Ricardo Mantilla

Assistant Professor


I am an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and an associate research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. My research interests are in surface hydrology. I began working at IIHR just a few months before Eastern Iowa’s historic floods in 2008.

My main focus at the Iowa Flood Center has been on the development of a statewide flood forecasting system (IFC-FFS) using fine scale distributed hydrological models. The new science and technologies powering the systems allow us to explore previous flood events and dissect the chain of causality that create floods in Iowa.

For more information about Ricardo and his work, visit his IIHR Professional Website.

(319) 335-5941
523B SHL
Research Interests:
river networks, surface hydrology