Sorooshian Elected Fellow by International Union

Soroosh SorooshianJan. 16, 2018 - The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) has recognized Soroosh Sorooshian with a fellowship. Sorooshian is director of the UC Irvine Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing and a Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering and Earth system science. 

An internationally recognized expert in water resources engineering, Sorooshian has vast experience working with international organizations and looking at the big picture of worldwide precipitation and weather extremes.

The IUGG is the international organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and communicating knowledge of the Earth system, its space environment and the dynamical processes causing change. The union recognized Sorooshian’s “exceptional contributions and international cooperation leadership in hydrologic sciences from basic, to applied research and to operational use worldwide.” He is one of seven to receive the honor, conferred every four years, which will be presented this summer at the union’s general assembly in Montreal, Canada.

“It is a humbling honor to be among the seven elected IUGG fellows and the only one from the U.S.,” said Sorooshian, who is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the International Academy of Astronautics and The World Academy of Sciences. “To be recognized by your international colleagues is truly a privilege.”

– Lori Brandt