Stephen Henderson | WSU Vancouver

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The Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory at WSU Vancouver examines the physics governing natural water flows, mixing, and sediment transport.  To study these topics we take a variety of approaches, ranging from extensive field measurements to computer simulations and original theoretical models.  In the long run, an improved understanding of Environmental Hydrodynamics might help managers to plan for such problems as coastal pollution, flooding, and erosion, and might help engineers to design better coastal structures (such as jetties and breakwaters).  These topics are likely to grow in importance with increasing settlement of coastal areas, sea level rise, pollution of waterways, land reclamation, and other habitat modifications.  

Student Opportunities:

We often have funding for new M.Sc. or Ph.D. students to join our lab.  

If interested, please send a short (1-2 page) CV to, together with and email explaining your likely timeline for completion of current degree, and preferred start date at Washington State University.  We often receive a large number of applications, and sometimes find it difficult to respond to every one.  However, received applications will be considered, usually in late fall and early spring.  


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