Lukas is a PhD student in the EFMH group of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on estuarine morphology and sediments, with specific interest in physical processes, to inform effective coastal restoration and engineering work. Lukas received his B.S. in Applied Math at Brown University.
Dan is pursuing a PhD in Hydrologic Sciences at UC Davis. He currently focuses on roadway flooding of Highway 37 and resilience of seagrass and salt marshes. The project for Highway 37 focuses on developing a probabilistic framework for predicting roadway inundation and how signals propagate through the San Francisco Bay. The project on seagrass and salt marshes looks into how the two coastal ecosystems interact and their resilience in a changing world. He obtained a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Will is pursuing a PhD in Hydrologic Sciences from the University of California, Davis. His research primarily focuses on river plumes and sediment transport within coastal systems. He is specifically interested in incorporating new methods of imagery/sensor data capture and analysis for coastal processes. Will received his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
Kate is a Ph.D. candidate and NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar, specializing in estuarine and coastal processes. Her dissertation examines how physical processes impact dissolved oxygen levels and ocean acidification parameters in the northern and central California Current System. She has a B.S. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering interspersed with industry experience. Kate hopes to share her research through outreach and applications to policy.
Sam is a M.S. candidate in the Hydrologic Sciences graduate group, focused on Pacific coast bar-built estuaries through the lens of hydrology. His thesis work looks to understand the role of river flow regimes in shaping the seasonal patterns of estuary closure events. He's also interested in estuarine beach dynamics and the effects of sea level rise on marsh accretion in bar-built estuaries. He holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and enjoys long walks and contra dancing.