Current Members

Dr. Amy Hansen
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hansen leads the Eco Fluids Lab in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas.

She received her Ph.D from the University of Minnesota (2012) in Civil Engineering with an Ecology Evolution and Behavior Minor. She completed a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Caltech.
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Curriculum Vitae

Oladipo Bolade
Environmental Engineering – Graduate Student Researcher

Oladipo’s research investigates how biogeochemistry, watershed structure and hydrochemical processes control nutrient transformation in order to improve surface water quality.

Bre Waterman

Environmental Science – Graduate Student Researcher

Bre’s research is focused on improving understanding of water resources management through the application of the principles of biogeochemistry and hydrology. Currently she is investigating the role of emergent vegetation in enhancing nutrient cycling in aquatic environments.

Joey Craft

Civil Engineering – Undergraduate Research Assistant

Joey is researching freshwater mussels and working on setting up a model with replica mussels, and is currently assisting in other projects. He has an interest in environmental science.

Hannah Min
Environmental Studies – Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hannah assists graduate students with their projects, such as helping with sampling in the field, and with many tasks in the lab.


Hadi Mohammed
Environmental Engineering – Post-Doctoral Scholar

Hadi trained as a Water and Environmental Engineer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His expertise covers hydrological-hydrodynamics and water quality modeling as well as advanced machine learning techniques for water resource management. His broad research interest span topics covering the following areas: urban hydrology and water management, sustainability of freshwater quality and environmental ecosystems, influence of climate change on freshwater resources; health risk assessment in water supply systems, sediment and contaminant transport processes in watersheds; real-time modeling, simulation and prediction of water quality through integrated sensor technology, machine learning, and IoT. He is published and cited in international journals and conferences, and has served as a reviewer for a number of journals in the water research domain.

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Joseph Hawker
Environmental Studies – Undergraduate Research Assistant

Joseph has assisted in several of the group’s research projects, and hopes to gain a better understanding of hydrology and plenty of field experience during his time in the group.

Erin Reinkemeyer
Civil Engineering – Graduate Student Researcher

Erin works full time with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and is interested in utilizing hydraulic modeling to identify changes in wetland classifications.

Sudipta Sarker
Environmental Engineering – Graduate Student Researcher

Sudipta is working on a master’s degree in environmental engineering, and is interested in conservation, particularly following a research project regarding alternative cement-based composites done prior to joining the Ecofluids Lab Group.

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Julia McDonald
Human Biology – Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Julia is assisting with graduate research and fieldwork as well as performing various tasks within the lab