Meet the Director
In 2009, Witold F. Krajewski was appointed director of the Iowa Flood Center. In addition to his work at the Iowa Flood Center, Krajewski serves as the Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering at the University of Iowa, as well as as a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering.
Krajewski’s scientific research interests concern multiple aspects of rainfall measuring, modeling, forecasting, and estimation, using radar and satellite remote sensing. In his role as director of the Iowa Flood Center, his work focuses on understanding the genesis of floods through field experimentation and modeling, as well as the quantification of uncertainty in hydrologic prediction at a range of temporal and spatial scales. Krajewski has published more than 160 papers in refereed journals.
Krajewski is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. He has served on numerous committees and panels of these and other professional organizations, as well as on the editorial boards of several journals, including Advances in Water Resources. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI).
Krajewski received M.S. (1976) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in environmental engineering and water resources systems from Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, his homeland. He served as research hydrologist at the Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service until he joined the University of Iowa in 1987.