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Team

Jonathan L. Goodall

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Associate Professor by courtesy, Department of Computer Science | Associate Director, Link Lab | Group leader, Hydroinformatics Research Group | Affiliate Faculty, Center for Transportation Studies | University of Virginia
email: goodall@virginia.edu

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2005, Adviser David R. Maidment
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 2001

Mohamed Morsy

Postdoc - Research Associate
email: mmm4dh@virginia.edu

  • B.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • M.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • Mohamed completed his PhD at UVA working on the HydroShare project, researching ways to represent hydrologic models within a resource-based hydrologic information system, and designing a flood warning system for VDOT. He also researched urban hydrology and stormwater management as part of his degree.

Bakinam Essawy

Postdoc - Research Associate
email: bte2rn@virginia.edu

  • B.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • M.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • Bakinam completed her PhD at UVA on modeling regional-scale hydrologic systems to understand water availability and drought. Her work is part of the DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC) project using iRODS to create workflows for hydrologic modeling. She will work on the GeoTrust project improving reproducibility in computational hydrology in her postdoc.

Ben Bowes

Ph.D. Student
email: bdb3m@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Environmental Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Ben is studying urban water infrastructure. His current research is on the response of groundwater levels to changing tidal and precipitation conditions in Norfolk, VA. This research will play an important role in regional-scale flood forecasting systems in environments with a high groundwater table.

Alex Chen

Ph.D. Student
email: abc8fq@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • M.S. Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  • Alex is currently researching smart stormwater management for coastal communities. 

Youngdon Choi

Ph.D Student
email: yc5ef@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
  • Choi is working on the HydroShare project and is currently building the pySUMMA library for the SUMMA hydrologic model.

Iman Maghami

Ph.D. Student
email: im3vp@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Sharif University, Iran
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Iman is working on using power harvesting and dynamic power management for stream stage monitoring in flooding and water quality applications.

Gina O’Neil

Ph.D. Candidate
email: glo6ck@virginia.edu

  • B.S. CEE, University of Virginia
  • M.S. CEE, University of Virginia
  • Gina is studying hydrology and wetland delineation using remote sensing and GIS. Her current research is resulting in new methods for identifying small-scale wetlands to assist in transportation planning. 

Jeff Sadler

Ph.D. Candidate
email: jms3fb@virginia.edu

  • B.S. CEE, Brigham Young University
  • M.S. CEE, Brigham Young University
  • Jeff is currently researching the application of cyber-physical systems approaches for mitigating flooding events in Norfolk, VA.

Yawen Shen

Ph.D. Candidate
email: ys5dv@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, China
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • Yaween is studying resilient infrastructure systems. His current work addresses the risk of flooding impacts to transportation infrastructure including bridges and culverts in particular. 

Faria Zahura

Ph.D. Student
email: fz7xb@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
  • Faria is working on better understanding transportation disruptions due to flooding in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Linnea Saby

Ph.D. Student
email: ls3en@virginia.edu

  • B.A. Environmental Studies, Guilford
  • Linnea is studying watershed modeling and market-based pollution control. She is co-advised with Prof. Larry Band.

Julia Davatzes

B.S. Student - Civil and Environmental Engineering
email: jad4tm@virginia.edu

  • Julia is researching coastal infrastructure resilience focusing on the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Imaan Hameed

B.S. Student - Systems Engineering
email: mih7gf@virginia.edu

  • Imaan is designing an inexpensive, IoT rain measurement and data communication system.

Edward Morgan

B.S. Student - Computer Engineering
email: ewm4bc@virginia.edu

  • Edward is working on designing inexpensive, durable rainfall measurement devices for flood detection.

Mary-Michael Robertson

B.S. Student - Civil and Environmental Engineering
email: mr4rb@virginia.edu

  • Mary-Michael is researching remote sensing and GIS-based methods for wetland screening.

Danny Voce

B.S. Student - Computer Engineering
email: dav3nu@virginia.edu

  • Danny is building software for water and environmental management applications.

Meredith Sutton

B.S. Student - Civil and Environmental Engineering
email: mks7ad@virginia.edu

  • Meredith is researching the use of Python notebooks and HPC for hydrologic modeling.

Alumni

Stuart Sheffield

  • M.S, University of Virginia, 2016 with his thesis on creating distributed environmental decision support systems.
  • Stuart is an engineer with Bohler Engineering.

Mehmet Ercan

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2015
  • Mehmet was an engineer with ARCADIS after completing his Ph.D. degree. He is now an assistant professor at Inonu University in Turkey and a consultant for EmNet.

Ben Felton

  • M.S., University of Virginia, 2015 with his thesis on GIS and remote sensing approaches for wetland screening.
  • Ben is now an engineer with A. Morton Thomas and Associates.

Alicia Nobles

  • M.S., University of Virginia, 2014 with her thesis on the cost effectiveness of structure best management practices compared to purchasing nutrient credits.
  • Alicia is now a Ph.D. student in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Md. Jahangir Alam

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013
  • Alam was an engineer with Arcadis after completing his PhD degree and is now an engineer with Hazen and Sawyer.

Phillis Mbewe

  • M.E., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013
  • Phillis is now an engineer with Naismith Engineering

Mirza Billah

Mostafa Elag

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013
  • Mostafa is now an engineer at Arcadis

Tony Castronova

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Tony is now a hydrologist at CUAHSI