Brian Barkdoll


Judith Perlinger Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
807 Dow Building
Phone: +1(906)487-1981
Email: barkdoll@mtu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Ph.D.
Civil Engineering, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1997 M.S. Environmental Engineering, Department of Civl & Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1992
Language & Cultural Training, American Peace Corps, Nepal. Received 4/5 on Language Proficiency Exam B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Akron, 1985

 

Biography

Dr. Barkdoll has degrees from the Universities, of Akron, Cincinnati and Iowa. He has spent 4 years as an engineer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. Dr. Barkdoll's teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, contaminant transport, and water collection and distribution. His research interests are in sedimentation, scour, oxygen transfer, clay permeability, vortices, acoustics, stream restoration, dams and reservoirs, intakes, water distribution systems, international development, and environmental sustainability.

Dr. Barkdoll is a member of the ASCE Sedimentation Committee and the Environmental Hydraulics Committee. He has won the Daniel W. Mead Award for Younger Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence-in-Teaching Award for the S.W. District. He has published over 35 technical papers and given over 25 seminars at international conferences.

Dr. Barkdoll has been involved in over $1.3M of research and is a member of 8 professional societies. He regularly reviews technical papers and proposals to 10 journals and funding organizations.

Dr. Barkdoll is a Diplomate of the Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE). He was previously the Chair of the Sedimentation Technical Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Research Interests