IIT Gandhinagar faculty elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
Prof Vimal Mishra has received the fellowship in recognition of his noteworthy research contributions in advancing the understanding of land-atmospheric coupling and its role on hydro-climatic extremes
Gandhinagar: Prof Vimal Mishra, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), the oldest Science Academy of India.
Professor Mishra has received the fellowship in recognition of his noteworthy research contributions in advancing the understanding of land-atmospheric coupling and its role on hydro-climatic extremes, which allowed to quantify the role of natural and anthropogenic factors on the water cycle changes in the Indian sub-continent and is crucial for water sustainability. His research provided a vital understanding of the changing summer monsoon rainfall characteristics and their impact on groundwater recharge in India. In addition, Professor Mishra has contributed to developing a real-time monitoring and prediction system for soil moisture, streamflow, and droughts that are essential for managing the depleting water resources in India.
Sharing his thoughts on this achievement, Prof Vimal Mishra said, “Being a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) is indeed a privilege and recognition of the hard work of all the current and past students of the Water and Climate Lab, IITGN. I am grateful to all my students, well-wishers, and family.”
Recently, Prof Vimal Mishra had also won the prestigious 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Devendra Lal Memorial Medal for his outstanding research and contributions in Earth Sciences.