Ecohydrology Research Group
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington

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Faculty


Erkan Istanbulluoglu

Erkan Istanbulluoglu
erkani@u.washington.edu

Associate Professor
PhD 2003, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University
BS/MS 1999, Agricultural Engineering, Uludag University, Turkey

Erkan joined the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in fall 2009. He previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, after a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Associates


Christina Bandaragoda

Christina Bandaragoda
cband@u.washington.edu

Christina received a B.S. in Biology at Wheaton College after which she spent time working at Capital Reef National Park in southern Utah before attending Utah State University for studies in remote sensing (M.S. Biological & Irrigation Engineering), business (MBA; Economics) and Civil & Environmental Engineering (2008; Ph.D; Water resources management). Christina's research interests include participatory and collaborative watershed model development with expertise in spatially distributed model development and calibration.

Students



Omer Yetemen

Omer Yetemen
yetemen@u.washington.edu

Omer received a B.S. and M.S. in geological engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. He then earned a M.S. in Geosciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. His research involves understanding the effects of microclimatic variations on geomorphic processes through the differentiation of the dynamics of vegetation.


Chris Frans

Chris Frans
chrisf2@u.washington.edu

Chris earned a B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington in December of 2005. Chris returned to UW as a graduate student in 2009 after several years in the consulting industry. Chris completed a Master's degree in the Department of Civil Engineering and is now pursuing a PhD degree. Chris' research interests are focused on hydrologic modeling and the prediction the influences of climate and land use change on water resources.Chris' Website


Sai Siddhartha Nudurupati

Sai Siddhartha Nudurupati
saisiddu@gmail.com

Sai graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from JNT University, India. He then earned M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is currently working with Dr. Erkan Istanbulluoglu on developing component based software architecture with applications in hydrology & landscape modeling.


Ronda Strauch

Ronda Strauch
rstrauch@uw.edu

Ronda earned a M.S. from University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, where she studied the effects of climate and other factors on high elevation tree establishment following fire. She also has a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California at Davis. Her current research focuses on the vulnerability of transportation to climate change, particularly landslides, drawing on her experience over the past 12 years as a supervising engineer at King County Department of Transportation. Prior to this position, Ronda worked as an ecologist for consulting firms and federal agencies in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in environmental and biological assessments. When time allows, Ronda enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and mountain climbing.

Zhuoran Duan

Zhuoran Duan
zduan@uw.edu

Zhuoran earned her B.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering from Wuhan University, China in 2012. After graduation she came to University of Washington to pursue a master’s degree in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering major in Hydrology and Hydrodynamics. Zhuoran is now working with Dr. Erkan Istanbullouglu on identifying high and low flows at roads and stream intersections (i.e. culvert crossings) and evaluating culvert performance under both observed and future climate scenarios (2040s and 2080s). In her free time, Zhuoran enjoys traveling and hiking.

Domenico Caracciolo

Domenico Caracciolo
domecaracciolo@gmail.com

Domenico Caracciolo is a PhD student at the University of Palermo, Italy, in the Department of Environmental and Hydraulic Engineering. Domenico was a visiting scholar in the ecohydrology research group in 2012-2013. He holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering obtained from the University of Palermo. His research activities focus on physically based and distributed hydrological models and eco-hydrology. Domenico is currently working with the CATGraSS model, studying the impacts of land use and climate change in the Southwestern United States and in a Mediterranean catchment in the Sicily Island of Italy.

Alumni

Gu Wenquan (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
Alice Yung-Ling Huang (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
Michelle Yung-Feng Huang (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
Suvi Ahopelto (Valle Scholar 2012-2013)
Domenico Caracciolo (Visting Student 2012-2013)
Olivia Wright (M.S. 2013)
Jianxia Chang (Visiting Scholar 2012)
Yimin Wang (Visiting Scholar 2012)
Xiaochi Zhou (M.S. 2011)
Homero Flores (Postdoctoral Researcher 2010-2012)
Tiejun Wang (Postdoctoral Researcher 2009-2010)
Mehmet Evren Soylu (PhD 2011)


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
164 Wilcox Hall, Box 352700
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 206-543-7923, Fax: 206-543-1543
Email: erkani@u.washington.edu

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