M. Levent Kavvas, Ph.D
Director, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
TEL: (530) 752-2518
Dr. Kavvas’ areas of specialization include physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows, 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, and unsaturated flow and groundwater flow.
Manager of Technical Services, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
TEL: (530) 754-4399
Dr. Ercan’s areas of specialization include scaling and self-similarity in hydraulic and hydrologic 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
Manager of Operations, J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory
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.
Senior Development Engineer
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.
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.
Mr. Seidel’s research interests include environmental fluid mechanics and hydrometeorology. His current research focuses on long memory in environmental flows.