Visiting Professors - Current and Announced


Visit duration time (from – to): 01 September 2020 - 01 December 2020
Affiliation: Duke University
Host Department: DIGEP - Department of Management and Production Engineering

Gabriel G. Katul received his B.E. degree in 1988 at the American  University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon), his in 1990 at Oregon State University (Corvallis,  OR, USA) and his Ph.D degree in 1993 at the University of California in Davis (Davis, CA, USA). He currently holds the Theodore S. Coile Professorship of Hydrology and .Micrometeorology at the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). He served as an associate editor for Advances in Water Resources (1998-present), Boundary Layer Meteorology (1998-present), Water Resources Research (2004-2009), the Vadoze zone journal (2000-2003) and served as one of the four editors-in-chief for Advances in Water Resources (2011-2014). He was a visiting scientist at the University of Virginia (in 1997), the Commonwealth Science and Industriai Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia (in 2002), at University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2009 and a FulBright-Italy Distinguished Fellow at Politecnico di Torino (ltaly) in 2010. He was also a visiting fellow at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2013, Nagoya University Gapan) in 2014, University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2017, and the Karlsruher lnstitute for Technology (Germany) in 2017. He received several honorary awards, including an honorary certificate by La Seccion de Agrofisica de la Sociedad Cubana de Fisica in Habana (in 1998), the Macelwane medal and became thereafter a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (in 2002), and the editor's citation for excellence in refereeing from the American Geophysical Union (in 2008). He also received the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (in 2012). In 2012, he also received the Hydrologic Science Award from the American Geophysical Union and in 2018,  he received the John Dalton medal from the European Geosciences Union. He served as the Secretary Generai for the Hydrologic Science Section at the American Geophysical Union (2006-2008). Research in Katul's lab focuses on micro-meteorology and near­ surface hydrology with emphasis on heat, momentum, carbon dioxide, water vapor, ozone, particulate matter (including aerosols, pollen, and seeds) and water transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system as well as their implications to a plethora of hydrological, ecologica!, atmospheric and climate change related problems. Katul has authored or co-authored more than 390 peer-reviewed publications and 7 book chapters.

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