R.M. Parsons Laboratory
Environmental Science and Engineering
Email: darae@mit.edu
Bldg-Room 48-216C
Phone: 617.253.9698
Website: The Entekhabi Lab

Dara Entekhabi

Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences


  • B.A. (1983) Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
  • M.A. (1984), M.A. (1987) Clark University
  • Ph.D. (1990) MIT

Research Interests

  • Earth remote sensing
  • Land-atmosphere interaction and boundary layer processes
  • Dynamics of winter-time extra-tropical atmosphere and its predictability
  • Data Assimilation: Techniques development and applications
  • Land evaporation retrieval using multi-platform remotely sensed data
  • Sensor network model-integration closed-loop control
  • Surface water-groundwater interaction and hillslope hydrology

Teaching Interests

  • 1.70J/12.320J Introduction to Hydrology (Undergraduate)
  • 1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory (Undergraduate)

Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Presidential Young Investigator (1991)
  • Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Cav. Arturo Parisatti Prize (1994)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Macelwane Young Scientist Medal (1996)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fellow (1996)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Fellow (2003)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member (2004)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Horton Lecture (2012)
  • Hydrologic Sciences Award (AGU) (2015)
  • Hydrology Days Award (CSU and AGU) (2016)

Selected Publications

Curriculum vitae