SSPEED GRADUATES

SINCE 2015

Avantika Gori

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2018

Thesis

Quantifying Impacts of Development on Floodplain Evolution and Projections of Future Flood Hazard: Applications to Harris County TX

Current Position

Ph.D. Student, Princeton University

Christina Hughes

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2015

Thesis

Watershed-scale Distributed Hydrologic Modeling and Assessment of Low Impact Development Features in White Oak Bayou, Houston, TX

Current Position

Senior Associate, Walter P Moore

Connie Do

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2019

Thesis

Development of a Framework to Simulate Storm Surge-Induced Aboveground Storage Tank Spills

Current Position

Graduate Engineer, Walter P Moore

Dr. Andrew Juan

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2016

Thesis

Evaluating the Hydrodynamic Performance of Green and Gray Infrastructure in Urban Watersheds for the Greater Houston Region

Current Position

Research Scientist, Rice University

Dr. Antonia Sebastian

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, December 2016

Thesis

Quantifying Flood Hazard & Risk in Highly Urbanized Coastal Watersheds

Current Position

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Ben Bass

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2018

Thesis

Improvements to the Characterization of Tropical Cyclone Flood Risks with Advanced Statistical and Numerical Modeling Methods. 

Current Position

Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California

Dr. Jacob Torres

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2016

Thesis

Novel Computational and Probabilistic Methods for Characterizing Joint Flood Hazards under Extreme Cyclone Events

Current Position

Managing Partner and Principal, Torres & Associates, LLC

Dr. Katherine Anarde

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2019

Thesis

Transformation & Morphological Impact of Low-Frequency Waves during Hurricane Attack

Current Position

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ferne Maulsby

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2019

Thesis

Quantifying Risk Reduction of Flood Mitigation Measures for an Urban Watershed in Houston, Texas

Current Position

Hydrology and Hydraulic EIT, WGA

John Nicholas Irza

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2017

Thesis

Addressing Uncertainty in Residential Damage Estimates from Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge with a Focus on Variability in Structure Elevations.

Current Position

Water Engineer, Arcadis

Meera Gadit

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2020

Thesis

Current Position

Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology

Mikaela Mahoney

M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University, May 2016

Thesis

Future Water for Texas: Evaluating the efficacy of groundwater availability model in south central Texas by using actual pumping data from 2000-2014.

Current Position

Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers