Assistant Research Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos received the B.Eng. degree in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Crete, Greece in 2002, the M.Sc. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City in 2004 and the Ph.D degree in environmental engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2010.
He is currently working as an Assistant Research Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng. University of Connecticut. Dr. Nikolopoulos has authored/co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and 7 book chapters in the fields of hydrometeorology, remote sensing of precipitation, flood hydrology and landslide/debris flow prediction. He is an Associate Editor for the journal of Hydrology and member of the editorial board for the journal Advances in Meteorology. He has received several awards like the NASA Earth System Science PhD Fellowship and the Marie Curie IEF Post-doctoral fellowship.
His work focuses on the integration of remote sensing observations with numerical modeling in order to advance understanding and predictability of water cycle components and weather-related hazards. Specific areas of his expertise include remote sensing (radar and satellite) of precipitation, distributed hydrologic modeling and statistical error analysis. His current research directions involve a number of disciplines, such as hydrology, hydrometeorology and geomorphology and span from local scale by using radar-rainfall observations for predicting flash flood and debris flow triggering, to regional by evaluating satellite-based flood predictions, to global scale by using satellite observations for water resources analysis.