Scott A. Wells

Scott Wells has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and graduate and undergraduate degrees from MIT and Tennessee Technological University. Since 1987 he has been at Portland State University and is currently Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research areas are in modeling of environmental fluid mechanics: surface water quality and hydrodynamics and solid-liquid separation processes. He has written over 100 technical publications. He has been involved in over 100 water body studies in Oregon, Hawaii, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Idaho, California, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, Guyana, Peru, Canada, Ukraine and Israel. He has received 2 Fulbright scholar awards, one to the Ukraine and the other to Israel where he is continuing to work on a computer simulation model of the Dead Sea. He is the co-author of the water quality and hydrodynamic model, CE-QUAL-W2, used throughout the world for temperature and water quality modeling studies. He has been actively involved in studies for local, state and federal government as they work on improving water quality in surface water systems, including drinking water supplies for the City of Seattle and Portland.


Below: site visit to Tolt Reservoir, WA