Our People
WRRC Researchers, Support Staff, Associates
Faculty

Roger W. Babcock
Associate Researcher, Water Resources Research Center
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: Holmes Hall 346
Phone: (808) 956-7298
Fax: (808) 956-5014
E-mail: rbabcock@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/babcock/babcock.htm

Education:
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1989
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1987

Fields of Interest:
Biological Water and Wastewater Treatment
Biodegradation of Toxic/Hazardous Waste
Water Reuse
Membrane Separations


John Cusick
Assistant Specialist, Environmental Center

Office: Krauss # 19
Phone: (808) 956-7362
Fax: (808) 956-3980
E-mail: jcusick@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:
Ph.D., Geography, University of Hawai'i, 2003
M.A., Geography, University of Hawai'i, 1994
BA, Geography, Latin American Studies, Spanish, California State University Chico, 1985

Fields of interest:
Environmental History
Environmental Education
Protected Area Politics
Ecotourism


Aly El-Kadi
Associate Researcher and Assistant Director, Water Resources Research Center
Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST Building 709A
Phone: (808) 956-6331
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: elkadi@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACULTY/aly/

Education:
Ph.D. Groundwater Hydrology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1983
M.S. Surface Water Hydrology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1976
B.S. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1971

Fields of interest:
Watershed Modeling and Analysis
Application and Assessment of Various Types of Groundwater Models
Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport of Hydrocarbons
Numerical Modeling
Flow and Transport in Field Soils
Databases and Geographic Information Systems
Bioremediation in Tidal Aquifers
Contamination by Agricultural and Cesspool Sources


Roger S. Fujioka
Researcher, Water Resources Research Center
Graduate Faculty, Microbiology (emeritus)

Office: Holmes Hall 280
Phone: (808) 956-3096
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: roger@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Virology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1970
M.S., Microbiology, University of Hawaii, 1966
B.S., Medical Technology, University of Hawaii, 1960

Fields of interest:
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Virology
Aquatic and Terrestrial Microbiology
Public Health Microbiology
Disinfection Toxins in Water
Water Quality Standards
Bacterial Contamination
Viral Contamination


Marek Kirs
Researcher, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 182
Phone: (808) 956-9579
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: kirs@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
M.S., University of Edinburgh
B.S., University of Tartu, Estonia

Fields of interest:
Environmental Microbiology
Microbial Source Tracking
Quantitative PCR
Recreational Water Quality
Rapid Methods for the Quantification of Enterococci


L. Stephen Lau
Professor (Emeritus), Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: Holmes Hall 182
Phone: (808) 956-3639
E-mail: virglau@aol.com

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1959
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1955
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1953

Fields of interest:
Waste Water Irrigation
Water Quality Assessment
Hydrologic Evaluation of Water Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands
Research Administration


Clark C. K. Liu
Researcher, Water Resources Research Center
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: POST Building 203F
Phone: (808) 956-7658
Fax: (808) 956-5014
E-mail: liu@wiliki.eng.hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/liu/liu.htm

Education:
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1976
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi 1969
B.S., Agricultural/Water Resources Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1966

Fields of interest:
Flood Hydrograph Analysis
Pesticide Transport in Soils
Wastewater Treatment and Disposal
Water Quality Modeling


Philip Moravcik
Technology Transfer Specialist, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 280
Phone: (808) 956-3097
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: morav@hawaii.edu

Education:
M.P.H. Public Health, University of Hawaii, 1989
M.S., Geography, University of Victoria, B.C. Canada

Fields of interest:
Environmental Health
Contaminant Fate and Transport
Groundwater Hydrology
Land-Based Over-the-Horizon Ocean Radar
Watershed Studies


Chittaranjan Ray
Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: POST Building 203H
Phone: (808) 956-9652
Fax: (808) 956-5014
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/ray/ray.htm

E-mail: cray@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1994
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1984
M.Sc., Agricultural Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1982
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India 1980

Fields of interest:
Understanding the Dynamics of Flow and Contaminant Transport at Bank Filtration Sites
Virus, Pesticides, and Pharmaceutical Transport in Tropical Soils
Hydrologic Balance for Alternate Cover Materials for Landfill Capping
Neural Networks in Pesticide Vulnerability Assessment of Domestic Wells


Principal Investigators, Cooperating Researchers, and Consultants


Julie H. Bailey-Brock
Professor, Zoology

Office: Edmondson Hall 357
Phone: (808) 956-6149
Fax: (808) 956-9812
E-mail: jbrock@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.hawaii.edu/zoology/faculty/brock.htm

Education:
Ph.D., Marine Zoology, University of Wales at Swansea, UK, 1968
B.S., Zoology, University of Wales at Swansea, UK, 1964

Fields of Interest:
Biomonitoring of Benthic Organisms Especially Polychaetes (marine worms).
Populations at Hawaiian Outfall Diffusers
Environmental Stress on Marine Benthos
Coral Reef Invertebrates


Richard E. Brock
Associate Researcher & Fish Specialist, HIMB/SeaGrant

Office: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 213
Phone: (808) 956-2859
Fax: (808) 956-2858
E-mail: brockr@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1983
M.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii, 1972
B.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii, 1968

Fields of Interest:
Hawaiian Fishes
Fish Community Structure
Fish Population Dynamics
Environmental Stress on Fish
Ocean Outfall Fish Communities
Fisheries and Coral Reef Resource Management


Pao-Shin Chu
Professor, Meteorology, and Hawaii State Climatologist, UH

Office: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 338
Phone: (808) 956-2567
Fax: (808) 956-2877
E-mail: chu@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1981
M.S., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1974
B.S., Earth Sciences, College of Chinese Culture, 1970

Fields of Interest:
Climate Variability/Change and Rainfall Variations in Hawaii and Pacific Islands
Drought and Drought Risks
Rainfall Frequency
Seasonal Rainfall Prediction


William J. Cooke
Research Consultant

Phone: (808) 254-0203
E-mail: w.j.cooke@worldnet.att.net

Education:
Ph.D., University of Hawaii
B.A., Stanford University

Fields of Interest:
Taxonomy, Distribution and Ecology of Tropical Hydroids and Zoanthids
Taxonomy, Distribution and Ecology of Indo-Pacific Pericarideans
Development and Competition in Fouling and Wood Boring Communities
Tropical Marine Invertebrate Communities under Stress


Thomas Giambelluca
Professor, Geography

Office: Saunders Hall 417
Phone: (808) 956-7390
Fax: (808) 956-3512
E-mail: thomas@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://climate.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/

Education
Ph.D., Geography, University of Hawaii, 1983.
M.A., Geography, University of Miami, 1977
B.S. (cum laude), Geography and Mathematics, University of Miami, Florida, 1974

Fields of Interest:
Climatology
Environmental Hydrology
Land-Atmosphere Interaction
Hydrological Impacts of Tropical Deforestation
Hydrology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests
Effects of Rural Roads on Watershed Processes
Impacts of Global Warming on High Elevation Ecosystems in Hawaii


Klaus Benjamin Hagedorn
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Office: HIG 217
Phone: (808)956-4777
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: khagedor@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Hydrogeology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
Diplom, Geology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 2006

Fields of Interest:
Application of stable and radiogenic isotopes to study water-rock interaction
Riverine carbon cycle
Hydrologic balances for alternate recharge rates
Groundwater flow modeling



Regina Kawamoto
Research Associate, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Edmondson Hall 351
Phone: (808) 956-8620
Fax: (808) 956-9812
E-mail: reginak@hawaii.edu

Education:







Albert S. Kim
Principal Investigator, Water Resources Research Center
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: POST Building 203G
Phone: (808) 956-3718
Fax: (808) 956-5014, 956-9660
E-mail: AlbertSK@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/kim/kim.htm

Education:
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
M.S., Physics, Yonsei University, Korea, 1994
B.S., Physics, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 1991

Fields of Interest:
Membrane Separation Processes
Colloidal and Nano Particle Dynamics
Hydrodynamics of Porous Fractal Aggregates
Computational Environmental Molecular Science and Engineering Statistical Mechanics


Hans-Jurgen Krock
Professor (emeritus), Ocean and Resources Engineering

Office: Holmes Hall 401
Phone: (808) 956-7686
Fax: (808) 956-3498
E-mail: hkrock@soest.hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1972
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1967
B.S.E., Arizona State University, Tempe, 1965

Fields of Interest:
Water Quality Standards
Toxicity Response in Natural Systems
Biostimulatory Response in Natural Systems
Mixing and Transport
Reactor Design
Multi-product OTEC Systems
Seawater Gas Exchange Dynamics


Joseph Lichwa
Research Support, Analytical Laboratory, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 181
Phone: (808) 956-3099
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: lichwa@hawaii.edu
Related web page: WRRC toxics lab

Education:
B.S., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1969

Fields of Interest:
Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Ion Chromatography (IC)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrophotometry (GC-MS)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Total Organic Carbon analysis (TOC)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography - Mass
Spectrophotometry (LC-MS)


Victor D. Moreland
Assistant Researcher, Water Resources Research Center

Phone: (808) 839-7848
Fax: (808) 833-2068
E-mail: vdmiao@earthlink.net

Education:
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1997
M.S., Sanitary Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1973
B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic College, Pomona, 1971


Tetsuzan Benny Ron
Aquaculture Program Coordinator
Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
1960 East-West Road, Biomedical Sciences T-701A
Honolulu, HI 96822

Biomed T-701A
Phone: (808) 956-2196
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: bennyron@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawai'i, 1995
M.S., Zoology, University of Hawai'i, 1991
B.S., Animal Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1987


Fields of Interest:
Aquaculture
Environmental physiology
Endocrinology
Biorhythm
Genetics



James A. Roumasset
Principal Investigator, Water Resources Research Center
Professor, Economics Department

Office: Saunders Hall 514
Phone: (808) 956-7496
Fax: (808) 956-4347
E-mail: jimr@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jimr/

Education:
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973
M.A., University of Hawaii, 1969
B.A., University of California Berkeley, 1965

Fields of Interest:
Water Resources and the Environment
Watershed Conservation and Finance
Resource Valuation
Spatial and Intertemporal Allocation
Pricing for Efficiency and Equity
Water Conservation in the Central Oahu Corridor


Anthony R. Russo
Retired Professor, Mathematics and Science Department
Leeward Community College

Phone: (808) 455-0282
E-mail: trusso@pixi.com

Education:
Ph.D. Oceanography, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1985
M.S. Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1978
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1966
B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1958

Fields of Interest:
Biomonitoring of Fish Populations at Hawaiian Outfall Diffusers
Biostatistics for Marine Benthic Studies
Marine Ecology
Environmental Stress on Marine Benthos and Fish
Community Structure of Epifauna
Amphipod Community Structure in Hawaiian Seaweeds


Will Ambrose
Research Consultant

Phone: (207) 786-6114
E-mail:

Education:
Ph.D. 1982 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A.B. 1977 Princeton University

Fields of Interest:
Arctic Oceanography
Benthic Ecology
Invertebrate Fisheries Biology
Effects of Pollution on Marine Ecosystems
Sediment Quality Criteria



Thierry Work
Wildlife Disease Specialist, USGS-NWHC-HFS

Phone: (808) 792-9520, 541-3445
E-mail: thierry_work@usgs.gov

Education:
Bachelor's degree: Taxes A&M University
Master's degree: University of California, Davis
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of California, Davis

Fields of Interest:
Diseases of Wildlife
Epizootiology
Pathology
Immunology


Ping-Yi Yang
Researcher, Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering

Office: Gilmore Hall 105
Phone: (808) 956-8459
Fax: (808) 956-9269
E-mail: pingyi@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Bioenvironmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1972
M.S., Bioenvironmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1969
B.S., Applied Microbiology, National Taiwan University, 1961

Fields of Interest:
Bioprocess for Water and Wastewater
Wastewater Engineering
Agricultural and Food Waste Management


Staff

Barbara Guieb
Clerk Typist, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 283
Phone: (808) 956-7848
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: barbarag@hawaii.edu






Charlotte Kato
Secretary, Environmental Center, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Krauss Annex 19
Phone: (808) 956-7361
Fax: (808) 956-3980
E-mail: ckato@hawaii.edu