Sheng named resident director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso

Sheng named resident director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso

Dr. Zhuping Sheng is a professor of agricultural engineering and joined the center in 2001.

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August 9, 2017
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EL PASO —  Dr. Zhuping Sheng has been named director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso, effective Sept. 1.

Sheng joined the center in April 2001 and is a professor of agricultural engineering with AgriLife Research.

“Dr. Sheng’s expertise in agricultural engineering and water along with his proven leadership ability make him an excellent choice for guiding the El Paso center’s research efforts,” said Dr. Craig Nessler, AgriLife Research director, College Station.

Dr. Zhuping Sheng, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

According to AgriLife Research, the mission of the El Paso center is to lead and conduct innovative water, natural resources and environmental research to serve the needs of Far West Texas and the state.

“Among the most important needs for agricultural and urban residents in this region are reliable, adequate and safe water supplies. A border population of more than 2 million, rapid growth, competition for existing water, environmental issues and frequent drought underscore the urgency for finding and implementing effective solutions,” the agency notes.

Sheng plans to make capacity building and service to stakeholders with innovative research a high priority.  

“I am looking forward to enhancing the center’s capacity by hiring new faculty and encouraging all of our scientists to participate in more regional collaborative research projects,” he said. “We will work with federal and state agencies and regional entities to identify and address the needs and then provide them the latest research data and information for decision-making.”

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