SPOTLIGHT | Andrew Juan, SSPEED Research Scientist
Andrew Juan Named SSPEED Research Scientist
Andrew Juan now assumes his new role at the SSPEED Center as a Research Scientist. His focus is on hydrologic / hydraulic modeling, flood risk, damage and mitigation in urban areas. He will also pursue research in inland and coastal watersheds, green infrastructure and flood warning systems.
Andrew’s interest in surface water hydrology stemmed from growing up in an extremely flood-prone Jakarta. Like Houston, Jakarta is densely populated, has high impervious cover and significant subsidence issues, and experiences high-intensity rainfall. During peak monsoon months of December and January, Jakarta can have floods that last for days at a time.
“I am also extremely invested in the work of the SSPEED Center in coastal surge and hurricane impacts as I have personally experienced the devastation caused by several storms, including Ivan (2004), Ike (2008), and Harvey (2017),” said Andrew.
Andrew holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pensacola Christian College and both an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Rice University. He enjoys cooking, reading science fiction, traveling and photography.