Pichu Rengasamy

Dr Pichu Rengasamy

Visiting Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Dr Rengasamy is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. He is involved in research activities related to soil salinity, soil sodicity and dispersivity, soil processes affecting crop production in salt-affected soils, abiotic stress in alkaline soils, subsoil constraints and the role of exchangeable cations in soil structural stability.

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Dynamics of Potassium in Some Australian Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Serhiy Marchuk
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Effect of cations on soil structural stability of salt-affected soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alla Marchuk
    2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Limitations to yield in saline-sodic soils: Quantification of the osmotic and ionic regulations that affect the growth of crops under salinity stress Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ehsan Tavakkoli
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Chemistry, Phytotoxicity and Remediation of Alkaline soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Brautigan
    2006 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Nutrient Availability and Wheat Growth as Affected by Plant Residues and Inorganic Fertilizers in Saline Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ahmed Elgharably
    2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Soil Genesis, Type and Composition on Constraints to Plant Growth in Salt-Affected Soils in Upper South East South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melissa Fraser
    2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Genetics and Agronomy of Transient Salinity In Triticum durum and T. aestivum Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Cooper
  • Position: Visiting Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137418
  • Email: pichu.rengasamy@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Prescott, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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