Timothy Straub

Tim Straub is a Supervisory Hydrologist with the USGS, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Nutrient and Sediment Interactions Section located in Urbana, Illinois. Tim is also the Acting Chief of the Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project.

Biography

Experience

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

2019-Present: Supervisory Hydrologist - CMWSC Nutrient and Sediment Interactions Section
2017-Present: Acting Chief, Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project 
2017-2019: Chairperson for the multiagency Sediment Acoustic Leadership Team
2014–2018: Surface-Water and Sediment Specialist for the Illinois Water Science Center
2014-2015: USGS Co-representative for the Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project
2013-2015: Lead scientist of the Midwest Region Sediment and Nutrient Investigations Initiative
2012-2017: Member of the multiagency Sediment Acoustic Leadership Team
2011-2013: Member of the USGS Midwest Region Sediment and Nutrient Investigations Initiative
2008–2014: Sediment Specialist for the Illinois Water Science Center
2008-2010: Member of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation workgroup on Dam Removal Analysis 
1995–2019: Hydrologist
1994–1995: Student Trainee

Education
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, 2007 
   -Dissertation: Erosion dynamics of a stepwise small dam removal, Brewster Creek Dam near St. Charles, Illinois
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2000
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 1995

Professional Affiliation

Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois