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April 2017

 

December 2016

  • Manuel F. Ríos Gaona has joined my research groupWelcome Manuel!
  • Wei Zhang promoted to Assistant Research ScientistCongratulations Wei!
  • James B. Macelwane Medal — Gabriele Villarini receives the prestigious James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union during the Honors Ceremony in San Francisco.
  • IIHR Associate Director — Gabriele Villarini is the new Associate Director of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering

 

November 2016

  • Ph.D. Defense — Munir Nayak successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Associated with Atmospheric Rivers over the Central United States.” Congratulations, Munir!

 

October 2016

  • Nancy Barth passed her Ph.D. Comprehensive ExamCongratulations Nancy!

 

September 2016

  • National Science Foundation Research Traineeship — The University of Iowa has received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development.

 

August 2016

  • James B. Macelwane Medal — Gabriele Villarini awarded the prestigious James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union.

 

July 2016

  • Ph.D. Defense — Iman Mallakpour successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “The Tale of Flooding over the Central United States.” Congratulations, Iman!
  • Wei Zhang has joined my research groupWelcome Wei!

 

June 2016

  • Evan Cunningham — Evan Cunningham is an undergraduate student from Grinnell College working with me for eight weeks. Welcome Evan!

 

May 2016

  • M.S. Defense — Beda Luitel successfully defended his M.S. thesis “Prediction of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity and Rainfall.” Congratulations, Beda!

 

April 2016

  • Associate Professor — Gabriele Villarini has been promoted to the Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Executive MBA — Gabriele Villarini has been admitted to join the Executive MBA program at the University of Iowa starting from Augusut 2016.

 

February 2016

  • Director of Graduate Studies — As of 1 July 2016, Gabriele Villarini will act as Director of Graduate Studies for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

 

October 2015

  • Iman Mallakpour received a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research AwardCongratulations Iman!

 

August 2015

  • Munir Nayak and Iman Mallakpour passed their Ph.D. Comprehensive ExamCongratulations Munir and Iman!
  • Yog Aryal has joined my research groupWelcome Yog!
  • Alan Black has joined my research groupWelcome Alan!

 

JULY 2015

  • Louise Slater and Abdou Khouakhi have joined my research groupWelcome Louise and Abdou!

 

APRIL 2015

  • Kaustubh Salvi has joined my research groupWelcome Kaustubh!

 

MARCH 2015

  • Advances in Water Resources — Villarini is an Associate Editor for Advances in Water Resources.
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    FEBRUARY 2015

    • S.K. Nanda Scholarship — Munir Nayak receives the 2015 S.K. Nanda Scholarship.
    • Paper in Nature Climate Change — A paper discussing changes in flooding across the central United States is published online in Nature Climate Change

     

    JANUARY 2015

    • Nancy Barth has joined my research groupWelcome Nancy!

     

    April 2014

    • NASA Fellowship — Munir Nayak receives the 2014 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his project titled “Remote-Sensing Based Characterization of Rainfall Associated with Atmospheric Rivers.”

     

    April 2014

    • NSF CAREER AWARD — Villarini receives the NSF CAREER Award for his proposal “CAREER: Temporal Clustering of Hydrometeorological Extremes”
    • Gregory Karlovits has joined my research groupWelcome Greg!
    • Journal of Climate — Villarini is an Associate Editor for Journal of Climate.

     

    FEBRUARY 2014

    • Paper in Science — A new paper on hurricane prediction was published in Science

     

    OCTOBER 2013

    • Villarini Honored by AMS — The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has selected Gabriele Villarini for the “2014 Editor’s Award – Journal of Climate”. the citation reads: “For thorough, prompt, and fair reviews on topics addressing the interface between water, statistics, and climate.” Villarini will receive his award at the 2014 AMS Conference in Atlanta in February 2014.

     

    AUGUST 2013

    • Munir Nayak has joined my research groupWelcome Munir!

     

    JUNE 2013

    • Beda Luitel has joined my research groupWelcome Beda!

     

    APRIL 2013

    • Villarini Honored by EGU — The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has presented Gabriele Villarini with the 2013 Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the area of Hydrological Sciences. The EGU honored eight individuals with Outstanding Young Scientist Awards for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Villarini received his prize at the 2013 EGU General Assembly in Vienna in April 2013. The citation reads: “For innovative studies in the field of remote sensing of rainfall, flood prediction, and hydroclimatological trend analysis.”

     

    SEPTEMBER 2012

    • Villarini Honored —  Gabriele Villarini traveled to Italy last week to receive the “Premio Evangelista Torricelli” award, which is presented every two years by the Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica (Italian Group of Hydraulics) to the best young (under 34) Italian researcher in hydraulics and hydrology. Villarini presented a lecture titled “Eventi estremi e cambiamenti climatici” (“Extreme events and climate change”). The citation reads: “Per la vasta produzione scientifica caratterizzata da importanti contributi nel settore dell’idrometeorologia e della previsione delle piene.” (“For the vast scientific production characterized by important contributions in the field of hydrometeorology and flood prediction”).

     

     

    Last modified on April 24th, 2017
    Posted on October 22nd, 2012