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Adnan Rajib Defends his PhD Thesis (03/15/2017)
Congratulations to Adnan for defending his PhD thesis on the topic of Improving Soil Moisture Accounting in Hydrologic Models. He is now a research scientiest at EPA in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Adnan Rajib wins 2016 ASFPM Student Paper Award (06/23/2016)
Congratulations to Adnan for winning the student paper competition at the 40th Anniversary of ASFPM (Association of State Flood Plain Managers) National Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for his research on Large Scale High Resolution Flood Inundation Mapping. Read more here

Jessica Eisma receives Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant (05/04/2016)
Congratulations to Jessica for receiving the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for conducting her research on sand dams in Tanzania. Read more here

Liuying (Alice) Du Defends her MS Thesis (04/29/2016)
Congratulations to Alice for defending her MS thesis on the topic of characteizing spatial and temporal pattern in blue and green water in the Ohio River Basin.

Adnan Rajib receives the 2016 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship (02/29/2016)
Congratulations to Adnan for getting the 2016 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship to finish his PhD research on incorporating soil moisture information in hydrologic models. Adnan is expected to finish his PhD by July 2017. Read more here.

Jessical Eisma is in the semi-finalist list for the Fulbright Fellowship (02/10/2016)
Jessica is one of the thirteen Purdue students who made it to the the semi-final round for the 2016-2017 academic year. Jessica will work in Tanzania to study the role of earthern and/or sand dams on water resources availability in the region.

Siddharth Saksena Wins First Prize at ASCE EWRI Conference (05/17/2015)
Congratulations to Siddharth for winning the Student Technical Paper Contest at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015. The paper titled "Investigating the Role of DEM Resolution and Accuracy on Flood Inundation Mapping," is based on Siddharth's MS thesis that addresses a very practical issue of data accuracy, and proposes an approach to get better flood inundation maps from coarser and less accurate topographic datasets. Siddharth is continuing his research at Purdue as a PhD student.

Younghun Jung wins second place at the 2011 ASFPM Foundation Student Paper Competition
The Association of State Floodplain Managersí (ASFPM) organized the first student paper comeptition at its annual conference in Louisville, KY in May 2011. Younghun Jung's presentation on "Uncertainty Analysis in Flood Inundation Mapping" secured second place in this competition. Congratulations to Younghun!

Sanjiv Kumar wins top honor at AGU 2010 Fall Meeting
Congratulations to Sanjiv Kumar, a PhD student in the hydraulics and hydrology, for winning the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union's 2010 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This award was given by the AGU for Sanjiv Kumar's poster titled "Future Water Resource Scenarios for USA: Effects of Land Use/Cover Change, Climate Change and Human Disturbance". Sanjiv's work investigates the role of population and biophysical factors on the change in historical land use pattern in the United States. Sanjiv's award winning poster is co-authored by Prof. Venkatesh Merwade in the school of Civil Engineering, and Bryan Pijanowski in the Purdue's School of Forestry and Natural Resources.