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Release: June 6, 2001
UI engineer receives international award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Forrest M. Holly, Jr., professor of civil and environmental
engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and researcher
at IIHR -- Hydroscience and Engineering,, has been awarded the 11th Harold
J. Shoemaker Award by the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering
and Research (IAHR) for his article in the Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR).
The award is given to the authors of the paper judged "the most outstanding
published in JHR Vol. 36, No. 5 up to and including Vol. 38, No. 4."
Holly's article appeared in the Vol. 37, No. 4 issue and was titled "Two-phase
Formulation of Suspended Sediment Transport." Holly's co-authors on the
paper are Blair Greimann, his former doctoral student who is currently working
with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Marian Muste, assistant research
engineer at IIHR. The award consists of a bronze medal and a certificate.
Holly is known for his research in such specialized fields as computational
hydraulics, dispersion in natural waters, alluvial-river processes and urban
hydraulics. A few of his current research interests include a mathematical
modeling of 2-D sediment transport, thermal regime analysis for once-through
power-plant cooling, and a mathematical model of alluvial river-bed evolution.
Holly, who came to the UI in 1982, received his bachelor's degree from Stanford
University in 1968, his master's degree from the University of Washington
in 1969 and his doctorate from Colorado State University in 1975. He will
accept his award on Monday, Sept. 17, at the opening session of the 29th IAHR
Biennial Congress in Beijing, China.