People

Below is a list of faculty experts in fresh water. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have a project to add, email freshwtr@uw.edu.

Alberto AlisedaAliseda_Picture

Mechanical Engineering

Focuses on fluid mechanics with applications to Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Flows; in particular, the dynamics of multiphase flows, such as bubbles in water and droplets in air.

Website                                                       Contact: aaliseda@u.washington.edu

 

James AndersonJames Anderson

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Models ecological and biological processes with relevance to environmental and human health: migration of organisms, decision processes, and mortality processes.

Website                                                                                        Contact: jjand@uw.edu

 

Anthony Arendt

Applied Physics Lab (APL)

Is a glaciologist who combines field and remote sensing observations to simulate the mass balance of glaciers and ice caps in polar regions

Website                                                             Contact: arendta@apl.washington.edu

 

Joel Baker

Center for Urban Waters & Puget Sound Institute, and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Researches water quality in coastal cities, focusing on the sources, transport, and impacts of anthropogenic chemicals. Through the UW Puget Sound Institute, he translates science to inform ecosystem policy.

Website                                                                                    Contact: jebaker@uw.edu

 

Christina Bandaragoda

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Uses collaborative watershed model development to study climate change impacts on hydrologic processes from glaciers to floodplains for use in restoration and adaptation planning.

Website                                                                   Contact: cband@u.washington.edu

 

David Beck

Chemical Engineering and eScience Institute

Systems, synthetic & structural biology for applications in biogeochemical cycling, the environment, human microbiome, and built environment.

Website                                                                                        Contact: dacb@uw.edu

 

David BeauchampDave-Beauchamp-528x528

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Focuses on bioenergetics and tactical-level food web ecology related to growth and survival of salmon and trout in lakes, reservoirs, tributaries, estuarine, and marine systems. Applies this research to: climate change, ecohydrology, invasive species, effects of light and turbidity on food webs.

Website                                                                                 Contact: davebea@uw.edu

 

Claire Beveridgebeveridge

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Watershed Dynamics Research Group

Is interested in modeling coupled human-water systems, particularly where complex interconnections exist between water, food, energy, and ecosystems.

Website                                                                    Contact: cbev@uw.edu

 

Susan BoltonSusan Bolton

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)

Focuses on stream hydrology and the effect of landscape characteristics on hydrologic and ecological processes as well as ecohydrology and ecological engineering for stream restoration.

Website                                                                         Contact: sbolton@uw.edu

 

David ButmanDavid Butman

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies the influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems in order to identify enviornmental stressors within watershed and mitigate long-term resource degradation.

Website                                                                                   Contact: dbutman@uw.edu

Jerry Cangelosi

Environmental & Occupational Health Services

Works on infectious diseases, most notably in the areas of pathogen detection, and exposure/transmission issues. He is interested in freshwater projects related to waterborne pathogens and enteric disease.

Website                                                                Contact: gcang@uw.edu

 

Joe Casola

Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

Specializes in the impacts of climate change and the ways communities can increase their resilience to those impacts.

Website                                                                                        Contact: jcasola@uw.edu

 

Brian CollinsBrian Collins

Earth & Space Sciences (ESS)

Is interested in how rivers and their landscapes change through time and how their physical, ecological, and human dimensions interact.

Website                                                                                     Contact: bcollins@uw.edu

 

Joe Cook

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 

Is an economist who studies how to improve and maintain WASH services in poor countries and how to manage scarce water resources in arid regions.

Website                                                                                        Contact: jhcook@uw.edu

 

Nicoleta Cristea

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Focuses on understanding large and fine scale hydrologic phenomena in a changing climate through combining field and remotely sensed observations with modeling.

Website                                                                         Contact: cristn@u.washington.edu

 

Dana DabiriDana Dabiri

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Is an experimentalist who studies fundamental fluid flows through new and advanced quantitative flow imaging techniques.

Website                                                        Contact: dabiri@aa.washington.edu

 

Santosh Devasiaphoto

Mechanical Engineering

Works on mechatronics and controls with theoretical efforts on human-machine interface, precision control of nonminimum phase systems, and conflict resolution for air traffic control.

Website                                                                  Contact: devasia@u.washington.edu

 

Stacia Dreyer

School of Marine & Environmental Affairs (SMEA)

Combines environmental psychology and economics to understand the human dimensions of marine renewable energy, focusing on tidal energy research and development.

Website                                                                                 Contact: sdreyer@uw.edu

 

Tessa FrancisTessa Francis photo

Puget Sound  Institute and Ocean Modeling Forum

Is an aquatic ecologist interested in terrestrial-aquatic linkages, and hte impacts of watershed dynamics and human activities on aquatic food webs and ecosystems.

Website                                                                  Contact: tessa@uw.edu

 

T.J. Fudgetjfudge

Earth & Space Sciences

Studies the roles of glaciers and ice sheets on sea level and our climate system

Website                                                                  Contact: tjfudge@uw.edu

 

 

Jim Gawelgawel

Environmental Chemistry & Engineering (UWT)

Is interested in connecting the impacts of urban lake eutrophication with heavy metal fate and transport and cellular bioindicators of metal stress; developing a state-wide volunteer lake monitoring program; and creating documentaries for public education.

Website                                                                             Contact: jimgawel@uw.edu

 

Heidi GoughHeidi Gough

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies microbial ecology with specialization in degradation of pharmaceutical contaminants in wastewater, vermiremediation of contaminated soils, and impacts of metal contaminants to sediment microbial ecology.

Website                                                                                       Contact: hgough@uw.edu

 

Himanshu GroverGrover

Urban Design & Planning 

Works in pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery projects and focuses on urban planning for climate change, urban infrastructure management, energy planning, scenario planning, and community resilience.

Website                                                                                    Contact: groverh@uw.edu

 

Lorenz HauserLorenz-Hauser1-528x528

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Takes a genetic approach to study the interactions between environment, demography, local adaptation and species ecology.

Website                                                                       Contact: lhauser@uw.edu

 

Brian Henn

Mountain Hydrology Group and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Uses statistical and dynamic models to better understand mountain hydrology and meteorological processes that control mountain snowpack and runoff; especially research that can be applied to water supply and flood forecasts.

Website                                                                     Contact: bhenn@u.washington.edu

 

Gordon HoltgrievePicture

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Takes a whole-ecosystem perspective to consider how the physical, chemical, and biological properties of ecosystems interact to support the resources that society depends on.

Website                                                                                       Contact: gholt@uw.edu

 

Alex Horner-Devine

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies the physical processes that transform freshwater as it moves from the river basin, through the estuary and into the sea.

Website                                                                Contact: arhd@u.washington.edu

 

Faisal HossainFaisal Hossain

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Is interested in hydrologic remote sensing, human modification of extreme hydro-climatology, sustainable water resources engineering, transboundary water resources management and engineering education.

Website                                                                                 Contact: fhossain@uw.edu

 

Ben HudsonBen Hudson

Polar Science Center and Applied Physics Laboratory

Works at the intersection of glaciology, hydrology, oceanography, and geology to improve understanding of rivers and oceans, with a focus on Greenland and the Arctic.

Website                                                                              Contact: bdhudson@uw.edu

 

 

Erkan Istanbulluoglu

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies the role of climate on ecohydrological and geomorphological response of landscapes, sediment transport, and water balance of large basins.

Website                                                                                       Contact: erkani@uw.edu

 

Andy James

Center for Urban Waters (UWT) and Puget Sound Institute

Focuses on issues related to remediation of subsurface contaminants utilizing biological methods, the fate and transport of nutrient in estuarine systems, stormwater treatment technologies, and the potential role for science to inform and improve policy.

Website                                                                               Contact: jamesca@uw.edu

 

Ed Kolodziej

Science & Mathematics (UWT), Center for Urban Waters, and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Investigates non-point source pollution (e.g. storm water, agricultural runoff); evaluates water quality improvement in engineered treatment systems; works at the nexus of water, chemicals, and aquatic organisms.

Website                                                                                        Contact: koloj@uw.edu

 

Gregory KorshinGregory V. Korshin

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies physico-chemical water treatment, monitoring of water quality, generation and degradation of organic contaminants, numerical modeling of these processes and environmental chemistry of heavy metals and radionuclides.

Website                                                                                    Contact: korshin@uw.edu

 

Michelle KoutnikMichelle Koutnik

Earth & Space Sciences (ESS)

Studies the dynamics of glacier change, the evolution and response to climate change of glaciers and ice sheets, and the history of climate and ice on Mars.

Website                                                                          Contact: mkoutnik@uw.edu

 

Catherine Kuhnkuhn

School of Environmental &Forest Sciences

Works at the intersection of machine learning, biogeochemistry and hydrology to investigate how human infrastructure and global change impact greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters.

Website                                                                          Contact: ckuhn@uw.edu

 

Se-Yeun LeeSE-YEUN LEE

Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

Studies water resources planning and management, integrated hydrological and water resources modeling, and climate change planning and adaptation.

Website                                                                                     Contact: leesy@uw.edu

 

Jessica LundquistJessica D. Lundquist

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Studies patterns of snow accumulation, snowmelt, and streamflow in complex terrain. Mountain rivers provide water for 40% of the world’s population.

Website                                                                                    Contact: jdlud@uw.edu

 

Guillaume Mauger

Program on Climate Change (UWPCC)

Focuses on climate change impacts on flooding via both sea level rise and changes in river flooding. Specialties include climate science, impacts and adaptation, and methods for “downscaling” global climate model projections.

Website                                                                    Contact: gmauger@uw.edu

 

Jose Manuel Magallanes

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance,  eScience Institute, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Studies computational approaches to public policy analysis and political decision-making. During his stay at UW, he will be doing interdisciplinary research and proposing feasible applications of Big Data Analytics and Computational Social Science techniques to public sector data in Peru.

Website                                                                     Contact: magajm@u.washington.edu

 

Scott Meschke

School of Public Health and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Is an environmental and occupational health microbiologist, specializing in the fate, transport, detection, and control of pathogens in environmental media: Air, Water, Food and Services.

Website                                                             Contact: jmeschke@u.washington.edu

 

Bruce NelsonBruce Nelson

Earth & Space Sciences (ESS)

Studies the origin and evolution of continental crust, isotopic tracing of toxic metals in the environment, geochemical cycles of seawater, and hydrothermal circulation systems at mid-ocean ridges.

Website                                                                               Contact: bnelson@uw.edu

 

Rebecca NeumannRebecca B. Neumann

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Advances mechanistic and predictive understanding of subsurface flow and biogeochemical reaction processes that impact food and water quality and influence global climate change.

Website                                                                          Contact: rbneum@uw.edu

 

Bart NijssenBart Nijssen

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Builds tools to simulate and investigate the terrestrial hydrological cycle, and uses these tools for a wide range of hydrologic research projects.

Website                                                                                     Contact: nijssen@uw.edu

 

Andrea Ogstonandrea_ogston

School of Oceanography (SOO)

Studies the interaction between geological and physical oceanography of the coastal ocean, dispersal of sediment from river to deep sea, and sediment transport processes in marine environments.

Website                                                 Contact: ogston@ocean.washington.edu

 

Julian Olden

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Is a freshwater ecologist with interests in ecohydrology, dams and river regulation, environmental flows, climate change, invasive species, and conservation.

Website                                                                      Contact: olden@uw.edu

 

Tom QuinnPhoto of Tom Quinn

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Addresses research topics related to migration and homing behavior patterns, ecology, evolution, and conservation of Pacific salmon, trout, and char, and their ecosystems.

Website                                                                   Contact: tquinn@u.washington.edu

 

Jeffrey Richey

School of Oceanography, and Adjunct Civil & Environmental Engineering

Explores the biogeochemistry/hydrology of large scale river systems (especially the Amazon), and develops “Dynamic Information Frameworks” for stakeholder applications in emerging regions.

Website                                                                   Contact: jrichey@uw.edu

 

Clare RyanClare Ryan

Program on the Environment, School of Environmental & Forest Services (SEFS), Evans School of Public Affairs, School of Marine Affairs & Environmental Affairs (SMEA), and School of Law

Studies policy, community, and governance factors that foster effective coastal hazard planning and mitigation; investigation of geoduck aquaculture management policies and conflict in South Puget Sound, and examines implementation of collaborative watershed planning policies in WA.

Website                                                                   Contact: cmryan@uw.edu

 

Daniel SchindlerDaniel-Schindler-528x528

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Is interested in how aquatic ecosystems respond to changes in the broader environment such as changing climate, land-use, and fisheries.

Website                                                                      Contact: deschind@uw.edu

 

Dan Shugar

Environmental Science (UWT) (TENSCI)

Studies geomorphology (fluvial, glacial, alpine, sea level change and natural hazards using a variety of tools including geomatics and field mapping.

Website                                                                          Contact: dshugar@uw.edu

 

Amy Snover

Climate Impacts Group (CIG)

Connects science and decision-making to build climate resilience.

Website                                                         Contact: asnover@uw.edu

 

Ashley SteelAshley Steel

Statistics

Conducts research to understand the role of variability in ecological systems, with an emphasis on riverine thermal regimes, as well as a wide variety of ecological research projects.

Website                                                                                     Contact: asteel@fs.fed.uw

 

Eric SteigEric Steig

Earth & Space Sciences

Uses ice cores to develop time series of past environmental changes as a context for understanding contemporary and possible future change.

Website                                                                                    Contact: steig@uw.edu

 

Ronda Strauchronda

Civil & Environmental Engineering and Watershed Dynamics Group

Focuses on the vulnerability of transportation to climate change, particularly related to high flows and landslides.

Website                                                                    Contact: rstrauch@uw.edu

 

Frieda Taubtaub

School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (SAFS)

Works on Closed Ecological Systems (algae-Daphnia-microbes) with current emphasis on metabolism, Dissolved Inorganic Carbon removal, and cellulose support of algal-Daphnia food chains, given light and appropriate microbes.

Website                                                              Contact: taub@uw.edu

 

Ingrid Tohvertohver

Climate Impacts Group

Focuses on the potential effects of climate change on Washington State freshwater systems and how these hydrological shifts might impact salmon ecology and habitat.

Website                                                            Contact: itohver@uw.edu

 

Christian Torgersen

School of Environmental & Forest Sciences (SEFS) and US Geological Survey

Focuses on aquatic habitat for stream fishes, salmonid ecology, water temperature in rivers and streams, remote sensing of coldwater refuges for fishes, and climate change.

Website                                                                         Contact: cet6@u.washington.edu

 

Julie Vano

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Interests include hydrology, water resource management, science policy, climate change impacts, and system dynamics.

Website                                                                                        Contact: jvano@uw.edu

 

Mark Wigmosta

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Develops land surface and earth system models to study hydrologic processes, water management, and community decision making, and is also interested in biofuel production potential and resource demand.

Website                                                               Contact: mark.wigmosta@pnnl.gov

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