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Jorge D. Abad

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Assistant Professor
EFM Director
jabad@pitt.edu
Phone: (412) 624-4399
Fax: (412) 624-0135
Office: 731 Benedum

My research group combines fundamental and applied research topics. Fundamental topics include:mechanics of sediment transport, high-resolution description of hydrodynamic and morphodynamics in subaerial and submarine meandering channels, dynamics of anabranching rivers, long-term prediction of river morphodynamics, development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models for environmental flows, environmental hydrodynamics, and transport and mixing processes. Applied topics include: river restoration, bank protection using instream-structures, development of GIS-tools for river management, development of CFD models for hydraulic structures (e.g. dropshafts and fish-passage canoe-chutes). The EPEF research group seeks understanding of geophysical processes in laboratory-scale (theoretical, physical experiments, and numerical approaches) and field-scale (theoretical, numerical and field work).


Post-Doctoral


Alejandro Mendoza

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alm250@pitt.edu
Office: 718 Benedum

Research Interest

CFD applied to free surface flows
High-Performance Computing Techniques
Rivers
Hydrology



Ph.D. Students


Ronald Gutierrez

RonaldGutierrez

EFM Lab Coordinator

rrg11@pitt.edu

Office: 718 Benedum

Research Interest

Laboratory and field measurements
Wavelet analysis

Joe Gianvito

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jmg175@pitt.edu

Research Interest

CFD models applied to hydraulic structures

Cesar Simon

CesarSimon-2010


cas214@pitt.edu

Office: 718 Benedum

Research Interest

Numerical methods
Analytical work
Rivers

Sina Arjmand

Sina

sia14@pitt.edu

Office: 718 Benedum

Research Interest

Groundwater modeling
Contaminant and scalar transport
GIS

Christian Frias

ChristianFrias

cef26@pitt.edu
Office: 718 Benedum

Research Interest

Numerical methods
CFD models applied to environmental flows

Raziul Mollah

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Office: 718 Benedum


Research Interest

CFD modeling applied to river restoration, in-stream structures



Master's Students

Kristin Dauer

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krd33@pitt.edu

Ryan Huang


David D. Good



Undergraduate Students


Max Hegedus

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mjh71@pitt.edu

Amira Aouni

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ama105@pitt.edu


CEE Staff

Charles Hager

cch26@pitt.edu


Former Members

  • Ross Volkwein, BSCE '11 MSCE 12'
  • Marianne Choi, BSCE '11, pursuing MSCE at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Greg Turko, Undergraduate
  • Zach Rinker, Undergraduate
  • Brad Harken, BSCE '11, MSCE at Berkeley
  • Adam Sam, MSCE '10