Research Group

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Student Opportunities

I am always looking for talented and energetic students to join my research group. Research assistantship funding is available for motivated students with good quantitative and computer skills. Students interested in hydroinformatics, environmental sensor networks, and watershed and hydrologic modeling are encouraged to contact me. Qualified candidates from any background are encouraged to apply.

Current Students

Tony Melcher

PhD - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thesis: Estimating Sediment and Nutrient Loading and Storm Water Impacts in Urban Water Systems Using Continous Data

Tony is designing an urban observatory aimed at better quantifying the spatial and temporal patterns of sediment and nutrient loading within the Logan River Urban Water System. This includes investigating methods for quantifying sediment and nutrient loading using continuous, in situ monitoring as well as developing a stormwater model that enables the examination of the effects of urban form on the quality and quantity of storm water. Tony earned his M.S. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Camilo Bastidas

PhD - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thesis: Cyberinfrastructure for Intelligent Water Supply

Camilo is working on developing new observational techniques for residential water use using smart metering technologies. He is also working on cyberinfrastructure for storing, managing, and analyzing high resolution water use data and water end use disaggregation algorithms for separating residential water use into component parts (e.g., showers, faucets, toilets, etc.). Camilo earned his M.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

Joseph Brewer

MS - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thesis: Quantifying Water-Related Engergy Use Using High Resolution Metering Data

Joseph is is exploring the intersection of high-resolution water and water-related enegy data for the purpose of identifying areas of optimization and conservation in multi-residental structures. Joseph received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Amy Carmellini

BS - Environmental Engineering
Project: Residential Water Use Sudies

Amy is working to better understand residential water use using high freuqency data collection and analysis. High resolution data provide enhanced information about the timing and quantity of water use that can be used in planning for water delivery, infrastructure management, and demand management.

Paul Consalvo

BS - Civil Engineering
Project: Residential Water Use Sudies

Paul is working to better understand residential water use using high freuqency data collection and analysis. High resolution data provide enhanced information about the timing and quantity of water use that can be used in planning for water delivery, infrastructure management, and demand management.

Students that I Co-Advise

  • Adel Abdallah, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012-Present
  • Tian Gan, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012-Present
  • Tseganeh Gichamo, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013 – present.
  • Tyler King, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014 – present.
  • Madeline Merck, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016 – present
  • Irene Garousi Nejad, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016 – present
  • Nour Atallah, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016 – present

Completed Students - "*" Denotes that I was the major advisor