Matt Helmers

Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Dean's Professor of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University
STRIPS Water Research Lead
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Matt Helmers is the Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. Matt received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003, a M.S. from Virginia Tech in 1997, and B.S. from Iowa State in 2005. Dr. Helmers’ research areas include studies on the impact of nutrient management, cropping practices, drainage design and management, and strategic placement of buffer systems on nutrient export from agricultural landscapes.  He has a regional Extension program working to increase adoption of practices that have the potential to reduce downstream nutrient export. He served as the nitrogen science team lead on the recently completed Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Assessment.

Area of Expertise: 
Water Quality
B.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1995
M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1997
Ph.D., Ag. and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
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