Heeren Research Website

Derek Heeren, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Irrigation Engineering
Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow

Biological Systems Engineering
Office: 241 L. W. Chase Hall
Phone: (402) 472-8577
Email: derek.heeren@unl.edu


Since I came to UNL in 2012, I have been building a research program that focuses on irrigation engineering and management, and vadose zone hydrology. When not at work, I spend much of my time with my wife, Amber, and our four children. I also enjoy the outdoors and church activities.

For more information about me, see my faculty profile.

Derek Heeren at the Lincoln Airport
Derek waiting to pick up a student from the Lincoln airport, with a banner highlighting the important role of water research in Nebraska.