Melanie Kueber Watkins, PE

Melanie Kueber Watkins


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  • Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • PhD, Civil Engineering/Pavement Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Project Management/Civil Engineering, Northwestern University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University

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Teaching Interests

  • River and floodplain hydraulics
  • Water/waste water/storm systems design
  • International senior design
  • Pavement materials
  • Statics

Research Interests

  • Water management structure design for highways, industrial developments: culverts, bridge openings, storm sewers, in-line detention/ponds, floodway/floodplain mitigation
  • Sanitary sewer force main rehabilitation rehab research & design including pump station evaluations
  • Testing and characterization of pavement materials for beneficial reuse
  • Existing method testing/performance research to improve/design standard tests
  • Gravel/paved road condition assessment/asset management