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Witold Krajewski headshot.

IFC Director Witold Krajewski.

Dr. Witold F. Krajewski is the Rose & Joseph Summers Chair of Water Resources Engineering at the University of Iowa.  He is also Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.  In 2009, he was appointed Director of the Iowa Flood Center.

Dr. Krajewski received MS (1976) and PhD (1980) degrees from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in environmental engineering and water resources systems.  He was a Research Hydrologist at the Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service until 1987, when he joined the University of Iowa.

Dr. Krajewski’s scientific interests concern measuring, modeling, and forecasting precipitation using radar and satellite remote sensing.  His current research focuses on understanding the genesis of floods through field experimentation and modeling, and the quantification of uncertainty in hydrologic prediction at a range of temporal and spatial scales.  Dr. Krajewski has published more than 210 papers in refereed journals.

He is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, and will receive the AMS The Hydrologic Sciences Medal in 2018.  He has served on numerous committees and panels of these and other professional organizations, and on the editorial boards of several journals.  He was Editor of Advances in Water Resources.  In 2012, he was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. In 2012, he received the University of Iowa Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Last modified on August 9th, 2017
Posted on June 13th, 2012