Research Group

Grad Students

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Ben Tyner

M.S. Student

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Chenchen Ma

M.S. Student

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Daniel White

Ph.D. Student

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Heechan Han

Ph.D. Student

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Jan Sitterson

M.S. Student

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Matthew Lurtz

Ph.D. Student

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Naveen Kumar

M.S. Student (co-adviser)

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Nick Brouillard

M.S. Student

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Melahat Semin Barlak (Semin)

Ph.D. Student (co-adviser)

Alumni

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Elaina Passero

M.S. Student

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Kara Scheel

M.S. Student (Graduated 2018)

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Marissa Karpack

M.S. Student (Graduated 2019)

Undergraduate Students

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Claire Schreiber

Undergraduate Student

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Joe Keaveny

Undergraduate Student

Current & Former Postdocs

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Erin Bray

Former Postdoc

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Panagiotis Oikonomou

Former Postdoc

Research Group News

Elaina successfully passed her MS defense exam.

Congratulation to Matt and Heechan for both passing their PhD preliminary exams this semester.

Danny White and Elaina Paserro gave great virtual presentations at Hydrology Days 2020.

Elaina put together a great poster and presentation for the 2019 Graduate Student Showcase at CSU.. The Graduate Student Showcase is a …

Congratulations to Matt for being awarded a 2019 GISCO scholarship based on his research examining links between groundwater and …

Recently Funded Projects

This project combines field data, groundwater modeling, and advanced numerical modeling to investigate how floodplain vegetation responds to variations in groundwater (Funding: US Department of Agriculture)

This project uses physical and numerical experiments to understand the hydraulic controls of floodplain vegetation on stable natural-channel restoration designs and the degree to which vegetation influences hydrologic exchange flows and floodplain functions. Funding: National Science Foundation CBET-1916780

Developed for the State of Colorado, R2Cross is an online modeling platform used to develop instream flow recommendations (Funding: Colorado Water Conservation Board)

Through this research I develop and apply a methodology to evaluate floodplain integrity by leveraging initial results from my previous work while collaborating with international researchers that provide additional expertise. Funding: Colorado Water Center

The goal of this project is to develop a decision support tool to assist in synthesizing numerous model outputs to identify specific physical and biological habitat needs of select instream fish and floodplain riparian species within the Verde River. Funding: U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service

Recent Publications

Teaching

I teach the following courses in the CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • CIVE 330: Ecological Engineering
  • CIVE 413: Environmental River Mechanics
  • CIVE 613: River Restoration Design

I have also taught the following courses elsewhere:

  • CE 331: Fluid Mechanics (University of New Mexico, Fall 2013)
  • CE 541: Hydrogeology (University of New Mexico, Fall 2014)

Contact

  • 970.491.6057
  • 1372 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA