Marcelo H. Garcia

 Marcelo H. Garcia
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  • Professor
  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering
  • Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory
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Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering University of Minnesota 1989
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering University of Minnesota 1985
  • Ing. Dipl. Water Resources Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina 1982

Biography

Marcelo H. Garcia holds the M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair of Civil Engineering and serves as Director of the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1990, becoming a full professor in 2000. Prior to joining UIUC, he was a Research Fellow for two years at St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, where he also completed his graduate studies (MS'85, PhD'89)in Civil Engineering. In 2001, he was invested as Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering and as an Honorary Professor at his alma mater, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL). Dr. Garcia teaches undergraduate courses on Water Resources Engineering and Hydraulic Analysis and Design. At the graduate level he teaches Environmental Hydrodynamics, Sediment Transport, River Mechanics, Mixing in Environmental Flows and Open-Channel Hydraulics. His teaching has been recognized with his name appearing numerous times in the List of Professors Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. Dr. Garcia is also the Founding Director of the Centro Internacional de Grandes Rios (CIEGRi) at UNL, Santa Fe, Argentina. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR). He was also Editor-in-Chief of the Manual of Engineering Practice 110 "Sedimentation Engineering," published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Garcia has supervised and supported the completion of 40 Ph.D. dissertations and 65 M.S. thesis students. Four of his PhD students have been recognized with the Lorenz G. Straub Award for most meritorious PhD Dissertation in hydraulic engineering, ecohydrology, and geophysical fluid dynamics Garcia delivered the Inaugural Lecture at Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, Cuernavaca, Mexico, the Borland Hydraulics Lecture, AGU Hydrology Days, at Colorado State University, the Enrico Marchi Lecture, Italian Association of Hydraulics, Italy, the Donald Harleman Lecture in Water Resources Engineering at Penn State University. He has been an invited professor at the University of Genoa, Italy, the California Institute of Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Garcia is a Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as well as an Inaugural Fellow of its Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI). His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Us Geological Survey, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development program (SERDP),and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the state level, Dr. Garcia has received support from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program. Has served in several national committees and represented the US with the International Upper Great lakes Study to assess flow conveyance changes due to sediment erosion in the St. Clair River He serves in several national and international boards and has consulted both nationally and internationally in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Mexico. Garcia is a corresponding member in the USA of the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina.

Academic Positions

  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2014-present
  • Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, April 2001 - 2014
  • Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2000 – Present
  • Senior Fellow, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados del Litoral, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, September-December 2022
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, August 1996 - 2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, January 1990 - May 1996
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2006 -
  • Affiliate Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, August 2016-
  • Faculty Fellow, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, 2012-2014
  • Director, Centro Internacional de Estudios de Grandes Rios (CIEGRi), Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, Dec. 2001-2021
  • Profesor Titular (DS), Facultad de Ingenieria y Ciencias Hidricas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 2008-Present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, July, 1999
  • Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, February, 1997-present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, April 1997 - July 1997
  • Visiting Professor, Facultad de Ingenieria y Ciencias Hidricas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, September 1993 - 2008
  • Contract Professor, Instituto di Idraulica, University of Genoa, Italy, May 1993 - August 1993
  • Research Fellow, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, January 1988 - December 1989
  • Research Assistant, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, September 1983 - December 1987
  • Teaching Assistant, Fluid Mechanics Lab., Dept. of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Minnesota, January 1984 - January 1986
  • Research Docent, Department of Hydrology, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, April 1982 - December 1987

Other Professional Employment

  • Assistant Engineer, Parana Medio Project, A.y.E.E., Santa Fe, Argentina, March 1982 - August 1983
  • Visiting Research Engineer, National Applied Hydraulics Laboratory, INCyTH, Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina, February, September 1983 (on leave from A.y.E.E.)
  • Technical Assistant, Parana Medio Project, A.y.E.E., Santa Fe, Argentina, November 1979 - February 1982

Major Consulting Activities

  • Board of Consultants, Miami Conservancy District (MCD), Dayton, Ohio
  • Board of Experts, Akosombo and Kpong Dams and Reservoirs, Volta River Authority, Ghana, Africa
  • Board of Experts, Instituto de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI), Dominican Republic
  • Review Board, RiverCare Program, The Netherlands
  • Board of Experts, HidroItuango Hydropower Project, Empresas Publicas de Medellin, Colombia
  • River Sedimentation, VALE , Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Review Board, Smart Urban Water Supply Systems Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Expert Reviewer, Mississippi River Delta Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modeling, US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Science Advisory Committee, Firenze 2016 Project for Flood Protection, Florence, Italy.
  • Northfield Mountain / Turners Falls operations on the Connecticut River FERC Relicensing Hydropower Project, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, MA.
  • Expert Witness, Flooding at Marseilles, Illinois. US Department of Justice.
  • Reservoir Sedimentation, Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, InterAmerican Development Bank.
  • Belo Monte Hydroelectric Project, Brazil, NESA & Intertechne.
  • Restoration and Flood Control of Bogota River, Colombia, World Bank.

Continuing Education

  • Taught a 30-hr graduate course on Sedimentation Hazards at Universidad do Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil.
  • Taught a 30-hr graduate course on Sediment Transport at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Taught a 30-hr graduate course on Sediment Transport at Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Taught a 20-hr course on "Dynamics of Tidal Inlets and Estuary Sedimentation," Universidad del Norte, Barrranquilla, Colombia
  • Taught a 20-hr course on "Sediment Transport during Extreme Hydrologic Events," IAHR Latin American Congress, Santiago, Chile
  • Taught a 20-hr course on River Meandering, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Student Organizations

  • Faculty advisor, Student Chapters of International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR) and International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

Research Statement

Dr. Garcia research interests have evolved from his early work on sediment transport by turbidity currents in lakes and oceans . His pioneering observations of turbidity currents in the laboratory provided insight about the mechanics of submarine sedimentation, including the first direct observations of internal hydraulic jumps and the deposits created by flows laden with poorly-sorted sediments. Measurements of sediment entrainment made it possible to assess the erosive power of turbidity currents and their ability to transport sediment deep into the oceans, providing a missing link in the source-to-sink saga. Interest in the mechanics of sediment transport resulted on research in sediment entrainment from riverbeds and coastal areas, flow and transport in vegetated channels, meandering streams and rivers and the dynamics of mudflows and debris flows. Large scale laboratory experiments with model continental margins made it possible to learn about the role played by turbidity currents on strata formation with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). A Large Oscillating Water-Sediment Tunnel has been used to research oscillatory boundary-layer flows and ripple morphodynamics under field-like conditions. A custom-made Kinoshita meandering flume has been used to investigate the morphologic impact of meander skewness and secondary flows in high-amplitude bends. RVRMeander has been used to provide guidelines in stream restoration projects involving re-meandering of channelized streams. Current research efforts involved sedimentation hazards due to dam and embankment failures, dynamics of mudflows, development of rapid response models for oil spill containment after pipeline rupture, and risk of flooding in alluvial fans. Garcia's group has also conducted extensive research on scour and burial of pipelines and objects in oscillatory boundary layer flows, in oil spill dynamics and rapid response following the Kalamazoo River oil spill as well as the transport and fate of invasive species eggs in rivers. Over a decade his group has developed hydrologic and hydraulic models to predict urban flooding and the performance of the "Deep Tunnel" during extreme rainfall events in Chicago, Illinois. Implementation of a 3D hydrodynamic model of the Chicago River led to the discovery of salt-laden density currents activity along the bottom during the winter months. A complete hydrodynamic and water quality model, including sediment diagenesis to capture oxygen demand at the sediment water interface, has been implemented by Garcia's group to assess the water quality conditions in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). His applied research has also focused on improving the performance of stormwater management and wastewater treatment infrastructure with the help of computational techniques to protect Chicago's waterways and Lake Michigan, the main source of fresh water for Northeastern Illinois. Most important has been the work to increase safety at low-head dams by modifying spillways and providing canoe passages to prevent drowning accidents in Illinois. Garcia's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the state level, Dr. Garcia has received support from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), the Illinois Water Resources Center, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program and the Sanitary District of Decatur, Illinois. Most experimental research is conducted in the state-of-the-art experimental facilities of CEE's Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Grainger College of Engineering, which has recently undergone renovations as part of the new Civil and Environmental Engineering Building and Smart Bridge Construction.

Research Interests

  • River mechanics, sedimentation engineering, environmental hydrodynamics, turbidity currents, debris and mud flows, reservoir sedimentation, flood hazard engineering.

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • Galloway, G., G. Seminara, G. Blöschl, M. H. Garcia, A. Montanari, andL. Solari. 2017. Saving a world treasure: Protecting Florence fromflooding. Firenze, Italy: Firenze University Press. https://doi.org/10.36253/978-88-6453-678-1
  • García, M.H. (Editor-in-Chief), Manuals and Reports of Engineering Practice 110, “Sedimentation Engineering: Processes, Measurements, Modeling, Practice,” Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2008, 1150p.
  • García, M.H., Environmental Hydrodynamics, Publications Center, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina, 189 pp., 1996 (in Spanish).

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Revisions)

Chapters in Books

  • García, M.H., “Turbidity Currents” in Encyclopedia of Earth System Science, ed. by W.A. Nieremberg, Academic Press Inc., 4:399-408, 1992.
  • García, M.H., Y. Niño, and F. López, “Laboratory Observations of Particle Entrainment Into Suspension by Turbulent Bursting” Chapter 3 in Coherent Flow Structures in Open Channels: Origins Scales, and Interaction with Sediment Transport and Bed Morphology, edited by P. Ashworth, S. Bennetts, J. Best, and S. McLelland, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 63-86, 1996.
  • García, M.H., “Turbidity Current”, in Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 18:680, 1997.
  • García, M.H., “Sedimentation and Erosion Hydraulics,” Chapter 6 in Hydraulic Design Handbook, edited by Larry Mays,McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1999.
  • Danny Reible, Sam Bentley, Mimi B. Dannel, Joseph V. DePinto, James A. Dyer, Kevin J. Farley, Marcelo H. Garcia, David Glaser, John M. Hamrick, Richard H. Jensen, Wilbert J. Lick, Robert A. Pastorok,Richard F. Schwer, C. Kirk Ziegler (2003). Chapter 2 "The Role of Modeling in Managing Contaminated Sediments," in Contaminated Ground Water and Sediment Modeling for Management and Remediation Edited by Chunmiao Zheng , Danny D. Reible , George F. Pinder , Calvin C. Chien , Brent E. Sleep and Miguel A. Medina, CRC Press, Print ISBN: 978-1-56670-667-4, eBook ISBN: 978-0-203-49415-8, DOI: 10.1201/9780203494158.ch2.
  • Garcia, M.H., “Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics,” Chapter 2 in ASCE Sedimentation Engineering Manual of Practice 110, Edited by Marcelo H. Garcia, 2008.
  • Garcia, M.H., MacArthur, R. Bradley, J., and R. French, “Sedimentation Hazards,” Chapter 19 in ASCE Sedimentation Engineering Manual of Practice 110, Edited by Marcelo H. Garcia, 2008.
  • Admiraal, D., and M.H. Garcia, “Environmental Impact of Navigation,” Article 2.7.5.1 in Rivers and Streams Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), UNESCO, 2002.
  • Garcia, M.H., “Modeling Sediment Entrainment into Suspension, Transport, and Deposition in Rivers,” Chapter in “Model Validation in Hydrologic Science,” Paul Bates and Malcolm Anderson (Editors), Wiley and Sons, United Kingdom, 2001.
  • Fedele, J., and M.H. Garcia, “Hydraulic Roughness in Alluvial Streams: A Boundary Layer Approach,” Chapter in Riverine, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics, G. Seminara (Editor) Springer-Verlag, Italy, 2001.
  • Garcia, M.H., Lopez, F., Dunn, C. and C. Alonso, “Flow Turbulence and Resistance in a Flume with Simulated Vegetation,” Chapter 5 in “Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology,” American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Publication, pp. 11-27, Washington, D.C., 2004.
  • Parsons, J.D., Friedrichs, C. T., Mohrig, D., Traykovski, P., Imran, J., Syvitski, J. P. M., Parker, G., Puig, P., Buttles, J. and Garcia, M. H., (2007), The mechanics of marine sediment gravity flows, Continental Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy, in IAS Special Publication 37, Editors: C.A. Nittrouer, Austin, J.A., Jr., Field, M.E., Kravitz, J.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., Wiberg, P.L. Blackwell Publishing Ltd: Oxford
  • Syvitski, J.P.M., L. Pratson, P. Wiberg, M. Steckler, M. Garcia, R. Geyer, C. Harris, E. Hutton, J. Imran, H. Lee, M. Morehead, and G. Parker. 2007. Prediction of Margin Stratigraphy. Chapter IX of Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy, C. Nittrouer, et al. (eds), Blackwell Press
  • Admiraal, A. and M.H. Garcia, Chapter on “Sediment Transport Measurements,” in Encyclopedia of Experimental Fluid Mechanics,” Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2007.
  • Rhoads, B.L., Garcia, M.H., Rodriguez, J.F., Abad, J.D., Bombardelli, F.A., Daniels, M., 2005. Evaluating the geomorphological performance of naturalized rivers. In: Sears, D., Darby, S. (Eds.). Uncertainty in River Restoration, 44pp.
  • León A. S., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R., and García M. H. (2006). ``An Efficient Finite-volume scheme for modeling two-phase flows using the single-equivalent fluid approximation.'' Chapter in Computational Hydraulics Monograph 15, ed. by: E. McBean, R. Pitt, K. Irvine, and W. James, CHI, Ontario, Canada
  • León, A. S., Oberg N., Schmidt, A. R., and García, M. H. (2011). “The Illinois Transient Model. A state-of-the-art model for simulating the flow dynamics in combined storm-sewer systems”. Urban Water Systems, Monograph 19.
  • Arndt, R.E.A., Kawakami, D., Wosnik, M., Perlin, M., Duncan, J.H., Admiraal, D.M., and M.H. Garcia, Chapter 15 "Hydraulics" in Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Springer-Berlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 959-1033, 2007.
  • Ashmore, P. and Garcia, M. (2009) 'St. Clair River Sediment Regime' in Impacts on Upper Great Lakes Water Levels: St. Clair River Final Report (International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS), International Joint Commission) 4, 57-84
  • Martin, J.E., Sun, T., and M.H. Garcia, Chapter 18: Optical Methods in the Laboratory: an application to density currents over bedforms, Environmental Fluid Mechanics: memorial Volume in Honour of Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka, W. Rodi and M Uhlman (Editors), IAHR Monograph, CRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group, 333-346, 2012.
  • Martin, J.E., Carr, M., M.H. Garcia, Transport and Mixing in Rivers, in Handbook of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, H/J.S. Fernando (Editor), Taylor and Francis, 2012.
  • Garcia, M.H. "Ven Te Chow; Hydrologist, Educator, Rainmaker," Chapter in CHANGING THE WORLD FROM A VERY SMALL PLACE, Fred Hoxie (Editor), University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois, 2016.
  • Garcia M.H., Fytanidis D.K., (2017), Flows in vegetated channels In: Experimental Hydraulics: Methods, Instrumentation, Data Processing and Management Volume I: Fundamentals and Methods, Chapter 2. Hydraulic flows: Overview, edited by M. Muste, D.A. Lyn, D. Admiraal, R. Ettema, V. Nikora, M.H. García, IAHR Monographs, ISBN 9780367573355, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY.
  • Garcia, M.H (2017). Mobile Boundary Channels and Sediment Transport, In: Muste, Lyn, Admiraal, Ettema, Nikora, Garcia (editors), Experimental Hydraulics: Volume I, Fundamental and Methods, New York, NY., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 570

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

  • García, M.H., “Depositional Turbidity Currents Laden with Poorly-Sorted Sediment,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 120:11, 1240-1263, Nov. 1994 (Received the 1996 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize from ASCE for this paper).
  • Huang, X., and M.H. García, “A Perturbation Solution for Bingham Plastic Mud Flows,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 123:11, 984-996, 1997 (Received the 1999 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize from ASCE for this paper).
  • García, M.H., Admiraal, D.M., and J.F. Rodriguez, “Laboratory Experiments on Navigation-Induced Bed Shear Stresses and Sediment Resusupension,” vol. 14(2), 303-317, International Journal of Sediment Research, 1999.
  • Admiraal, D. and M.H. García, “Laboratory Measurements of Suspended Sediment Concentration Using an Acoustic concentration Profiler (ACP),” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 28, 116-227, 2000.
  • Parsons, J.D. and M.H. García, “Enhanced Sediment Scavenging Due to Double-Diffusive Convection,” Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol. 70, N1, 47-52, January 2000.
  • Lopez, F. and M.H. García, “Open-Channel flow Through Simulated Vegetation: Mean Flow and Turbulence Modeling,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 127, N5, 392-402, May 2001.
  • Lopez, F. and M.H. García, “Risk of Sediment Erosion and Suspension in Turbulent Flows,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 127, N3, 231-235, March 2001.
  • García C.M.; Jackson P; and García M.. “Confidence intervals in the determination of turbulence parameters”. Experimenst in Fluids, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 514-522, April 2006
  • García C.M. and García M.H., “Characterization of flow turbulence in large-scale bubble-plume experiments,” Experimenst in Fluids, 41: 91-101, 2006.
  • Pedocchi, F., and García M.H., “Evaluation of the LISST-ST instrument for suspended particle size distribution and settling velocities,” Continental Shelf Research, 26, 943-958, 2006.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y., Demir, S.T., and García, M.H. “Self-Burial of Short Cylinders under Oscillatory Flows and Combined Waves.” IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 32,No. 1, pp. 191-203, 2007.
  • Demir, S.T. and García, M.H., “Experimental studies on burial of finite-length cylinders under oscillatory flow.” J. Wtrwy., Port, Coast., and Oc. Engrg., ASCE, 137:2, 117-125, 2007.
  • Cantero, M.I., Lee, J.R., Balachandar, S., and Garcia, MH., “On the front velocity of gravity currents,’ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 586, 1-39, 2007.
  • Bombardelli, F. A., Buscaglia, G. C., Rehmann, C. R., Rincón, L. E., and García, M. H. (2007). “Modeling and scaling of aeration bubble plumes: a two-phase flow analysis.” J. Hyd. Res., IAHR, 45(5), 617-630.
  • Garcia, C.M., Oberg, K.A. and Garcia, M.H., ADCP measurements of gravity currents in the Chicago River,Illinois Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 133, p. 1,356-1,366, 2007.
  • Liu, X. and M.H. García. “Numerical Investigation of Sea Bed Response under Waves with Free-surface Water Flow,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 17(2), 97-104, 2007.
  • Liu, X. and M.H. García. "A 3D Numerical Model with Free Water Surface and Mesh Deformation for Local Sediment Scour." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. 134(4): 203-217, 2007.
  • Abad, J. D., Buscaglia, G. and Garcia, M. H. “2D Stream Hydrodynamic, sediment transport and bed morphology model for engineering applications,” Hydrological Processes. 22: 1443-1459 2008.
  • Cantero, M.; García, M.H. ; and Balachandar, S. “An Eulerian-Eulerian model for gravity currents driven by inertial particles,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 34(5) 484-501, 2008.
  • Liu, X., Landry, B.J. and M.H. García. "Coupled Two-Dimensional Model for Scour Based on Shallow Water Equations with Unstructured Mesh." Coastal Engineering. 55(10):800-810, 2008.
  • Sequeiros, O.; Cantero, M.; and García, M.H., “Sediment management by jet and turbidity currents”. Journal of Hydraulic Research. 04/2010; May 2009:340-348. DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2009.9522005
  • Holmes, R.R., Jr., and Garcia, M.H., Flow over Bedforms in a Large Sand-Bed River: A Field Investigation , Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp 322-333, 2008
  • Cantero, M.; Balachandar, S.; García, M.; and Bock, D. “Turbulent structures in gravity currents”. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, vol. 113, 2008.
  • Pedocchi, F., Martin, J. E. and García, M. H., 2008. “Inexpensive fluorescent particles for large-scale experiments using Particle Image Velocimetry.” Experiments in Fluids. Vol. 45(1), 183-186.
  • Brocard, D., Garcia, M. H., Kunetz, T., Sobanski, J., Waratuke, A. R., Weber, T. (2009). “Physical Model Study of Chicago’s New Calumet Influent Pumping Station”. Water Practice and Technology 4.1, p. 002. doi: 10.2166/wpt.2009.002.
  • Dai, A. and M.H. Garcia, 2009. " Meandering Instability of a Vertical Plume," Journal of Engineering Mechanics-asce - J ENG MECH-ASCE , vol. 135, no. 2, 2009 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2009)135:2(111)
  • Sequeiros, O. E., Naruse, H., Endo, N., Garcia, M. H. and Parker, G. 2009. Experimental study on self-accelerating turbidity currents. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C05025, 26 p.
  • Sequeiros, O. E., Cantelli, A., Viparelli, E., White, J D L., Garcia, M. H. and Parker, G. 2009. Modeling turbidity currents with non-uniform sediment and reverse buoyancy. Water Resources Research, 45, W06408, 28 p.
  • Martin, J. E. and Garcia, M. H. (2009). Combined PIV/PLIF measurements of a steady density current front. Exp. Fluids, 46:265 – 276.
  • Catano, Y., Abad, J. D. and Garcia, M. H. (2009) “Characterization of bedform morphology using wavelet analysis,” Ocean Engineering, 36, 617-632.
  • León, A. S., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R. and Garcia, M. H. (2009) “Application of Godunov-type schemes to transient mixed flows.” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 47(2), 147-156.
  • Pedocchi, F.; Garcia, M. H.(2009)"Ripple morphology under oscillatory flow: 1. Prediction." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, VOL. 114, C12014, 16 PP.,doi:10.1029/2009JC005354
  • Pedocchi, F.; Garcia, M. H.(2009)"Ripple morphology under oscillatory flow: 2. Experiments." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, VOL. 114, C12015, 17 PP.,doi:10.1029/2009JC005356
  • León, A. S., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R. and Garcia, M. H. (2010) “A robust two-equation model for transient mixed flows.” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48(1), 44-56.
  • Dai, A. and M.H. Garcia (2010) "Analysis of Plunging Flow Phenomena," Journal of Hydraulic Research, (5):638-642, DOI 10.3826/jhr.2009.3498
  • Catano-Lopera, Yovanni A.; Waratuke, Andrew R.; Garcia, Marcelo H.. (2010) "Experimental Investigation of a Vortex-Flow Restrictor: Rain-Blocker Performance Tests." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE, 136(8) 528-533.
  • Fernandez, Rocio; Cauchon-Voyer, Genevieve; Locat, Jacques; Dai, Hsi-Heng; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Parker, G. (2011) "Co-evolving delta faces under the condition of a moving sediment source."Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49(1), 42-54.
  • Liu, Xiaofeng; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2011) "Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling for the Design of Large Primary Settling Tanks." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE, 137(3), 343-355
  • Waterman, David M.; Waratuke, Andrew R.; Motta, Davide; Catano-Lopera, Yovanni A.; Zhang, Heng; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2011) "In Situ Characterization of Resuspended-Sediment Oxygen Demand in Bubbly Creek, Chicago, Illinois." Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 137(8), 717-730.
  • Czuba, Jonathan A.; Best, James L.; Oberg, Kevin A.; Parsons, Daniel R.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Ashmore, P. (2011) "Bed morphology, flow structure, and sediment transport at the outlet of Lake Huron and in the upper St. Clair River." Journal of Great Lakes Resarch, 37(3), 480-493. Recognized with the IAGLR Chandler-Misener Award for most notable paper published in Journal of Great Lakes Research in 2011.
  • X. Liu, G. Parker, J. Czuba, K. Oberg, J.M. Mier, J.L. Best, D.R. Parsons, P. Ashmore, and M.H. Garcia (2011). Sediment Mobility and Bed Armoring in the St. Clair River: Insights from Hydrodynamic Modeling. Earth Surface Processes and Landform, 37(9):957-970
  • Landry, B.J., Hancock, M.J., Mei, C.C., and García, M.H. (2012) WaveAR: A software tool for calculating parameters for water waves with incident and reflected components, Journal of Computers and Geosciences. doi/10.1016/j.cageo.2012.04.001
  • Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Langendoen, E., and M.H. Garcia (2012). A simplified 2D model for meander migration with physically-based bank evolution, Geomorphology 163–164, 10–25. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.06.036
  • Pedocchi, F. and M.H. Garcia (2012). "Acoustic measurement of suspended sediment concentration profiles in an oscillatory boundary layer," Continental Shelf Research, Volume 46, 1 September 2012, Pages 87–95.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Langendoen, E., and M.H. Garcia (2012). The effects of floodplain soil heterogeneity on meander planform shape, Water Resources Research, AGU, DOI:10.1029.
  • 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.
  • Mujal-Colilles, A.,Mier, J.M., Christensen, K., Bateman, A. and M.H. Garcia (2013. "PIV experiments in rough-wall, laminar-to-turbulent, oscillatory boundary-layer flows," Experiments in Fluids, November 2013, 55:1633, doi 10.1007/s00348-013-1633-0
  • Tokyay, T., and M.H. Garcia (2014). "Effect of initial excess density and discharge on constant flux gravity currents propagating on a slope," Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Volume 14, Issue 2 , pp 409-429
  • Nania, L., Leon, A. and M.H.Garcia (2014)."A Coupled Hydrologic-Hydraulic for Simulating Dual Drainage in Urban Areas: Application to a catchment in the Metropolitan Area of Chicago, IL," Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE,10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001080 , 04014071.
  • Dutta, S., Tokyay, T.E.,Cataño-Lopera, Y., Serafino, S., and M.H. Garcia (2014). Case Study: Application of CFD Modeling to improve flow and grit transport in Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, Chicago, Illinois," Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, pages 759-774, DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2014.949883
  • Goodwell,A.E., Zhu,Z., Dutta,D., Greenberg, J.A., Kumar, P., Garcia, M.H.; Rhoads,B.L.; Holmes, R.R., Parker, G., Berretta,D.P., Jacobson, R.B.,(2014). "Assessment of floodplain vulnerability during extreme Mississippi River flood 2011," Environmental Science and Technology, 48: 2619 - 2625
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y., Tokyay, T., Martin, J., Schmidt, A., Lanyon, R., Fitzpatrick, K., Scalise, C., and García, M. (2014). ”Modeling of a Transient Event in the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan System in Chicago, Illinois.” J. Hydraul. Eng., 140(9), 05014005.
  • Perillo, M. M., Prokocki, E. W., Best, J. L., & García, M. H. (2014). Bedform genesis from bed defects under unidirectional, oscillatory, and combined flows. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.119(12). DOI: 10.1002/2014JF003167
  • Perillo,M.M.,Best,J.L.,Garcia, M.H. (2014). "A New Phase Diagram for Combined-Flow Bedforms," Journal of Sedimentary Research, April 2014, v. 84, p. 301-313, published online April 29, doi:10.2110/jsr.2014.25
  • Garcia, T., Murphy, E.A., Jackson, P.R. and M. H. Garcia (2015). Application of the FluEgg model to predict transport of Asian carp eggs in the Saint Joseph River (Great Lakes tributary), Journal of Great Lakes Research, DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.02.003
  • Duncan Keenan-Jones; Davide Motta; Marcelo H Garcia; Bruce W Fouke (2015). "Travertine-Based Estimates of the Amount of Water Supplied by Ancient Rome's Anio Novus Aqueduct," Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3, 1–10.
  • Morales, V., Mier, J.M., M.H. Garcia (2015). Innovative modeling framework for combined sewer overflows prediction, Journal of Urban Water Research, Urban Water Journal, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2015.1057183
  • Zhu, Z.,Oberg, N., Morales, V., Quijano, J.C., Landry, B.J. and M.H. Garcia. Integrated urban hydrologic and hydraulic modelling in Chicago, Illinois, Environmental Modeling and Software, Elsevier,2016, 77(3): 63-70.
  • Quijano, J.C., Jackson, P.R., Santacruz, S., Morales, V.M., and M.H. Garcia (2015). Implications of Climate Change on the Heat Budget of Lentic Systems Used for Power Station Cooling: Case Study Clinton Lake, Illinois, USA, Environmental Science and Technology, Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04094, Publication Date (Web): November 10, 2015
  • Waterman, D.M., Liu, X., Motta, D. and M.H. Garcia (2016). Analytical Lagrangian Model of Sediment Oxygen Demand and Reaeration Flux Co-Evolution in Streams, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/18 (ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001095.
  • Moller, N., Kim, H., Neary, V.S., Garcia, M.H., Chamorro, L.P. (2016). On the near-wall effects induced by an axial-flow rotor, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy 91 (2016) 524e530
  • Mujal-Colilles, A., Christensen, K., Bateman, A. and M.H. Garcia (2016) Coherent structures in oscillatory flows within the laminar-to-turbulent transition regime for smooth and rough walls, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, in press DOI 10.1080/00221686.2016.1174960
  • Zhu, Z.; Motta, D., Jackson, P.R., and M.H. Garcia (2016). Numerical modeling of simultaneous tracer release and piscicide treatment for invasive species control in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, Illinois, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, DOI 10.1007/s10652-016-9464-1
  • Motta, D., Keenan-Jones, D., Garcia, M.H. and B.W. Fouke (2017). Hydraulic Evaluation of the Design and Operation of Ancient Rome’s Anio Novus Aqueduct, Archeometry, doi: 10.1111/arcm.12303
  • Dutta, S., Wang, D., Tassi, P., and M.H. Garcia (2017). Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of the Bulle-Effect: the non-linear distribution of near-bed sediment at fluvial diversions, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 42, 14, 2322-2337, Wiley
  • Konsoer et al. (2017). Length scales and statistical characteristics of outer bank roughness for large elongate meander bends: the influence of bank material properties, floodplain vegetation and flow inundation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,
  • Fernandez, R. and M.H. Garcia, (2017). Input variable sensitivity assessment for sediment transport relations, Water Resources Research, AGU, 53, 8105–8119, doi:10.1002/2016WR020249
  • Zhu, Z., Waterman, D., and Garcia, M. (2018). “Modeling the transport of oil-particle aggregates resulting from an oil spill in a freshwater environment”. Environmental Fluid Mechanics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10652-018-9581-0
  • Fernandez, R., Garcia, M.H. and Parker, G. (2018) "Upper Mississippi River Flow and Sediment Characteristics and Their Effect on a Harbor Siltation Case, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 144(10): 04018066
  • Jones, L. and M.H. Garcia, (2018), Development of a rapid response riverine oil-particle aggregate (OPA) formation, transport, and fate model: Journal of Environment Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, 144(12): 04018125.
  • Dutta, S. and M.H. Garcia (2018). "Non-linear Distribution of Sediment at River Diversions: A brief history of the Bulle-Effect and its Implications," Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 60th Anniversary Contribution , DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001449
  • Z. Zhu*, J. LeRoy, B. Rhoads, and M. García (2018) “HydroSedFoam: A New Parallelized Two-dimensional Hydrodynamic, Sediment Transport, and Bed Morphology Model”. Computers & Geosciences, 120(11): 32-39.
  • Wu, H., Zuniga Zamalloa, C. C., Landry, B. J., & Garcia, M. H. (2019). Experimental comparison of initiation of motion for submerged objects resting on fixed permeable and impermeable beds. Physical Review Fluids, Physical Review Fluids, 4(1), 013802
  • Luo, H., Fytanidis, D. K., Schmidt, A. R., and Garcia, M. H. (2018) “Numerical investigations on hydrodynamics and three-dimensional flow structures of combining steady and unsteady flow in open channel junctions," Advances in Water Resources, 117:120-139 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.05.012 Resour., 117 , 120–139.
  • Waterman, D.M., and M.H.Garcia (2019). Nonlinear Bedload Transport Trajectory Angle Expressed in a Traditional Form: Derivation and Application, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) HY.1943-7900.0001619.
  • Galloway, G., Seminara, G., Bloschl, G., Garcia, M.H., Montanari, A., and L. Solari (2020). Reducing the Flood Risk of Art Cities: the case of Florence, Journal of Hydr. Engineering, ASCE, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001741
  • Fernandez, R., Vitale, A., Parker, G, Garcia, M.H. (2020) Hydraulic resistance in mixed bedrock-alluvial meandering channels. Journal of Hydraulic Research. doi:10.1080/00221686.2020.1780489
  • Rowley, T., Konsoer, K., Langendoen, E.J., Li, Z., Ursic, M., and M.H. Garcia (2021). Relationship of point bar morphology to channel curvature and planform evolution, Geomorphology, vol. 135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107541
  • Auth, T. L., Wackerman, G. E., Garcia, M. H., & Stillwell, A. S. (2021). Low-head hydropower as a reserve power source: A case study of Northeastern Illinois. Renewable Energy, 175, 980-989.
  • Chen, C. Y., Fytanidis, D. K., & García, M. H. (2021). Entrainment, Transport, and Fate of Sediments during Storm Events in Urban Canals and Rivers: Case Study on Bubbly Creek, Chicago. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 147(8), 05021005, http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001890
  • Li, Z., & García, M. H. (2021). pyRiverBed: A Python framework to generate synthetic riverbed topography for constant-width meandering rivers. Computers & Geosciences, 152, 104755. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2021.104755
  • Mier, J. M., Fytanidis, D. K., & García, M. H. (2021). Mean flow structure and velocity–bed shear stress maxima phase difference in smooth wall, transitionally turbulent oscillatory boundary layers: experimental observations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 922, A29. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.510
  • Wang, D., Li, Z., Rojas-Aguirre, A.F., and Garcia, M.H. (2021) Impact of Lake Michigan water level rise on complex bidirectional flow in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), Journal of Great Lakes Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2021.10.008.
  • Fytanidis, D. K., García, M. H. and Fischer P (2021). Mean flow structure and velocity–bed shear stress maxima phase difference in smooth wall, transitionally turbulent oscillatory boundary layers: direct numerical simulations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 928, A33. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.827
  • Luo, H., Oberg, N., Landry, B.J, and Garcia, M.H. (2021). Assessing the system performance of an evolving and integrated urban drainage system to control combined sewer overflows using a multiple-layer based coupled modeling approach, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 603, Part C, December, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127130
  • Latosinski, F.G., Amsler, M.L., Vionnet, C.A., Heredia Ligorria, A.I., Szupiany, R.N., Diaz Lozada, J.M., García, C.M., & M.H. García (2022): The role of dunes in flow resistance in a large and a small river. The case of the Paraná and Tercero rivers, Argentina, Journal of Hydraulic Research, DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2021.2001588.
  • Keenan-Jones, D.C., Motta, D., Garcia, M.H., Sivaguru, M., Perillo, M., Shosted, R.K., and Fouke, B.W., 2022. Travertine crystal growth ripples record the hydraulic history of ancient Rome’s Anio Novus aqueduct: Scientific Reports 12, 1239, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05158-2
  • Li Y, Zhu Z, Soong DT, Khorasani H, Wang S, Fitzpatrick F and Garcia MH (2022) FluOil: A Novel Tool for Modeling the Transport of Oil-Particle Aggregates in Inland Waterways. Frontiers in Water 3:771764. doi: 10.3389/frwa.2021.771764 doi: 10.3389/frwa.2021.771764
  • Waterman, D.M. and Garcia, MH. (2022). Steady-State Parallel Retreat Migration in River Bends with Non-cohesive (Composite) Banks, Water Resources Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030762
  • Sivaguru, M., Fouke, K.W., Keenan-Jones, D., Motta, D., Garcia, M.H., and Fouke, B.W. (2022), Depositional and diagenetic history of travertine deposited within the Anio Novus aqueduct of ancient Rome, in Koeberl, C., Claeys, P., and Montanari, A., eds., From the Guajira Desert to the Apennines, and from Mediterranean Microplates to the Mexican Killer Asteroid: Honoring the Career of Walter Alvarez: Geological Society of America Special Paper 557, p. 1–XXX, https://doi .org/10.1130/2022.2557(26)
  • Dominguez, L.G., Szupiany, R.N., Ramonell, C., Ru, M., and Garcia, M.H., (2023), Hydro-geomorphological and sedimentological processes along the major fluvial-lacustrine delta of the Paraná River (Argentina): Their role in floodplain construction, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms. 2023;1–16, DOI: 10.1002/esp.5570
  • Abad, J.D., D. Motta, L. Guerrero, M. Paredes, J. M. Kuroiwa, M. H. Garcia (2023), Hydrogeomorphology of Asymmetric Meandering Channels: Experiments and Field Evidence, Water Resources Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022WR033904
  • Parker, G., An, C., Lamb, M. P., Garcia, M. H., Dingle, E. H., and Venditti, J. G.: Dimensionless argument: a narrow grain size range near 2 mm plays a special role in river sediment transport and morphodynamics, EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1705, 2023

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Wang, D., and García, M. H. (2020). Density driven mixing layer in environmental flows: A high-resolution remote sensing image based, numerical simulation and field measurements aided confluence mixing model. In River Flow 2020: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 July 2020). CRC Press.
  • Li, Z. and Garcia, M.H., 2D numerical modeling on meander chute cutoffs. In River Flow 2020: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 July 2020). CRC Press.
  • Guo, X-Y, Chen, D., Li, Z., Garcia, M.H., Parker, G., and Tanaka G. (2020) Sinuous rivers in peat. River Flow 2020. In River Flow 2020: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 July 2020). CRC Press.
  • Fernandez, R., Garcia, M.H., and Parker, G. (2016). Mississippi River harbor Siltation Study, R., Proceedings of River Flow 2016, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Dutta, S., P. Fischer and M. H. Garcia. (2016) Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of ow and bedload transport at an idealized 90-degree diversion: insight into Bulle-Effect Proceedings of River Flow 2016, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Wang, D., S. Dutta, P.R. Jackson and M.H. Garcia. (2016)Three-dimensional numerical modeling of mixing at the junction of the Calumet-Sag Channel and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal: A comparison between density-driven and advection-driven mixing, Proccedings of River Flow 2016, St. Louis Missouri
  • Wu, H., Zamalloa, C. C. Z., Blanco, J. E. S. J., Landry, B. J., Garcıa, M. H. (2015). “Two-dimensional PIV measurements for studying the effect of bed permeability on incipient motion of synthetic sediment particles”. American Physical Society : 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. November 2015. Boston, MA
  • Dutta, S., Wang, D., Tassi, P. and M.H. Garcia (2015), Modeling the Bulle Phenomenon at Channel Diversions with Telemac, River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics International Syposium, Iquitos, Peru
  • Santacruz, S., Morales, V., Oberg, N., García, M.H. (2015), Integrated Urban Drainage Model for the City of Chicago, 10th Urban Drainage Modeling Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • Abad, J. D., Frias, C. (**), Langendoen, E., Best, J., Rhoads, B., Konsoer, K., Garcia, M. H. (2014). “Modulation of the flow structure by progressive bed forms in the Meandering Wabash River”. River Flow 2014, IAHR (International Association for Hydro-Environmental Research), Laussane, Switzerland, September 3-5, 2014.
  • Garcia, T., Murphy, E.A., Jackson, P.R., and M.H. Garcia (2015) Laboratory Experiments Using Synthetic Silver Carp Eggs to Evaluate Critical Hydrodynamic Conditions for Egg Suspension, American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis
  • Garcia, T., Murphy, E.A., Jackson, P.R., Chapman, D. and M.H. Garcia (2015). Using the Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) in an Integrated Pest Management Approach to Asian Carp Control, American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis
  • Garcia, M.H., Martin, J.E., Landry, B.J., Waratuke, A.R., and N. Oberg (2013). "On the Effectiveness of Levees for Flood Control: An Application of the Hydraulic Performance Graph Method,"Proceedings of IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China.
  • Bryk, A., Best, J., Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H. (2012). “The influence of channel-skewed bedforms on secondary flows in high curvature meander bends”. Third International Symposium on Shallow Flows, University of Iowa City, IA, USA, June 4-6.
  • Landry, B.J., Calantoni, J., Palmer, J.E., and M.H. Garcia (2012), ΔF2luID™: A new, robust, cutting-edge technology to resolve fluid interfaces, Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods Conference HMEM 2012, August 12 -15, 2012 Snowbird Utah
  • Sinha, S. and M.H. Garcia. "A comparative study between 2D and 3D model based on Shallow Water Equations, Development and Applications" HIC-2012 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics. Understanding Changing Climate and Environment Finding Solutions, Hamburg, Germany, July 2012.
  • Sinha, S. and M. H. Garcia. "Three-Dimensional numerical modeling of density currents in the Chicago River, Chicago, IL" TELEMAC-MASCARET User Conference, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK, 18-19 October 2012 St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK
  • Langendoen, E.J., Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Garcia, M.H., (2010). “An improved meander migration formulation based on streambank erosion processes”. River Flow Conference, Braunshweig, Germany. September 8-10.
  • Ashmore, P., J. Best, J. Czuba, J. Denny, D. Foster, K. Oberg, M. H. Garcia, X. Liu, G. Parker, D. Parsons. Morphology, sedimentology and dynamics of the upper St. Clair River. In Proceedings of the 53rd International Conference on Great Lakes Research, Toronto, Canada, 2010

Patents

  • Landry, B. J., Waratuke, A.R., Catano-Lopera, Y. A., Garcia, M. H. (2012). Apparatus and Method for Flow Control". US Patent Application No. 13/770,253 (utility patent filed February 19, 2013).

Bulletins

  • Jackson, R. P., S. Sinha, S. Dutta, K. Johnson, J. Duncker and M. H. Garcia. (2013) Investigation of Hysteresis in Index-Velocity Ratings for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois. USGS Scienti c Investigations Report 2013-5095.
  • Fitzpatrick, F.A., Boufadel, M.C., Johnson, Rex, Lee, Kenneth, Graan, T.P., and others, 2015, Oil-particle interactions and submergence from crude oil spills in marine and freshwater environments—review of the science and future science needs: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1076, 33 p.
  • Kim, S.J., Waratuke, A.,Mier, J.M., M.H. Garcia. Chicago River Controlling Works: Discharge Rating Curves for Hydraulic Structures Obtained Through 3D CFD Simulations, Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 100, UIUC-ENG-2014-2105, UIUC.
  • P. Ryan Jackson · Sumit Sinha · Som Dutta · Kevin K. Johnson · James J. Duncker · Marcelo H. Garcia Evaluation of the Potential for Hysteresis in Index-Velocity Ratings for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 01/2013; USGS SIR 2013-5095.
  • Liu, X., S. Sinha, N. Sobh and M.H. Garcia (2010), Three-dimensional Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling of the Chicago River, IL. Hydrosystems Laboratory,prepared for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Waratuke, A. R., Abad, J. D., Barnas, C., Garcia, M. H. (2009). “Design and modeling of a combined canoe chute/fish passage for the North Branch Dam, Chicago, Illinois”. Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 93, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Liu, X. and M.H. Garcia (2007), Numerical Modeling of the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) Primary Settling Tanks, Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No 80, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Abad, J. D., Bombardelli, F. A., Waratuke, A. R. and García, M. H. (2004) “Modeling and alternative analysis for SEPA Station No. 3”. In report “SEPA Station No. 3, Siltation Alleviation Study, Greeley and Hansen & Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Garcia, C.M; Cantero, M.; Jackson, P.R. y Garcia, M.H. 2004. "Characterization of the flow turbulence using water velocity signals recorded by Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters". Civil engineering studies, Hydraulic engineering series 75. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Garcia, M.H. and A. Waratuke, “Large Scale Test on Air Bubble Diffuser “Report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2004.
  • Bombardelli, F.A., Buscaglia, G.C., Rehmann, C.R. and Garcia, M.H., “One Dimensional Theoretical and Numerical Models for Aeration Bubble Plumes-McCook Reservoir Studies,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 71, UILU-ENG-2002-2005, UIUC, 2002.
  • Bombardelli, F.A. and M.H. García, “Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling of Density Currents in the Chicago River, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 68, UILU-ENG-01-2001, UIUC, 2001.
  • Shuster, J.M. and Garcia, M.H., “Hydraulic Model Study for the Optimization of the Spillway at Batavia Dam, Fox River, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series, No. 66, UILU-ENG-2000-2010, UIUC, 2000.
  • Peabody, A.M. and M.H. García, “Hydraulic Model Study of the Boneyard Creek at Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 65, UILU-00-2002, UIUC, 1999.
  • Waratuke, A.R. and M.H. García, “Hydraulic Model Study of the Boneyard Creek at WrightStreet, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic EngineeringSeries No. 62, UILU-99-2010, UIUC, 1999.
  • García, M.H., D.M. Admiraal, and J.F. Rodriguez, “Sediment Entrainment Functions for Navigation-Induced Resuspension,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 61, UILU-99-2006, UIUC, 1999.
  • Dunn, C., F. López, and M.H. García, “Mean Flow and Turbulence in a Laboratory Channel with Simulated Vegetation,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 51, UILU-ENG-96-2009, UIUC, 1996.
  • Freeman, J.W. and M.H. García, “Hydraulic Model Study for the Drown Proofing of Yorkville Dam, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 50, UILU-ENG-96-2005, UIUC, 1996.

Reports

  • Waterman, D., and M.H. Garcia (2015)."Laboratory Tests of Oil-Particle Interactions in a Freshwater Riverine Environment with Cold Lake Blend Weathered Bitumen," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 106, ISSN: 0442-1744
  • Waterman, D., Fytanidis, D., and M.H. Garcia (2015). "Kalamazoo River In Situ Flume Bed Erosion Study," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 105, ISSN: 0442-1744,
  • Cantone, J.P., Stepina, N., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2011). "Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Calumet TARP System," Tunnel and Reservoir Plan Report No. 16, 73 p.
  • Cantone, J.P., Schmidt, A.R., Hollander, M., Erickson, A., Tang, Y., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Application of the Illinois Urban Hydrologic Model (IUHM) to Selected Catchments in the Calumet Tunnel and Reservoir Plan System," Tunnel and Reservoir Plan Report No. 6, 86 p.
  • Catano-Lopera, Y.A.,Oberg, N., Choi, N.J., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Hydraulic Conveyance Analysis of the Calumet TARP System," Tunnel and Reservoir Plan Report No. 3, 64 p.
  • Cantone, J.P., Seo, Y., Zimmer, A., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Hydrologic Modeling of the Calumet TARP System," Tunnel and Reservoir Plan Report No. 1, 109 p.

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, (2014-present)
  • RIBAGUA - Revista Iberoamericana del Agua, Associate Editor, IAHR, Madrid, 2015-2020
  • Editor-in-Chief, ASCE Manual of Practice 110, Sedimentation Engineering (1999-2008)
  • Revista Ingenieria del Agua, Associate Editor, 2005-2010, Spain.
  • International Journal of Infrastructure and Natural Disasters, Assoc. Editor, 2000-2010 (Puerto Rico)
  • Hydraulic Eng. in Mexico (Mexican Institute of Water Technology), Assoc. Editor, 1999-2010
  • Water Resources Research (American Geophysical Union), Associate Editor, 1999-2000
  • International Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, Editor-in-Chief, 2001-2006

Other Scholarly Activities

  • “Hydraulics in the Times of Cholera: the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and Urban Growth,” National Academy of Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 2007.
  • “El Universo de las corrientes de densidad,” Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidraulica, IAHR, Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, October 2006.
  • “La Hidraulica en los tiempos de Colera: Chicago y el desarrollo sustentable,” 20 Aniversario Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua,” Curnavaca, Mexico, August 2006.
  • “Hydraulics in the Times of Cholera: the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and Urban Growth,” IAHR Congress, Seould, South Korea, October, 2005.

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Co-chair for organization of Riverflow 2016 to be held in St Louis, MO, July 2016.
  • Co-chair organization of River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Conferences, 2005 in Urbana and 2009, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Professional Societies

  • American Gephysical Union Committee on Fellows 2023-2024
  • American Geophysical Union Walter Langbein lecture Award Committee 2022-2025
  • Leadership Committee, Environment and Water, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), 2018-2020
  • Delegate, University Council on Water Resources, UCOWR, 2013-2018
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Editor-in-Chief, ASCE Manual of Practice 110 “Sedimentation Engineering,” 2000-2008
  • International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR) Editor, Journal of Hydraulic Research 2001-2006
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 1998-2000
  • ASCE Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals Committee, Control Group Member, 1994 - 2000
  • ASCE Turbulence Committee; Member, 1992 - 1996; Control Group Member, 1997 - 2000
  • ASCE/EWRI Sedimentation Committee; Control Group Member, 1994 - 1998; Chair, 1999 - 2004
  • ASCE/EWRI, Member, Task Committee for Updating ASCE Manual of Practice No74, Sedimentation Engineering, Edited by Vito Vanoni., 2000-2008
  • ASCE Discussion and Technical Note Awards Committee; Member1991 - 1994; Chairman 1992 – 1994
  • ASCE Hans Albert Einstein Award Committee, 1998-2004
  • ASCE Alfred Noble Prize Committee Member, 1998 – 2002

Service on University Committees

  • CEE, Head Search Committee, 2020-2021
  • University Off-Cycle Promotion & Tenure Committee 2019-2021
  • University Committee on Named Appointments 2018-2024
  • University Off-Cycle Promotion & Tenure Committee 2015-2017
  • University Promotion & Tenure Committee 2011-2014

Service on Department Committees

  • CEE Space Committee 2022-2024
  • CEE Promotion & Tenure Committee 2023-2026
  • Member, CEE Head Search Committee, 2019-2020
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee, 2019
  • Chair, Hydrosystems Lab Remodeling Committee, 2015-2020
  • CEE Awards Committee, 2014-2018
  • CEE Faculty Search Committee 2015
  • Chair, CEE Advisory Committee, 2011-2014
  • Chair, Committee to develop guidelines for non-tenure track faculty, 2009-2010

Service on College Committees

  • Grainger College of Engineering Awards Committee, 2018-2021
  • COE Committee on Appointments for Chairs and Professorships, Chair, 2015-2017
  • Committee to Review Undergraduate Experience in Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 2012
  • Boneyard Creek Sedimentation Study, 2010-2011
  • Vice Chancellor Committee for University Scholars, 2005-2006
  • College of Engineering Executive Committee, 2004-2006.
  • Boneyard Creek Model Study, 1998 – 2000

Service on Campus Committees

  • Campus Named Appointments Committee, 2019-2024
  • Off-Cycle Promotion and Tenure Committee Office of the Provost 2019-2021
  • Campus Awards Committee, 2017-2018
  • Executive Board, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2018-date
  • Faculty Senate ,1998-2000
  • Host, President’s Award Program for Minorities, 1992 – 2005

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Ledearship Committee, Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative, Great Lakes Commission, 2021-
  • Expert Review Panel, Gulf Research Institute, National Academy of Sciences, 2016
  • Science Advisory Committee, Firenze 2016 Project for Flood Protection, Florence, Italy, 2014-2016
  • International Great Lakes Commission (Canada-USA) Co-Leader Sedimentation Studies Task Working Group for St. Clair River, 2007-2010
  • Steering Committee Member, Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System, CSDMS, 2013-2021 (http://csdms.colorado.edu)
  • Member, Selection Committee, International Lorenz G. Straub Award Competition for PhD Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2014-2017
  • Science Advisory Committee, University of Trento, Italy, 2007-2010.
  • Convener, Workshop on Morphodynamic Processes in Large Lowland Rivers, Centro Internacional de Estudios de Grandes Ríos (CIEGRi), and NSF National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED), Santa Fe, Argentina, 2007.
  • Expert Panel for “Water Resources at the US Geological Survey.” National Research Council, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2004-2006.
  • Expert Panel for “River Science at the US Geological Survey,” National Research Council, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2004-2006
  • Expert Panel for “Housatonic River Hydrodynamic Modeling,” Commonwealth of Massachusetts, US Environmental Protection Agency, State of Connecticut, Department of the Interior, NOAA, March- 2001.
  • Expert Panel for “Development of a TMDL Model for PCBs in the Delaware River Basin,” Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, New Jersey, 2000-2001.
  • Steering Committee for Workshop on Environmental Windows for Dredging Projects, National Research Council, July 2000-June 2001.
  • Workshop on “Modeling and Management of Environmental Issues,” Invited Panelist on Modeling of Contaminated Sediment Processes, Organized by Du Pont de Nemours and Company, July 2000.

Other Outside Service

  • Chair, Board of International River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposia (RCEM), 2007-2025
  • Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS), Stearing Committee, 2017-2021
  • Scientific Leadership Committee, Current Initiative, Chicago, Illinois, 2017-2022
  • External Review Committee, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geoengineering, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • Board Member, Smart Urban Water Supply Systems (Smart UWSS), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016-2020
  • Expert advice, 2013 Flooding of Marseilles Illinois, US Department of Justice 2013-2016
  • Advisor, Kalamazoo River Oil Spill, EPA, USGS, 2012-2016
  • Chair, External Review Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Drown proofing of Dams in the Vermillion River, 2004
  • Hydraulic Engineering Luncheon Seminar, Champaign, Illinois, November 1998, October 2023
  • Illinois Department of Transportation: Drown proofing of low-head dams along the Fox River, 1995

Teaching Honors

  • Grainger College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring (UIUC) (2022)
  • Honorary Member, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society (No 75) (2004)
  • Order of the Engineer, University of Illinois (2010)
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, Honorable Mention,” (2003)
  • Recognized for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC (1997, 2001)
  • Included in Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students at UIUC: CE 459 “Sediment Transport” for spring 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005; 2004, 2012, 2015, 2023; CE 498 EH “Environmental Hydrodynamics” for Spring 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003 CE 255 “Introduction to Hydrosystems Engineering” for Fall 1995, 1996, 1998, CEE 353 “Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Systems,” for Spring 1999, 2004, 2006,2018. CEE551 "Open Channel Hydraulics" fall 2009, 2011, 2013, 2021. CEE555 Mixing in Environmental Flows, 2014 (1992-2022)

Research Honors

  • Honorary Member, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) (2023)
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2022)
  • 6th M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) (2017)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina (2017)
  • Donald Harleman Memorial Lecture in Water Resources Engineering, Penn State University (2015)
  • Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2013)
  • Inaugural Fellow, Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (2013)
  • National Award for Scientific Contributions to Science and Technology from SENCYT, Government of Panama, Panama Canal Authority (2012)
  • Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture Award, EWRI/ASCE. (2012)
  • IAGLR Chandler-Misener Award for most notable paper published in Journal of Great Lakes Research in 2011, International Great Lakes Association (2012)
  • International Lorenz G. Straub Award for Best 2008 Ph.D. Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering awarded to Dr. Jorge Abad (MS, 2005; PhD 2008) (2012)
  • Enrico Marchi Lecture, Italian Association of Hydraulics, University of Florence, Italy (2012)
  • Wesley Horner Award, best paper in Journal of Environmental Engineering, EWRI/ASCE (2012)
  • International Lorenz G. Straub Award for Best 2007 Ph.D. Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering awarded to Dr. Mariano Cantero (MS 2004; PhD 2007), (advisee with Prof. S. Balachandar) (2011)
  • Borland Distinguished Lecture in Hydraulics, AGU-Hydrology Days, Colorado State University (2009)
  • Corresponding Member, National Academy of Engineering of Argentina (2005)
  • Hans Albert Einstein Award, ASCE/EWRI/COPRI (2006)
  • Honorary Professor, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (2001)
  • 12th Arthur Thomas Ippen Award, International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research, International Association of Hydro-Environmental Engineering, IAHR (2001)
  • Inaugural Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering, UIUC (2001-2014)
  • International Lorenz G. Straub Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering presented to Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, (advisee) (2001)
  • University Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)
  • Invited Professorship, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2000)
  • Invited Professorship, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland (1999)
  • Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize, ASCE, 1999 (best paper in Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE)
  • Arthur and Virginia Nauman Faculty Scholar, Civil and Environmental Eng., UIUC (1998-2001)
  • International Lorenz G. Straub Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering presented to Dr. Yarko Niño, (advisee) (1998)
  • Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE (1998)
  • Invited Professorship, California Institute of Technology (1997)
  • Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize, ASCE, 1996 (best paper in Journal of Hydraulic Engineering) (1996)
  • Invited Professorship, University of Genoa, Italy (1993)
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society (1992-)
  • National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (1992)
  • Hokkaido River Disaster Prevention Institute Fellowship, Japan (1990)
  • Alvin G. Anderson Award, University of Minnesota (1989)

Public Service Honors

  • Illinois Science and Technology Coalition Researchers to Know in 2022 (2022)
  • International Scientific Commitee (ITSC) FIRENZE 2016 (2014-2016)
  • Research on Transport and Fate of Asian Carp Eggs showcased in Discovery Channel of Canada (2014)
  • Expert advice, Flooding City of Marseilles, Illinois, US Department of Justice (2013-2016)
  • External Review Committee, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geoengineering, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • International Scientific Committee Member, Firenze 2016: Progetto Firenze, l'alluvione (2013-2016)
  • Expert Panel Member, Mississippi River Delta Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model, Batelle & US Army Corps of Engineers (2013-2017)
  • Chair External Review Panel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Hydraulics in the Time of Cholera,Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, Illinois (2012)
  • Expert Panel Member, Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, North Dakota and Minnesota, Batelle & US Army Corps of Engineers. (2009-2011)
  • Co-Team Leader, Sedimentation Studies, St Clair River Study, International Great Lakes Commission. (2007-2009)
  • Member, National Research Council Panel on “River Science at the US Geological Survey.” (2005-2007)
  • Member, Peer Review Panel on “Modeling Study of Contaminated Sediments in the Housatonic River,” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric. (2000-2007)
  • Illinois River Watershed Program organized by Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, Science Committee Member (1998-2000)
  • Provided assistance to the Government of Paraguay on flood management through the U.S. Office of International Development (USAID) (1998)

Recent Courses Taught

  • CEE 451 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CEE 452 - Hydraulic Analysis and Design
  • CEE 551 - Open-Channel Hydraulics
  • CEE 559 - Sediment Transport
  • CEE 595 W - Hydro Seminar
  • CEE 598 EH - Environmental Hydrodynamics