Our Team

Principal Investigator

Arturo S. Leon, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

Associate Professor of Hydraulic Engineering

Postdoc, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2010
PhD, Civil Engrg, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007
MS, Hydraulic Engrg, National Univ. of Engrg, Peru, 2000
BS, Civil Engrg, Nat. Univ. San Cristobal Huam., Peru, 1996

Post-docs

Vivek Verma

Courtesy Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Civil & Env. Engrg , Florida Int. Univ., Miami, 2021
MS, Civil & Env. Engrg , Texas A&M Univ., College Station, 2017
BS, Civil Engrg, Nat. SSIPMT, India, 2015

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Linlong Bian

Courtesy Postdoctoral Associate

PhD, Civil & Env. Engrg , Florida Int. Univ., Miami, 2021
MS, Hydroinf. and Water Manag., U. of Nice Sophia, France, 2017
MS, Hydroinf. and Water Manag., Newcastle Univ., England, 2017
ME, Hydrol. and Hydr. Struct. Engrg., North China Univ., China, 2016
BS, Hydr. & Hydroel. Engrg, Nanchang Inst. of Tech., China, 2014

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lbian@fiu.edu

Current
Graduate
Students

Sumit R. Zanje

PhD Student

ME, Design Engrg, BITS Pilani, India, 2017
BE, Mechanical Engrg, Mumbai University, India, 2014

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szanj001@fiu.edu

Zeda Yin

PhD Student

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Marshall University, WV, 2019
BE, Mechatronics, Nanjing Institute of Technology, China, 2016

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zyin005@fiu.edu

Abbas Sharifi

PhD Student

MS, Mechanical Engrg., Urmia University of Tech., Iran, 2016
BS, Mechanical Engrg., Urmia University of Tech., Iran, 2014

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ashar092@fiu.edu

Pratik Mahyawansi

PhD Student

MS, Aerospace Propulsion, Indian Inst. of Tech. Bombay, 2015
BS, Aeronautical Engrg., Aeronautical Society of India, 2013

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pmahy002@fiu.edu

Primary advisor: Dr. Cheng-Xian Lin, Co-advisor: Dr. Arturo S. Leon

William Campbell

MS Student

B.S. Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, May 2020.
B.S. Advertising, University of Florida, May 2016.

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wcamp003@fiu.edu

Hector Mayorga

MS Student

MSc. Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Alcalá (Spain), 2012.
BS Civil Engineering, National University of Nicaragua (Nicaragua), 2009

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hmayo007@fiu.edu

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

  1. Antonio Herreros De Tejada
  2. Kianna Desilva

Former Graduate Students and Post-Docs

  1. Linlong Bian (Ph.D - Civil Engineering, graduated Fall 2021).
  2. Vivek Verma (Ph.D - Civil Engineering, graduated Summer 2021). Currently Postdoc at FIU.
  3. Mohammad Reza Safaei (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Assistant Professor, 2018-2021).
  4. Dogukan Ozecik (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Summer 2021). Currently Hydraulic Engineer at the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Ankara, Turkey.
  5. Sumit Zanje (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Spring 2021).
  6. Salome Montoya (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated 2020). Currently Project Manager (civil engineer) at EXP, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
  7. Li Qin (PhD - Visiting scholar, graduated Fall 2018). Currently Lecturer at College of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, China.
  8. Ahmet Emirhan Yolcu (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Spring 2018). Currently Hydraulic Engineer at the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Ankara, Turkey.
  9. Yunji Choi (Ph.D - Civil Engineering, graduated Spring 2018). Currently at Jacobs Engineering Group, Corvallis, OR.
  10. Taher Chegini (Ph.D student - Civil Engineering, 2017-2018).
  11. Hamid Bashiri (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2017-2018).
  12. Erfaneh Sharifi (Ph.D student - Civil Engineering, 2017-2018).
  13. Duan Chen (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2014-2016). Currently, Deputy Chief Engineer of Hydraulics Department, Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute
  14. Parnian Hosseini (Ph.D - Civil Engineering, graduated Fall 2016). Currently, Water Resources Engineer at Golder Associates, Calgary, Canada.
  15. Yun Tang (MEng - Civil Engineering, graduated Summer 2016). Currently at HDR Engineering, Washington, D.C.
  16. Ibrahem Elayeb (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Summer 2016) Currently, Designer at Precision Structural Engineering, Inc., Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  17. Julia Rask (MS student - Water Resources Engineering, 2012-2016).
  18. Ali Alnahit (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Summer 2015). Currently, PhD Student at Clemson University.
  19. Christopher Ryan Hockert (MEng - Civil Engineering, graduated Spring 2015). Currently, Engineer at SSOE Group, Beaverton, Oregon.
  20. Benjamin Church (MEng - Civil Engineering, graduated Spring 2014).
  21. Christopher Gifford-Miears (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Winter 2014). Currently, Hydraulic Engineer at Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) - Denver
  22. Elizabeth A. Kanashiro (MS - Civil Engineering, graduated Winter 2013). Currently, Hydrologic/Hydraulic Engineer at Ausenco (Australian Consulting Company)

Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

  1. Roberto Zotti (Spring 2022 - Summer 2022)
  2. Carlos Amezquita (Summer 2021)
  3. Nicole Romanach (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021)
  4. Angeluz Kobrosly (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021))
  5. Sabrina Hochberg (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021)
  6. Francisca Olmos de Aguilera (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021)
  7. Daniel Viciana (Fall 2019 – Fall 2020)
  8. Angela Hogan, Honors College student (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019), 2nd place winner of 2018 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge, Master Plan Category. Currently at BCC Engineering, Miami, FL.
  9. Davis Isaias Hernandez-Alvarez (Winter 2016)
  10. Tyler Oathes (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  11. Megan Conley (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  12. Alyssa Saito (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  13. Emily Napualani Luke (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  14. Devin Robert Sene  (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  15. Parker Wood Murphy (Winter-Spring 2016 )
  16. Lee Brian Bissinger (Summer 2011, Fall 2012, Summer 2012,  Spring 2014)
  17. Tim Lloyd (BS - Civil Engineering)
  18. Emiko Fukuchi (BS - Environmental Engineering)
  19. Jeffrey Knowles (BS - Civil Engineering, 2011)
  20. Yunji Choi (BS - Civil Engineering, 2011)
  21. Hadi Mirsadeghi (B.S. Civil Engineering, 2010)
  22. Esther Contreras (BS - Civil Engineering, 2010)

Collaborators

  1. Prof. Mohamed Ghidaoui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
  2. Prof. Ryan Lowe (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
  3. Prof. Nigel Wright (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  4. Prof. Bas Jonkman (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  5. Dr. Martin Rüdisüli, Hunziker Betatech AG, Switzerland
  6. Tony Margevicius, URS, New Zealand
  7. Prof. Marcelo Garcia (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  8. Prof. James Guo (University of Colorado at Denver)
  9. Prof. Leonardo Nania (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  10. Prof. Venkataramana Sridhar (Virginia Tech)
  11. Prof. Peter Goodwin (University of Idaho)
  12. Prof. Arthur R. Schmidt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  13. Prof. Xiaofeng Liu (Pennsylvania State University)
  14. Prof. Ximing Cai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  15. Dr. Juan A. Gonzalez-Castro (South Florida Water Management District, Florida)
  16. Prof. Jose G. Vasconcelos (Auburn University, Alabama)
  17. Prof. Christopher Hoyle (Oregon State University)
  18. Prof. Nathan Gibson (Oregon State University)
  19. Prof. Meghna Babbar-Sebens (Oregon State University)
  20. Prof. Tyler Radniecki (Oregon State University)
  21. Prof. Claudio Fuentes (Oregon State University)
  22. Prof. Yong Chen (Oregon State University)
  23. Prof. Clinton S. Willson (Louisiana State University)
  24. Dr. Wayne C. Huber (Geosyntec, Oregon State University)
  25. M.S. Carmen Bernedo, Montgomery Watson and Harza, Colorado
  26. Dr. David H. Axworthy, http://www.nhcweb.com/, Pasadena, California
  27. M.S. Virgil Adderley, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland, Oregon
  28. Sam Glovick, Wade Trim (http://www.wadetrim.com), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photos of the WISE Research Group

July 28, 2022. Picture of some of our group members. From left to right: Abbas, Hector, Arturo, Zeda, Pratik, Antonio and Linlong. Some members were nor present.


January 24, 2019. Picture of some of our group members. From left to right: Sumit, Aditia, Vivek, Dogukan, Linlong and Arturo.


April 05, 2019. Picture of some of our group members. From left to right: Linlong, Sumit, Aditia, Arturo, Dogukan, Vivek and Salome.


September 19, 2019. Picture of some of our group members. From left to right: Dogukan, Sumit, Arturo, Aditia, Reza, Linlong, and Vivek.

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