A leading academic from the University of Aberdeen's School of Engineering has been honoured with a prestigious award in recognition of his work.
Professor Vladimir Nikora has been awarded the 7th M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).
The internationally-recognised award was conferred ‘for enduring theoretical, experimental, and modelling contributions to the understanding of open channel turbulence and river hydrodynamics, development and application of the double-averaging methodology as well as excellence in graduate teaching and advancement of academic programs in hydraulic engineering’.
Professor Nikora received the honour at the 38th IAHR World Congress, which took place recently in Panama.
Commenting on the award, he said: “I am very pleased to be selected for this prestigious award which is named in honour of M. Selim Yalin, one of the key founders of environmental fluid mechanics and fluvial hydraulics.
"This recognition largely reflects the work of my PhD students, postdocs, and collaborators and of course the strong support I receive from the School of Engineering and the University.”