Dr. Kalyanapu is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at TTU. He graduated his MS and PhD from the University of Utah, and his B.Tech from NITW, India.
He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to water resources engineering.
His research interests include:
Numerical Modeling & HPC,
Climate Impacts on Water Resources,
Flood risk Management,
Urban Water Systems &
Sustainability-based decision making
Dr. K also actively participates in profesional organizations including Environment and Water Resources Institute, American Water Resources Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, to name a few. He also likes to participate in various K-12 outreach activities related to sustainable water resources management.
Tigstu is from Ethiopia. He got his B.Sc., in Hydraulic Engineering from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia in 2007. After graduation, he worked in Arba Minch University as a Graduate Assistant. In 2008, he was awarded a scholarship from the German Ministry of Education under Glowa-Danube Project to pursue Masters degree. He successfully completed hs M.Sc in Water Resource Engineering and Management (WAREM) from Stuttgart University, Germany in 2010. Later, he returned to Ethiopia and worked as a Lecturer in Arba Minch University.
From August 2013 onwrards, he joined us and started his PhD majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering at TTU. His dissertation focuses on assessing the impact of urbanization on aggrevating flooding and examining the damage due to flash floods in metropolitan areas using improved GPU based flood models.