Kevin Molongoski is a Civil Engineer at the USGS S.O. Conte Research Laboratory at Turners Falls, Massachusetts
The work Kevin is primarily involved in focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of various hydraulic structures and equipment. This research is done in support of improving the performance of fish passage structures through hydraulic modeling and experiments with live, actively migrating fish. An emphasis is placed on designing and innovating new civil/mechanical/electrical systems, instruments, and processes that enhance the laboratory capabilities and strengthen relationships with partners.
Kevin's background includes civil, mechanical, structural, and controls system design. Some notable experience highlights include; The design and construction of a power generation test facility. The development of hydraulic research instrumentation equipment used for positioning in full-size test flumes. Along with the data collection and evaluation of hydraulic data for multiple studies involving fish passage and engineering. Kevin also brings a knowledge of welding, machining, and general construction practices.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2019