Heeren Research Website

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

Associate Professor and Irrigation Engineer
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

 

The overarching objective of my research program is to enhance and improve both the sustainability of water resources (water quantity and water quality) and the profitability of agricultural production in Nebraska and the Great Plains. More specifically, I focus 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 or my CV.

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.