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Faisal Hossain

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Faisal Hossain

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2004
  • M. Eng, Civil Engineering, The National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1999
  • B.Tech, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, 1996

Faisal Hossain joined Civil & Environmental Engineering as an associate professor in the summer of 2014. Faisal’s work examines sustainable water resource management through the use of satellite remote sensing tools and hydrologic modeling. He also studies the human impact on weather and climate for improving resilience of large water infrastructures and current engineering practice. He is the recipient of awards such as NASA New Investigator Award (2008), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Outstanding Research Award (2009), US Fulbright Faculty Award (2012), G.O.L.D. (Graduate Of the Last Decade) award from University of Connecticut (2012), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Charles Falkenberg Award (2012), American Meteorological Society Editor's Award (2015), ASCE Walter Huber Award (2015) and ASCE Outstanding Achievement Award for Task Committee Leadership (2018).

The overarching mission of Faisal Hossain is to make access to information on water a ‘fundamental right for all nations and all humans’ and apply earth science discoveries with engineering technology to reduce social inequity in availability of food, water and energy around the world. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored an undergraduate textbook, edited four books and contributed nine book chapters. His capacity building and education initiatives involving satellite remote sensing, numerical weather prediction and physical land surface modeling have resulted in several independently-owned satellite management system for Governments of several Asian nations for improved water, food and energy security.