Team

Thanos Papanicolaou, center, with members of his research team.

Thanos Papanicolaou, center, with members of his research team.

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
~Vince Lombardi

Directory

Thanos

Athanasios N. Papanicolaou

Professor, Goodrich Chair of Excellence in Waste Management & Environmental Engineering
Chief Editor, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE
412 John D. Tickle Building
851 Neyland Drive
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2313
Phone: (865)974-7836, Fax: (865)974-2669
Email: tpapanic@utk.edu

Research Engineer/Scientist

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Chris Wilson

Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
851 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-2313
Office: 430 John D. Tickle Building
Phone: (865) 974-7724, Fax: (865) 974-2669
Email: cgw24@utk.edu

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Seyed Mohammad Ghaneeizad

Seyed Mohammad Ghaneeizad

Office:
Email: sghaneei@utk.edu
Achilles

Achilleas G. Tsakiris

Office: HSL
Email: atsakiri@utk.edu

Current Students

Ben

Benjamin Abban

PhD Student
Office: 411 JDT
Email: babban@vols.utk.edu

Violet

Violet Freudenberg

MSc Student
Office: 424 JDT
Email: vfreuden@vols.utk.edu

Christos

Christos Giannopoulos

PhD Student
Office: 411 JDT
Email: cgiannop@vols.utk.edu

Adam Merook

Adam Merook

MSc Student
Office: 411 JDT
Email: amerook@vols.utk.edu

Christian

Christian Mooneyham

PhD Student
Office: 411 JDT
Email: cmooneyh@vols.utk.edu

Micah

Micah Wyssmann

PhD Student
Office: 411 JDT
Email: mwyssman@vols.utk.edu

Shengnan

Shengnan Zhou

PhD Student
Office: 424 JDT
Email: zshengna@vols.utk.edu

Alumni

Former Graduate Students

Kenneth Wacha, PhD

Topics: Upland erosion and carbon sequestration
Year: 2016
Current Affilation: USDA ARS

William Ettema, MSc

Topics: Upland Erosion and Alternative Tile Intakes,
Year: 2014
Current Affilation:

Ali Firoozfar, PhD

Topics: Bedrock Erosion,
Year: 2014
Current Affilation: University of Iowa

Tommy Sutarto, PhD

Topics: Bank Erosion,
Year: 2014
Current Affilation: Samarinda Polytecnic State University

Iordanis Moustakidis, MSc

Topics: RFID Tracers,
Year: 2012
Current Affilation: University of Iowa

Dimitrios C. Dermisis, MSc, PhD

Topics: Pollution of Spawning Gravels (MSc),
Watershed Erosion Processes (PhD)
Years: 2007, 2012
Current Affilation: McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA

Riley Post, MSc

Topic: Stable Isotopes and Suspended Measurements
Year: 2011
Current Affilation: US Army Corps of Engineers

Sean Murphy

Topic: Sedimentation Engineering Studies
Year: 2010

Kevin Denn, MSc

Topic: Stable Isotopes and Suspended Measurements
Year: 2010
Current Affilation: West Consultants

Fabienne Bertrand, MSc

Topic: Bank Erosion
Year: 2010
Current Affiliation: DINEPA, Haiti

Yi-Jia (Derek) Chang, MSc

Topic: Infiltration and Runoff
Year: 2010
Current Affiliation: University of Iowa

Matt Zager, ME

Topic: Suspended Sediment Measurements
Year: 2009
Current Affilation: US Army Corps of Engineers

Phil Ellis, MSc

Topic: Upland and In-stream Modeling
Year: 2009

Tim Lauth, MSc

Topic: Bedload Transport and RFID Tracers
Year: 2009
Current Affilation: US Army Corps of Engineers

Ozan Abaci, PhD

Topic: Integrated Watershed and River Corridor Modeling
Year: 2009
Current Affilation: Stucky Teknik Ltd

Ben Clark, MSc

Topic: Infiltration Patterns in an Agriculture Watershed
Year: 2009
Current Affilation: City of Iowa City, IA

John Thomas, Msc

Topic: Headcut Erosion in Deep Channels and Gullies
Year: 2009
Current Affilation: Hungry Canyon Alliance

R. Theregowda, MSc

Topic: Stable Isotopes/ Soil Quality/Enrichment Ratios
Year: 2007
Current Affilation: Canergie Mellon University

Achilleas Tsakiris, MSc

Topic: Definition of Cluster Microforms
Year: 2007
Current Affilation: University of Iowa

Brian Wardman, MSc

Topic: Flow around Dikes
Year: 2007
Current Affilation: Northwest Hydraulic Consultants

Brandon Billings, PhD

Topic: Fluidization
Year: 2007

Kyle Strom, MSc, PhD

Topic: Microforms in Gravel Bed Rivers (MSc),
Gravel Bed Rivers (PhD)
Year: 2001, 2006
Current Affilation: University of Houston

JT Sanford, MSc

Topic: Rill Formation
Year: 2006

James Fox, MSc, PhD

Topic: Flow Characteristics around a Spur Dike (MSc),
Identifying Sediment Sources Using Stable Isotopes (PhD)
Years:2002, 2005
Current Affiliation: University of Kentucky

Brandon Hobbs, MSc

Topic: Numerical Modeling of the Spokane River, WA
Year: 2005

Casey Kramer, MSc

Topic: Experimental Studies in the Hypereic Zone of Spawning Gravels
Year: 2005

Scott Becker, MSc

Topic: Sediment Sampling in the Palouse
Year:

Adam Maxwell, MSc, PhD

Topic: Geomorphologic Characteristics of High Gradient Gravel Bed Streams (MSc),
Experimental Studies of the Fluidization Process (PhD)
Years: 2000

Ahmed Bdour, PhD

Topic: Integrated Watershed and River Corridor Modeling
Year: 2003

Lisa Kjos, MSc

Topic: Sediment Scour Measurements around a Spur Dike
Year: 2002

Doug Knapp, MSc

Topic: Prediction of the Virtual Velocity of Gravel Particles
Year: 2002

Lucy Petersmidth, PhD

Topic: Restoration Approaches Using the FESWMS Model
Year: 2003

King Hong, MSc

Topic: A Numerical Model for Self-Weight Consolidation of Soil
Year: 2002

Robert Hilldale, MSc

Topic: Fluvial Erosion of Cohesive Banks Considering Turbulence and
Secondary Flow
Year: 2001
Current Affiliation: US Bureau of Reclamation

Edward Wicklein, MSc

Topic: A Numerical Model for the Study of Sediment Transport in Steep Mountain Streams
Year: 2000

Adam Schuyler, MSc

Topic: The Evolution of Cluster BedForms in Gravel-Bed Streams
Year: 2000

Former Postdoctoral Associates and Engineers

Dr. Mohamed Elhakeem

Experimental Sediment Transport
Host: IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
Years: 2005-2011
Current Affiliation: University of Abu Dhabi

Trevis Huff

Engineer I
Host: IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
Years: 2010-2011
Current Affiliation: University of Iowa

Former Undergraduate Research Associates

Ryan Asman, UIowa

Fluidization and Gamma Detector

Ian Barclay, UIowa

Clusters

Ricky Teed, UIowa

TClear Creek Measurements

Tom Smith, UIowa

Isotopes

Avery Bang, UIowa

Fluidization Project

Marc Wendell, UIowa

Hungry Canyon Alliance Project

Spencer Schoonover, UIowa

Clear Creek Watershed

Matt Boddicker, UIowa

Sensor Development

Ken Wacha, UIowa

Clear Creek Watershed

Lorraine Buckman, UIowa

Size Distribution Analysis

Bradley Reuter, UIowa

Alternative Tiles

Megan Osayande, UIowa

Bulk Density Measurements

Bryan Trent, WSU

ABT Inc. Hydraulic Grate Testing

William Vanderwaal, WSU

IDFG Fish for the Irrigation Div. Model

Adam Maxwell, WSU

IDFG Fish for the Irrigation Div. Model

Kyle Strom, WSU

Clusters Study - Calculation of Sediment Transport Rates In Gravel Bed Rivers

Rob Schurman, WSU

Avista - Pressure Transducer Calibration

Lisa Scarr, WSU

ABT Inc. Hydraulic Grate Testing

Rob Hilldale, WSU

WSDOT - Design of Step Pool Morphology

J. P. Slagle, WSU

Clusters Study - Calculation of Sediment Transport Rates in Gravel Bed Rivers

Z. Davidson, WSU

Clusters Study - Calculation of Sediment Transport Rates in Gravel Bed
Rivers

S. Crane, WSU

Clusters Study - Calculation of Sediment Transport Rates in Gravel Bed Rivers

J. Filipy, WSU

USGS-Erosion of Cohesive Sediment Beds

Doug Knapp, WSU

WTC-Development of a New Instrument for Bedload Transport

Tim Sullivan, WSU

WSDOT/Clusters Experiments

Stephen Lincoln, WSU

ONR-Cleanup of Contaminated Sites

JT Sanford, WSU

NSF-Clusters

Kip Kemak, WSU

NOAA Isotope

Sandra White, WSU

Clusters