Dr. Efthymios Nikolopoulos
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University
Dr. Efthymios Nikolopoulos received his Environmental Engineering Diploma from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Connecticut, U.S.
His expertise is in the modeling and monitoring of hydrometeorological and hydrological extremes such as floods and droughts. His main research goal is to improve the understanding and predictability of hydrological extremes and develop methods to mitigate their environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
He has authored/co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and 8 book chapters in the areas of hydrometeorology, remote sensing of precipitation, flood hydrology and landslide/debris flow prediction. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology and the recipient of the NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship and the Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Nikolopoulos has obtained more than 2 million USD in research funding from federal (NASA, NSF and NOAA) and state agencies.He is currently a member of the NASA Science Team for the “High Mountain Asia” and “SERVIR” program.