The University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Thursday | December 9, 2010

Dr. Xubin Zeng has been named a 2011 Galileo Circle Fellow

Dr. Xubin Zeng has been named a 2011 Galileo Circle Fellow by the College of Science Dean's Board of Advisors. This award, established through the generosity of members of the Galileo Circle, recognizes outstanding accomplishment in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its faculty.

Professor Zeng has made exceptional scientific contributions in the field of meteorology over the past 20 years, and has worked tirelessly in support of the atmospheric sciences community and the College of Science. He is one of the very few scientists who have made outstanding contributions to all aspects of land-atmosphere interactions (theory, modeling, and data development).

At the department level, Professor Zeng led the joint effort between ATMO and Hydrology and the Water Resources Department in setting up the first Hydrometeorology M.S. and Ph.D. Program in the United States (2009). At the College and University level he has been particularly instrumental in bringing together faculty members from different units to pursue major cross-disciplinary opportunities through the Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center (CDHC), which he founded. This collaboration has not only helped bring major science projects to UA, but has also facilitated the recruitment and retention of faculty.

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