Prof. Daniel Bung, past chair of IAHR's Committee on Hydraulic Structures, and Dr. Daniel Valero have been awarded the prestigious Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for their 2018 paper on Vectrino Profiler Spatial Filtering for Shear Flows Based on the Mean Velocity Gradient Equation.
The Prize, instituted in 1939 as a result of an endowment left to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) by Karl Emil Hilgard, is given to the author, or authors, of one paper each year that deals with water flow, and is judged to be of superior merit in terms of both subject matter and presentation.
Both members were very enthusiastic from the original idea inception. Their innovative method applies fluid mechanics – rather than just statistics – for data validation of Acoustic Doppler velocimetry measurements. Both of them have expertise in hydraulic engineering. Prof. Bung is leading the Hydraulic Engineering Section at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) in Germany.
Daniel Valero has developed physical and numerical modelling experience on multiphase flows. His main expertise is related to fluid mechanics of high head hydraulic structures, which has allowed him to contribute to solving real-world problems, including the ongoing efforts on Colombia’s Ituango Dam.
You can access the award-winning article here: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HY.1943-7900.0001485