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Muste Elected VP of IAHR

Posted on August 25th, 2011

IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste was elected to the position of vice president of the International Association for the Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). He began his term of office on July 1, 2011. IAHR, founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organization of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application.

“Recently, IAHR has revised its internal structure to approach water-related issues in a wider, interdisciplinary context,” Muste says. “I am excited to have an increased role and new responsibilities in the organization.”

Muste holds MS and PhD degrees from The University of Iowa (UI), as well as an MS degree from Technical University Cluj-Napoca (Romania). He is a research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, a research institute at the UI College of Engineering. Muste also serves as an adjunct professor in the UI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Muste’s research interests include experimental methods in hydraulics and fluid mechanics, sediment transport, environmental fluid mechanics, hydroinformatics, and engineering education (for more, visit He joined IAHR in 1995, serving as secretary (1999–2001) and chair (2001–07) of the Hydraulic Instrumentation Section. He also acted as IAHR liaison for IAHR-ASCE Hydraulic Measurement and Experimental Methods Conferences (2002, 2007). Since 2007, Muste has served as IAHR council member in charge of Student Chapter (SC) coordination and chair of the NexGen Task Force, focused on capacity building.

Muste says he will continue his efforts with IAHR in the Innovation and Professional Development Division. “The strategy that I will adopt is one driven by practical finalities,” Muste explains. “I will promote innovative, visible, high-impact actions with a special emphasis on engaging students and young professionals in career development programs across borders and professional organizations.”

He adds, “As instructor for the IAHR-WMO hydrometry course, I will also act as an IAHR messenger and mentor for professionals from different parts of the world, with special emphasis on Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa.” Muste also hopes to build stronger connections among IAHR and other organizations to promote collaborations focusing on the development of sustainable solutions for water resources worldwide.

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