New Faculty Books on GPS and Hydrogeology
April 10, 2013
Two Cal State Fullerton engineering faculty members — one new to the campus and one a campus veteran — have new books this spring.
Phoolendra Mishra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is co-editor of “Advances in Hydrogeology,” published by Springer available April 30. The book brings together strengths and limitations of advanced approaches to simulating groundwater flow and transport. The book also includes Mishra’s research work in designing and analyzing aquifer pumping tests.
Mishra is one of two campus faculty members who received CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Faculty Research Incentive Awards last fall. Mishra's project focuses on developing ways to find the source or cause of groundwater contamination.
The engineering faculty member joined the campus last fall and holds a doctorate in hydrology from the University of Arizona.
Mohinder S. Grewal , the university's Outstanding Professor Award recipient for 2008-09, co-authored the third edition of "Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Inertial Navigation and Integration” published in February by John Wiley & Sons. The textbook on navigation using global navigation satellite and inertial navigation systems.
The professor of electrical engineering has written more than 85 articles and journal papers on navigation and GPS, holds two patents — with a third pending — for algorithms related to global positioning and navigation. He was named by GPS World as one of the 50+ leaders to watch for GPS advancement in 2007 and 2008 for advancements in space-based positioning, navigation and timing systems. Grewal, who joined the university in 1975, earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California.