Excerpts taken from the SOURCE original article: Chandra honored for achievements in geoscience and remote sensing, Aug 2, 2019, by Andrea Leland
“Colorado State University Professor V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar is a trailblazer in geoscience and remote sensing – a field that uses data from satellites to advance the understanding of the land, oceans, atmosphere and space. The University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been honored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society with its Distinguished Achievement Award, recognizing more than three decades of “outstanding contributions that have led to the affirmation of weather-radar dual-polarization technology and small radar networks in meteorology.”
Chandra received the award at the society’s flagship international symposium in Yokohama, Japan, an event attended by the emperor and empress of Japan and president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
“This well-deserved honor underscores Professor Chandra’s leadership role and speaks to the enormity of his contributions over the course of his career,” said Department of Atmospheric Science Professor Steven Rutledge, Chandra’s longtime collaborator at the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility and on the development of the SEA-POL radar, the most advanced shipborne radar the world has ever seen.
Chandra’s research highlights include serving as the director of the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility, one of the most advanced meteorological radar systems in the world, and as co-principal investigator for SEA-POL, the nation’s first ocean-going polarimetric radar. He also is the research director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere.”