Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Hydrology and Water Resources

5732F Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: (310) 794-4239
Fax: (310) 206-2222


Ph.D., (2004), University of Iowa
M.S., (1999), Twente University, the Netherlands
B.Sc., (1992), Haromaya University, Ethiopia

Statement of Research Interest

My research interests are understanding and prediction of hydrological fluxes on a range of spatial and temporal scales, advancing the use of satellite observations for water resource applications, uncertainty analysis of hydrological estimations and forecasts, transboundary river basin management, water resource management and governance in developing countries, and impact of hydrological and climate changes on vector-borne diseases.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2010: AGU Hydrological Sciences Early Career Award
  • 2010-12: UConn Al-Geib Professorship
  • 2009: IBM Faculty Award
  • 2008-11: NASA New Investigator Award
  • 2009-Present: Membership in NASA Precipitation Science Team
  • 2007-2012: Membership in AGU Precipitation Committee
  • 2012: Membership in IAHS Task Force to formulate a new scientific decade initiative
  • 2008-Present: Membership in WMO International Precipitation Working Group
  • 2008-Present: Membership in IAHS Statistical Hydrology Working Group