Alumni Achievement

Achievement Begins at the UA But Doesn't End Here

Students who work hard to achieve great things don't stop when they graduate. Our department alumni are widely respected for their knowledge and abilities, their continued achievements, their commitment to the science of hydrology and atmospheric sciences, and their quest for life-long learning. Our heartfelt congratulations go to members from the following classes who have been recognized by their peers and their profession.

Awards and Accolades from the Classes of

2020-Current

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2010-2019

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2000-2009

Robert Bruant (PHD '00)

  • 2008 Outstanding Technical Editor (SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering) Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 2008 North American Region - Regional Service Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Karletta Chief (PHD '07)

  • 2011 Vine Deloria Jr. Distinguished Scholars Series, Invited Speaker, and Assistant Professor, UA Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
  • 2010 American Indian Science and Engineering Society Most Promising Engineer/Scientist of the Year
  • 2009 American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Spokesperon

Andrew C. Hinnell (PHD '09)

  • 2010 Emil Truog Soil Science Award, Soil Society of America and American Society of Agronomy

Terri C. Hogue (PHD '03)

  • 2012 Elected Secretary, American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section
  • 2009 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER)
  • 2008 UCLA Northop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2006-2007 and 2003-2004 UCLA-ASCE Professor of the Year

Aleix Serrat-Capdevila (PHD '09)

  • 2010 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences

Alexander Tartakovsky (PHD '02)

  • 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Ming Ye (PHD '02)

  • 2015 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

1990-1999

Qingyun Duan (PHD '91)

  • 2015 Elected Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Xiaogang Gao (PHD '93)

  • 2014 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC)

David C. Goodrich (PHD '90)

  • 2013 Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union

Paul R. Houser (PHD '96)

  • 2011 Science Advisor (Chief Scientist to Commissioner), Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, DC
  • 2005-Current, Professor of Global Hydrology, George Mason University, Climate Dynamics Program
  • 1997-2005 Branch Head, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award
  • 2005 NASA Space Act Award, Land Information System Software, Version 4.0
  • 2004 (and 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997) Goddard Space Flight Center Special Act Award
  • 2000 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineerings (PECASE)

Don W. Young (PHD '94)

  • Elected Life Member, American Water Works Association

1980-1989

Jesus Carerra (PHD '84)

  • 2004 European Geosciences Union Henry Darcy Medal
  • 2014 Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize - Groundwater Prize

James M. (Jay) Famiglietti (MS '84)

  • 2012 Birdsdall-Dreiss Lecturer, Geological Society of America, Hydrogeology Division

Paul Hsieh (PHD '83)

  • 2014 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award
  • 2012 National Groundwater Association John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering
  • 2011 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (SAMMIE) Federal Employee of the Year Award
  • 2010 U.S. Geological Survey Director's Award for Exemplary Service to the Nation, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response
  • 2008 Distinguished Service Award, Department of the Interior
  • 2005 Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America
  • 2000 Meritorious Service Award, Department of the Interior
  • 1995 Henry Darch Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers

David Hyndman (BS '89)

  • 2007 Helped spearhead the Endowment Campaign for the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series
  • 2002 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers

David K. Kreamer (PHD '82)

  • 2014 President, Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)

Fred M. Phillips (PHD '81)

  • 2008 Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2008 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2001 O.E. Meinzer Award (Hydrogeology), Geological Society of America
  • 1994 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer, Geological Society of America, Hydrogeology Division

Stephen E. Silliman (PHD '86)

  • 2011 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers
  • 2009-present, Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • 2003 (and 1992) Kaneb Teacher of the Year Award, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, Notre Dame
  • 2002-2008 Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, Notre Dame
  • 2002 Grenville Clark Award for Advancement of Peace and Human Rights, Notre Dame

1962-1979

Michael E. Campana (MS '73, PHD '75)

  • 2011 President, American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

Lorne G. Everett (PHD '72)

  • 2002 C.V. Theis Award, American Institute of Hydrology
  • 2000-2009 6th Chancellor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 2000 Millenium Member, Board of Directors, and Fellow, ASTM International
  • 2000 Medal of Excellence, U.S. Department of the Navy
  • 1999 Kapista Gold Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1997 A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award, ASTM International
  • 1996 Doctor of Science degree (Honoris Causa), Lakehead University, Canada, for distinguished achievement in hydrology
  • 1995 Foreign Fellow, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1995 Permanent Member, World Federation of Scientists, International Pollution Panel

Graham E. Fogg, Jr. (MS '78)

  • 2002 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer, Geological Society of America, Hydrogeology Division

Vijay K. Gupta (PHD '73)

  • 2008 Robert E. Horton Medal, American Geophysical Union

Roman Krzysztofowicz (PHD '79)

  • Presidential Young Investigator Award (precursor of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE)
  • 1997-2006 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hydrology

Daniel B. Stephens (PHD '79)

  • 2004 University of Arizona Alumni Association Sydney S. Woods Alumni Service Award
  • 2017 Groundwater Resources Association of California Lifetime Achievement Award