Faisal Hossain

Faisal Hossain Associate Professor
 Wilcox 167
 SASWE Research Group


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2004
  • M. Eng in Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1999
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, 1996


Faisal Hossain received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut in 2004, his M.S (1999) and B.S (1996) from The National University of Singapore and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, respectively. His research interests comprise hydrologic remote sensing, sustainable water resources engineering, transboundary water resources management and engineering education. He is the recipient of awards such as NASA New Investigator Award (2008), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Outstanding Research Award (2009), US Fulbright Faculty Award (2012), G.O.L.D. (Graduate Of the Last Decade) award from University of Connecticut (2012), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Charles Falkenberg Award (2012), American Meteorological Society Editor's Award (2015) and ASCE Walter Huber Award (2015).

Faisal Hossain has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored an undergraduate textbook, edited three books and contributed nine book chapters. His capacity building initiative promoting satellite remote sensing has resulted in an independently-owned satellite management system for the Government of Bangladesh (using altimetry) and Pakistan (using gravimetry) that is now planned for expansion to other nations. Currently he serves as Editor for Journal of Hydrometeorology, chair for ASCE Task Committee on "Water Infrastructure, Weather and Climate" and Applications lead for Science Team of Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission. His first ever documentary movie titled Joler Par (Rising Tide) contested unsuccessfully at film festivals in 2014. However, his most recent documentary efforts such as "Bay of Hope" and “Cotton Burgers and Water” gives him hopes for a full-time movie career one day.


Our research vision is to become the world’s premier research group for improving livelihoods in challenging environments through sustainable application of earth science, remote sensing and advanced information technology. We focus particularly on developing nations where we aspire to provide dedicated and honest leadership to uplift government and non-government capacity through use-ready scientific research rather than rely only on use-inspired scientific research. We also aim to stand out as the world’s pioneering group with ideas that will lead innovations in curriculum, design and operations of distributed infrastructures around the world for improved security in water, food and energy at national, regional and global scales.

Honors and awards

  • ASCE Walter L. Huber Award - 2015
  • American Meteorological Society Editor’s Award- 2015
  • Charles Falkenberg Award (A Union Award)– American Geophysical Union -2012
  • Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D) Award – University of Connecticut -2012
  • Fulbright US Faculty Award- 2012
  • Caplenor Award (Tennessee Tech University Highest Award) – 2012
  • Reviewer Award-ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering- 2011
  • Education Excellence Award, National Association of Environmental Professionals -2010
  • Outstanding New Faculty Research Award, American Society of Engineering Education -2009
  • NASA New Investigator Program Award - 2008
  • Outstanding PhD Thesis Award, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut - 2005