Manos Anagnostou to Receive Award for Excellence in Research

reprinted with permission of the UConn Alumni Association

Dr. Emmanouil (Manos) Anagnostou, professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Northeast Utilities Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering, will receive the UConn Alumni Association’s 2011 Faculty Excellence in Research Award for his contributions to hydrometeorology.  Dr. Anagnostou’s research focuses primarily on remote sensing applications in atmosphere and hydrologic sciences that enable both more accurate and timely prediction of severe weather occurrences and understanding water dynamics for sustainable water management.

The Faculty Excellence in Research Award is given to faculty members who achieve excellence in scholarly research, thereby bolstering the academic profile of the University of Connecticut. The award is one of 10 distinctions given by the University of Connecticut Alumni Association in 2011. Dr. Anagnostou will be recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Celebration on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the UConn Storrs Campus, and the following day at the UConn Homecoming Game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Anagnostou was nominated for the award by faculty colleagues, who praise his innovative approach to research and ability to engage with a diverse community of scholars.

“Manos is one of the most creative and productive researchers among his peers in several fields,” said Dara Entekhabi, professor and Director of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I have the highest regard for his scholarship and creativity.”

“Professor Anagnostou projects a genuine commitment to the well-being of students, fellow scientists, and the society in general; with his natural leadership abilities he provides a “model” for uncompromising pursuit of excellence in environmental engineering research,” added Dr. Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, professor and CEE Department Head.

Dr. Anagnostou received his B.S. in Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Hydrometeorology from the University of Iowa. He has published 94 peer reviewed journal publications, and has served as Team Leader of a European Union funded Marie Curie Excellence Team of five experienced and four early stage researchers at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR) for the past four years. He has also been Visiting Scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheres of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1997-1998) and Research Fellow (1998-1999) in the Department of Civil and Agricultural Engineering of the University of Padova.

Published: October 5, 2011