Current Members

Indiana Hossain and Floods Hi res
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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Pritam Das

Pursuing PhD on “Computationally Efficient and Robust Satellite-based Global Reservoir Modeling”

M.Tech (Integrated 5-year) Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee 2020 (Gold Medalist)

Shahzaib Khan

Pursuing PhD on “Investingating Satellite-based Surface Water Applications in Water and Irrigation Management for Food and Water Security”

B.Tech Indian Institute of Technology- Gandhinagar 2021

Sanchit Minocha

Pursuing PhD on “Globally Scalable Data-driven Techniques for Understanding Human Impact on Surface Water Quantity and Quality”

M.Tech (Integrated 5-year) Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee 2020 (Gold Medalist)

George Darkwah

Pursuing PhD on “Hydro-thermal Signature Prediction of Regulated River Basins for Improving Ecological and Public Health Decision-making”

MS. Tennessee Technological University, 2022

Qishi Zhou

Pursuing PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Honorary Robotics Engineer for SASWE Group

B.S University of Minnesota, MS University of Washington

Sarath Suresh

Pursuing PhD on “Improving Multi-purpose Reservoir Operations in Flood-prone Mountainous Environments”,

M.Tech Indian Institute of Technology- Mumbai

Past Members – SASWE Alumni

Indira Bose

MS on “Making Smart Irrigation Smarter for Asian Agricultural Systems”, 2020 Now at Wolf Water Consulting, Portland, Oregon, USA

PhD “Towards Forecast-Informed Sustainable Hydropower Operations”, 2021 Now at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

PhD on “Mainstreaming multi-mission satellite observations in operational water resources management” 2021 Now at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

PhD on “Adaptive Reservoir Operation in the Transboundary Nile River Basin” 2021 Now at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

PhD on “Application-oriented approaches to modeling & satellite-based monitoring of watershed sediment dynamics” PhD. University of Washington, 2020 Now in International Development and Missionary Service.

PhD on “Probable Maximum Precipitation in a Changing Climate ” PhD. University of Washington, 2017 Now at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, USA.

Matthew Bonnema

PhD on “Understanding the Impacts of Reservoirs in Developing Regions using Satellite Remote Sensing” PhD. University of Washington, 2019 Now employed at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Kensey Daly
MS on “Recent Warming of the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia: Implications for one of the World’s Most Productive Inland Fisheries”
M.S University of Washington, 2019
Now at Jacobs Engineering Group
Laura Inha

Valle Program PhD Exchange Scholar on “Targeting actions and resources to achieve more resilient water services” PhD, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Valle Scholarship Awardee 2017-2018

Safat Sikder

PhD on “Advancing Precipitation and Transboundary Flood Forecasting in Monsoon Climates for Operational Agencies” PhD. University of Washington, 2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2016 Now at Kansas State University

Asif Mahmood

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

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

Operationalizing satellite-based water management for Nepal Government – 2016 Now at Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal

Naveed Iqbal

Operationalizing satellite-based water management for Pakistan Government – 2016 PhD. University of Quaid-E-Azam, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016 Now at Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Pakistan

Wondmagegn Yazea

PhD on “Climate-friendly Dam Design and Operations in the 21st Century.” M.S. University of Stuttgart, 2009. NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2013 Now at University of Houston, USA

   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 Now at Department of Energy (Nuclear Forensics)

Abebe Sine Gebregiorgis

PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “Hydrologically-optimal Merging of High Resolution Satellite Precipitation Products.” NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee-2013 Website Now Chief Flood Modeler, Harris County Flood District, Houston Texas

Ahmed Mohamed Degu

PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “A Comprehensive Observational Study on the Impact of Artificial Reservoirs on Local Hydroclimatology.” M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, 2006 Now at Mekelle University, Ethiopia

 Ling Tang

PhD – Graduated Summer 2011. “Transfer of Uncertainty of Space-borne high Resolution Rainfall Products at Ungauged Regions.” M.S. Wuhan University, China 2007 NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee Now at ESRI Inc. USA


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

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:  Hydrologic Modeling Framework for Rapid Prototyping of GPM-based Flood Forecasting in International River Basins. Graduated Summer 2007 At HDR Inc. as Professional Associate

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 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. Abstract

Jonathan Schwenk

B.S – Tennessee Technological University, 2007 Undegraduate Research: National Survey of Course Curriculum on Stochastic Theory for Water Resources Engineering. NSF Graduate Fellowship Awardee – 2010-2013