Purdue Water Community

Venkatesh Merwade

Contact Information

HAMP 1101G
Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Biography

NTERESTS
GIS applications in water resources engineering with specific focus on river channels; surface water hydrology; hydraulics; fluid mechanics and water quality modeling.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Aug 2013 - present
- Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2007 to 2013.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2006 to 2007.
- Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Jan 2006 to Aug 2006.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 2004 to 2006.
- Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 2001 to 2004.
- Research and Teacing Assistant, Department of Engineering Hydrology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Jan 2000 to Dec 2000.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Research Intern, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Redlands, CA, Summer 2002.
- Project Engineer, Montgomery Watson Harza, India, 1997 to 1999.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Individual

  1. 2011 Purdue’s Zimmerman Civil Engineering Innovation Award.
  2. Co-recepeint of 2011 Quentin Martin Best Practice Paper Award for the journal article “Linking GIS, Hydraulic Modeling, and Tabu Search for Optimizing a Water Level- Monitoring Network in South Florida” in the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.
  3. 2010 Outstanding Reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
  4. Irish Government Fellowship for pursuing MSc (Hydrology) in Ireland (1999).
  5. Ranked first at the May 1997 Bachelor of Engineering exams at Shivaji University, India.

Education

- PhD. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2004.
- MSc. in Engineering Hydrology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, December 2000.
- B.Engg. in Environmental Engineering, Shivaji University, India, May 1997.

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