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Johan S. Perret
Soil and Water Engineer, Ph.D.

Biosystems Engineering
Sultan Qaboos University, College of Agriculture
Dpt. Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
Box 34. al-Khod 123
Oman

TEL: 968  513333 ext. 3619
FAX: 968 513 418

Web: http://jperret.tripod.com/
E-mail : johanperret@hotmail.com

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Personal Data

Date of birth:  29/10/1972
Nationality:     French
Languages:      French, English and Spanish 

Education

 1998

   Ph. D. Engineering, Water and Soil Physics (Dean's Honor List)
   McGill University. Montreal, CANADA

1994

   B.Sc. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
   McGill University. Montreal, CANADA

 1990

   International Scientific Bachelor
   Lycée Rochambeau. Washington D.C., USA

1View Student Transcript (93/94 winter session to 98/99 fall session at McGill University)

 

Educational Achievements and Distinctions

1999

   Graduate Thesis Award 1999
   given by the Canadian Society for engineering in Agricultural,
   Food, and Biological   Systems, Toronto, CANADA
      1998    Dean's Honor List, Doctorate
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 1997

   Hugh Baily Award
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 1996

   Walter M. Stewart Postgraduate Scholarship
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 1994

   GOLD Key Award
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA


Employment History          

April 2000 - Present

    Assistant Professor (Department of Bioresource and 
    Agricultural Engineering)

 
   College of Agriculture, Sultan Qaboos University

    Oman

Oct. 1999 – Feb. 2000

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Soil and Water)
    McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 April 1999 – May 1999

  Consultant in Hydrology
   Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (COSUDE)
   San Salvador, EL SALVADOR

Jan. 1999

   Postdoctoral Fellow (Weed recognition using Fuzzy Logic) 
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

Jan. 1995 - Nov. 1998

   Research Assistant (Ph. D. research on the quantification of
   preferential flow paths and contaminant movement in soil) 
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

May 1996 - June 1998

   Residence Director
   Laird Hall Residence (230 students)
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 Sept.1995 - April 1996

   Assistant Director
   Laird Hall Residence (230 students)
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
 

 Summer 1994

   Research Assistant (Irrigation Systems)
   Faculty of  agricultural and Environmental Sciences
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 Sept.1993- April 1994

   Floor Monitor
   Laird Hall Residence (72 students)
   McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

 May 1992 - July 1992

   Computer maintenance
   ECS Maintenance, Paris, FRANCE

Sept. 1991 - April 1992 

   Receptionist
   Morgan Arboretum.
   McGill University, CANADA   

May 1991 - July 1991 

   Technician in Reforestation
   ROOTS Reforestation
   Prince-George, CANADA

 

Computer Knowledge

   General   M.S. DOS, M.S. Windows 2000, NT 4.0
  Workstation, Office Pro 2000, Adobe PhotoShop 6  
   CAD/CAM   AutoDESK AutoCAD r14 (2D, 3D)
  AutoDESK 3D Studio Max 2.5
   Hydraulics/Contamination   PRZM2, CXTFIT, Groundwater Modeling (US
  Environmental Protection Agency)
   Hydrology/Drainage   WaterCAD, FlowMaster, DRAINMOD 4.6
   Surface mapping /Topography   SURFER 6.01
   GIS    IDRISI 2.0, ArcView
   Programming   PV-WAVE, FORTRAN, Visual Basic
   Fuzzy Logic   FuziCalc 1.5, (FuziWare Knoxville, TN)
   WEB site creation   FrontPage 2000, Adobe PageMill 3.0

  Very good knowledge of design and development of multimedia presentations
Good knowledge of computer network installation and computer assembling

 

Projects

  • Investigation of the impact of agricultural activities on groundwater quality in Al-Batinah, Oman
  • Fractal analysis of 3-D Macropore Networkd from CAT scan reconstruction
  • Design of a water distribution system for a rural community (1800 habitants), Guarjila, EL SALVADOR, Central America
  • Feasibility study of water/spring collection system, Chalatenango, EL SALVADOR, Central America.
  • Development of a computer program for the design of municipal waste water biofilters in tropical developing countries.
  • Quantification and modeling  of preferential flow paths and contaminant movement in soil using X-ray CAT scanning. Development of computer programs in FORTRAN, PV-WAVE and VISUAL BASIC to visualize and characterize nitrate and pesticide movement in soil.
  • Development of a new method for uncertainty analysis using Fuzzy Logic. Application to the design of drainage and waterway systems.
  • Organizer of a series of conferences in collaboration with the BRACE Research Institute during the  Worldwide Week for International Development. McGill University, CANADA
  • Organizer of International Night 1996 of McGill University - Cultural show and diner for 650 persons, CANADA

 

Interpersonal Capacities

  • Great capacity to create a team spirit
  • Rapid adaptation to new environments and cultures
  • Great travelling experience (Central America/West Indies: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala; South America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru; North America: Canada, Greenland, Mexico, United States; Africa: Senegal; Europe: France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland)

 

Other Interests

 Sports:

  • Rowing team, McGill University, 1994-1995
  • Sailing. European Championship of 'Class 8', 1992
  • Running, swimming. Academic champion of Biathlon, 1987. Rhône-Alpes, FRANCE
  • Rugby team. McGill University, 1991-1992
  • Squash
  • Paragliding

 Clubs :

  • Chairman of the Web Committee, College of Agriculture, Sultan Qaboos University
  • Co-founder, Vice-President (92-93) and President (93-94) of the McGill Apicultural Society
  • Coordinator (95-97) of the Residence Laird Hall House Committee, McGill University
  • President (95-96) of the International Student Association of McGill University


Publications  

 

1.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 2000. A Two-Domain Approach Using CAT Scanning to Model Solute Transport in Soil. J. Env. Qual., 29(3):995-1010

2.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 2000. Preferential solute flow in intact soil columns measured by SPECT scanning. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 64:120-134

3.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 1999.  Three-dimensional quantification of macropore networks in undisturbed cores. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.63: 1530-1543.

4.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher. 1998. Applications of Fuzzy Logic in the Design of Vegetated Waterways Under Uncertainty.  J. Am. Water Resour. Assoc., 34(6):312-323

5.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 1998. Characterization of macropore morphology in a sandy loam soil using X-ray computer assisted tomography and geostatistical analysis. Can. Water Res. J., 23(2):143-166

6.   Perret, J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 1997. 3D visualization of soil macroporosity using X-ray CAT scanning. Can. Agr. Eng. J., 39(4):249-261

7.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, R.S. Clemente and A. Bhardwaj. 1997. Analysis of uncertainty in the design of drainage systems. Transactions of the ASAE, 40(1):71-80

 

Conferences/Symposiums

 

8.      Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. A Two-Domain Approach to Model Solute Transport in an Undisturbed Soil Column Using X-Ray CAT Scanning. 2nd International Symposium on Preferential Flow. Hawaii, Honolulu. January 3-5, 2001

9.      Goddard, S., J. S. Perret, D. Al-Yahyai, E. McLean and K. Willie. 2001. An Economic Appraisal of Fish Silage as an Ingredient in Aquafeeds.  International Conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment in the NW Indian Ocean. Muscat, Oman. January 8-10, 2001

10.   Perret J.S. Development of a fuzzy logic based control system to automate irrigation management and improve water use efficiency in the sultanate of Oman.  Workshop on landscape Management for the Gulf State.  Muscat, Oman. November 4-7, 2000

11.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. Characterization of solute breakthrough and preferential flow in intact soil columns using X-ray CAT scanning. Proceedings of the 7th International Drainage Symposium, held in Orlando, Florida from March 8-10, 1998.  629-636 pp

12.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford Undisturbed Soil Core Analysis : From Morphology: to Geostatistical Analysis. Proceedings of the 9th World Water Congress. International Water Resources Association, held in Montreal from September 8-12, 1997. 331 pp

13.   Perret J.S., S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 1997. X-ray tomography of large intact soil cores. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium and Exhibition on Groundwater and Soil Remediation, held in Montreal from March 18-21, 1997. 177-179 pp

14.   Perret J.S., H. Pizarro, S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford. 1996. Quantification of soil macropores by computer assisted tomography. Proceedings of the International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications, held in Kona, Hawaii. 446-467 pp

15.   Perret J.S., H. Pizarro, S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford.1996. Imaging and analysis of the pore structure of undisturbed soil columns by X-ray computed tomography. CSAE paper N: 96-106 presented to the 1996 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems. July 7-10, 1996 -Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

16.   Hamilton, K., I. Wright, T. Zarabi, A. Kantzas and J. Perret.  1997. Applications of Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography (SPECT) in Flow Visualization and Particle Tracking. presented at the 47th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. October 5-8, 1997. Westin Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

17.   Perret J.S. and S.O. Prasher. 1997.The macropore project, analysis of CAT scan data using PV-WAVE. Software demonstration at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems. May 27-30, 1997 - Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

18.   Perret J.S., H. Pizarro, S.O. Prasher, A. Kantzas and C. Langford.1996. Caractérisation de la structure des chemins d'écoulement préférentiel du sol. 64ème Congrès de l'ACFAS. May 12-17, 1996 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

19.   Perret J.S. and S.O. Prasher. 1996. Soil macropores and their roles in water and chemical movement. Presentation for the 175th anniversary of McGill University. September 20-22 1996 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

References

Shiv Prasher, Ph.D.
  Professor
  McGill University

21,111 Lakeshore
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
Ste Anne de Bellevue, Québec
H9X 3V9, CANADA


Tel : (514) 398-7783
Fax : (514) 398-8387
prasher@macdonald.mcgill.ca

 

G. Legault
  Manager, Campus Housing,
  McGill University

21,111 Lakeshore
Campus Housing
McGill University
Ste Anne de Bellevue, Québec
H9X 3V9, CANADA

 

Tel : (514) 398-7717
 Fax : (514) 398-7968
 legault@macdonald.mcgill.ca

 

 A. Kantzas, Ph.D
  Director, TIPM laboratory
  Professor, University of Calgary

 2500 University Drive N.W.
 Calgary, Alberta
 T2N 1N4, CANADA

 

 Tel : (403) 220-8907
 Fax : (403) 282-5060
 akantzas@acs.ucalgary.ca

 

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