By: Lesley Kriewald
Dr. Vijay Singh, professor and Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI).
Earlier this year Singh was been appointed a University Distinguished Professor, effective Sept. 1. He is also a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2006. He earned his B.S.E. from the U.P. Agricultural University in India, his M.S.E. from the University of Guelph in Ontario and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He also received a D.Sc. from The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa
Singh is an internationally recognized and pre-eminent engineer specializing 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. He is a prolific author of journal articles and books, by some measures the most prolific author working in hydrology today. His work has developed the application of kinematic wave theory to the point where it is widely used throughout the world in hydrologic models used for water resource modeling, flood planning and hydrologic design. His work on entropy theory has given rise a new branch of hydrology, called entropic hydrology. He has served or continues to serve on the editorial boards of 27 different journals, and currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Water Science and Engineering, two of the premier journals in hydrology.