Marcelo H. Garcia

Marcelo H. Garcia, PhD, is M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Chair in Civil Engineering and Professor and Director of the “Ven Te Chow” Hydrosystems Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in fluvial hydraulics and water resources engineering. He served as Editor of the International Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR) and the ASCE Manual of Engineering Practice 110 “Sedimentation Engineering”. Delivered the Borland Hydraulics Lecture at Colorado State University, the Enrico Marchi Lecture, Florence, and the Donald Harleman Lecture at Penn State. For his work on hydraulics and sedimentation engineering, he was recognized with the Hunter Rouse and H.A. Einstein Awards from ASCE and the Ippen Award from IAHR. He held invited professorships at the University of Genoa, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and the California Institute of Technology. He has worked on flooding in the Chicago and Illinois Rivers, provid- ing also expertise in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Feasibility Study, flood protection schemes in Guayaquil, Ecuador; sedimentation in the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta, California, and flood protection schemes in the Bogota River, Colombia. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina.