Dr. Karan Venayagamoorthy


Honors and Awards

  • 2017 - Invited speaker, 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2017 - Monfort Professor Lecture, Colorado State University
  • 2016 - Invited speaker, 69th Annual meeting, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society
  • 2016 - Invited speaker, 2016 Environmental & Water Resources Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2016 - UPS Foundation Visiting Professor, Stanford University
  • 2015 - Invited speaker, Fundamental Aspects of Geophysical Turbulence Workshop, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • 2015 - Monfort Professor, Colorado State University
  • 2015 - George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award , Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
  • 2014 - Frenkiel Award for Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • 2014 - Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSU
  • 2014 - Invited participant, Indo-American Frontiers of Eng. Symposium, National Academy Engineering
  • 2013 - Invited to Attend NAE''s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2012 - CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2012 - Outstanding Faculty Performance, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2012 - Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
  • 2011 - Best Teacher Award, CSU's Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection
  • 2011 - Yevjevich Faculty Scholarship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Vujica Yevjevich Memorial Fund.
  • 2010 - Lorenz G. Straub Award for the most meritorious PhD dissertation in hydraulic engineering, St. Anthony's Falls Lab, University of Minnesota
  • 2010 - Outstanding Faculty Performance, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2010 - Selected as the Borland Professor (Chair) of Hydraulics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
  • 2009 - ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2006 - Offshore Mechanics Scholarship for outstanding achievement at Stanford University, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
  • 2006 - Best Speaker Award, Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS IV)
  • 2005 - Best Speaker Award - Engineering and Applied Mathematics Symposium, SIAM - Stanford Student Chapter
  • 2005 - Harvey Fellow, Mustard Seed Foundation
  • 2002 - S2A3 Medal for the most outstanding MS thesis, South African Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2000 - Merit medal for the top graduating engineering student, Engineering Council of South Africa
  • 2000 - Prize for the best student in fluid mechanics, Water Institute of Southern Africa
  • 2000 - Prize for best student in structural engineering, South African Institution of Civil Engineers and Joint Institution of Structural Engineering (UK)
  • 2000 - J R Daymond Prize for the highest academic merit in fluid mechanics, University of Natal
  • 2000 - K Knight Prize for the highest academic merit in foundation engineering, University of Natal
  • 2000 - HA Smith Prize for the highest academic merit in transport, University of Natal
  • 2000 - Dr. Townley William scholarship for the best final year undergraduate student, University of Natal
  • 2000 - M K Rosenbach Scholarship for outstanding academic merit, University of Natal
  • 2000 - Walter Morgan Thomas Prize for the best final year student in civil engineering, University of Natal
  • 2000 - Dissertation Prize for the best final year research dissertation., University of Natal
  • 2000 - Concrete Society Prize for a meritorious design project involving concrete, University of Natal
  • 1999 - Prestige Scholarship, University of Natal
  • 1999 - LTA prize for the most outstanding student in third year in the civil engineering, University of Natal
  • 1998 - Prestige Scholarship, University of Natal

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