Prof. Vijay Pal Singh
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2008

Born on 15 July 1946 at Nagla Vishnu, Agra, India. Educated at S.M. D.D. Inter College, Nagla Vishnu, 1956-63; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1963-67; University of Guelph, Canada, 1968-70; Colorado State University, U.S.A., 1970-74; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995-1998; B.Sc.& Tech, 1967; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974; D.Sc., 1998.

Professional Engineer, 1973 to date; Professional Hydrologist, 1974 to date; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water resources Engineers, 1976 to date; Distinguished Proefssor, 2013-to date, Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 to date, Texas A & M University; Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, 2006 to date.

Engineer and member of the Technical Staff, 1967-68, The Rockefeller Foundation; Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1974, Colorado State University; Assistant Professor of Hydrology, 1974-77, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Associate Research Professor of Civil Engineering, 1977-78, The George Washington University; Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 1978-8l, Mississippi State University; Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 1981-83, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, l983-06, Coordinator of Water Resources Program, 1983-98, Director of Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute, l984-86, Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor, 1999-06, Coordinator of Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering Program, 2001-06, Adjunct Professor of Renewable Natural Resources, 2004-06, Louisiana State University; Distinguished member, ASCE.

Awards/Honours: India Exchange Scientist Award for the year l980-8l; VII I.H.D. Endowment Lecture Award, l987; Researcher of the Year Award, 1990; Distinguished Service Award, National Research Council of Italy, 1995; Teacher of the Year Award, 1996; Research Fellow Award, 1997; J. William Fulbright Scholar Award 1997; International Man of the Year Award, 1997; 20th Century Award for Achievement, 1997; Distinguished Faculty Award, 1999; The Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award 1999; Achievement in Academia Award, 1999; James M. Todd Technological Medal, 2000; The 2001 Honor Alumnus Award, 2001; 2 Dedicated and Outstanding Service Awards, 2001, 2002; Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, 2002; Diamond Jubilee Lecture Award, 2002; Distinguished Research Master Award, 2003; Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2004; Visiting Distinguished Professorship Award, 2004; Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; Advisory Professorship Award, 2005; 2004 Faculty Achievement Award, 2004; Inaugural Silver Jubilee Lecture Award, 2004; Ven Te Chow Award, 2005; Beyer Distinguished Lecture Award, 2005; William A. and Joyce R. Bell Excellence Fund for Civil Engineering Lecture Award, 2006; Ray K. Linsley Award, 2006; Inaugural Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Award, 2006; Dale D. Meredith Lecture Award, 2006; Honorary Ph.D., University of Basilicata, Italy, 2006; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2008; Bharat Gaurav Award, India International Fellowship Society, India, 2009; Gold Medal, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, 2009; Founder's Award, American Institute of Hydrology, 2009; Richard R. Torrens Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009; Certificate of Appreciation, Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., 2010; Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010; Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010; Convocation Speaker, 100th Convocation, University of Waterloo, 2010; Honorary Member, American Water Resources Association, 2010; Honorary Professor, Sichuan University, China, 2010; 14th Indian Geological Congress Lecture, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, 2011; Texas A & M University Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Research, 2012; Hydrology Days Lecture Award-2013, Colorado State University and AGU, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2013; University Distinguished Professor Award, 2013, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas; 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013; and Guest Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013; D.Sc. (h.c.), University of Guelph, Canada, 2014; Professor R.J. Garde Lifetime Achievement Award, The Indian Society for Hydraulics, 2014; Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, Texas A&M University, 2015; G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2015; Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015; Crystal Drop Award, International Water Resources Association, 2015; IASWC Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, 2016; Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award, 2016; USCID/Merriam Improved Irrigation Award, 2016; Jiangsu Provincial Friendship Award, China, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, College of Technology, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Distinguished Award, Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), China, 2017; ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2017; Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture and Award, International Water Resources Association, 2017; Engineering Medal of Achievement, University of Guelph, Canada, 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2017. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ground Water Research, Journal of Agrcultural research, Open Agriculture, Water Science and Technology Book Series, and Global Water Resources; President (2001-2003), American Institute of Hydrology; Vice President, IAH (1995-2000); Chair, Watershed Council (2015-2018), ASCE; President, FARA; President, G.B.S. Board.

Fellow: Distinguished member, ASCE; American Society of Civil Engineers; Environmental and Water Resources Institure, ASCE; American Water Resources Association; Indian Association of Hydrologists; Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Water Resources Society; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists. Academician, Georgia Fazisi Academy, Republic of Georgia, and member/fellow of Russian Academy of Water Management, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Engineering, Mexico, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico, Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Polish Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Ecological Sciences, and Portuguese Academy of Engineering.

Research Areas: Surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, irrigation Engineering, environmental quality and water resources, social engineering.

Address: Distinguished Professor and Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA; 5100 Inverness Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802-6-95, USA; [Tel: Off. (979)-845-7028, Res. (225)-236-8741, Cell: (979)-820-4227; Fax: (979)-862-3442; Email:]