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Current Position and Professional Licensure

Professor, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Professional Licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California (License Number: 78586)

Selected Honors and Awards

2020, ASCE Huber Prize, 2020.

2019, AGU's James B. Macelwane Medal.

2019, Fellow, American Geophysical Union (AGU).

2019, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Early Career Scientist Award.

2019, Mid-Career Faculty Innovation in Teaching, Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine.

2017, AGU Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award.

2017, IAHS/STAHY Best Paper Award" for 2017 (Cheng, L., Aghakouchak, A. Nonstatlonary precipitation intensity-duration-frequency curves for infrastructure design in a changing climate (2014) Scientific Reports, 4, art. no. 7093).

2016, Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor.

2016, Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Distinguished Educator Award.

2014 United States Frontiers of Engineering (FOE), National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies ("The FOE program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors").

2013-14 Hellman Fellowship Award.

2012 Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Award, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies ("The FOEE program brings together some of the nation's most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education through a sustained dialogue within the emerging generation of innovative faculty").

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program Award, 2009.


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