Professor Gabriele Villarini, director of IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, has been named editor-in-chief for the leading journal Advances in Water Resources.
Villarini is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering. As a member of the Iowa Flood Center, he is in expert climate science, atmospheric rivers, and the relationships between rainfall, hurricanes, and flooding. Villarini received an NSF CAREER award for the study of hydrometeorological extremes in 2014 and has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program.
In announcing his new position, Advances in Water Resources noted "his research interests focus on flood hydrology, extreme events, hydroclimatology, and climate predictions and projections. [Villarini] received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2008 from the University of Iowa; he also received his Executive MBA from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa in 2018. He started his academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Iowa in 2012. He has received a number of national and international awards, including the Hydrological Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the European Geosciences Union (2013), and the James B. Macelwane Medal by the American Geophysical Union (2016). He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2016)."
About Advances in Water Resources
Advances in Water Resources provides a forum for the presentation of fundamental scientific advances in the understanding of water resources systems. The scope of Advances in Water Resources includes any combination of theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches used to advance fundamental understanding of surface or subsurface water resources systems or the interaction of these systems with the atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and human societies.