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Emad Habib
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dr. Emad Habib is an Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering and the Founder and Chair of the Watershed Flood Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his doctoral degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2001 from the University of Iowa. His research expertise is in surface hydrology with focus on extreme precipitation; hydrologic modeling; flood prediction; and water resource management. He published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters. He received the 2016 University Distinguished Professor Award, and other awards including the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Best Journal Award and the Watershed Excellence Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a Lead of the Technical Design and Quality Team for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, and has participated in the 2012 and 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Study. Dr. Habib is a Professional Engineer registered in the states of Louisiana and Texas.