Dr. Michael E. Barber, P.E., is the Program Director for the Water Resources and Biotic Systems at the State of Washington Water Research Center.
Barber’s professional experience includes teaching at a number of universities. He was an assistant professor at Washington State University and Tulane University, as well as a research assistant at the University of Texas. He was also a project engineer for KKBNA Inc in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, as well as a teaching assistant at Purdue University. Barber is currently an associate professor at Washington State University.
A water expert, Barber instructs undergraduate and graduate level hydrology classes. Some of these classes include water resource engineering, surface water hydrology, open channel flow, hydraulic design, and open channel flow.
Barber’s personal research includes water quality and quantity modeling, hydrology, surface-ground water interaction, constructed wetlands and wet ponds, and decision support systems.
A man of many talents, Barber has co-authored a number of articles including, “Determining Primary Productivity of Oligotrophic and Mesotrophic Water with 14C,” “Hydrologic Design Considerations of Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Runoff,” and “Effectiveness of Grate Orientation in Flow Channels.” Barber’s works have been published in the Journal of Environmental Engineering, and the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
Mike received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Continuing his education, Mike went on to Purdue University and earned his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. Finally, Mike attended the University of Texas where he received his Ph.D. in civil engineering.
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