2018 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
Advisor
Afshin Shabani, Earth System Science and Policy, UND
Examining the Impact of Devils Lakes Outlets on Flood Risk and Water Quality of the Sheyenne River Xiaodong Zhang
Alec Lackmann, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Biological Sci., NDSU
Evidence of Recruitment Failure for 80 years in Bigmouth Buffalo Fish (Ictiobus cyprinellus Valenciennes 1844) Populations of the Red River of the North basin: A Call for Further Study and Action Malcom Butler and Mark Clark
Ali Rashid, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
Assessing Effect of Precise Evapotranspiration Measurement on Crop Coefficient and Water Use Xinhua Jia
Cole Huggins, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Geosciences, NDSU Implications of Stormwater Control Measures on Hydrology of an Urban Watershed in the Fargo, ND Area Stephanie Day
Haci Osman Guzel, Natural Resources Manage./Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU Mathematical Modeling of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Halis Simsek
Hoang Pham, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Civil and Environ. Engineering, NDSU Application of Green Iron Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Barley and other Plant-borne Polyphenols to Combat Lake Eutrophication Achintya Bezbaruah
Justin Waraniak, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Biological Sci., NDSU Landscape Genetics of Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) to Evaluate Biotic Connectivity and Environmental Quality of North Dakota Wetland Resources Craig Stockwell (NDSU) and David Mushet (USGS)
Kui Hu, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Biological Sci., NDSU Evaluating the Response of Diatoms and Cladocerans Communities to Climate Change over the Last Century in Lake P1, North Dakota Jon Sweetman
     
Mohsen Tahmasebi Nasab, Civil and Environ. Engineering, NDSU Development of the Macro-Scale Hydrologic Processes Simulator (Macro-HyProS) and Applications in the Red River Basin and North Dakota Xuefeng Chu
Nicholas Peterson, Civil Engineering, UND Enhanced Removal of Heavy Metals from Stormwater by Bioretention Cells Feng Xiao
Ning Wang, Civil and Environ. Engineering, NDSU Development of a New Depression-oriented Hydrologic Modeling System (HYDROL-D) Xuefeng Chu
Tong Lin, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU An Integrated Social and Ecological Model for Stream Flow Simulation Zhulu Lin
Yavuz Fidantemiz, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU Effect of Water Level on Soybean Growth with High Salinity Water Halis Simsek
Zachary Phillips, Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Geosciences, NDSU Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Fluvial Geomorphology of Post-glaciolacustrine Meandering Rivers: A Case Study of the Red River Stephanie Day