The Oceanography Society is pleased to announce that Professor George W. Kattawar has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award recognizing contributions to the advancement of our knowledge of the nature and consequences of light in the ocean.
Dr. Kattawar is internationally recognized for his contributions to radiative transfer theory and its applications to light propagation in the ocean. His work has centered on the use of polarization to study a wide variety of theoretical and applied topics in oceanic optics and related fields, including three-dimensional geometries and time dependence. He has mentored over 40 graduate and postdoctoral students, and his courses and lectures have received numerous teaching awards. He has also served on many government and academic advisory committees. Dr. Kattawar received his Ph.D. in Physics from Texas A&M University in 1964, and he has been at Texas A&M since 1968, where he is now professor emeritus.
Dr. Kattawar will be honored during a ceremony on October 30th at the Ocean Optics Conference in Portland, Maine, USA.