Hong-Yi Li, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Research interests include watershed modeling, earth system modeling, drought, floods, aquatic biogeochemistry. (Click here for recent CV).

 

Wondmagegn Yigzaw, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

  • PhD 2016, Tennessee Tech University 

  • MSc 2008, University of Stuttgart 

  • BSc 2004, Arba Minch University 

Watershed hydrology and hydrological modeling. Understanding the role played by artificial reservoirs in land-atmosphere interaction. Hydraulic structure design in context of local and regional climate change. Formulation and quantification of human factor and policy impact in water resources modeling.

Current Research: Reservoir stratification module in Model for Scale Adaptive River Transport (MOSART) model. 

Guta Abeshu

PhD student

  • MAS 2015, ETH-Zurich

  • MSc 2013, Addis Ababa University 

  • BSc 2009, Arba Minch University 

Water Resources Systems optimization and Modeling, Hydrologic Remote Sensing, Catchment Hydrology, Prediction in ungauged basin, Statistical Hydrology and Hydrological Modeling.

Current Research: Global water availability under multiple anthropogenic influences, especially reservoirs. 

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Taher Chegini

PhD student

  • MSc 2010, K.N.T.U University 

  • BSc 2006, Razi University 

Numerical simulation of two phase flows, Experimental data analysis, Parallel programming, Modeling non-linear surface water waves and shallow water.

Current Research: Urban flooding, Storm water management, Flood frequency analysis, River channel delineation. 

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Elizabeth Walker

Undergraduate Researcher

Interested in water resources engineering to improve the current infrastructure resilience to natural disasters. Worked on a project on improving earthquake-prone buildings.

Current Research: Coastal area analysis using Python modules. 

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Senlin Zhu, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

  • PhD 2017, Wuhan University

  • BSc 2011,  Wuhan University 

Hydrodynamic and water quality modelling; River biogeochemistry; Sediment transport and sedimentation.

Current Research: River BGC module in Model for Scale Adaptive River Transport (MOSART) model. 

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Misako Hatono, PhD

Visiting Research Scholar

  • PhD 2018, the University of Tokyo

  • MSc 2015, the University of Tokyo 

  • BSc 2013, the University of Tokyo

Global flood risk forecasting. Understanding sediment dynamics by global scale modeling and remote sensing. Development of a high resolution long-term precipitation dataset for Japan. Precipitation analysis on high intensity rain events.

Current Research: Implementing sediment erosion and reservoir processes in global sediment dynamics model. 

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Matthew Shakerian

Undergraduate researcher

  • BSc 2020, University of Houston

Geohydrology, numerical modeling. Worked on research focusing on the interpretation and modification of Kapustinskii's Lattice Energy Equation

Current Research: Producing a comprehensive map of soil geological investigation bore logs, combined with groundwater mapping for the City of Houston. 

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Ge Hua

PhD student

  • M. Arch., Huazhong University of Science of Technology

  • B. Arch., Huazhong University of Science of Technology

My research interests include urban plan, flood control, storm water management and reservoir operation.

Current Research: Hydrology modeling and watershed analysis by using Python modules. 

Group Alumni

Dengfeng Liu, PhD

Associate Research Professor, 2016-2018

Yuan (Navy) Zhuang

Visiting scholar, Tsinghua University​, 2016-2017

Jake Martin

Undergraduate researcher, 2017-2018 

Fasil Worku

MS student, 2017-2019

Man Gao

Visiting scholar, Hohai University, 2016-2017

Wenhua (Violet) Wan

Visiting scholar, Tsinghua University, 2016-2017

Kimberlie Massey

Undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017

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Chen Yang, PhD

Visiting scholar, 2019