Dr. Sivapalan Named Seiss Endowed Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Posted on 09/12/2014 | Matt Cohn
Murugesu Sivapalan has been named the Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Sivapalan's research focuses on making predictions in ungaged basins. A basic aim of his research is to understand observed space-time variabilities of runoff processes at all scales, including their extremes, and to interpret these in terms of the underlying climate-soil-vegetation-topography interactions, including human impacts.

A formal investiture ceremony was held on Thursday, April 23rd in Beckman Auditorium. Dr. Ciaran Harman, a 2011 Ph.D. student of Dr. Sivalapan, and currently Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, provided a wonderful introduction. Both Harman and Dr. Sivapalan's speeches at the Investiture Ceremony can be read here (PDF).