Iowa Flood Center Graduates

Graduates are sorted by field of study and listed by name, degree attained, thesis/dissertation title, and year of graduation.

Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa

Iman Mallakpour, PhD, 2016, The Tale of Flooding Over the Central United States

William Willis, MS, 2016, Estimating the Capture Efficiency of a Vegetative Environmental Buffer Using Lidar

Stephanie Then, MS, 2016, A Hydrologic Assessment of Surface Ponding in a Drained Prairie Pothole Wetland

Beda Luitel, MS, 2016, Prediction of North Atlantic Tropical Activity and Rainfall

Michael Bottiglieri, MS, 2016, Uncertainty Assessment for Free-Running Model Cases at the IIHR Wave Basin

Dan Wu, PhD, 2015, A Numerical Study of Periciliary Liquid Depth in MDCT-Based Human Airway Models

Edgard Verdugo, PhD, 2015, Reaction of Carbon Nanotubes with Chemical Disinfectants: Byproduct Formation and Implications for Nanotube Environmental Fate and Transport

Nicholas Thomas, PhD, 2015, Simulating the Hydrologic Impact of Distributed Flood Mitigation Practices, Tile Drainage, and Terraces in an Agricultural Catchment

Ashish Singh, PhD, 2015, Measurement of the Physical Properties of Ultrafine Particles in the Rural Continental US

Nirmal Rai, PhD, 2015, Numerical Framework for Mesoscale Simulations of Heterogeneous Energetic Materials

Kumar Mishra, PhD, 2015, Compressed Sensing Applied to Weather Radar

Jiajia Li, PhD, 2015, Contributions to Modeling of Bubble Entrainment for Ship Hydrodynamics Application

Lance Le, PhD, 2015, Modeling Stream Discharge and Nitrate Loading in the Iowa-Cedar River Basin Under Climate and Land Use Change 

Muhieddine Kabbani, PhD, 2015, Using PCSWMM, to Simulate First Flush and Assess Performance of Extended Dry Detention Ponds as Structural Stormwater BMPS in a Large Polluted Urban Watershed 

Robert Bullard, PhD, 2015, Characterization of Nucleation and Ultrafine Particle Growth in Rural Continental Environments

Keshav Basnet, PhD, 2015, Flow Around Porous Barriers: Fundamental Flow Physics and Application

Tibebu Ayalew, PhD, 2015, Physical Basis of the Power-Law Spatial Scaling Structure of Peak Discharges

James Akkala, PhD, 2015, Understanding and Controlling Vorticity Transport in Unsteady, Separated Flows

Haowen Xu, MS, 2015, Prototype Hydroinformatics-Based System for Supporting Decision Making in Culvert Design and Monitoring

Kara Prior, MS, 2015, In-Stream Nitrogen Processing and Dilution in an Agricultural Stream Network

Colin Sullivan, MS, 2015, Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Bulk Sediment and Porewater of the Surficial Sediment from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Nicholas Leach, MS, 2015, Hydrologic Response of Land Use and Land Cover Changes

David Koser, MS, 2015, Assessment of Flood Mitigation Strategies for the City of Kalong, IA

Lee Hauser, MS, 2015, Predicting Episodic Ammonium Excretion by Freshwater Mussels via Gape Response and Heart Rate

Aaron Goddard, MS, 2015, Applying Vessel Inlet/Outlet Conditions to Patient-Specific Models Embedded in Cartesian Grids

Michael Conger, MS, 2015, Validation of CFD-MBD FSI for High-Fidelity Simulations of Full-Scale WAM-V Sea-Trails with Suspended Payload

Karl Brauer, MS, 2015, A Hydrologic Model of Upper Roberts Creek and Exploration of the Potential Impacts of Conservation Practices

Frederico Antolini, MA, 2015, Geospatial Modeling to Assess Location Suitability in a Detention System of Small Reservoirs

Bo Chen, PhD, 2014, Analysis of hydrologic systems at multiple spatial scales and its implications for aggregating hydrologic process

Chad Drake, MS, 2014, Assessment of flood mitigation strategies for reducing peak discharges in the Upper Cedar River watershed

William Klingner, MS, 2014, The effects of increased infiltration and distributed storage on reducing peak discharges in an agricultural Iowa watershed: the Middle Raccoon River.

Scott Rowe, MS, 2014, The predictability of Iowa’s hydroclimate through analog forecasts.

Tesfalem Tsegay Tekle, MS, 2014, Ultrasonic stream bridge sensors (USBS) error in water level estimation.

Chi Chi Choi, MS, 2013, Coupled hydrologic and hydraulic models and applications.

Rebecca Sheler, MS, 2013, The impact of agricultural drainage systems on hydrologic responses.

Kyutae Lee, PhD, 2013, Evaluation of methodologies for continuous discharge monitoring in unsteady open-channel flows.

Matthew Wunsch, MS, 2013, Distributed storage modeling in Soap Creek for flood control and agricultural practices.

Benjamin Reith, MS, 2012, Flood risk analysis for the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Project.

Luciana Kindl da Cunha, PhD, 2012, Exploring the benefits of satellite remote sensing for flood prediction across scales.

Jared Barr, MS, 2012, A multiscale investigation of the role of variability in cross-sectional properties and side tributaries of flood routing.

Travis Baxter, MS, 2011, Engineering and legal aspects of a distributed storage flood mitigation system in Iowa.

Nicholas Thomas, MS, 2011, Standard methods for the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Program.

Timothy Middlemis-Brown, MS, 2011, Assessing and augmenting emergency response: A study of the current methods and potential changes to flood response in the State of Iowa.

Daniel Gilles, MS, 2010, Application of numerical models for improvement of flood preparedness.

Matt Moore, MS, 2010, Development of a high-resolution 1D/2D coupled flood simulation of Charles City, Iowa.

Jesse Piotrowski, MS, 2010, Development of a high-resolution two-dimensional urban/rural flood simulation.

Bong Chul Seo, PhD, 2010, Towards a better representation of radar-rainfall: Filling gaps in understanding uncertainties.

Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Iowa

Matthew Kemp, MS, 2012, A FM-CW microwave radar for rainfall applications.

James Niemeier, PhD, 2010, Radio in hydroscience: Unconventional links and new sensor possibilities.

Nicholas Sitter, MS, 2011, Two-wire, low component count soil temperature sensor.