Hester Environmental Hydraulics Research Group       

managing stream, river, wetland, and groundwater hydraulics to benefit aquatic ecosystems and water quality


People

 

Current Group Members

Erich Hester

PhD, Ecology, University of North Carolina
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
AB, Biology, Dartmouth College
Research: Stream, river, and wetland processes

Hester CV
Lauren Eastes

MS student, Environmental Engineering
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Research: Natural attenuation of pollutants in riverbeds
Katie Little

MS student, Environmental Engineering
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Research: Coal mining hydrology
W. Seth Lotts

PhD student, Civil Engineering
MS, Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri Science and Technology
BS, Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy
Research: Preferential flow in surface water-groundwater interaction
Amiana McEwen

MS student, Civil Engineering
BS, Biological Sciences, University of Portland
Research: Preferential flow in stream and riverbanks
 Katherine Santizo

PhD student, Civil Engineering
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research: Natural attenuation of pollutants in riverbeds


Group Alums

Kristen Brooks

MS student, Environmental Engineering 2017
BS, Geological Sciences and Biochemistry, SUNY Buffalo
Research: Stream restoration and water quality
Breeyn Greer

MS, Civil Engineering 2015
BS, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin
Research: Coal mining hydrology
Now at Kapur & Associates
Benjamin Hammond

MS, Environmental Engineering, 2015
BS, Civil Engineering, McGill University
Research: Effects of stream restoration on water quality
Now at RBA Group
Abenezer Nida

MS, Civil Engineering, 2015
BS, Civil Engineering, Jackson State University
Research: Hyporheic natural attenuation of pollutants (laboratory)
Now at Dewberry
 Masud Rana

MS, Civil Engineering, 2015
MS, University of Cincinnati, Engineering and Applied Science
BS, Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Research: Effect of stream restoration structures on water quality
Christopher Guth

MS, Civil Engineering, 2014
BS, Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina
Research: Floodplain restoration hydraulics
Now at Hazen and Sawyer
Katie Young

MS, Civil Engineering, 2013
BS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
Research: Hyporheic natural attenuation of pollutants (numerical modeling) in rivers
Now at CDM Smith
Garrett Menichino

PhD, Civil Engineering, 2013
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
Research: Hyporheic and floodplain connectivity in streams and rivers
Now at Wetland Studies and Solutions
Garrett's webpage
        David Azinheira

MS, Civil Engineering, 2013
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Research: Stream restoration hydraulics
Now at AECOM


David Powers

MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ.
Research Interests: Urban streams
Now at HR Wallingford
Elizabeth Cranmer

MS, Environmental Engineering, 2011
BS, Geosciences, Franklin and Marshall
Research: Impact of urbanization on hyporheic exchange in streams
Kalen Bauman

MS, Civil Engineering, 2010
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, George Mason University
Research: Urban heat pulses in streams and ponds
Now at RK&K
Dylan Honardoust BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018
Research: Coal mining hydrology
Amanda Donaldson NSF-REU Summer 2017, Humboldt State University
Research: Preferential flow in stream and riverbanks
Aubrey McCutchan NSF-REU Summer 2016, Oklahoma State University
Research: Hyporheic natural attenuation of pollutants
Jacob Schlotterrer BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2016
Research: Micro hydropower feasibility and ecological impacts
Alejandra Revilla Cisneros BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2015
Research: Integrated indicators and frameworks for measuring watershed sustainability
Kenneth Sears NSF-REU Summer 2013, Rowan University
Research: Floodplain restoration hydraulics in streams
Jingjie Chen BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2013
Research: Environmental sustainability metrics for watershed water management
Kate Aulenbach NSF-REU Summer 2012, University of Delaware
Research: Effects of macropores on bank storage in streams
Victoria Sicking NSF-REU Summer 2011, Tartleton State University
Research: Effects of macropores on meander bend hyporheic hydraulics in streams
Lei Jiang BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
Research: Urban heat pulses and impact of urbanization on hyporheic exchange in streams
Taylor Priest BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
Research: Effects of stream restoration on sediment hydraulic conductivity

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