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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dr. Wendy Graham

Swisher Eminent Scholar and Director, UF Water Institute
Areas of Specialization: Hydrologic Modeling, Water Quality

Program Areas

Wendy Graham is a hydrologist. She is interested in water --- where it comes from, where it goes, and what happens to it along the way. Her basic focus is groundwater and the complex changes it can undergo as it picks up minerals or other chemicals and transports them through the soil, through Florida's complex limestone geology, and through surface water.

Graham is the Carl S. Swisher Eminent Scholar in Water Resources in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Director of the Water Institute at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research focuses on integrated hydrologic modeling; groundwater resources evaluation and remediation; evaluation of impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality; evaluation of impacts of climate variability and climate change on hydrologic systems; and stochastic modeling and data assimilation.

In her role as Director of the UF Water Institute she coordinates campus-wide interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs designed to develop and share new knowledge and to develop and encourage the implementation of new technology and policy solutions needed to ensure a sustainable water future. She has a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Contact Information

wgraham@ufl.edu | Website | CV

352-294-7741

Office:
570 Weil Hall

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 116601
Gainesville, FL 32611

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
    • B.S.E. Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 1981
  • Professional Experience
    • 2006 - Present
      Swisher Eminent Scholar and Director, UF Water Institute
    • 2003 - 2006
      Professor and Chair of Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 2000 - 2003
      Associate Director, Center for Natural Resources, University of Florida
    • 1999 - 2003
      Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 1994 - 1999
      Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 1989 - 1994
      Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida
    • 1984 - 1989
      Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1981 - 1984
      Engineer, Boyle Engineering Corporation, Orlando, Florida
  • Publications
  • Awards and Honors
    • ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, 2012
    • Distinguished Leadership Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, 2009
    • Florida Section Distinguished Achievement Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), 2006
    • Doctoral Dissertation Advising Award, University of Florida, 2004
    • Junior Faculty Research Award, Sigma Xi, 1998
    • Junior Faculty Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, 1998
    • Research Foundation Professorship Award, University of Florida, 1997-2000
  • Other Professional Activities
    • National Academy of Sciences Water Science and Technology Board
    • Board of Directors Member, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science
    • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary Society)
    • Gamma Sigma Delta (Agricultural Honorary Society)
    • American Geophysical Union - Hydrology Section
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers