Harindra Joseph Fernando elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Fernando in front of LIDAR

Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences, has been elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

He will be formally recognized with the 2021 Class of Fellows during the AGU Fall Meeting in December in New Orleans.

Fernando is an expert in fluid mechanics whose research encompasses environmental fluid mechanics, oceanography, atmospheric flows, industrial fluid mechanics, energy, sustainability, and climate change. He was cited for outstanding achievements and contributions that have pushed forward the frontiers of science.

According to the AGU, the 2021 Class of Fellows embody the AGU’s vision of “a thriving sustainable, and equitable future for all powered by discovery, innovation, and action.”

Fernando joined the Notre Dame College of Engineering faculty in 2010, with a primary appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. He has a joint appointment in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is an affiliated member of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative and Notre Dame Energy.

“Being recognized as an AGU Fellow is one of the greatest honors individuals in this field can receive. Fewer than point 1 percent of the AGU membership are elected as Fellows,” said Diogo Bolster, professor and Henry Massman Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. “We are excited to celebrate this accomplishment with Joe.”

— Nina Welding, College of Engineering