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Francisco Simoes is a Research Hydrologist with the USGS National Research Program since 2002. His expertise is in fluvial hydraulics, sediment transport,and numerical modeling. His interests are in researching and developing useful tools in river hydraulics, sedimentation, and geomorphology. Of particular interest are the study and development of analytic and computational platforms to study hypothesis and develop new theories in fluvial morphodynamics. This has lead, among other things, to the development of the computer model SToRM (System for Transport and River Modeling). Before joining the USGS, he was an engineer at the Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, where he worked in reservoir sedimentation, free surface hydraulics, channel stabilization, and in the ecological impacts of hydraulics and sediment conditions in surface waters.
B.Sc. (1983), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Of Physics (Physics).
Licenciate (1986), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Of Physics (Geophysics).
Ph.D. (1995), The University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS), School of Engineering (Engineering Science).
C.T. Yang and F.J.M. Simões, “GSTARS Computer Models and Their Applications, Part I: Theoretical Development,” International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 23, 2008, pp. 197–211.
F.J.M. Simões and C.T. Yang, “GSTARS Computer Models and Their Applications, Part II: Applications,” International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 23, 2008, pp. 299–315.
F.J.M. Simões, “SToRM: A Numerical Model For Environmental Surface Flows,” 33rd Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR), Vancouver, Canada, August 2009.
F.J.M. Simões, “Flow Resistance In Open Channels with Fixed and Movable Bed,” 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 27–July 1st 2010.
F.J.M. Simões, “A Finite-Volume Model for Two-Dimensional Shallow Environmental Flow,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 2, February 2011, pp. 173–182.
F.J.M. Simões and P.J. Kinzel, “Unsteady flow in natural compound channel: experiment and simulation,” International Congress on Fluvial Hydraulics, River Flow 2012, San José, Costa Rica, Sep. 5–7, 2012.