|Erkan Istanbulluoglu |
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.
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.
|Olivia Wright |
Olivia graduated from Emory University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science. Over the past three years she worked as a Watershed Scientist for the engineering consulting firm, Brown and Caldwell. Olivia moved to Seattle in Fall 2009 to pursue a Water Resource Engineering degree at the University of Washington. She is currently working with Dr. Erkan Istanbulluoglu investigating catchment response to changes in the water balance. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, snowboarding, and traveling.
|Chris Frans |
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 pursing 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. In his free time Chris enjoys traveling, hiking, and fly fishing.Chris' Website
|Sai Siddhartha Nudurupati |
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.
|Domenico Caracciolo |
Domenico Caracciolo is a visiting PhD student from the University of Palermo, Italy, where he pursues a PhD degree in the Department of Environmental and Hydraulic Engineering. He holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering obtained from the University of Palermo. In 2011 he was admitted to the Engineer Register in Agrigento, Italy. His research activities focus on physically based and distributed hydrological models and eco-hydrology. Domenico is currently implementing CATGraSS and studying the impacts of climate change in a Mediterranean catchment in the Sicily Island of Italy.
Suvi received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. After graduating she started as a Valle scholar at UW in fall 2012. Her current research at UW focuses on modeling urbanized catchment response to climate change and evaluating storm water management strategies. Suvi will be using the Urban Ecohydrology Model (UEM) developed in the ESPG.
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.
Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Associates
|Gu Wenquan |
Gu is a visiting scholar at the University of Washington. He graduated from WuHan University with a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources. His research interests include hydrological processes and their connection to vegetation dynamics, climate change at large scales using numerical models, and remote sensing and field observations. He is currently working with Dr. Istanbulluoglu on exploring the impacts of climate and land use change on water resources in the Han River, one of the sources areas of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China.
|Michelle Yung-Feng Huang |
Dr. Huang is a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington. Her main research interests cover hillslopes, fluvial systems, the linkages between them, and long-term interaction between human land-use practices and fluvial system dynamics. She is also strongly interested in the effect of climate change on water resources, hydrologic regimes, and environmental hydraulics. The key approaches of her current research include channel-hillslope integrated landscape development model (CHILD), 1D landscape elevation model and GIS tools.
|Alice Yung-Ling Huang |
Dr. Huang is a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington. Her main research interest lies within Tectonic and climate changes in Taiwan. She studies the long-term and short-term erosion potential in Taiwan, to explore how tectonic and climatic changes balance the topography of Taiwan, and how tectonic and climatic conditions maintain the dynamic balancing in short-term scale. In addition, she also works on some shallow landslide analysis in Taiwan.
|Homero Flores |
Dr. Flores participated as Post Doctoral Associate in the group from 2010-2012. Dr. Flores is now a research scientist in the Land Surface Hydrology group at the University of Washington. Homero's Website
|Jianxia CHANG |
Jianxia was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington in 2012. She graduated from Xi’an University of Technology in 2003 with a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources. She is working with Dr. Istanbulluoglu on exploring the impacts of climate change on water resources in the Yellow River, China.
|Yimin WANG |
Dr.Yimin participated as a research scholar with Erkan Istanbulluoglu in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington in 2012. He works at Xi’an University of Technology, located in Xi’an City, China.
|Tiejun Wang |
Dr. Wang was a post-doctoral research associate in the group from 2009-2011. Dr. Wang now is a researcher at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand.
|Xiaochi Zhou |
Xiaochi completed his Master's study in June of 2011. He is now pursuing a PhD in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University.
|Mehmet Evren Soylu |
Mehmet completed his PhD in May of 2011. He is currently a post doctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.