Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE, an expert in the fields of kinematic wave theory and entropy theory, and in hydraulics and physical hydrology, has been honored by ASCE for his contributions as an outstanding leader in the engineering profession by being named to the 2015 Class of Distinguished Members.
For more than 40 years, Singh has dedicated his scientific and intellectual efforts to the betterment of humanity through national and international contributions to water resources engineering.
The research he pioneered in entropy theory in hydrology has become the roots that have nourished collaboration with distinguished scientists and engineers from 15 countries, representing every continent of the world. According to his colleagues, his hundreds of published articles, 23 textbooks, and 80 book chapters have had a tremendous educational impact, making him sought after as a keynote speaker the world over.
Singh has received more than 100 honors, awards, and fellowships, including honorary professorships and foreign memberships from universities, national academies, and government entities representing several European countries, India, China, Australia, Canada, and Mexico.
Singh currently holds the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas, where he also serves as a distinguished professor with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering and technology from the U.P. University of Agriculture and Technology, India, a master of science degree in engineering from the University of Guelph, Canada, a doctorate in civil engineering from Colorado State University, and a doctorate of science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is an editor at 20 water-related journals, and served as editor-in-chief of ASCE’s Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.