Mekonnen Gebremichael


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

5732F Boelter Hall

(310) 794-4239

Research Interests

Hydrologic remote sensing; Uncertainty analysis; Water resource management and governance; International water resource development.


  • Ph.D., (2004), University of Iowa
  • M.S., (1999), Twente University, the Netherlands
  • B.Sc., (1992), Haromaya University, Ethiopia

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2010: AGU Hydrological Sciences Early Career Award
  • 2010-12: UConn Al-Geib Professorship
  • 2009: IBM Faculty Award
  • 2008-11: NASA New Investigator Award
  • 2009-Present: Membership in NASA Precipitation Science Team
  • 2007-2012: Membership in AGU Precipitation Committee
  • 2012: Membership in IAHS Task Force to formulate a new scientific decade initiative
  • 2008-Present: Membership in WMO International Precipitation Working Group
  • 2008-Present: Membership in IAHS Statistical Hydrology Working Group