ESSM News & Events 2013 Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan honored with Docteur Honoria Causa Professor Bertrand Monthubert, President of Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse III, awarded the degree “Docteur Honoris Causa” to Texas A&M University Professor Raghavan Srinivasan. This honorary degree is awarded by Paul Sabatier University to a small number or researchers each year in recognition of outstanding scientific accomplishments. Other researchers receiving the award this year were Dr. Akira Sekiguchi of the University of Tsukuba in Japan and Dr. Ian Alexander Walmsley of Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Professor Bertrand Monthubert (left) awards Dr. Srinivasan (right) the degree “Docteur Honoris Causa.” After receiving his MS at the Asian Institute of Technology in 1989, Professor Srinivasan received his PhD at Purdue University and joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research as a Research Associate in 1992. He was promoted to Associate Professor and Director of the Texas A&M University Spatial Sciences Laboratory in 1999 and Full Professor in 2004. Professor Srinivasan has received numerous awards, recently including the American Society of Agronomy Extension Education Materials Award in 2008, Scientist of the Year by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department in 2010, honorary appointment as Senior Scientist of the Texas A&M University Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture in 2011, and the 2012 Norman Hudson Memorial Award for contributions to soil conservation from the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation. Professor Srinivasan is one of the principal developers of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) agro-hydrologic and water quality model. The principal analytical tool in more than 1,300 peer-reviewed publications, SWAT is used worldwide by an international, multidisciplinary community of scientists. It is the most widely used basin-scale hydrologic and water quality model in the world. For the last five years Dr. Srinivasan has worked closely with the Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment at Paul Sabatier University, directed by Dr. José Miguel Sanchez Perez. Read the article on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.