Maxwell Bernstein | February 17, 2021
Dr. Witold F. “Witek” Krajewski, director of the Iowa Flood Center and the University of Iowa Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
“As a sports analogy goes, it’s like being in the hall of fame,” Larry Weber, a research engineer for the IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering said. According to the National Academy of Engineering press-release, “Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”
“Witek’s recognized accomplishments as an academician, his scientific creativity as expressed through the technologies he developed, and his service to our state and nation to better protect people from the devastation of floods, transcend the requirements for induction into the NAE and make him exceptionally well-qualified for this highest honor,” Weber said. “Having members of the academy are very important for our institutions. The flood center, IIHR, the college, the university; having an NAE member here brings additional notoriety. We had one, Jerry Schnoor, and now we’ve doubled. That’s wonderful.”