Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
Dr. Amit Kumar Sinha has been appointed assistant professor of water quality for the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). In this position he will develop a research program to improve the management of water quality in aquaculture and natural fisheries systems.
In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in water quality and other aquaculture/fisheries subject areas, Dr. Sinha will publish peer-reviewed publications and coordinate with fisheries and aquaculture experts from other disciplines in the department.
“We are very fortunate to have attracted this productive international scientist so early in his career,” Dr. Rebecca Lochmann, interim chair of the UAPB Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, said. “Dr. Sinha will help energize our program with his novel approach to addressing water quality issues in Arkansas.”
Dr. Sinha has a doctorate degree in water quality/aquaculture from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, a master’s degree in aquaculture from Ghent University, Belgium, and a bachelor’s degree in aquaculture/fisheries from Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India.
Prior to this position, Dr. Sinha worked in varying capacities at the University of Antwerp, including as a postdoctoral research associate, teaching associate at an ecotoxicological research laboratory and visiting scientist. He also served as visiting scientist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Can Tho University, Vietnam, and as research assistant at aquaculture labs at Gent University and at the Central Institute of Fisheries Education in Mumbai, India.
During his education and work, Dr. Sinha has gained experience working with fish production and rearing systems, water quality monitoring in ponds, re-circulatory and open water systems and understanding the responses of fish to various pollutants and stressors.
He has published 28 research papers and four review papers related to various aspects of fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic science, and has served as a referee for more than 15 peer-reviewed journals.