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John is a hydraulic engineer, DOI sUAS remote pilot, and Surface Water Specialist for the Colorado Water Science Center.
He has 35 years of experience in water resources engineering within the federal government and private sector with an emphasis in surface water, applied research, and project management. These works involved multi-agency collaborations including state DOTs, EPA, JPL, NASA, NOAA, USACE, and USFWS. His research interests include (1) remote sensing from fixed- and drone-based platforms, (2) operationalizing Doppler and pulsed radars to measure river discharge in small- and big-river systems, (3) deploying ground-penetrating radars to measure channel bathymetry and snow depth, and (4) installing flood alert networks related to extreme events including wildfires.
2000 – U.S. Geological Survey
1991 – 2000 ENSR Consulting and Engineering
1986 – 1991 Delta Environmental Consultants
1985 – 1986 Twin City Testing
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydraulics), University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Geology, University of Nebraska
B.S., Geology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aquatic Airshow field testing and demonstration event occurred 4/30/2019 - 5/2/2019 on the Saco River near Biddeford...