Year Recipient Traveled to Conference To present research on
Fall 2017

Michael Heisel

Denver, CO

70th Annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APSDFD)

Characterization of turbulent flow structures in the atmospheric boundary layer through super-large-scale particle image velocimetry

Fall 2017

Lucia Baker

Denver, CO

70th Annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APSDFD)

Experimental study of dense suspension of large particles in a turbulent boundary layer

Fall 2017

Brandon Sloan

New Orleans, LA

2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

Parametrizing evaporative resistance for heterogeneous sparse canopies through novel wind tunnel experimentation

Fall 2017

Gerard Salter

New Orleans, LA

2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

Deterministic chaos in a model of a simple delta network

Fall 2017

Olivia Beaulieu

New Orleans, LA

2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

River terrace formation and destruction demonstrated by base-level fall experiments

Fall 2017

Sida He

Denver, CO

70th Annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APSDFD)

Numerical study of interactions among air, water, and rigid/flexible solid bodies

Spring 2017 Abigail Tomasek Raleigh, NC Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting  How does inundation affect denitrification in agricultural landscapes?”
Spring 2017 Alec Petersen Chicago, IL

Tenth International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena

“Experimental study of particle-turbulence interaction in homogeneous turbulence.”

Fall 2016 Saurabh Chawdry Portland, Oregon 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics "Field scale simulation of axial hydrokinetic turbines in a natural marine environment"
Fall 2016 Mirko Musa Portland, Oregon 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics "Advancing marine hydrokinetic turbine arrays towards large-scale deployments in sandy rivers: a laboratory study"
Fall 2016 Anne Wilkinson Portland, Oregon 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics "Understanding Abiotic Triggers for Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lakes Using a Long Term In-situ Monitoring Research Station"
Fall 2015 Maria Garcia-Serrana San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union "Evaluation of an Infiltration Model with Microchannels"
Fall 2015 Zeinab Takbiri San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union "Microwave Signatures of Inundation Area.”
Spring 2015 Mohammad Hajit Regina, Saskatchewan CSCE “A computational model for large eddy simulation of dilute bubbly turbulent flows.”
Spring 2015 Craig Hill The Hague, Netherlands Internaional Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering Research

“Hydrokinetic turbine models in complex channel topography: local scour, sediment transport and device performance.”

Spring 2015 Jon Schwenk Iquitos, Peru  River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics "Process and form: bend-scale morphodynamics along the Ucayali River from satellite imagery."
Spring 2015 Abigail Tomasek Milwaukee, Wisconsin Society of Freshwater Science “Quantifying the effects of environmental variables on the composition and activity of denitrifying microbial communities.”
Fall 2014 Mohammad Danesh-Yazdi San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union “Self-dissimilar Landscapes: Probing into Causes and Consequences via Multi-scale Analysis and Synthesis.”
Fall 2014 Ali Ebrahimian Houston, Texas International Low Impact Development  “Determining Effective Impervious Area as a Measure of Actual Connectedness in Urban Watersheds.”
Fall 2014 Maria Garcia-Serrana Houston, Texas International Low Impact Development  “Infiltration Performance of Dry Swales.”
Fall 2014 Ashish Karn San Francisco, California American Physical Society  “An Integrative Image Measurement Technique for Dense Bubbly Flows with a Wide Size Distribution.”
Fall 2014 Zeinab Takbiri San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union “Quantifying Frequency-Magnitude Shifts in Rainfall-Runoff Relationships in Human Dominated Landscapes: The case of Midwestern U.S.”
2013 Jon Czuba San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union “Vulnerability assessment to flux amplification in river basins: A dynamic network approach and impact decomposition.”
2013 Mohammad Hajit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania American Physical Society “A computational model for large eddy simulation of dilute bubbly turbulent flows.”
2013 Adam Witt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania American Physical Society “Void fraction and bubble size in a simulated hydraulic jump.”
2012 Antoni Calderer San Diego, California American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics “Coupled level-set CURVIB method for fluid-structure interaction simulations of arbitrarily complex floating rigid bodies.”
2012 David Escobar Sanabria San Diego, California American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics  “Modeling of Longitudinal Motion of a High Speed Supercavitating Vehicle.”
Fall 2011 Shahram Missaghi Perth, Western Australia International Congress on Modeling and Simulation “3D water quality modeling of a morphologically complex lake, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, and examples of model applications”
Fall 2011 Bereket Yohannes San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union "Boundary Stresses due to Impacts from Dry Granular Flows"
Spring 2011 Corey Markfort Vienna, Austria European Geosciences Union  “Effect of porosity on ABL evolution over a canopy patch in a stable atmosphere: a wind tunnel study"
2010 Arvind Singh Vienna, Austria European Geosciences Union  "Complexity and Multi-scale Dynamics of Migrating Dunes under Varying Flow Conditions" 
2010 Anwar Chengala Las Vegas, Nevada West Coast Chapter of the National Algae Association   
2009 *No award given*      
2008  Omar Abdul Aziz Honolulu, Hawaii American Society of Civil Engineers  
2008 Chandana Gangodagemage Fort Lauderdale, Florida American Geophysical Union "New Scaling Considerations in River Basins: combining drainage path geometry and link lengths"
2007 Feng Wan Vienna, Austria European General Science Union  "Evaluation of Dynamic Subgrid-scale Models in Large-eddy simulations of Neutral Turbulent Flow over a Two-dimensional Sinusoidal Hill"
2006 James Robert Stoll Vienna, Austria European General Science Union  “Surface Heterogeneity Effects on Regional Scale Fluxes in stable Boundary Layers: An LES Study"
2005 Ben O'Connor Salt Lake City, Utah American Society of Limnology and Oceanography  "Quantity-activity of Dentifying Bacteria and Nitrate Variability in Streams" 
2004 Damian Kawakami Seattle, Washington American Physical Society  "Periodicity of Sheet Cloud Cavitation" 
2004 Wonsuck Kim San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union "Autogenic Shoreline Responses to Fluvial Change"
2004 Ben Sheets Coimbra Portugal International Association of Sedimentologists  "Multi-storey Architechture and Sedimentation in an Experimental Alluvial System"
2004 Lisa Tilman San Francisco, California American Geophysical Union "Scaling of Hydrologic Parameters of Braided Rivers"