Faisal Hossain

PhD University of Connecticut, 2004
M.Eng National University of Singapore, 1999
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, 1996

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Matthew Bonnema

Pursuing PhD on “Satellite-based Discharge Estimation and Reservoir Management: Getting Ready for the Future with the SWOT Mission”

B.S. University of Minnesota, 2014

Shahryar Ahmad

Pursuing MS (leading to PhD) “Hydropower Maximization of Reservoirs using Forecast Information at Multiple Scales”

B.S. Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, 2016

Xiaodong Chen

Pursuing PhD on “Understanding Probable Maximum Precipitation in a Changing Climate ”


B.S. Tsinghua University, 2011

Nishan Biswas

Pursuing MS on “Development of Scalable Tools for Water Management based on Satellite-based Earth Observations” – 2016

Asif Mahmood

Pursuing PhD on “The Water-Food and Nutrition Nexus in the Deltas of the Developing World”

B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2013

Hisham Eldardiry

Pursuing PhD on “Water Management Applications in Nile River Basin”

M.S. University of Louisiana, Lafayette, 2014
B.S. Alexandria University, Egypt, 2010

Safat Sikder

Pursuing PhD on “Advancing Precipitation and Transboundary Flood Forecasting in Monsoon Climates for Operational Agencies”

M.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2013.

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2016

Laura Inha

Valle Program PhD Exchange Scholar on “Targeting actions and resources to achieve more resilient water services”

PhD, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (on-going).

Valle Scholarship Awardee 2017-2018

Past Members – SASWE Alumni

Mehedi Maswood

MS on “Space-borne Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers at Continental Scales” – 2015. Now at Woolacutts Engineers, Sydney, Australia

Bikram Zoowa

On UW training program to operationalise satellite-based water management for Nepal Government – 2016

Naveed Iqbal

On UW VISIT program to operationalise satellite-based water management for Pakistan Government – 2015

PhD. University of Quaid-E-Azam, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016

Wondmagegn Yazea

PhD on “Climate-friendly Dam Design and Operations in the 21st Century.” Now at Montana State University.

M.S. University of Stuttgart, 2009.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2013

   Abel Tadesse Woldemichael

PhD on “Land-atmosphere Modeling of Artificial Reservoirs to Understand the impact on Extreme Precipitation”

M.S. Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, 2008

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2012

Adam Stratz

M.S (fast-track) on “PMP Estimation for Large Dams Under Climate Change” 2014. Now at US Department of Energy.

B.S. Tennessee Technological University, USA. 2013

Abebe Sine Gebregiorgis

PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “Hydrologically-optimal Merging of High Resolution Satellite Precipitation Products.” Now at Texas Flood Commission.

NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee-2013


Ahmed Mohamed Degu

PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “A Comprehensive Observational Study on the Impact of Artificial Reservoirs on Local Hydroclimatology.” Now at Mekelle University.

M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, 2006

 Ling Tang

PhD – Graduated Summer 2011. “Transfer of Uncertainty of Space-borne high Resolution Rainfall Products at Ungauged Regions.” Now working as Research Associate at NASA Goddard – Greenbelt

M.S. Wuhan University, China 2007
NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee


M.S (Joint program between Institute of Water Modeling Bangladesh and TTU) on “Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission for Water Management in Bangladesh.”

Graduated Fall 2010 – Currently back at IWM-Bangladesh for capacity building

Caitlin Balthrop Moffit

M.S. (Fast-track) – 2010 “Validation of the NASA Global Flood Detection System over Bangladesh”

Graduated Spring 2010 – Currently Assistant Professor of Engineering at Chattanooga State College, TN.

    Dr. Indu Jeyachandran

Post Doctoral Associate- (Jan 2009-May 2009)”Coupled Land-Atmospheric Modeling of Large River Basins to Predict Alteration to Low-Frequency Precipitation by Man-Made Water Projects”

PhD, University of Utah – 2008.

Robby Florence

Summer Internship (EDF Funded Project) on “Development of STEVE 2.0 for Stochastic Theory Education in the Classroom”

B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2008
Pursued MS at UNC Chapell Hill

Matthew Boynton

MS on “Improving Engineering Education in Rural Counties through Hydrological Risk Analysis”

B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2005.
Graduated Summer 2009.
Now pursuing PhD in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech

Mohammed Kibria Chowdhury

MS on “Physically-based spatial mapping of arsenic contamination using artificial neural networks and chaos theory”

B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, 2006

Ivanhoe Fellowship Awardee
Graduated Spring 2009

Nitin Katiyar

B.Tech – Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2004.
Thesis Topic: Development of a Open-book Hydrologic Modeling Framework for Rapid Prototyping of GPM-based Flood Forecasting in International River Basins.

Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship Awardee
Graduated Summer 2007 – Currently working at HydroQual, Inc, New Jersey.

Amanda Harris

B.Eng – Tennessee Technological University, USA, 2005
Thesis Topic: Investigating Optimal Configuration of Hydrologic Models during Data Denial Situations Using Satellite Rainfall Data.

Graduated Spring 2007 – Currently working at US Army Corps of Engineers at Nashville.

Preethi Raj

B.Eng – Visveswaraih Technological University, Bangalore, India, 2005

Graduated Spring 2007 – Adjunct Faculty at Nashville Tech 2008-2009.

Thesis Topic: Error Budget Analyses of Hydrologic Models using Satellite Rainfall Data.


Jonathan Schwenk

B.S – Tennessee Technological University, 2007

Undegraduate Research: National Survey of Course Curriculum on Stochastic Theory for Water Resources Engineering.


Graduated Fall 2007

NSF Graduate Fellowship Awardee – 2010-2013 – Now pursuing NSF-fellowship funded PhD research at University of Minnesota