Foto del docente

Walter Zegada Lizarazu

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/02 Agronomy and Field Crops

Curriculum vitae

Walter E. Zegada-Lizarazu has a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agriculture and Biotechnology for Sustainable Dryland Development from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Afterwards he obtained a Ph.D. title in Agricultural Sciences from Nagoya University in Japan with emphasis root water uptake and tracing ( D2O) water sources. During his postdoctoral period back at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, he worked on issues related to increase the water productivity of irrigated annual crops and fast growing trees in an arid environment. Then, at Bologna University, he specialized on dedicated biomass and industrial feedstock crops looking at soil plant water relations, rooting patterns, and productivity issues. Since then he is also involved in interdisciplinary projects and collaborations with relevant industries working on eco-physiological studies of non-traditional crops for the production of rubber, latex accumulation, and biopolymers. He has participated in the elaboration of competitive research proposals at national and international levels on agronomic and crop physiology issues of energy and agro-industrial crops. Scientific responsible for the implementation and development of the activities of several EU projects (e.g. 4FCrops, SWEETFUEL, WATBIO, Water4Crops). Evaluator of project proposals for the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation, and reviewer of international scientific journals. Co-supervisor of several graduate and undergraduate research students. Occasional teaching and lab. seminars, and member of the teachers team of an experimental educational program of study abroad (course in Bioenergy Crops to Europe) set up by North Dakota State University.  Author of 24 journal articles, 5 book chapters, and 33 conferences.

Latest news

At the moment no news are available.