People

FACULTY

M. Levent Kavvas, Ph.D

Director, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
e-mail: mlkavvas@ucdavis.edu
website: http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/kavvas/
TEL: (530) 752-2518

Dr. Kavvas’ areas of specialization include mathematical modeling of the integrated hydrologic-atmospheric processes at global, continental, country and watershed scales for the simulation and prediction of hydrologic water balances toward quantifying phenomena such as floods and droughts; mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes at regional, watershed and hillslope scales; investigations on the mathematical modeling of contaminant transport by inland surface waters, unsaturated flow and groundwater flow, and physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows.

RESEARCH PERSONNEL

Ali Ercan, Ph.D

Co-Manager, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
e-mail: aercan@ucdavis.edu
website: http://research.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jahl/people/ali-ercan/
TEL: (530) 754-4399

Dr. Ercan’s areas of specialization include scaling and self-similarity in hydrologic and hydraulic processes, stochastic open channel flow, applications of fractional calculus in hydrology and hydraulics, laboratory studies of environmental hydraulics, time series modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Kara Carr, Ph.D

Co-Manager, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
e-mail: kjcarr@ucdavis.edu
website: http://research.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jahl/people/kara-carr/
TEL: (530) 754-9278
Dr. Carr’s areas of specialization include sediment transport scaling and self-similarity, computational fluid dynamics, physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows and sediment transport, computational sediment transport modeling, and eco-hydraulics.

Hossein Bandeh

Senior Development Engineer
e-mail: ghoba@ucdavis.edu
website: http://research.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jahl/people/hossein-bandeh/
TEL: (530) 752-2385
Mr. Bandeh has extensive research experience in physical hydraulic modeling. He provided supervision and management for studies of unscreened diversions on the Sacramento River, sediment deposition, sturgeon passage, and debris removal. He contributes engineering support of design for hydraulics, electronics, electrical, mechanical, structural and water heating & cooling.

Tongbi Tu

Doctoral Student
e-mail: tbtu@ucdavis.edu
TEL: (530) 754-4399
Mr. Tu’s research interests include sediment transport, climate change, hydrology, and stochastic modeling. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Civil Engineering with a focus on Water Resources Engineering at UC Davis.

 

sethseidel-profile-photo-croppedSeth Seidel

Master’s Student
e-mail: sdseidel@ucdavis.edu
website: http://research.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jahl/people/seth-seidel/
Mr. Seidel’s research interests include include environmental fluid mechanics and hydrometeorology. His current research focuses on long memory in environmental flows.