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March 13, 2003

UI Engineer Receives Research Award

Witold F. Krajewski, Joseph & Rose Summers Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering department of civil and environmental engineering, recently received this year’s Outstanding Researcher Award in Water Resources from the Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI).

The award was presented March 7 during the ISWRRI-sponsored conference on “Agriculture and the Environment: Research and Technology Update for Water and Air Quality” held at the Iowa State Center in Ames.

Krajewski (pronounced "cray-EFF-ski") is an internationally known researcher in the fields of remote sensing of precipitation, uncertainty assessment and hydrometeorology and a leading expert in developing algorithms for quantitative precipitation estimation using weather radar observations. He is also a research engineer at the UI's IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, where his special fields of knowledge include hydrology and hydrometeorology, radar and satellite remote sensing, and water resources systems.

Before coming to the UI in 1987, he received his master's degree and doctorate in environmental engineering in 1976 and 1980, respectively, from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. At the UI, he has supervised more than 15 doctoral students, published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and served as principal or co-principal investigator on more than 50 grants and projects attracting some $6 million in funding from such agencies as NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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