Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E.

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor
Nominated Categories
Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor
Other Categories
Awards:

*2014 United States Frontiers of Engineering (FOE), National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies
*2013-14 Hellman Fellowship Award.
*2012 Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Award, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies
*2009 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program Award.

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Candidate Information

Name:
Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E.
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

University of California, Irvine
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
E4130 Engineering Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Supervisor:
Education:

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering¸ University of Stuttgart, Germany (2010)
MS. Civil engineering from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2005)
BS. Civil engineering from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2003)

Experience:

Principal Investigator on projects including, NASA, NOAA, NSF, ARO, CA Dept. of Water Resources, (DWR), and World Bank.

Comments:

Dr. Aghakouckak is an outstanding Civil Engineer, Educator, Mentor, and Researcher.  In the four years he has been at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Civil Engineering Department he has proven himself as a brilliant thinker and creative individual.  His scientific ideas have received the attention of many funding agencies including NASA, NSF, NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Energy, U.S. Dept. of Army Research, and the State of California Dept. of Water Resources as well as Energy Commission.  In the short time he has mentored a large number of Ph.D. students and Post Docs working on his projects.  He has already graduated several Ph.D. students who been successful on their own to gain employment in government and academia.  His publication record is over 60 in peer reviewed journal articles that are well cited. His work related to problems of drought in the Western United States, especially has received a lot of attention by the media and was recently featured in the v ideo El Niño - UC Irvine
http://engineering.uci.edu/news/2015/12/be-careful-what-you-wish

He is truly a talented young man who was recently named as the 2015 UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering (HSSoE) Outstanding Junior Faculty.

Faculty CV   http://amir.eng.uci.edu/index.php

Contribution to the Profession:

*Member of 2 Editorial Boards
*Journal Referee for numerous publications including,  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE). Computer Applications in Engineering Education (Wiley), Water Resources Research (AGU), and Journal of Hydrometeorology (AMS),

Member of Professional Societies
American Society of Civil Engineerings (ASCE)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)

Civic:

Invited Talks, Invited Lectures, Summer Schools at academic institutions and professional societies.

Suggested Award Summary:

Dr. Aghakouckak is an outstanding Civil Engineer, Educator, Mentor, and Researcher.  In the four years he has been at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Civil Engineering Department he has proven himself as a brilliant thinker and creative individual.  His scientific ideas have received the attention of many funding agencies including NASA, NSF, NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Energy, U.S. Dept. of Army Research, and the State of California Dept. of Water Resources as well as Energy Commission.  In the short time he has mentored a large number of Ph.D. students and Post Docs working on his projects.  He has already graduated several Ph.D. students who been successful on their own to gain employment in government and academia.  His publication record is over 60 in peer reviewed journal articles that are well cited. His work related to problems of drought in the Western United States, especially has received a lot of attention by the media and was recently featured in the video El Niño - UC Irvine.

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