Harihar Rajaram
Professor Emeritus
Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics • Engineering Science • Geoenvironmental Engineering


  • B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1985
  • M.S. University of Iowa, 1987
  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Editor, Water Resources Research, 2013-2017
  • President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
  • Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
  • Best Should Teach Gold Award, Graduate Teacher Program, 2012
  • Charles Hutchinson Memorial College of Engineering Teaching Award, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999
  • Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, Hydrologic Sciences Program, 1998
  • Institute Bronze, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (in recognition of outstanding performances on the Track and Field team), 1985

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


  • Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena in Environmental and Earth Systems
  • Stochastic Theories of Flow and Transport in Disordered Media
  • Glaciology and Glacier Hydrology