Prof. Vijay Pal Singh

Born on 15 July 1946 at Nagla Vishnu, Agra, India. Educated at S.M. D.D. Inter College, Nagla Vishnu, 1956-63; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1963-67; University of Guelph, Canada, 1968-70; Colorado State University, U.S.A., 1970-74; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995-1998; B.Sc.& Tech, 1967; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974; D.Sc., 1998.

Professional Engineer, 1973 to date; Professional Hydrologist, 1974 to date; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water resources Engineers, 1976 to date; Distinguished Proefssor, 2013-to date; Regents Professor, 2015-to date; Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2006 to date, Texas A & M University; Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, 2006 to date.

Awards/Honours: Honorary Doctorates: 3; Awards and Honors: 100; Membership in National/International Academies: 12; Biographical Citations: 20; Fellowships of Professional Societies: 10; and Memberships of Professional Societies: 18. A sample of recent awards include: Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, Texas A&M University, 2015; G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2015; Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015; Crystal Drop Award, International Water Resources Association, 2015; IASWC Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, 2016; Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award, 2016; USCID/Merriam Improved Irrigation Award, 2016; Jiangsu Provincial Friendship Award, China, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, College of Technology, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Distinguished Scientist Award, Chinese Academy of Science President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), China, 2017; ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2017; Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture and Award, International Water Resources Association, 2017; Engineering Medal of Achievement, University of Guelph, Canada, 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2017; Visiting Distingusihed Professor, Indian Instiotute of Technology Roorkee, India, 2018; Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, 2019; Distingusiehd Professor, Three Gorges China University, 2019; Distinguished Scholar, National Water Center, UAE Univerity, UAE, 2019; Fulbright-Nehru Distingusihed Chair Award, 2019; Distinguished fellow, Associatiomn of Global Groundwater Scientists, 2019; Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture Award, Indian Institute of Technology Roorklee; Royce J. Tipton Award, American Society fo Civil Engineers, 2020; A 2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, Web of Science, 2020; OPAL Leadership Award for Education, ASCE, 2021; Best Technical Note Award, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 2021; Honorary Member Award, International Water Resources Association, 2021; and Lifetime Achievement Award-2019, Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee, India, 2021.

Fellow: Distinguished member, ASCE; American Society of Civil Engineers; Environmental and Water Resources Institure, ASCE; American Water Resources Association; Indian Association of Hydrologists; Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Water Resources Society; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Association of Global Groundwater Scientists Academician, Georgia Fazisi Academy, Republic of Georgia, and member/fellow of Russian Academy of Water Management, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Engineering, Mexico, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico, Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Polish Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Ecological Sciences, Portuguese Academy of Engineering, EU Academy of Science,and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Research Areas: Surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, irrigation engineering, environmental quality and water resources, climate chamge, water-food-energy nexus, social engineering

Address: Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA; 5100 Inverness Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802-6-95, USA [Tel: Off. (979)-845-7028; Cell: (979)-820-4227; Fax: (979)-862-3442; Email:]