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Katherine (Katie) Adler, Ph.D.

Katherine (Katie) Adler, Ph.D.

PostDoctoral Fellow


Center for Ecohydraulics Research

Mailing Address

Center for Ecohydraulics Research
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
322 E. Front St., Suite 440
University of Idaho
Boise, Idaho 83702

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (2022)
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (2019)
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)

As a postdoctoral fellow, Katherine (Katie) Adler joined the Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Idaho in Boise in the fall of 2022. She received her Ph.D. from the CEE department at Cornell University and her B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science from the CEE department at MIT. Katie’s laboratory work involves developing and/or applying state-of-the-art experimental techniques and analyses in new contexts in order to fill gaps in our understanding and modeling of scalar transport in turbulent flows.  In particular, she is interested in quantifying gas flux through air-water interfaces of environmental and industrial aquatic systems with implications for sustainable technology and future climate outcomes. At CER she works collaboratively to elucidate the interplay between physical mechanisms which control nutrient and pollutant transport in riverine ecosystems.

  • Environmental fate and transport
  • Air-water interactions
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Turbulence
  • Flow through vegetation/macroroughness elements
  • Gravity and/or capillary surface waves
  • Sustainable energy systems

  • Adler, K. 2022. “Quantifying and Parameterizing Air-Water Gas Transfer Enhancement via Streamwise Counter-Rotating Vortices and Capillary-Gravity Bow Waves”. Cornell University. PhD thesis.
  • Maza, M., Adler, K., Ramos, D., Garcia, A. M., & Nepf, H. (2017). Velocity and Drag Evolution From the Leading Edge of a Model Mangrove Forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(11), 9144–9159.

Center for Ecohydraulics (CER)

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

Mailing Address:

322 E. Front St., Suite 442
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6164