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



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.

Suvi Kattainen

Suvi Kattainen
suvi.kattainen@aalto.fi

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 is using the Urban Ecohydrology Model (UEM) developed in the ESPG.

Alumni

Omer Yetemen (PhD Student 2009-2014)
Zhuoran Duan (M.S. 2014)
Gu Wenquan (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
Alice Yung-Ling Huang (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
Michelle Yung-Feng Huang (Visiting 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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