CEE Distinguished Professor Elected Member of International Academy of Astronautics

Professor Soroosh Sorooshian one of 49 members from 22 countries elected in 2007


Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D., director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing and distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and Earth system science, has been elected a member of the prestigious International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).  


The IAA, an international honorary society founded in 1960, is involved in numerous activities designed to expand the field of astronautics.  Members work closely with national and international space agencies, industry, and the academic community to help shape policy and encourage collaboration through studies, position papers, conferences, and publications.


Sorooshian, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of numerous other societies, and a member of several advisory boards and committees, such as those of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is an expert in hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies, and application of remote sensing to Earth science problems.  He has also testified before Senate and House subcommittees on Earth observations from space and water resources issues.


Sorooshian’s recent honors include the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2005, the Robert E. Horton Memorial Lectureship from the American Meteorological Society in 2006, and the William Nordberg Memorial Lecture at the NASAGoddardSpaceFlightCenter in 2004.