Kitanidis Laboratory

“To meet challenges of a global water and environment crisis”



Recent Post-Doctoral Researchers


Dr. Jonghyun (Harry) Lee, 2014-2017 


Dr. Amalia Kokkinaki, 2014-2016


Dr. Avinoam Rabinovich, 2014-2016, (co-advised with Lou Durlosky)


Dr. David L. Hochstetler, 2013-2015


Dr. Massimo Rolle, Marie Curie Fellow, 2011-2013





Recent Alumni






Hojat Ghorbanidehno

Ph.D. (2018)

Judith Yue Li

Ph.D. (2017)

Tania Bakhos

Ph.D. (2016)

Jonghyun (Harry) Lee

Ph.D. (2014)

Chloe Mawer

Ph.D. (2014)

Arvind Krishna Saibaba

Ph.D. (2013)

David Hochstetler

Ph.D. (2013)

Yuan Liu

Ph.D. (2013)

Xiaoyi Liu

Ph.D. (2011)

Jason Hamilton Davison      

M.Sc. (2011)

Michael A. Cardiff

Ph.D. (2010)

Gang Zhao

Ph.D. (2007)

Michael N. Fienen

Ph.D. (2006)

Jian Luo

Ph.D. (2006)

Ioannis Benekos

Ph.D. (2005)

Mark Snodgrass

Ph.D. (2005)

Min-Ying Jacob Chu

Ph.D. (2004)

Michael L. MacWilliams

Ph.D. (2004)

Anna M. Michalak

Ph.D. (2003)

Tyler A. Erickson

Engineer (1999)



Research News of Kitanidis Laboratory

·        In June 2014, Peter was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in reviewing from Advances in Water Resources for 2013.

·        In February 2014, we completed the first phase of analysis of a large hydraulic tomography dataset.  We obtained high resolution 3-D images of hydraulic parameters and also fine-tuned our inversion algorithms for increased speed and accuracy.  

·        In December 2013, we presented several papers at the AGU Fall Annual Meeting.  Tania’ poster received an Outstanding Student Paper Award.  Arvind’s recent paper in WRR was recognized at the Hydrology Section Luncheon.  

·        In September 2013, we completed the data collection phase of transient hydraulic tomography at an active industrial site.

·        In July 2013, we completed the data collection phase of oscillatory hydraulic tomography, at the BHRS at Boise, Idaho.

·        In February 13, at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, in Boston, Tania and Arvind’ s poster received Second Place for Best Student Poster.

·        December 2012, several presentation at AGU Fall Annual Meeting.  David’s presentation received an Outstanding Student Paper Award.






Last Edited: April 2, 2018