, and then came to Kansas State to pursue his Undergraduate degree in Computer Science. His graduation is set for May of 2018. He began doing Website Development for this lab in February 2018.

Daphne Lofing
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Vibhavi Jayasinghe
Undergraduate Research Assistant