►Dr Melesse received the 2023/2024 Jefferson Science Fellowship from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and he will be a Jefferson Science Fellow at the Department of State, Office of Global Partnership focusing on Climate Security and Climate Diplomacy
► Dr Melesse is elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
►Congratulations to Sam Kent for the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation.
►Congratulations to Mekdelawit Deribe for the 2023-24 Faculty of the Future Fellowship Award
►Congratulations to Ike Onwuka and Angelica Moncada for the successful defense of their doctoral dissertation.
►The 2023 Environment & Society Conference was concluded successfully (https://eas-conference.fiu.edu/)
► Congrats to Ethiopia Zeleke for winning a second place Poster Presentation Award at the 2023 Annual Graduate Research Symposium
► Congrats to Tania Islam for winning a third place Poster Presentation Award at the 2023 Annual Graduate Research Symposium
► Dr Melesse received 2 CASE Awards for Research and Engagement, 2023
►Dr. Melesse was recognized by the university and awarded for excellence in Engagement, 2022.
► Congratulations to Mekdelawit Deribe for receiving the DEI award and also for being selected the as a UGS Writing Fellow
►The 2022 EAS conference was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (https://eas-conference.fiu.edu/2022-conference/)
► Dr. Melesse published an edited book on Nile and GERD.
Nile and Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Past, Present and Future
Editors: Melesse, Assefa M., Abtew, Wossenu, Moges, Semu A. (Eds.)
: Watershed Processes in the Face of Dynamic Landscapes and Climate Change
►Mekdelawit Deribe is on FIU news about her Nile work
Mekdelawit Messay Deribe grew up in Ethiopia hearing about the Nile River. Today, she studies sustainable and equitable use of transboundary waters on the Nile Basin.
►Francisco Pena is on FIU news about his compound flood modeling work and the Dual PhD program he is enrolled
Francisco Febronio Peña is the first student to take part in a new dual-degree program between FIU and another international university.
►Dr. Melesse received the 2020 College of Arts, Science and Education (CASE) award for Community Engagement.
►Dr. Melesse was recognized by the university and awarded for excellence in mentorship, 2020.
►2020 International conference on Nile and GERD, Aug 20-21, 2020, Florida International University
► Congratulations to Anteneh Z. Abiy on his successful defense of his doctoral dissertation
►Angelica Moncada was invited to write a piece on Diversity and Inclusion. Her piece was published in Fisheries Special issue, a journal of the American Fisheries Society (https://afspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/fsh.10312).
►Congratulations to Anteneh Abiy for being selected as 2019 SERC’s Graduate Student of the Year.
►Dr. Melesse received the 2019 College of Arts, Science and Education (CASE) award for Research.
►Dr. Melesse is elected Fellow at IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute), FIETI.
►A new book edited by Dr. Melesse “Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability:Monitoring, Modelling, Adaptation and Mitigation” is published on July 3, 2019. (https://www.elsevier.com/books/extreme-hydrology-and-climate-variability/melesse/978-0-12-815998-9)
►Welcome to Francisco Pena, our first Dual PhD student from the University of Florence, Italy
►Congratulations to Mohd Manzar Abbas who received the best Thesis award from the college
►Welcome to Dr. Yared Bayissa, a Postdoctoral scholar who joined our group in February 2019.
►Dr. Melesse received College of Arts, Science and Education (CASE) award for Teaching.
►Welcome to Agenagnew Asfaw, a visiting Scholar at FIU and a PhD Candidate at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Ethiopia
►Welcome to Dr, Woubet Alemu, A Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar, who will join our lab in Fall 2018.
►Dr. Melesse is awarded by FIU as Top Scholar for dedicated mentoring
►Anteneh’s work was highlighted in FIU News (https://news.fiu.edu/2018/03/researcher-is-thirsty-for-sustainable-everglades/120507)
►Congratulation to Anteneh Z. Abiy for winning the Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowship of 2018
►Congratulation to Anteneh Z. Abiy for winning the Everglades Foundation Fellowship of 2017
►Congratulation to Mohammad Haji Gholizadeh for being selected as Worlds Ahead Graduate of FIU for 2016 outstanding academic and personal achievement
►Dr. Melesse received a recognition and award from the College for his research work.
►A new book, Landscape Dynamics, Soils and Hydrological Processes in Varied Climates, is published by Dr. Melesse.
►Congratulations to Tara Blakey and Hari Kandel for being selected as Worlds Ahead Graduates of FIU for outstanding academic and personal achievement
►IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference
►Doctoral Student Hari Kandel received the 2014 Ralph Sanchez Grand Prix Scholarship
►4th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S2015) July 13-15, 2015, Basel, Switzerland
►Tara Blakey of our group is awarded the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship Award for the 2014-2015.
►A new Nile River basin book: Ecohydrological Challenges, Climate Change and Hydropolitics is published by Springer. Dr. Melesse is the lead editor of the book
►Dr. Melesse was recognized by the university and awarded for excellence in mentorship.