Dr. Konstantine P. Georgakakos is a Senior Research Engineer at the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) in San Diego, California, with topical emphasis in Hydrometeorology and Hydroclimatology as well as in Water Resources Planning and Management. He served as the Founding Director of the HRC in July 1993. He was the Managing Director of the HRC from July 1993 through September 2023. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego, and has served as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The University of Iowa. He has held positions of Research Scientist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, of Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The University of Iowa, of Research Engineer with the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, and of Research Hydrologist with the Hydrologic Research Laboratory of the US National Weather Service.
Dr. Georgakakos holds Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees from MIT. Honors and awards include the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the John W. Orvel Water Resources Leadership Award from the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Advisory Committee Climate Services Award from the California Department of Water Resources, the Faculty Scholar Award from The University of Iowa, and the NRC-NOAA Associateship Award from the U.S. National Research Council. He advised to completion of their degrees six Ph.D. students at The University of Iowa and four Ph.D. students at UCSD.
Dr. Georgakakos is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the New York Academy of Sciences. He served as an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hydrology (2008-2017). He served as US Expert in Hydrologic Modeling for the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Hydrology (1997-2023). He has supervised several large-scale international science cooperation and technology transfer projects in Africa, Europe, Central and South America., and in Asia.