Water Resources and Coastal Engineering


Ongoing research in hydrology and water resources deals with surface and ground-water processes, hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology, watershed response to disturbance, remote sensing, data assimilation, hydrologic modeling and parameter estimation, multiobjective resources planning and management, numerical modeling of solute transport in groundwater, and optimization of conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater.

Faculty and Lecturers


Isabella Arzeno Soltero, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ocean dynamics across various scales, with a recent emphasis on the interplay between seaweed and hydrodynamics.

arzenosoltero@ucla.edu 5732D Boelter Hall (424)259-5183

Alvar Escriva-Bou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

escriva@ucla.edu 4731J Boelter Hall (424) 259-5776

Joint appointment with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).

Timu W. Gallien, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Urban coastal flood prediction, Wave runup and overtopping, Coastal hazards, Sea level rise, Flood control infrastructure and mitigation methods, Nearshore remote sensing and observation.

tgallien@seas.ucla.edu 5732H Boelter Hall (310) 825-7731

Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D.


mekonnen@seas.ucla.edu 5732F Boelter Hall (310) 794-4239

Hydrologic remote sensing; Uncertainty analysis; Water resource management and governance; International water resource development.

Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D.


margulis@seas.ucla.edu 5732B Boelter Hall (310) 267-5490

Surface hydrology, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and data assimilation.