Civil & Environmental Engineering
What degree are you currently seeking?:
Brief thesis project description:
Our work examines the hydrodynamics of flow around small aspect ratio obstacles, such as mussels. It is motivated by the need for a better understanding of transport mechanisms in fresh water mussel populations.We found something interesting that no one has seen before.
Who is your Thesis Advisor?:
James Buchholz and Larry Weber
Why did you decide to go to graduate school?:
Why did you choose The University of Iowa for your graduate studies?:
Because it has one of the largest best group in the world in water engineering called IIHR: Iowa institute of hydraulics research
What are your long term goals beyond your graduate degree at Iowa?:
I plan on completing post-doctoral work after I complete my PhD. From there I am interested in working for a consulting engineer.
How has your experience at Iowa allowed you to achieve your goals?:
Working at IIHR has become an integral part of my day. I absolutely love it! The best experience I have had at a IIHR anywhere.