My hydraulics expertise is recognized around the nation. I have completed several independent external peer review projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and I'm often requested as an instructor for a variety of short courses on hydraulics and water resources. I received an Instructor of Excellence award from the National Highway Institute (NHI) in 2019.
I spent the majority of my career at Utah State University, where I was a professor of civil and environmental engineering and lead professor of the hydraulics and fluid mechanics program for the Civil Engineering Department and the Utah Water Research Laboratory.
My specializations include:
- Over-bank flooding
- Effects of vegetation on flow resistance
- Fuse gate control structures
- Model studies of hydraulic structures
- Sedimentation and erosion studies
- Basic research in open and closed conduit flow
- Control valves
- Hydro machinery testing