2013 Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Institute promotes the education and training of water resources research professionals through its fellowship program. Profiles of each graduate fellow, and summaries of her or his  thesis research project, and publications from this project are accessed through the links below. Visitors are invited to contact the student, research advisor, or the Institute Director for further information on the projects. 

Fellows, Projects and Advisors

Graduate Student
Project Title
Prosper Gbolo
Geology and Geological Engineering, UND
Thermo Properties of Ground Water Reservoirs in Cold Climate Regions with Efficient Preventative Measures Dr. Dr. Phil Gerla
Yangbo He,
Soil Science, NDSU
Sodic soil characterization and management on subsurface drainage Dr. Thomas DeSutter
Kyle Horntvedt,
Ag and Biosystem, NDSU
Measurement and modeling of soil moisture changes for subsurface drained and subirrigated fields in the Red River Valley

Dr. Xinhua Jia

Ruchi Joshi,
Understanding the Survival of Cryptosporidium oocysts in North Dakota Dr. Eakalak Khan and Dr. John McEvoy
Kelsey Kolars,
Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
Development of a Model for Subsurface Drainage and Subirrigation Water Management Dr. Xinhua Jia
Amanda Kreiger,
Env. Engineering, UND
Electron Donor Contributions to Denitrification in the Elk Valley Aquifer, ND Dr. Scott Korom
Brian Mager,
Civil Engineering, UND
Physical model evaluations of scour holes below a singular and multiple step rock weirs Dr. Howe Lim
Rick Thalacker,
Geography, UND
Mapping Techniques for Soil Erosion, Using Digital Camera LiDAR and GIS Dr. Gregory Vandeberg
Veselina Valkov,
Temporal-spatial distribution (dynamics) of phytoplankton and diversity in relation to lake physical and chemical condition Dr. Wei Lin
Tanush Wadhawan,
Civil Engineering, NDSU
Investigation of Cryptosporidium oocysts in Influent and Effluent of the Fargo Water Treatment Plant Dr. Eakalak Khan and Dr. John McEvoy
Jiexia Wu,
Earth System Science and Policy, UND
Drought monitoring and prediction using NOAH land surface model and GRACE satellite observation Dr. Xiaodong Zhang
Melissa Wygant,
Geography, UND
A Place Vulnerability Analysis of Flood Hazard Risk at Grand Forks: 1990-2010 Dr. Paul Todhunter
Mengqi Xiong,
Civil Engineering, NDSU
Application of Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Model for Estimating Nutrient Loads to Lake Ashtabula, ND, under Different Climate Scenarios Dr. Padmanabhan and Dr. Zhulu Lin
Jun Yang,
Civil Engineering, NDSU
Improved Overland Flow Modeling for Hydrologic Connectivity Analysis of Potholes Dr. Xuefeng Chu