Ph.D. Student Brandon Dillon builds BEHL’s first supercomputer to simulate the complex structure of turbulent flows in rivers and estuaries.
At the Baker Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (BEHL), we experimentally study processes pertaining to the movement and interaction of water, sediment, vegetation, nutrients, contaminates, and manmade structures and machines in fluvial and estuarine systems - including both surface and groundwater. We are interested in understanding the basic dynamics of natural river and coastal systems as well as their interaction with mankind and the build environment.
Recent laboratory study puts bounds on uncertainty associated with measurements of flow moving through storm sewer systems to inform stormwater science and management.
Mohamad Rouhnia is a fourth year PhD student working on the influence of various interface instabilities on the removal of sediment from buoyant freshwater plumes.
Nilay is a first year PhD student currently studying the hydraulic and topographic co-evolution of cohesive alluvial fans and deltas.