Our Areas of Research

The WISE research group performs cutting-edge research in the areas of smart and resilient flood control, mitigation of violent geysers (air-water flows), optimal reservoir operation under uncertainty, sustainable stormwater management, computational hydraulics (CFD) and physical modeling of hydraulic structures. Videos of some of our representative work on each of these areas are shown below. For more information on each of these areas, please select the respective links below.

Smart and resilient flood control

Our remotely operated siphon system in action

Violent air-water geyser eruptions

One of our geyser laboratory experiments

Smart Stormwater and Wastewater:

ITM simulation of a sewer system in Chicago

Quantifying Heat Island Effect

Sunlight heating simulation of a FIU building

Mitigating impacts of natural hazards

Protecting coastal systems from storm surge and hurricane damage

Smart Green Infrastructure

2019 EPA RainWorks Campus Challenge

CFD Modeling

One of our geyser numerical simulations performed with OpenFOAM

Physical Modeling

One of our PIV experiments

Reservoir operation under uncertainty

Optimal operation of the big ten-dams in the Columbia River system

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