Office of the Dean
Phone: (208) 885-6470
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6645
Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Janssen Engineering (JEB)
Room 125

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Dean's Office Directory


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu



Fundamental Research

CER faculty, research associates, and students participate in fundamental research based on our three investigative pillars: Computer simulations, experimental investigations in the CER Stream Laboratory, and though field studies. Fundamental research areas include:

• Gaining a mechanistic understanding of sediment transport, river morphology, channel erosion, and hillslope processes. In particular, we investigate the interactions between flow turbulence, sediment transport, hillslope sediment supply, and river morphology using modeling, and field and laboratory experiments. This knowledge is then used to improve predictions of flow and sediment flux throughout river systems.

• Surface-subsurface water interaction (the hyporheic zone) and its implications for ecosystems and water quality. How do these interactions affect nutrient cycles, in-stream self-cleaning processes, which answer both engineering needs and ecological questions on how to manage and protect water resources? This exchange is extremely important in water management because water quality in one system is affected by the other via the hyporheic zone.

• Development and improvement of advanced measurement methods for velocity, turbulence, temperature, and species concentration fields in the water column and in the hyporheic zone.