Krajewski Receives 2010 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Friday, September 17, 2010

Witold Krajewski, Rose and Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, and director of the Iowa Flood Center, is one of six University of Iowa faculty members who have won the 2010 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each honoree will receive $1,000.

Krajewski is a world leader in rainfall monitoring and forecasting using radar and satellite remote sensing. And his research in hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and water resources engineering has resulted in more than 150 journal publications. As the director of the new Iowa Flood Center, he is helping Iowans at risk for flooding to better understand how different hydrologic processes taking place in the landscape may lead to floods. The center’s floodplain mapping work, conducted in coordination with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service and other agencies, will help Iowans to identify their flood risks.