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Cuadro de texto: +51 962624732  jabadc@utec.edu.pe    http://www.pitt.edu/~jabad   http://www.crearamazonia.org     Cuadro de texto: Jr. Medrano Silva 165, Barranco, Lima, PERU  Office: 609    Curriculum Vitae

Jorge D. Abad

EDUCATION

 

PhD, May 2008, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Advisor: Marcelo H. Garcia
M.S., December 2002, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Advisor: Marcelo H. Garcia
B.S., July 1997, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Engineering, Lima, PERU.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

 

Director, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), June 2016-present
Director, CITA@UTEC (Centro de Investigaciones y Tecnología del Agua), University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), June 2016-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 2009-present.
Secondary Appointment, Department of Geology and Planetary Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Fall 2011 – present.
Director of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.  http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/efml/. October 2009-present.
Co-founder and Academic Director, Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest. (CREAR) www.crearamazonia.org. November 2011-present.
External Advisor, Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy, Peru, August 2013-Present.
Core faculty, Center for Simulation & Modeling, www.sam.pitt.edu/. October 2009-present.
Core faculty, Center for Latin American Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/. October 2009-present.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. June 2008 - August 2009. Supervisor: Marcelo H. Garcia
Visiting professor, short course on “Shallow water flows: basic physics and models“. Department of Mathematics and Computation, University of Sao Paulo, San Carlos, Brazil. August 2008.
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. August 2000 - May 2008.

HONORS AND AWARDS

AWARDS/HONORS MADE TO DR. ABAD

  • 2015 Willi H. Hager Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering (IAHR). https://www.iahr.org/site/cms/contentCategoryView.asp?category=260
  • The Lorenz Straub Award, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (received in October, 2012 at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA). This Award is given for the most meritorious PhD dissertation in hydraulic engineering, ecohydraulics, or related field for the year in which the recipient´s dissertation was completed (2008). http://www.safl.umn.edu/about/awards/lorenz-straub/winners.
  • Co-recipient of the BSG (British Society for Geomorphology)’s Willey Blackwell Award 2012 (received at BSG annual meeting, Nottingham, UK, June 25-27, 2012). The Award is given to the best paper published in the BSG’s Journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/award/6/winner/77.
  • Co-recipient of the Wesley W. Horner Award, American Society of Civil Engineers 2011 (received at ASCE-EWRI conference 2012, Albuquerque, NM, USA, May 20-24, 2012). The Award recognizes papers that have contributed to the areas of hydrology, urban drainage, or sewerage, http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=17486.
  • 2012 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE.

 

AWARDS/HONORS MADE TO GRADUATE/ UNDERGRADUATE/HIGH SCHOOL ADVISEES

  • 2016: Adrian Garcia, Summer research fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • 2014: Adrian Garcia, University of Michigan Graduate Engineering Symposium Travel Grant.
  • 2014: Kristin Dauer, CLAS (Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh) Fellowship to carry out field measurements in the Amazon River, Peru.
  • 2013: Kristin Dauer. Student travel grant (American Geophysical Union, 2013) to give an oral presentation in the AGU Fall Meeting 2013. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 2013: Kristin Dauer, CLAS (Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh) Fellowship to carry out field measurements in the Amazon River, Peru.
  • 2013: Kristin Dauer, ASCE Freeman Travel Fellowship, ASCE, http://www.asce.org/Student-Organizations/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/2012-National-Scholarship-and-Fellowship-Winners/
  • 2012: Ronald Gutierrez, ASCE Freeman Travel Fellowship, ASCE, http://www.asce.org/Student-Organizations/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/2012-National-Scholarship-and-Fellowship-Winners/
  • 2011: Ronald Gutierrez. Student travel grant (American Geophysical Union, 2011) to give an oral presentation in the AGU Fall Meeting 2011. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 2010: Ronald Gutierrez, International Student Fund Scholarship (Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, 2010) to carry out one-month preliminary fieldwork in the Amazon River, Peru.
  • 2011: Christian Frias, best TA, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2010: Christian Frias, International Student Fund Scholarship (Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, 2010) to carry out one-month field measurements in the Amazon River, Peru.
  • 2011: Ross Volkwein, Best technical paper, undergraduate competition, The World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011 EWRI-ASCE (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News.aspx?id=2147484396).

 

IN THE NEWS

 

PUBLICATIONS

SUMMARY

Dr. Abad has 3 book chapters, 32 published journal articles, 2 newsletter articles, 6 journal articles under review, 18 journal articles in preparation, 69 conference articles, 75 conference abstracts, and 5 reports. Dr. Abad has 67 invited presentations around the world.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  • Rhoads, B. L., García, M. H., Rodriguez, J., Bombardelli, F., Abad, J. D. and Daniels, M. (2008). “Methods for evaluating the geomorphological performance of naturalized rivers: examples from the Chicago metropolitan area”. In Uncertainty in River Restoration, edited by David Sears and Steve Darby, John Wiley & Sons, UK.
  • Odgaard, A. J., Abad, J. D. (2008). “Chapter 8: River meandering and channel stability”. In ASCE Manual of Practice 110: Sedimentation Engineering,” M.H. Garcia (ed), Reston, VA, USA, pp. 439-459.
  • Rhoads, B. L., Engel, F. L. and Abad, J. D. (2011). “Pool-Riffle Design Based on Geomorphological Principles for Naturalizing Straight Channels”, In Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools, edited by Simons, A., Bennett, S. J., and Castro, J. M., Geophysical Monograph Series, Vol. 194, 544 pp.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
JOURNAL ARTICLES
(Published)
(*) Undergraduate student
(**) Graduate student
(***) Postdoc

Dr. Abad has published in different journals (impact factor) such as: Science (33.6), Geophysical Research Letters (4.196), Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface (3.621), International Journal of Coal Geology (3.157), Water Resources Research (3.149), Advances in Water Resources (2.78), Sedimentary Geology (2.564), Geomorphology (2.552), Hydrological Processes (2.497), Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2.49), Journal of Sedimentary Research (2.33), Water Resources Management (2.259), Computers & Geosciences (1.992), Journal of Hydro-Environment Research (1.961), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (1.862), Ocean Engineering (1.448), Journal of Environmental Engineering (1.31).

  • Vermeulen, B., Holtink, T., Zolezzi, G., Abad, J. D., Aalto, R. “Multi-scale structure of meanders”, in press, Geophysical Review Letters.
  • Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Frias, C. E. (**), Collin, O. (*), Paredes, J., Montoro, J., Vizcarra, J., Simon, C. (**), Soto-Cortes, G. “Planform dynamics of the Iquitos anabranching structure in the Peruvian Upper Amazon River”. In press, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Konsoer, K., Rhoads, K., Best, J. L., Langendoend, E., Ursic, M., Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H. “Spatial variability in floopdplain resistance to erosion on a large meandering, mixed bedrock-alluvial river”. In press, Geomorphology.
  • Langendoen, E., Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Tassi, P., Wang, D., Ata, R., El Kadi Abderrezzak, K., Hervouet, J-M. “Improved numerical modeling of morphodynamics of rivers with steep banks”. In press, Advances in Water Resources.
  • Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E., Wang, D., Tassi, P., Abderrezzakk, E. K. “Effect of sediment transport boundary conditions on the numerical modeling of bed morphodynamics”, accepted, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
  • Frias, C. E. (**), Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Paredes, J., Ortals, C. (*), Montoro, H. “Morphodynamic stages of the anabranching in the upper Amazon River basin”, Water Resources Research, 10.1002/2014WR015836, AGU.
  • Gutierrez, R. (**), Abad, J. D., Choi, M (*), Montoro, H. (2014) “On the morphodynamics of free meanders confluences at the Upper Amazon Basin”, Geomorphology, 220: 1-14.
  • Gutierrez, R. (**), Abad, J. D., (2014) “On the analysis of the medium term planform dynamics of meandering rivers”, Water Resources Research, AGU, 50, doi:10.1002/2012WR013358.
  • Motta, D., Langendoen, E. J., Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H. (2014) “Meander migration in horizontally and vertically heterogeneous floodplains: how and why bank mass failure process matter”, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, AGU, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JF002952.
  • El Kadi Abderrezzak, K., Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E. (2014) “Moveable-bed models”, Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, 8 (2): 75-76.
  • Latrubesse, E., Wilkinson, J. Abad, J. D. (2014) “Large rivers and megafans”. Sedimentary Geology, 301: 91-92.
  • Brantley, S. L., Yoxtheimer, D., Arjmand, S. (**), Grieve, P., Vidic, R., Abad, J. D., Simon, C. (**), Pollak, J. (2014) “Using publicly available data to assess water resource impacts during unconventional shale gas development: the Pennsylvania experience”, Journal of Coal Geology, 10.1016/j.coal.2013.12.017.
  • Frias, C. (**), Abad, J. D. (2013). “Mean and turbulent flow structure during the amalgamation process in fluvial bed forms”, Water Resources Research, 49: 6548–6560, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20456.
  • Abad, J. D., Frias, C. (**), Buscaglia, G., Garcia, M. (2013). “Modulation of the flow structure by progressive bedforms in the Kinoshita Meandering channel”, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38: 1612–1622.
  • Gutierrez, R. (**), Abad, J. D., Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L. (2013) “Discrimination of bedforms scales using robust spline and wavelet transforms: methods and application to Synthetic Signals and the Parana River, Argentina”, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth-Surface, 118: 1400–1419, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20102.
  • Vidic, R., Brantley, S. L., Vandenbossche, J. M., Yoxtheimer, D., Abad, J. D. (2013). “Impact of Shale Gas Development on Regional Water Quality”. Science, 340, 1235009, doi: 10.1126/science.1235009.
  • Catano, Y., Landry, B. L.,  Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H. (2013). “Experimental and numerical study of the flow structure around two partially buried objects on a deformed bed”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139 (3): 269-283.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E. J., Garcia, M. H. (2012). “The effects of floodplain soil heterogeneity on meander planform shape”, Water Resources Research, 48, W09518, 17 pp.
  • Guneralp, I., Abad, J. D., Zolezzi, G., Hooke, J. (2012). “Advances and challenges in meandering channels research”, Geomorphology, 163-164: 1-9.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E. J. and Garcia, M. H. (2012). “A simplified 2D model for long-term meander migration with physically-based bank evolution”, Geomorphology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.06.036, 163-164: 10-25.
  • Abad, J. D., Sequeiros, O. E., Spinewine, B., Pirmez, C., García, M. H. and Parker, G. (2011) "Secondary current of saline underflow in a highly meandering channel: experiments and theory". Journal of Sedimentary Research, 81 (11): 787-813.
  • Parker, G., Shimizu, Y., Wilkerson, G. V., Eke, E. C. Abad, J. D., Lauer, J. W., Paola, C., Dietrich, W. E. and Voller, V. R. (2011). “A new framework for modeling the migration of meandering rivers”. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36: 70-86.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J. D. and Garcia, M. H. (2010). “A modeling framework for organic sediment resuspension and oxygen demand: the case of Bubbly creek in Chicago, Illinois”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136 (9): 952-964.
  • Catano, Y., Abad, J. D. and Garcia, M. H. (2009). “Characterization of bedform morphology using wavelet analysis”. Ocean Engineering, 36: 617-632, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2009.01.014.
  • Abad, J. D., and M. H. Garcia (2009), “Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 1. Implications of bend orientation on mean and turbulent flow structure”, Water Resources Research, 45, W02401.
  • Abad, J. D., and M. H. Garcia (2009), “Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 2. Implications of bend orientation on bed morphodynamics”, Water Resources. Research, 45, W02402.
  • Abad, J. D., Rhoads, B. L., Guneralp, I., García, M. H. (2008) "Flow structure at different stages in a meander-bend with bendway weirs". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 138 (8): 1052-1053.
  • Abad, J. D., Buscaglia, G. and Garcia, M. H. (2008) "2D Stream Hydrodynamic, sediment transport and bed morphology model for engineering applications". Hydrological Processes, 22: 1443-1459.
  • Muller, D., Abad, J. D., Garcia, C., Gatner, J. W. and Garcia, M. H. (2007) "Errors in Acoustic Doppler Velocity measurements caused by flow disturbance". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133 (12): 1411-1420.
  • Abad J. D. and García, M. H. (2006). "RVR Meander: A toolbox for re-meandering of channelized streams". Computers & Geosciences, 32: 92-101.
  • Abad, J. D. and García, M. H. (2006). Discussion of "Efficient algorithm for Computing Einstein Integrals by Junke Guo and Pierre Y. Julien" (Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 12, pp. 1198-1201, 2004). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 132 (3): 332-334, 2006.
  • Rodriguez, J. F., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., Frothingham, K., Rhoads, B. L., Abad, J. D. (2004). "High-resolution numerical simulations of flow through a highly sinuous river reach". Water Resources Management, 18: 177-199, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

  • Abad, J. D., Montoro, H., Latrubesse, E. (2013). “TROPICAL RIVERS 2012: IGCP Annual Symposium, August 8 to August 12 of 2012”, EOS, AGU, 94 (3), pp. 32.
  • Brantley, S.L., Wilderman, C., Abad, J.D. (2012), “Workshop Discusses Database for Marcellus Water Issues”, EOS, 93 (34), pp. 328.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
JOURNAL ARTICLES
(In review)
(*) Undergraduate student
(**) Graduate student
(***) Postdoc

  • Frias, C. E. (**), Abad, J. D., Konsoer, K. Best, J., Rhoads, B., Langendoen, E., “Modulation of the flow structure by progressive bedforms at field scale, the Wabash River”. In review, Water Resources Research.
  • Simon, C. (**), Langendoen, E., Abad, J. D., Mendoza, A. (***). “On the governing equations for vertical versus horizontal coupling of one- and two-dimensional open channel flows”, in review, Journal of Hydraulic Research.
  • Li. Z. (**), Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Smallidgem C. (*), Endreny, T., Han, B. “Representing river and floodplain morphodynamics in simulation of meander cutoff and paleo-channel formation”. In review, Nature-Geosciences
  • Shan, J., Abad, J. D., Li, Z., Pan, R. “Planform and structure of subsurface paleo-meandering channels reconstructed based on dense well net pattern”. In review, Sedimentology.
  • Dominguez, L., Szupiany, R, J., Abad, J. D., Ramonell, C. “The Middle Parana River system, the formation of finite meandering secondary channels”, In preparation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, AGU.
  • Konsoer, K. M., Rhoads, B. L., Best, J. L., Langendoen, E. J., Abad, J. D., Parsons, D. R., Garcia, M. H. “Three-dimensional flow structure and bed morphology in large elongate meander loops”. In review, Water Resources Research.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
(In preparation, to be submitted in 2016 academic year)
(HS) High school
(*) Undergraduate student
(**) Graduate student
(***) Postdoc

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Han, Y. (**), Arjmand, S. (**), Abad, J. D., Wilderman, C., Brantley, S. L., Fu, C., Simon, C. (**), Vidic, R. “Developing an approach for characterizing watersheds that are most vulnerable to the effects of accidental spills from unconventional drilling sites”. In review, Journal of Environmental Quality.
  • Dauer, K. (**), Abad. J. D., Torres, Z., Bardales, J., Montoro, H., Vizcarra, J. “How can river migration impact the town of Jenaro-Herrera?, Peru”. In preparation, River Research and Applications.
  • Simon, C. (**), Neal, A., Abad, J. D., Brantley, S., “Application of In-Situ Spectrophotometry for Water Quality Analysis”. In submission.
  • Abad, J. D., Li. Z. (**), Mendoza, A. (***), Ortals, C. (*). “Upstream and downstream effects of neck cutoffs processes”. In preparation, Geophysical Research Letters, AGU.
  • Tassi, P., Wang, D., El Kadi Abderrezzak, K., Mendoza, A. (***), Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E. “Flow and bed morphology in large-amplitude meanders, comparison of two and three-dimensional numerical models”. In preparation, Advances in Water Resources.
  • Han, Y. (**), Simon, C. (**), Arjmand, S. (**), Abad, J. D., Wilderman, C., Brantley, S., Vidic, R. “Characterization of critical streams near unconventional drilling sites”. In preparation.
  • Ren, J. (**), Abad, J. D., Mendoza, A. (***), Escobar, C. (*), Legarec, Z. (HS), “Bed morphology in anabranching experimental channels”, In preparation, Water Resources Research.
  • Gutierrez, R. (**), Abad, J. D., “Temporal frequency balance of meandering channels and a classification based on departure from their main center”, in preparation, Nature-Geosciences or Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Abad, J. D., Latrubesse, E., Lanzoni, S. “Preface: fluvial morphodynamics, channel patterns”. In preparation, Earth Processes and Surface Landforms.
  • Abad, J. D., Escobar, C. (*), Ortals, C. (*), Garcia, A. (*), Frias, C. (***), Vizcarra, J., Montoro, H. “The dynamic nature of rivers as geopolitical boundaries”, in preparation, Nature or National Geographic.
  • Garcia, A. (*), Abad, J. D., Ortals, C. (*), Frias, C. (***), Vizcarra, J. “Insight on the Peruvian Amazon River: A planform metric characterization of its morphodynamics”, In preparation, Geomorphology.
  • Abad, J. D., Ortals, C. (*), Paredes, J., Vizcarra, J. “The birthplace of the Amazon River, the confluence of the Maranon adn Ucayali Rivers”, In preparation, Geomorphology.
  • Simon, C. (**), Mendoza, A. (***), Langendoen, E., Abad, J. D.Implementation of horizontal coupling of one- and two-dimensional open channel flows”, in preparation, Journal of Hydraulic Research.
  • Wang, M. (**), Langendoen, E., Abad, J. D.Exposed roots effects on flow field”, in preparation, River Research and Applications.
  • Corbett, R. (*), Dominguez, L., Dauer, K. (**), Hone, B. (*), Gutierrez, R. (**), Abad, J. D.Bend statistics and wavelet analysis toolbox”, in preparation, Computers and Geosciences
  • Abad, J. D. “Bed forms in a meandering channel at super- and sub-resonant conditions”. In preparation, Water Resources Research
  • Mendoza, A. (***), Ortals, C. (*), Abad, J. D. “Characterization of River Dynamic Confluences”. In preparation, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface.
  • Mendoza, A. (***), Langendoen, E., Abad, J. D., Tassi, P., Ata, R., El Kadi Abderrezzak, K., Hervouet, J-M. “Meandre, a fully nonlinear model”. In preparation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth-Surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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