Honors, Awards, Recognitions & Outstanding Achievements

Distinguished Iowa Scientist Award from the Iowa Academy of Science 2011
Nominated for the Marion L. Huit Faculty Award 2010
Nominated for the Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award 2010
Walter Huber Award Medal American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2008
Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering, The University of Iowa 2007 – 2010
Elected Board Member of the International Fluvial Hydraulics–River Flow 2006 – present
Iowa Obermann Center of Excellence Research Award 2005 – 2006
Honorable Member of the Bedload Research International Cooperative (BRIC) 2005
Best Graduate and Professional & Mentor Award, Washington State University 2001 – 2002
Who’s Who in America, Marquis, 5th Edition 2000
Leon Luck Award-Best Performance Professor in the Department of Civil And Environmental Engineering, Washington State University 1999 – 2000
WSU Internationalization Grant Award State University 1999 – 2000
Award from the International Foundation Alexander S. Onassis 1994 – 1997
Lifetime Member of the National Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon 1993
National Dean’s List 1992 – 1997
Award from the N.A.T.O. Science Fellowships Program 1990 – 1992
First Individual Overall, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 1990
Award from the Technical Chamber of Greece 1988 – 1989