Marcelo H. Garcia

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

  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

Research Areas

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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 35 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.

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

Academic Positions

  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2014-
  • Associate Professor (tenured), 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
  • Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor 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
  • 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 -
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, April 1997 - July 1997
  • 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

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

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)
  • 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.

Other Outside Service

  • Chair, Board of International River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposia (RCEM), 2007-2023
  • 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

Research Interests

  • Wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 informed by stormwater simulations of virus transport and decay in combined sewer systems: Chicago, Illinois
  • Urban Flooding and Excess Water Management during Extreme Storm Events
  • Sedimentation Hazards: mudflows, alluvial fans, non Newtonian hyperconcentrated flows, rheological properties.
  • Riverine Sedimentation, coastal engineering and Morphodynamics
  • Oceanic turbidity currents, mixing and transport, submarine debris and mud flows, turbidites, reservoir sedimentation.
  • Transport and fate of oil spills in rivers. Mechanics of oil-sediment aggregation-role of turbulence. Control methods to reduce impact of oil spills
  • Water resources engineering, water infrastructure and waterways management in Chicago, Illinois
  • Environmental boundary-layer flows, mass transfer at sediment-water interfaces, sediment oxygen demand, oscillatory turbulent flows..

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.

Primary Research Area

  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

Research Areas

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.

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.

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Bigillon, F., Nino, Y., and Garcia, M.H., "Measurements of turbulence characteristics in an open-channel flow over a transitionally-rough bed using particle image velocimetry." Experiments in Fluids, 41:857–867, DOI 10.1007/s00348-006-0201-2, 2006.
  • Cantero, M.; Balachandar, S.; García, M. and Ferry, J., “Direct numerical simulation of planar and cylindrical density currents,” Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME, 73, 923-930, 2006.
  • Leon A. S., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R., and García M. H.. ``Godunov-type solutions for transient flows in sewers.'' J. Hydraul. Eng., ASCE, 132(8), 800-813, 2006.
  • 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
  • Admiraal, D., Musalem, R., Garcia, M.H., and Nino, Y, “Vortex trajectory hysteresis above self-formed vortex ripples,” Journal of Hydraulic Research., IAHR, 44:4, 437-450, 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.
  • Pedocchi, F., and García M.H., “Noise-resolution trade-off in projection algorithms for laser diffraction particle sizing,” Applied Optics, 45(15), 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.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y. and García, M.H., 2007. “Geometry of Scour Hole around, and Influence of the Angle of Attack on the Burial of Short Cylinders under Combined Flows.” Ocean Engineering, Vol. 34, pp. 856-869, 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.
  • Sequeiros, O., Nino, Y, and Garcia, M.H., “Erosion of finite thickness sediment beds by single and multiple circular jets,” IAHR, J. Hydraul. Eng., ASCE, 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.
  • Cantero, M.I., Balachandar, S., and Garcia, MH., “High-resolution simulations of cylindrical density currents,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 590, 437-469, 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.
  • Mueller, D.S., Abad, J.D., Garcia, C.M., Gartner, J.W., Garcia, M.H., and Oberg, K.A., “Errors in acoustic Doppler profiler velocity measurements caused by flow disturbance,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, v. 133, p. 1411-1420, 2007.
  • 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. "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.
  • Rodriguez, J.F. and M.H. Garcia, Laboratory measurements of 3-D flow patterns and turbulence in straight open channel with rough bed, Journal of Hydraulic Research. 04/2010; July 2008(4):454-465. DOI: 10.3826/jhr.2008.2994
  • 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.
  • Abad, J. D., Rhoads, B. L., Guneralp, I., García, M. H. "Flow structure at different stages in a meander-bend with bendway weirs". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE 138 (8): 1052-1053, 2008.
  • León, A. S., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R. and Garcia, M. H. “Efficient second-order accurate shock-capturing scheme for modeling one and two-phase water hammer flows.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 134, (7), 970-983, 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.
  • Cantero, M.; García, M ; and Balachandar, S. “Effect of particle inertia on depositional particulate gravity currents,” Computers and Geosciences, vol. 34 (10) 1308-1318, 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
  • Bombardelli, F.; Cantero, M.; Buscaglia, G.; and García, M. 2008. “Numerical aspects of the simulation of discontinuous saline underflows: the lock-exchange problem”. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Sequeiros, O. E., Spinewine, B., Garcia, M. H., Beaubouef, R. T., Sun, T. and Parker, G. 2009.Experiments on wedge-shaped deep sea sedimentary deposits in minibasins and/or on channel levees emplaced by turbidity currents. Part I. Documentation of the flow. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79(7-8), 593-607.
  • 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)
  • Pedocchi, F. and Garcia, M. H., 2009. Friction coefficient for oscillatory flow: the rough-smooth turbulent transition. Journal of Hydraulic Research, v. 47-4 , p. 438-444.
  • Dai, A. and M.H. Garcia (2009), " Energy Dissipative Plunging Flows, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 136, issue 8, August.
  • Dai, A. and M.H. Garcia, 2009. "Stability of a Pair of Counterrotating and Corotating Vortices of Different Strengths," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE , vol. 135, no. 6, 2009
  • 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.
  • Dai, A. and M.H. Garcia, 2009. "Plunging conditions of two-dimensional negative buoyant surface jets released on a sloping bottom," Journal of Hydraulic Research 47(5):681-682, DOI10.1080/jhr.2008.2714a
  • Spinewine, B., Sequeiros, O. E., Garcia, M. H., Beaubouef, R. T., Sun, T., Savoye, B. and Parker, G. 2009. Experiments on wedge-shaped deep sea sedimentary deposits in minibasins and/or on channel levees emplaced by turbidity currents. Part II. Morphodynamic evolution of the wedge and of the associated bedforms Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79(7-8), 608-628.
  • 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.
  • Abad, J. D., and Garcia, M. H. (2009) “Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 1. Implications of bend orientation on mean and turbulent flow structure”, Water Resources Research, 45, W02401,doi:10.1029/2008WR007016.
  • Abad, J. D., and M Garcia, M. H. (2009) “Experiments in a high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channel: 2. Implications of bend orientation on bed morphodynamics”, Water Resources. Research, 45, W02402, doi:10.1029/2008WR007017.
  • 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., Liu, X., Ghidaoui, M. S., Schmidt, A. R., and Garcia, M. H. (2010) “Junction and drop-shaft boundary conditions for modeling free-surface, pressurized, and mixed free-surface pressurized transient flows.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 136(10), 705-715.
  • 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
  • Dai, Albert; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2010)"Gravity currents down a slope in deceleration phase." Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 49(1), 75-82.
  • Sequeiros, Octavio E.; Spinewine, Benoit; Beaubouef, Rick T.; Sun, Tao; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Parker, G. (2010) "Characteristics of Velocity and Excess Density Profiles of Saline Underflows and Turbidity Currents Flowing over a Mobile Bed." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE, 136(7), 412-433.
  • 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.
  • Dai, Albert; Garcia, Marcelo H.(2010) "Energy Dissipative Plunging Flows." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE,136(8), 519-523.
  • Motta, Davide; Abad, Jorge D.; Garcia, Marcelo H.(2010) "Modeling Framework for Organic Sediment Resuspension and Oxygen Demand: Case of Bubbly Creek in Chicago." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE, 136(9), 952-964. Recognized with the ASCE 2012 Wesley Horner Award for best publication.
  • Leon, Arturo S.; Liu, Xiaofeng; Ghidaoui, Mohamed S.; Schmidt, Arthur R.; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2010) "Junction and Drop-Shaft Boundary Conditions for Modeling Free-Surface, Pressurized, and Mixed Free-Surface Pressurized Transient Flows." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering - ASCE, 136(10), 705-715.
  • Sequeiros, Octavio E.; Spinewine, Benoit; Beaubouef, Rick T.; Sun, Tao; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Parker, G. (2010) "Bedload transport and bed resistance associated with density and turbidity currents." Sedimentology, 57(6), 1463-1490.
  • 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.
  • Pedocchi, Francisco; Cantero, Mariano I.; Garcia, Marcelo H.(2011) "Turbulent kinetic energy balance of an oscillatory boundary layer in the transition to the fully turbulent regime." Journal of Turbulence, 12(32), 1-27.
  • 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
  • Catano-Lopera, Yovanni A.; Landry, Blake J.; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2011) "Scour and burial mechanics of conical frustums on a sandy bed under combined flow conditions." Ocean Engineering, 38(10), 1256-1268.
  • 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.
  • Abad, J., Sequeiros, O. E., Spinewine, B., Cantelli, A., Pirmez, C., Garcia, M. H. and Parker, G. 2011. Secondary current of saline underflow in a highly meandering channel. experiments and theory. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 81, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2011.61
  • Mier, Jose M.; Garcia, Marcelo H. (2011) "Erosion of glacial till from the St. Clair River Great Lakes basin." Journal of Great Lakes Resarch, 37(3), 399-410.
  • Sinha, S., X. Liu and M.H. Garcia, "Three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling of the Chicago River, IL", Environmental Fluid Mechanics Vol 1, 2012, 471-494
  • 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
  • Cataño -Lopera, Y.A., Landry, B.J., Abad, J.D., and García (2012), M.H. Experimental and Numerical Study of the Flow Structure around two partially Buried Objects on a Deformed Bed, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139 (3): 269-283.
  • Sinha, S., X. Liu and M.H. Garcia, "A Three-dimensional water quality modeling of the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS)",Environmental Modeling & Assessment,18:567-592
  • 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.
  • Rodriguez JF, Garcia CM, Garcia MH, 'Three-dimensional flow in centered pool-riffle sequences', Water Resources Research, 49 202-215 (2013) [C1]
  • 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.
  • Dai, H.S., Fernandez, R.L., Parker, P., Garcia, M.H. and W.S.Kim (2013), "Modelling deltaic progradation constrained by a moving sediment source," Journal of Hydraulic Research 04/2013; DOI:10.1080/00221686.2012.762554
  • 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
  • Garcia, T., Jackson, P.R., Murphy, E., Valocchi, A. and M.H.Garcia (2013). "Development of a Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator to evaluate the transport and dispersion of Asian carp eggs in rivers," Ecological Modeling, Volume 263, 10, 211–222.
  • 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
  • Motta, D., E. J. Langendoen, J. D. Abad, and M. H. García (2014). "Modification of meander migration by bank failures," J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 119, 1026–1042, doi:10.1002/2013JF002952.
  • 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.
  • Dutta, S., Cantero, M. I., and Garcia, M. H.: Effect of self-stratification on sediment diffusivity in channel flows and boundary layers: a study using direct numerical simulations, Earth Surf. Dynam., 2, 419-431, doi:10.5194/esurf-2-419-2014, 2014.
  • 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., Yokokawa, M., Sekiguchi, T., Takagawa, T., & Garcia, M. H. (2014). A unified model for bedform development and equilibrium under unidirectional, oscillatory and combined‐flows. Sedimentology.61(7). DOI: 10.1111/sed.12129
  • 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
  • Konsoer, K., Rhoads, K., Best, J. L., Langendoend, E., Ursic, M., Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H., Spatial variability in bank resistance to erosion on a large meandering, mixed bedrock-alluvial river,Geomorphology (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.08.002
  • 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.
  • Garcia, T., Zuniga Zamalloa, C., Jackson, P.R., Murphy, E.A. and M. H. Garcia (2015) A Laboratory Investigation of the Suspension, Transport, and Settling of Silver Carp Eggs Using Synthetic Surrogates, PLOS ONE 10(12):e0145775 · December 2015· DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145775.
  • 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
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y., Landry, B.J. and García, M.H. (2016). Unstable Flow Structure around Partially Buried Objects on a Simulated River Bed, Journal of Hydroinformatics, International Water Association, doi: 10.2166/hydro.2016.060
  • Konsoer, K. M., Rhoads, B. L., Best, J. L., Langendoen, E. J., Abad, J. D., Parsons, D. R. and Garcia, M. H. (2016), Three-dimensional flow structure and bed morphology in large elongate meander loops with different outer bank roughness characteristics. Water Resour. Res. doi:10.1002/2016WR019040
  • Morales, V. M., J. C. Quijano, A. Schmidt, and M. H. Garcia (2016), Innovative framework to simulate the fate and transport of nonconservative constituents in urban combined sewer catchments, Water Resour. Res.,52, doi:10.1002/2016WR018807.
  • Quijano, J.C. , Zhu,Z. Morales, V., Landry, B., and M. H. Garcia (2017). Three-dimensional model to capture the fate and transport of combined sewer overflow discharges: A case study in the Chicago Area Waterway System, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 576, 15 January 2017, Pages 362–373,
  • Oberg, N., Schmidt, A.R., Landry, B.J., Leona, A., Waratuke, A.R., Mier, J.M. and M. H. García (2017). Improved understanding of combined sewer systems using the Illinois conveyance analysis program (ICAP), URBAN WATER JOURNAL,http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2016.1269811
  • 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
  • Carling, P.A., Perillo, M., Best, J.L., and M.H. Garcia (2017), The bubble bursts for cavitation in natural rivers: laboratory experiments reveal minor role in bedrock erosion, Earth, Surface and Land Processes, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4101.
  • Zhu, Z., Viviana Morales & Marcelo H. Garcia (2017): Impact of combined sewer overflow on urban river hydrodynamic modelling: a case study of the Chicago waterway, Urban Water Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1301504
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Chang, K. H., Chang, T. J., & Garcia, M. H. (2021). A well-balanced and positivity-preserving SPH method for shallow water flows in open channels. Journal of Hydraulic Research, DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2020.1866689
  • 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
  • 187. 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

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

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.
  • 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.

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.
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Teaching Honors

  • Grainger College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring (UIUC) (2022)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina (2017)
  • Honorary Member, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society (No 75) (2004)
  • 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; 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 (1992-2021)

Research Honors

  • 6th M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). 37th IAHR World Congress, August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (2017)
  • Donald Harleman Memorial Lecture in Water Resources Engineering, Penn State University, Oct. 2015 (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)
  • 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)
  • Borland Distinguished Lecture in Hydraulics, AGU-Hydrology Days, Colorado State University (2009)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering of Argentina (2005)
  • Hans Albert Einstein Award, ASCE/EWRI/COPRI (2006)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World (2003)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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-)