Aug 17 2013, 4:58am CDT | by IANS
Vijay Singh, professor and Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI).
Set up in 1999, the Environmental abd Water Resources Institute is a civil engineering specialty institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the country's oldest national engineering society.
He was born in Agra, India, July 15, 1946.
A recipient of various distinguished awards and author of a voluminous number of publications, Singh served in the faculty of various universities in the US before joining Texas A&M University July 1, 2006.
According to the Texas A&M University website, Singh has been appointed a university distinguished professor effective Sep 1 this year.
According to the website posting, Singh is an internationally recognised and pre-eminent engineer specialising in water resources engineering and hydrology.
"He has made numerous advances in hydrologic and environmental modeling and has received the most prestigious awards for hydrology from multiple professional societies," the website stated.
"He is a prolific author of journal articles and books, by some measures the most prolific author working in hydrology today..."
He also serves on the editorial boards of 27 different journals.
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