Class of 2018-19
Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources
Director, Laboratory of Ecohydrology
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Andrea Rinaldo is a professor of hydrology and water resources and directs the Laboratory of Ecohydrology at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His research led to a theory of self-organized fractal river networks and of efficient transportation networks. Rinaldo is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He holds the Hydrologic Sciences Award from the American Geophysical Union, the Dalton Medal from the European Geosciences Union, and the Prince Sultan Abdulaziz International Water Prize from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rinaldo will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Engineering.