Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
University of California, Berkeley


Former Graduate Students

Rachel Allen
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley/USGS

Seungjin Baek
Current Position: Associate Engineer at Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Thesis: The role of atmospheric forcing in determining transport in a shallow tidal lagoon (PhD 2006)

Gabrielle Boisrame
Current Position: Postdocoral Scholar, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas

Margaret Byron
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

Michaella Chung
Current Position: Mathematics Teacher, Groton College

Audric Collignon
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego
Thesis: Intratidal Transport and Mixing Processes at the Shoal-Channel Interface in a Partially-Stratified Estuary (PhD 2013)

Mary Cousins
Current Position: Consultant at RMC Water and Environment
Thesis: Hydrodynamics and water quality in Rodeo Lagoon, a hypereutrophic coastal lagoon (PhD 2010)

Octavia Crompton
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

Megan Daniels
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory of Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, EFLUM School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ecôle Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Thesis: Soil Moisture in complex terrain: quantifying the effects on atmospheric boundary layer flowand providing improved surface boundary conditions for mesoscale models (PhD 2010)

David Dralle
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University

Madeline Foster-Martinez
Current Position: Research Associate, Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans

Jon Fram
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at UCSB
Thesis: Exchange at the estuary-ocean interface: Fluxes through the Golden Gate Channel (PhD 2005)

Steve Gladding
Current Position: Environmental Engineer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Thesis: Quantification of sediment bed – water column exchange processes in the South San Francisco Bay estuary (PhD 2011)

Olivia Hoang
Current Position: Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

Rusty Holleman
Current Position: Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Thesis: Dispersion and Tidal Dynamics of Channel-Shoal Estuaries (PhD 2013)

Kevin Hsu
Current Position: Modeler at RMS
Thesis: Hydrodynamic Exchange in Estuarine Perimeter Habitats (PhD 2013)

Maureen Downing Kunz
Current Position: Hydrologist at the US Geological Survey
Thesis: Physical Interactions Between Free-Floating Macrophytes and Environmental Flows (PhD 2011)

Rebecca Leonardson
Thesis: Exchange of fine sediment with gravel riverbeds (PhD 2010)

Morgan Levy
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, San Diego State University

Katherine Lundquist
Current Position: Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thesis: Immersed Boundary Methods for High Resolution Simulation of Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Flow Over Complex Terrain (PhD 2010)

Lissa MacVean
Current Position: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Geological Survey
Thesis: Perimeter exchange, hydrodynamics and stratification in an estuary (PhD 2010)

Maureen Martin
Current Position: Contra Costa Water District
Thesis: Chlorophyll and suspended sediment exchange between central San Francisco Bay and the coastal Pacific Ocean (PhD 2006)

Marc Muller
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

Gopal Penny
Current Position: Postdocoral Scholar, University of Notre Dame

Christina Poindexter
Current Position: Assistant Professor, CEE, Cal State Sacramento

Kyle Pressel
Current Position: Postdocoral Researcher in the Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech
Thesis: Water Vapor Variability Across Spatial Scales: Insights for Theory, Parameterization, and Model Assessment (PhD 2012)

David Ralston
Current Position: Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Thesis: Hydrodynamics and scalar transport in subtidal channels through intertidal mudflats (PhD 2005)

Jehan Rihani
Current Position: Scientist with the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 32  (TR32) at the Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn.
Thesis: Isolating the Effects of Water Table Dynamics, Terrain and Soil Moisture Heterogeneity on the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Using Coupled Models (PhD 2010)

Rudi Schuech
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
Thesis: Odorant Detection by Biological Chemosensor Arrays (PhD 2011)

Jason Simon
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University
Thesis: Towards Grid-independent Dynamics in High-resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Models (PhD 2019)

Stefan Talke
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington
Thesis: An investigation on the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics on an intertidal mudflat in Central San Francisco Bay (PhD 2005)

Ian Tse
Current Position: Engineering and Technology Development for a Bay Area photovoltaics firm

Wayne Wagner
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin
Thesis: Temperature and Tidal Dynamics in a Branching Estuarine System (PhD 2012)

David Wiersema
Current Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thesis: Mesoscale to Microscale Atmospheric Modeling Over Complex Terrain (PhD 2020)

Alan Vaz Lopes
Current Position: Engineer, Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA - Agencie National de Agua)

Bowen Zhou
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thesis: Large-eddy Simulation of the Nighttime Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer (PhD 2013)

Former Post-Docs

Andreas Brand
Scientist at EAWAG, Switzerland

Matt Brennan
Consultant at Phil Williams & Associates

Mike Dvorak
Founder of Sailor's Energy

Matt Reidenbach
Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia