Asim Biswas has been awarded the Donald L. Turcotte Award, given annually to recent Ph.D. recipients for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to the field of nonlinear geophysics. Asim’s Ph.D. thesis is entitled “Multi-scale controls on spatial patterns of soil water storage in the hummocky regions of North America.” He gave an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, held 3–7 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Asim received his B.Sc. in agriculture from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India, in 2004 and a M.Sc. in soil science from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India, in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in soil physics under the supervision of Bing Si from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2011. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Canberra, Australia. His research interests include soil physics, spatial variability, soil hydrology, and quantitative nonlinear geophysics.