Witold Krajewski, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Krajewksi, who is also a research engineer in IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering and director of the Iowa Flood Center, was selected “for major scientific advances in hydrometeorology, flood prediction, and water resources.”
Krajewski’s research spans hydrometeorological processes of rainfall, soil moisture, and flooding. His work has advanced weather radar and satellite remote sensing of rainfall. His work on floods has advanced real-time stream flow forecasting combining rainfall-runoff models and field observations. His studies of the spatial organization of floods in river networks have major implications for estimating future flood frequencies.
Krajewski is one of seven University of Iowa faculty members named as fellows of AAAS in 2021. Read more on Iowa Now to learn about the University of Iowa’s other new AAAS fellows.