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Carmen Agouridis

Agouridis, Carmen
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N6 Agricultural Science Center
1100 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40546

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Carmen Agouridis is the Associate Dean for Instruction in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment and an Extension Associate Professor of Ecosystem Protection and Restoration in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at the University of Kentucky.

Agouridis’s research focuses on using applied research to address current issues in natural resource management, particularly restoration of water systems impacted by agricultural, urban, or mining activities. Her research examines methods to improve instream water quality through novel stream restoration techniques, stormwater management using low-impact development techniques such as rain gardens and stormwater wetlands, and evaluating the influence of the forestry reclamation approach on hydrology and water quality of mined lands.

Agouridis is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Earth Resources was formerly director of the Stream and Watershed Graduate Certificate, co-director of the Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Certificate, and co-director of the Greenhouse Environment and Sustainability Residential College. She has served as principal or co-principal investigator on over $9.4 million in grants, authored nearly 50 refereed publications and over 30 extension publications, and advised over 30 undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Agouridis received the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers’ 2014 A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award. She is a certified professional engineer in Kentucky. Agouridis holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and an M.S. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Tennessee. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy, Master's in Business Administration, and Ph.D. in biosystems and agricultural engineering from the University of Kentucky.


Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004
Master of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, 2020
Master of Public Policy, University of Kentucky, 2012
M.S. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2000
B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1998