DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, GERALD & LILLIAN ORLOB ENDOWED CHAIR PROF. OF WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING, DIRECTOR OF HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH LAB, DIRECTOR OF UCD J. AMOROCHO HYDRAULICS LAB, PROFESSIONAL HYDROLOGIST & ASCE FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Dr. M. Levent Kavvas holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Hydrology and Water Resources Program) from Colorado State University, where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Systems) from Purdue University where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar and a Purdue University Victor O’Schaunessy Fellow. At the University of California, Davis, (Civil and Environmental Engineering) he is Distinguished Professor, Gerald and Lillian Orlob Endowed Chair Professor of Water Resources Engineering, Director of the Hydrologic Research Laboratory, Director of the UCD J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory, Professional Hydrologist and ASCE Fellow.
Dr. Kavvas’ areas of specialization include mathematical modeling of the integrated hydrologic-atmospheric processes at global, continental, country and watershed scales for the simulation and prediction of hydrologic water balances toward quantifying phenomena such as floods and droughts; mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes at regional, watershed and hillslope scales; investigations on the mathematical modeling of contaminant transport by inland surface waters, unsaturated flow and groundwater flow, and physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows.