Garcia receives the M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Marcelo Garcia, M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Chair in Civil Engineering and Director of the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, is the recipient of the 6th M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award made biennially by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) to one of its members whose experimental, theoretical or numerical research has resulted in significant and enduring contributions to the understanding of the physics of phenomena and/or processes in hydraulic science or engineering and who demonstrated outstanding skills in graduate teaching and supervision. The award will be presented in August, 2017, during the opening ceremony of the 37th IAHR World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Garcia has been previously recognized by IAHR with the 12th Arthur Thomas Ippen Award (2001) and served as Editor-in-Chief of IAHR’s International Journal of Hydraulic Research (2001-2006). He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of ASCE’s Environmental Water Resources Institute. In addition to recognition by IAHR, Garcia has received many awards including the National Award for Scientific Contributions to Science and Technology from the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation of Panama (2012) and the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture Award (2012).
Professor Garcia joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 1990, where he teaches courses on water resources engineering and hydraulic engineering, environmental hydrodynamics, sediment transport, river mechanics and open-channel hydraulics.