Team

Faculty

Mazdak Arabi, Associate Professor
Mazdak is a faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at CSU. His research is primarily focused on development of decision support systems for sustainable management of water resources. To make informed decisions at the watershed scale, policy makers should have the tools necessary to identify areas that are most vulnerable to erosion and contaminant transport, and subsequently assess tradeoffs between environmental and economic impacts of management actions. Dr Arabi has developed and demonstrated optimization-based approaches to facilitate development of watershed management plans that achieve water quality goals at significantly lower costs. He has published analytical and computational methods to support both deterministic and probabilistic evaluation of watershed-scale benefits of best management practices.Email: mazdak.arabi@colostate.edu Arabi_P1
Olaf David, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Sciences
Olaf David: Olaf is the director of Object Modeling System (OMS) Laboratory at CSU. Since 2000, he has led the design, development, and operation of OMS framework for agro-environmental modeling. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany.Email: odavid@colostate.edu Olaf_David

Research Associates

David Patterson, Software Developer
Dave is the co-creator of the eRAMS technology. Over the past 15 years at CSU, he has developed a number of tools for geospatial analysis, location-based information management, hydrologic analysis, irrigation water management, and optimization of water resources systems. He holds a M.S. degree in Computer Sciences from UC-Boulder. cache-la-poudre-river-96
Kyle Traff, Software Developer
Kyle is a software developer and has developed a number of applications and tools in the eRAMS technology. He holds a B.S. from Computer Sciences Department and a degree in philosophy at CSU. Kyle_Traff
Tyler Wible, Software Developer
Tyler is the developer of stream discharge analysis services in eRAMS. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at CSU. poudre_river_WRA-96px

Administrative Professionals

Karleene Schindler
Karleene is the coordinator of the CLEAN nutrient center.Email: karleene@engr.colostate.edu Office-Client-Female-Light-icon

Graduate Students

Records, Rosemary, PhD, 2017, co-advised with Dr. Steven Fassnacht
Rosie is a PhD student in Watershed Science (Geosciences) co-advised by Dr. Arabi and Dr. Steven Fassnacht. She is a Fellow in CSU’s Integrated Water, Atmosphere, Ecosystems Education and Research (I-WATER) funded by the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program. She completed her MS in Watershed Science in 2013 at CSU, and holds a BS with honors in Rangeland Resource Science (Wildland Soils option) from Humboldt State University, California. In between her BS and MS she worked as a research assistant at the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit studying ecosystem services of restored wetlands. Her research interests include feedbacks between hydroclimatic changes, riparian and wetland ecosystems, and water quality, as well as hydrologic modeling to better understand these and other topics. Her activities outside of research include involvement in the Early Career Climate Science Forum; founding of the CSU chapter of Graduate Women in Science; and a teaching assistantship at CSU’s Pingree Park for Natural Resources Ecology and Measurements undergraduate course (summer 2014). Records_Rosie
Dozier, Andre, PhD, 2016
Andre Dozier is a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Colorado STate University where he also received a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree and M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a concentration in water resources planning and management. He worked as an Engineer in Training at Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. for three-and-a-half years during his undergraduate and graduate studies, and served either as a Graduate Research Assistant or a Research Fellow on a variety of projects related to water and power systems operations, water rights, irrigation design, artificial intelligence, and climate change funded by the Department of Energy, Hydro Research Foundation, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. His current research deals with interdisciplinary model integration and synthesis, optimization, and decision support to investigate water management solutions under uncertainty in climate, population, land use, and energy preferences. He is or has been a member of ASCE, COSHA, IEEE, and iEMSs, and has received a number of awards and scholarships such as the NSF IGERT Fellowship, IEEE PES Student Paper Prize Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes, Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship, Borland Advanced Graduate Student, and Colorado Distinguished Scholar Award.Email: hambre@engr.colostate.edu Andre_Dozier
Reichel, Brad, PhD, 2016, co-advised with Dr. Sybil Sharvelle
Brad is developing a scalable and accessible model for assessing urban water conservation methods on eRAMS. The model is called Integrated Urban Water Model (IUWM). Reichel_Brad
Dell, Tyler, M.S., 2016
Tyler’s research is on the assessment of water quality benefits of urban stormwater practices (BMPs). Tyler_Dell
Hansen, James, M.S., 2016
James is interested in evaluating the benefits of urban stormwater practices for flood hazard mitigation at the watershed scale. avatar_scholar_96
Olson, Chris, PhD, 2015, co-advised with Dr. Larry Roesner
Chris is developing tools for assessing modleing uncertainties for evaluation of water quality impacts of urban stormwater BMPs. Chris_Olson
Tasdighi, Ali, PhD, 2015
Ali is a PhD student and a Graduate Research Assistant in department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His concentration is Hydrology and Water Resources. Prior to CSU he attended Yazd University (Iran) where he got his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering. He started his graduate studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Shiraz University (Iran) with concentration on Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. His main interests are in the areas of Hydrology, Rainfall-Runoff modeling, Scaling issues in hydrological processes, Water quality and Water Resources Management. For his current research, Ali has also developed a comprehensive SWAT model for Jordan Lake Watershed in North Carolina. This model was then calibrated and tested in both spatial and temporal scales and several scenarios were defined to evaluate the effectiveness of the current and future agricultural BMPs in reducing the edge-of-field and delivered-to-lake Nutrients. The results will feed an economical model which will evaluate the potential of “Water Quality Trading” between Development and Agriculture sector in this area. Ali_Tasdighi
Havel, Aaron, M.S.,2015
Aaron is a master’s student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Colorado State University concentrating in hydrologic science and engineering. Prior to graduate school he worked as an Engineering Assistant at an engineering consulting firm in Anchorage, Alaska for two-and-a-half years and before that he attended Michigan Technological University where he earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Aaron is attending graduate school simply because he felt the need for more “tools in his belt”. His current research is focused on creating a linked hydrologic and hydraulic model using public domain software packages to investigate sediment transport and water quality issues. In his free time Aaron enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and running. Aaron_Havel
Steele, Emily, M.S.,2015
Emily is evaluating the role of spatial discretization on SWAT modeling outputs. avatar_scholar_96
Ditty, Jeff, M.S., 2014
Jeff is developing a scalable watershed models called SWAT-DEG on eRAMS. avatar_scholar_96

Wible, Tyler, M.S., 2014

Williams, Rachel, M.S., 2014

Azizimoghaddam, Barmak, M.S., 2013

Ahmadi, Mehdi, PhD, 2012

Yen, Haw, PhD, 2012

Smith, Meagan, M.S., 2012

Cowley, Cortney, M.S., 2011

Goodwin, Stephen, M.S., 2011, co-advised with Dr. Ken Carlson

Foy, Caleb, M.S., 2010

Motorova, Maya, M.S., 2010

Sanadhya, Pranay, M.S., 2010

Storteboom, Heather, PhD, 2009

Hill, Heather, M.S., 2009

Spencer, Anthony, M.S., 2009

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