Montalto_100x150Dr. Franco Montalto, Ph.D, PE – Lab Director
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Dr. Franco Montalto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University since 2007, and is Founder and President of eDesign Dynamics LLC. Franco came to Drexel after a two-year fellowship at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, before which he was an adjunct professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, where he also completed his Bachelor’s degree. His Masters and PhD are from Cornell University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. His current research is in the fields of urban sustainability, ecological restoration, urban stormwater management and green infrastructure.

     Dr. Ziwen Yu, Ph.D – Research Scientist
     Home City: Shanghai, China
     PhD: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
     BS: Tongji University, Shanghai, China
     Research Interests: Urban Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Data Management, Analysis & Modeling


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Graduate Students

   Bita Alizadehtazi
   PhD Candidate
   Home City: Tehran, Iran
   MS: Drexel University
   BS: Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
   AS: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
   Research Interests: Green infrastructure design and low impact development, Sustainable water resources planning and management, Urban hydrology            bita[AT]
   Sabatino Campellone
   PhD Candidate
   Home City: Doylestown, PA
   MS: Drexel University, Environmental Science
   BS: Temple University, Biology
   Research Interests: Green infrastructure stormwater reduction performance; tree canopy rainfall interception; sustainable urban planning and management; ecological resilience and restoration
   Scott Jeffers
   PhD Candidate
   Home City: Exton, PA
   BS/MS: Drexel University
   Research Interests: Urban Stormwater, Urban Greening
   Stephanie Miller
   PhD Candidate
   Home City: Media, PA
   BS: Northeastern University, Biology
   Research Interests: Green infrastructure design and modeling, Urban ecosystem services, Spatial statistics, Agent-based modeling
   Peter Ogonek
   PhD Student
   Home City: Cleveland, Ohio
   BS: University of Dayton
   Research Interests: Green infrastructure, Water treatment and quality
   Leena Shevade
   PhD Student
   Home City: Mumbai, India
   M. Engineering: V.J.T.I., Mumbai, India
   Research Interests: Green Infrastructure, sustainable wastewater management
   Lauren Smalls-Mantey
   PhD Candidate
   MS: Drexel University
   BS: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
   Research Interests: Sustainable urban development, urban water resources and  management, relational databases, agent-based modeling, low impact development technologies
   Walter Yerk
   PhD Candidate
   Home City: Moscow, Russia
    BS/MS: Moscow State University, Russia
   Research Interests: Urban hydrology, canopy rainfall interception, distributed    hydrological models, urban boundary layer, impacts of climate variability on hydrology and water resources


   Maria Raquel Catalano de Sousa
   PhD Graduate
   Home City: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
   MS: Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Center of Training and Experimentation in Public Works – CEDEX –, Spain
   BS: Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
   Research Interests: Green-Infrastructure performance under climate change
   Wei Chen
   MS Graduate
   Home City: Philadelphia,PA
   BS: Drexel University,Civil Engineering
   Research Interests: Urban water management,Groundwater modeling , Green Infrastructure
   Kim DiGiovanni
   PhD Graduate
   Home City: Hammonton, NJ
   MS: Drexel University
   BS: Drexel University
   Research Interests: Natural systems engineering, sustainable water resource engineering, eco-hydrology of engineered and natural vegetated spaces, evapotranspiration, urban hydrology, ecosystem goods and services
   Andrew Feldman
   Home City: Allentown, PA
   BS/MS Graduate: Drexel University, Civil Engineering
   Dr. Romano Foti, Ph.D
   Research Scientist
   Home City: Giarre, Catania, Italy
   PhD: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
   MS: Scuola Superiore di Catania per la Formazione di Eccellenza, Experimental Science, Catania, Italy
   MS: University of Catania, Civil Engineering, Catania, Italy
   BS: University of Catania, Civil Engineering, Catania, Italy
   Research Interests: hysical Hydrology, Eco-hydrology, Urban Hydrology, Vulnerability to Climate Change, Water Resources Management
   Alex Little
   BS Student
   Home City: Pittsgrove, NJ
   BS: Drexel University, Architectural and Civil Engineering
   Research Interests: Green Infrastructure
   Emily Pronchik
   MS Graduate
   Home City: Bethlehem, PA
   BS: Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Resource Management
   Research Interests: Green Infrastructure, urban water management, water resources development technologies
   Ge (Jeff) Pu
   MS Graduate
   Home City: Hangzhou, China
   BS: Drexel University, Environmental Engineering
   Research Interests: Green Infrastructure Monitoring, Sustainable Water Resource   Development, Remote Sensing Technology, Renewable Energy and
Alisha Goldstein
Alisha Goldstein
Nathan Rostad
Nathan Rostad
Ajay Sunder
Ajay Sunder
Alex Waldman
Alex Waldman
Stephen White
Stephen White

Undergraduate Students

  • Caroline Houlihan, 2016
  • Christine Brown, 2015
  • Mehar Kalra, 2015
  • Samantha Schneider, 2013
  • Dianna Vogel, 2013

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