Eversource Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering & Eversource Energy Center Director
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Anagnostou is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Eversource Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering. He is the Director of the newly established Eversource Energy Center (eversource.uconn.edu) and one of the Applied Research Directors of the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (circa.uconn.edu). Dr. Anagnostou’s research efforts focus on remote sensing of water cycle and integrating earth observations with models for improving water cycle predictability at global scale. He is exploring severe weather events and leveraging advanced technologies to predict the impact on communities and the natural and built environment (roadways, buildings, power grids and water infrastructure). His research directly benefits society and neighborhoods globally. He is dedicated to inspiring the current generation of students and researchers who will pave the way and innovate scientific research and technologies to secure society during climatic extremes.
He participates in several networks of scientists planning satellite precipitation measurement missions and international research projects on precipitation and hydrological extremes. He has been recognized with prestigious international prizes and awards including the Plinius Medal by the European Geophysical Union, the Marie Currie Excellence Award by the European Commission and the UCONN Alumni Association Excellence-in-research award. He has supervised 22 graduate students (12 Ph.D.) and mentored 6 Postdoctoral Scholars. He is currently advising 10 graduate students. His work has been published in over 140 journal papers, 7 book chapters, and a number of conference proceedings. He is currently PI on multiple research grants totaling over 8 M$.