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Awards and Honors

Hot List of the world’s 1,000 top climate scientists
Reuters, April 2021

2020 Highly Cited Researcher 
Clarivate Web of Science, November 2020

Robert & Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering
University of Iowa College of Engineering, July 2020–June 2023

201819 Fellow in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) 
Big Ten Academic Alliance, May 2018

2017 Water Young Investigator Award
Awarded by Water, April 2017

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Awarded by AGU, December 2016

James B. Macelwane Medal
Awarded by AGU, December 2016

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award 
For the proposal “CAREER: Temporal Clustering of Hydrometeorological Extremes”
Presented by NSF, April 2014

Editor’s Award – Journal of Climate
Citation: “For thorough, prompt, and fair reviews on topics addressing the interface between water, statistics, and climate”
Awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), February 2014

2014 Old Gold Summer Fellowship
Awarded by the University of Iowa

2014 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
Nominated to represent the University of Iowa in the Physical Sciences & Engineering Category, December 2013

Hydrological Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award
Citation: “For innovative studies in the field of remote sensing of rainfall, flood prediction, and hydroclimatological trend analysis”
Awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 2013

Premio Torricelli
Citation: “Per la vasta produzione scientifica caratterizzata da importanti contributi nel settore dell’idrometeorologia e della previsione delle piene.” (“For the vast scientific production characterized by important contributions in the field of hydrometeorology and flood prediction”)
Awarded by the Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica for the best young Italian researcher in hydrology and hydraulics, September 2012

Outstanding Student Paper Award 
Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2007 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., USA, December 2007 

Graduate Incentive Fellowship (GIF)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, Fall 2006

Graduate Research Assistantship
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, Fall 2003–Summer 2006