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Brian Barkdoll Named EWRI/ASCE Fellow


By Jennifer Donovan


Last Modified 4:20 PM, August 7, 2013

Brian Barkdoll, associate professor of environmental water resources

August 7, 2013—

Brian Barkdoll, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University, has been named a Fellow of the Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  

According to the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI), “an EWRI Fellow is someone who is recognized by the field and their peers as a leader in water resources and/or environmental engineering.”

EWRI was formed in 1999 to integrate technical expertise and public policy into the planning, design, construction and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure.

Previously, Barkdoll won the Daniel W. Mead Award for younger members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award for the ASCE’s Southwest district. He spent four years as an engineer for the US Peace Corps in Nepal.

Barkdoll’s research interests include dam decommissioning, environmental engineering, hydraulic structures, river mechanics, sediment transport, stream rehabilitation and sustainability. He is the associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

A licensed professional engineer, Barkdoll earned a BSCE in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa.  He joined the faculty at Michigan Tech in 2002.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.