Singh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Vijay Singh, Ph.D., Honored Professor, Professor of Regents, and Caroline and William N. Lehrer, Honored Chair in Water Engineering in University of Texas A&Mwas recently elected to National Academy of EngineeringNAE.

Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. (photo Texas A&M AgriLife, Laura Mackenzie)

Singh is in Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineeringwhich is jointly managed by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Engineering.

Elections to the NAE are one of the highest professional marks an engineer can achieve.

Singh was selected for his contributions to wave modeling and the development of entropy-based theories of hydrological processes and hydroclimatic extremes. It was among 111 new members and 22 elected international members, bringing the total number of U.S. members to 2,388 and the number of international members to 310.

That distinction is what engineers strive for, and very few in academia are lucky enough to achieve, Singh said.

“I’ve won many awards and prizes in my career, but the NAE election is pretty much the cornerstone,” he said.

Singh was awarded for his contribution to the technique

Membership in the Academy honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. This includes, where appropriate, a significant contribution to the technical literature and innovation and the development of innovation in various fields, the achievement of major advances in traditional engineering or the development / implementation of new approaches to engineering education.

Singh said he was grateful for his election and that it was a recognition of his work and the influence he has made in the field.

“We do not work in academia for awards, but we hope that our work will affect our profession and society,” he said. “Often the rewards go to what we do, though not always, but that shouldn’t keep us from doing something we admire. Failure to receive the award does not mean that the quality of work is poor. Sometimes it takes a long time for a job to be recognized by peers. ”

Singh and the rest of the newly elected class will be officially introduced during NAE’s annual meeting on October 2nd. Here full list of new members and international members with their main affiliation at the time of the election.

“It’s obviously a great honor,” he said. “For me, this is a confirmation of my past work, but much remains to be done, and I look forward to further contributing to an area where I can, both individually and through collaboration.”

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