Published: Aug. 13, 2018

Balaji RajagopalanBalaji Rajagopalan, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, has been elected to the 2018 class of American Geophysical Union fellows.

According to the AGU, fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Only 0.1% of AGU membership are selected as fellows in any given year.

Rajagopalan said he was especially honored to be recognized with Steve Monzka, a fellow researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and David Tarboton from Utah State University, his alma mater.

“David was on my PhD dissertation committee, and we co-authored several papers,” Rajagopalan said. “In fact, my first paper ever was co-authored with him, which was an outcome of a project from his class on fractals that I took. It is a distinct honor!”

Rajagoapalan has been a faculty member at CU Boulder since 2000. His research focuses on enabling sustainable water quantity and quality under increasing climate variability and change.