Troch, Dr. Peter A., Professor
The College of Science Galileo Circle Fellow
award is made to recognize outstanding accomplishments in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science bestows on its faculty.
The College of Science Galileo Circle is a society of engaged individuals who support the activities that nurture the future of science – a future we are just beginning to imagine. The Galileo Circle creates meaningful connections among patrons and scholars. They sponsor awards for undergraduate and graduate students (Galileo Scholars) and recognize distinguished faculty (Galileo Fellows).
Galileo Fellow Biography for Dr. Peter A. Troch
Internationally recognized in the fields of hillslope and catchment hydrology, Dr. Troch's work on remote sensing and data assimilation, hydrologic similarity, and catchment ecohydrology has inspired paradigm shifts in hydrologic theory. His innovative research has implications for global change hydrology, understanding the role of climate and landscape characteristics in the water and carbon cycle, and for developing predictive models of water resources in a changing environment. He received the European Geosciences Union's John Dalton Medal in 2011 for seminal contributions to hydrology, and was invited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to deliver the 2011 Boussinesq Hydrology Lecture. He is an exceptional teacher and mentor to students and post-doctoral fellows.