ASSISTANT PROFESSOR GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE
Postdoc 2012, University of Arizona PhD 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.Sc. 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B. Eng (First Class Honours) 2003, University of Western Australia B.A. (Asian Studies) 2003, University of Western Australia
POSTDOC (Based at UC Boulder)
Education: PhD 2017, University of Colorado at Boulde M.Sc 2013, The Pennsylvania State University B.S 2010, The Pennsylvania State University
As a postdoc with the Landscape Hydrology lab @ JHU I am interested in understanding how the structure of the Earth's "critical zone" controls the partitioning of precipitation into runoff, evapotranspiration, and subsurface storage. By analyzing hydrologic, geochemical, and meteorological data sets from across the Critical Zone Observatory network, my research elucidates quantitative signatures of the co-evolution of critical zone structure and hydrologic function.
B. S. in Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Science from the University of Virginia
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: Ames 313
I am pursuing a PhD in an interdisciplinary program of geochemistry and hydrology. I am fascinated by human interactions with the environment around issues such as contaminant mobility. Professionally I am interested in conducting scientific enquiry through a career in research.
M.Eng. 2010, Korea University B.S. 2008, Pusan National University
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Education: M.S. (Environmental Science) 2016, Johns Hopkins University B.S. (Water Resource Science) 2012, SUNY Oneonta
Research Interests: Broadly I am interested in understanding how landscape structure (form) controls the partitioning and flow pathways of water (function) through watersheds, as well as the resulting influence of this form and function on the quantity and quality of water at watershed scales. As a part of my PhD research, I have collected numerous field data sets and have developed water balance and transport models to elucidate the influence of catchment structure and time-variable hydrologic processes on the transport of water at emergent, watershed scales in a low relief, deeply weathered Piedmont landscape. The ultimate goal of my research is to better understand the environmental factors that control the movement of water and contaminates through landscapes as a means of influencing environmental policies aimed at protecting and improving water quality.
B. S. Geophysics from Peking University M.S. Geophysics from Cornell University
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: Ames 313
My major research interest is the numerical modeling of hydrologic processes on salt pans (playa) and salt lakes, including water and solute transport processes. I am also interested in general hydrologic transport topics, such as groundwater and solute transport in fractured medium.
PHD Candidate NSF IGERT Water, Climate, and Health Fellow Department of Environmental Health and Engineering email@example.com
Masters in Env. Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2016 Masters in Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley, 2006 B.S. with Honors in Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 1999
Research interests: Watershed hydrology, water quality, water resources management, climate change Tools and methods: watershed modeling, statistical inference and prediction, GIS and remote sensing, public policy analysis
B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences 2013, Vanderbilt University M.S. Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins
MSE Environmental Engineering 2015, Johns Hopkins
MSE Environmental Engineering 2015, Johns Hopkins
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER 2013-2014
B. Eng 2014, Johns Hopkins MSE 2015, Johns Hopkins
Senior in DoGEE working with the liquid water isotope analyzer. Focusing on tracing Deuterium, d18O and d17O isotopes in Stony Run water samples to determine the flow patterns of the river's water sources
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER 2013-2014 B. Eng 2013, Johns Hopkins
Peter Bai built and tested a rainfall simulator as an independent research project in Fall 2013. The picture to the left is an early prototype for testing nozzle spray distribution. The finished product will be used to examine infiltration rates in study watersheds.
I am a rising junior interested in water contamination. This summer I am investigating septic tank contamination of streams in the Piedmont physiographic province through the use of sucralose tracing. Sucralose plays a big role as an artificial sweetener, especially in baked goods due to stability at high temperatures. As it does not get metabolized by human consumption nor broken down by soil microbes, measuring the amounts of sucralose in bodies of water can serve to indicate the contamination level caused by humans. The hypothesis tested is that specific regions and time periods will have higher concentrations of sucralose, indicating higher concentrations of septic waste.
My research interests involve hydraulic conductivity, its variability across landscapes, and particularly ways in which it is related to electrical resistivity.
High School Researcher 2017
Bryn Mawr School
Research interests: the influence of landscape structure and anthropogenic modifications in controlling the spatial and temporal variability of water chemistry at the suburban stream Upper Baisman Run.
B.S. Civil Engineering 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research interests involve exploring the links between landscape form and hydrologic process. This work may extend across scales from changes in subsurface porosity to development of catchment topography, and across mechanisms from tectonics to vegetation water uptake. In this context, I’m interested in studying the ways in which landscapes are coevolved dynamical systems and leveraging this knowledge to improve understanding and predictions in the critical zone.
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Visiting PhD Student
Hohai Univeristy, Nanjing, China
B.S. Hydrology and Water Resources, Guizhou University
I am interested in using water and energy balance principles (Budyko-type equations) to investigate the variability of the evapotranspiration and runoff based on the changes of the climate factors (including precipitation, wind speed, temperature, humidity, radiation, etc.), watershed characteristics (including topography, soil, land use material, etc.) and human activities. Furthermore, the uncertainty in my study will also be quantified for dominant influencing factor under different climatic dry index, which is beneficial to the correct evaluation of global climate change on the actual evaporation and the investigation of the influence on regional water resources planning.
Esther (Fei) Xu
Ph.D. Student firstname.lastname@example.org
M.Sc. in Hydrology, New Mexico Tech, 2018 (with Minor in Operations Research & Stats)
B.Eng. in Resources Exploration Engineering, Yangtze University, 2017 B.S. with highest honor in Earth Sciences w/ Geology Option, New Mexico Tech, 2016 (with Minor in Mathematics)
Research interests: hydrology at different scales, subsurface flow paths, water resources, statistical learning Skills and methods: hydrology modeling using Python interpreter, statistics, GIS and remote sensing, numerical modeling