Auburn professors selected as American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute fellows

Published: August 11, 2017
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Auburn University Professors Prabhakar Clement and Latif Kalin were presented as American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Environmental and Water Resources Institute fellows during the recent World Environmental and Water Resources Congress held in Sacramento, California.

The Environmental and Water Resources Institute, or EWRI, is the society’s technical source for environmental and water-related issues. Fellows are selected annually to recognize members who have contributed significantly to the advancement or application of water resources or environmental engineering, science and technology.

Clement is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering where he serves as the Harold Vince Groome Endowed Scholar in Environmental Engineering.

His research includes analysis of flow and reactive transport in groundwater systems, laboratory-scale visualization of porous media flow, oil spill assessment in sandy beach environments and modeling of environmental erosion processes. He has supervised or co-supervised eight doctoral graduates, approximately 30 master’s graduates, five post-doctoral fellows and several undergraduate honors students. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, including two National Academy reports, 10 book chapters and 91 journal articles. He was also an associate editor for several scientific journals and has served on numerous review panels.

Kalin is a professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and serves as associate director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural Interface. He is also adjunct professor in Biosystems Engineering.

His research is focused on water quality and quantity modeling at various scales with special interests in nutrient cycling in natural and constructed wetlands. He has mentored several international visiting scientists, three post-doctoral students, two doctoral graduates and 12 master’s graduates over the past 10 years who are actively engaged in the water resources and environmental field. He has authored or co-authored 57 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 book chapters, has given invited talks at many international conferences and served on numerous editorial boards.

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