Colorado State University
Graduate Students
Current Students
Ami Cobb

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2014
Technical Paper: Comparison of Shear stress Methods in One-dimensional and Complex Flows
Kyung-Seop Shin

PhD Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2015
Thesis: Methodology for Calculating Shear Stress in a Meandering Channel

Thomas Parker

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2014
Thesis: Analysis of Riprap Design Predictive Equations for Maximum and Average Velocities at the Tip of Transverse In-stream Structures
Miles Yaw

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2015

Aneruth Parthasarathy

MS Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Pasricha
Graduation: Fall 2014
Thesis: Power Analysis and Optimization of System on-Chip through Dynamic Hardware and Software Partitioning of FPGA
Natalie Youngblood

PhD Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Summer 2014
Dissertation: Wave Overtopping Hydrodynamic Forces on Levee Landward Slope and Berm

Michael Scurlock

PhD Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2014
Dissertation: Quantification of Hydraulic Effects from Transverse In-stream Structures in Channel Bends



Recent Graduates
Brendan Comport

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2010
Thesis: Hydraulic Efficiency of Grate and Curb Inlets for Urban Drainage
Paul Sclafani

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Fall 08
Thesis: Methodology for Predicting Maximum Velocity and Shear Stress in a Sinuous Channel with Bendway Weirs using 1-D HEC-RAS modeling Results

Nathan Holste

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 09
Technical Paper: Small Scale Testing of Articulating Concrete Blocks
Mike Turner

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Fall 2011
Technical Paper: Transition Mat Culvert Outfall Design Guidance

Sean Kimbrel

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Fall 07
Technical Paper: Effects of Debris on Bridge-Pier Scour, Task Order No. 6 Data Report
Mick Ursic

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2011
Thesis: Quantification of Shear Stress in a Meandering Native Topographic Channel using a Physical Hydraulic Model

Tony Meneghetti

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Summer 08
Thesis: Stage-discharge Relationships for U-, W-, and A-weirs in Unsubmerged Conditions
Kent Walker

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 08
Technical Paper: Comparison of a Generalized Trapezoidal Hydraulic Model to a Native Topography Patterned Bed Surface Model of the Rio Grande

Michael Pierce

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Fall 08
Thesis: Embankment Dam Breach Peak Discharge Relationships
James Woidt

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 2012

Jon Renholds

MS Hydraulics
Advisor: Dr. Thornton
Graduation: Spring 09
Technical Paper: Performance Testing of GeowebŪ with Aggregate Fill