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 as an assistant professor in January 1990 and was promoted to 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. 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 50 M.S. thesis students. Delivered the Inaugural Lecture at Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Cuernavaca, Mexico, the Borland Lecture in Hydraulics at Colorado State University, the Enrico Marchi Lecture, Italian Association of Hydraulics, Florence, 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 has consulted both nationally internationally in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Mexico. Garcia is a Member 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

  • Distinguished Visiting professor, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, 2017-
  • Affiliate Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, August 2016-
  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2014-
  • Professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2006 - Present
  • 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-Present
  • Profesor Titular (DS), Facultad de Ingenieria y Ciencias Hidricas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 2008-Present
  • Honorary Professor, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, Dec. 2001
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Hydrology, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, April 1979 - March 1981

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 Experts, Akosombo and Kpong Dams and Reservoirs, Volta River Authority, Ghana, Africa, 2019-2024
  • Review Board, Instituto de Recursos Hidraulicos (INDRHI), Dominican Republic, 2018-2023
  • Review Board, RiverCare Program, The Netherlands 2016-2019 (http://www.ncr-web.org/rivercare/about)
  • Review Board, Smart Urban Water Supply Systems Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016
  • Review Panel, Gulf Research Institute, National Academies of Arts, Engineering and Sciences, 2016
  • Board of Experts, Santo Domingo Hydropower Project,Empresa Publica de Medellin, Colombia
  • Expert Reviewer, Mississippi River Delta Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modeling, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2013-2017
  • Board of Experts, Hydroelectric Projects, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 2014-2016
  • Science Advisory Committee, Firenze 2016 Project for Flood Protection, Florence, Italy, 2014-2016
  • River Sedimentation, Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, 2013-2014
  • Restoration and Flood Control of Bogota River, Colombia, World Bank, 2013
  • Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, North Dakota and Minnesota, Batelle & US Army Corps of Engineers, 2010-2011

Professional Registrations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PEng), Santa Fe, Argentina.

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

Professional Societies

  • 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, Engineering Mechanics Division
  • ASCE, Chair, Task Committee on “Education in Sediment Transport”
  • 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
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Service on University Committees

  • University Off-Cycle Promotion & Tenure Committee 2019-2021
  • University Committee on Named Appointments 2018-2021
  • University Off-Cycle Promotion & Tenure Committee 2015-2017
  • University Promotion & Tenure Committee 2011-2014
  • CEE Head Search Committee, 2014
  • CEE Head Search Committee, 2009
  • OEE Administrative Committee 2002-2004
  • CEE Advisory Committee, 2004-2006
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2002-2005
  • Head Search Committee, November 1995, 2004, 2005

Service on Department Committees

  • 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
  • Head Search Committee, 2009
  • OEE Administrative Committee 2002-2004
  • CEE Advisory Committee, 2004-2006

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
  • Dean’s Committee on Appointments, 2002-2005
  • Honors Council, College of Engineering, 1997 – 2000

Service on Campus Committees

  • Campus Named Appointments Committee, 2019-2021
  • 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
  • Off-Cycle Promotion and Tenure Committee Office of the Provost 2015-2017
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee Office of the Provost 2012-2015
  • Faculty Senate ,1998-2000
  • Host, President’s Award Program for Minorities, 1992 – 2005

Service to Federal and State Government

  • 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, 2013-20120 (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.
  • 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.
  • Office of Naval Research Workshop on “Mine Burial Prediction in Coastal Environments,” New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000.
  • Sino-USA Workshop on “Sediment-Related Disasters”, Beijing, China. (Supported by NSF), March 1999.
  • Sino-German Workshop on "Unsteady Sediment Transport Modelling", Berlin, Germany, 1995. (only representative from USA).
  • National Science Foundation Review Panel for Research Initiation Awards in Fluid, Hydraulic, and Particulate Systems Program, Arlington, VA 1994.
  • Office of Naval Research Workshop on "Continental Terrace Sediment Process", New York University at Stony Brook, New York, 1993.
  • U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Panel on "Understanding Sedimentation and Model Evaluation", National Research Council and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, San Francisco, California, 1993.
  • U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Panel on "Understanding Sedimentation and Model Evaluation", National Research Council and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 1991.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Review Panel on "The Role of Sediments on the Transport and Fate of Pollutants in Freshwater and Estuaries", Newport, Rhode Island, 1990.
  • Provided assistance to City of Danville on Dam Removal/Modification Issues to prevent drowning accidents, 2004
  • Illinois River Watershed Program organized by the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, Science Committee Member , 1998 – present.
  • Provided assistance to the Government of Paraguay on flooding through the U.S. Office of International Development, March 1998

Other Outside Service

  • Chair, Board of International River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposia (RCEM), 2007-2021
  • Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS), Stearing Committee, 2017-2020
  • Scientific Leadership Committee, Current Initiative, Chicago, Illinois, 2017-2020
  • 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
  • Illinois Department of Transportation: Drown proofing of low-head dams along the Fox River, 1995

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
  • River mechanics: Meandering streams, bank erosion, morphodynamics, movable-bed hydraulic modeling.
  • Sedimentation Hazards: mudflows, alluvial fans, non Newtonian hyperconcentrated flows, rheological properties.
  • Riverine Sedimentation 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
  • Interaction of waves and currents with submerged objects in coastal areas: mechanics of scour and burial, role of coherent structures.
  • Environmental boundary-layer flows, mass transfer at sediment-water interfaces, sediment oxygen demand, oscillatory turbulent flows..

Research Statement

Dr. Garcia is a leader in the field of river mechanics, sediment transport, sedimentation engineering and environmental hydraulics. He is best known for his research in sediment entrainment from riverbeds and coastal areas, flow and transport in vegetated channels, the mechanics of oceanic turbidity currents, and the dynamics of mudflows and debris flows. Current research efforts involved sedimentation hazards due to dam and embankment failures, development of rapid response models for oil spill containment after pipeline rupture, and risk of flooding in alluvial fans. His research on submarine turbidity currents has been used in the oil industry when searching for potential hydrocarbon deposits. 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. Research efforts have 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), 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 is currently undergoing extended remodeling to be completed in Spring 2021.

Primary Research Area

  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

Research Areas

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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 (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

  • Parker, G., M. H. García, Y. Fukushima, and W. Yu, “Experiments on Turbidity Currents over an Erodible Bed,” IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research, 25:1, 123-147, 1987.
  • García, M.H., and G. Parker, “Experiments on Hydraulic Jumps in Turbidity Currents Near a Canyon-Fan Transition,” Science, 117:4, 393-396, July 1989.
  • García, M.H., and G. Parker, “Entrainment of Bed Sediment into Suspension,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering,, 117:4, 414-435, April 1991.
  • García, M.H., and G. Parker, “Experiments on the Entrainment of Sediment into Suspension by a Dense Bottom Current,” AGU Journal of Geophysical Research (oceans), 98:C3, 4793-4807, March 1993.
  • García, M.H., “Hydraulic Jumps in Sediment-laden Bottom Currents,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 199:6, 1094-1117, October 1993.
  • García, M.H., and Y. Niño, “Dynamics of Sediment Bars in Straight and Meandering Channels: Experiments on the Resonance Phenomenon,” IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research, 31:6, 739-761, 1993.
  • Niño, Y., M.H. García, and L. Ayala, “Gravel Saltation I: Experiments,” AGU Water Resources Research, 30:6, 1907-1914, June 1994.
  • Niño, Y., and M.H. García, “Gravel Saltation II: Modeling,” AGU Water Resources Research, 30:6, 1915-1924, June 1994.
  • 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).
  • García, M.H., F. López, and Y. Niño, “Characterization of Near-Bed Coherent Structures in Turbulent Open Channel Flow Using Synchronized High-Speed Video and Hot-Film Measurement,” Experiments in Fluids, 19, 16-28, 1995.
  • Choi, S.U., and M. H. García, “Modeling of One-Dimensional Turbidity Currents with a Dissipative-Galerkin Finite Element Method,” IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research, 33:5, 1 26, 1995.
  • García, M.H., and J.D. Parsons, “Mixing at the Front of Gravity Currents,” Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 24, 197-205, 1996.
  • López, F., Y. Niño, and M.H. García, “Turbulent Coherent Structures in Open-Channel Flows with Smooth Beds,” Hydraulic Engineering in Mexico, XI:1, 5-13, IMTA, Mexico, 1996 (in Spanish).
  • Pratson, L.F., H.J. Lee, G. Parker, M.H. García, B.J. Coakley, D. Mohrig, J. Locat, U. Mello, J.D. Parsons, S. Choi, and K. Israel, “Studies of Mass-Movement Processes on Submarine Slopes,” Oceanography, 9:3, 168-172, 1996.
  • Niño, Y., and M.H. García, “Experiments on Particle-Turbulence Interactions in the Near Wall Region of an Open Channel Flow: Implications for Sediment Transport,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 326, 285-319, 1996.
  • 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).
  • Niño, Y. and M.H. García, “On Engelund’s Analysis of Turbulent Energy and Suspended Load, “ ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 124:4, 480-483 (technical note), 1998.
  • Niño, Y., and M.H. García, , “Using Lagrangian Particle Saltation Observations for Bedload Sediment Transport Modeling,” Hydrological Processes, 12, 1197-1218, 1998.
  • Niño, Y. and M.H. García, “Experiments on Saltation of Fine Sand,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 124:10, 1014-1025, 1998.
  • López, F., and M.H. García, “Open-Channel Flow Through Simulated Vegetation: Suspended Sediment Transport Modeling,” Water Resources Research, 34:9, 2341-2352, 1998.
  • Huang, X., and M.H. García, “A Herschel-Bulkley Model for Mud Flows Down a Slope,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 374, 305-333, 1998.
  • Parsons, J.D., and M.H. García, “Similarity of Gravity Current Fronts,” Physics of Fluids, 10:12, 3209-3213, 1998.
  • Huang, X., and M.G. García, “Modeling of Non-Hydroplaning Mudflows on Continental Slopes,” Marine Geology, 154:131-142, 1999.
  • López, F., and M.H. García, “Wall Similarity in Open Channels: Universal value of the Normalized Vertical Flux of Turbulent Kinetic Energy,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, “Special Issue on Turbulence,” 125:7, 789-796, July 1999.
  • 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.
  • Nino, Y., F. Lopez, I. Hillmer, C. Pirard, and M.H. García, “Numerical Modeling of Wind-Induced Turbulent Mixing Processes in Stratified Water Bodies. Hydraulic Engineering in Mexico, vol. XV, 1, 13-25, 2000 (in Spanish).
  • 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.
  • Huang, X. and M.H. García, “Pollution of Gravel Spawning Grounds by Deposition of Suspended Sediment,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, N10, 963-967, October 2000.
  • Admiraal, D. and M.H. García, “Entrainment Response of Bed Sediment to Time-Varying Flows,” Water Resources Research, 36: 1, 335-348, 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.
  • Rodriguez, J.F., Garcia, M.H. and Admiraal, D.M. “Computation of entrainment of sediment into suspension in unsteady turbulent flows using an stochastic approach.” Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico, 16(2), 5-16, 2001 (in Spanish).
  • Choi, S-U. and Garcia, M.H. “Spreading of gravity plumes on an incline,” Coastal Engineering, v. 43, p. 221-237, 2001.
  • Teeter, A.M., Johnson, B.H., Berger, C., Stelling, G., Scheffner, N.W., Garcia, M.H. and Parchure, T.M., “Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling with emphasis on shallow-water, vegetated areas (lakes, reservoirs, estuaries and lagoons),” Hydrobiologia, 444: 1-23, 2001.
  • Rodríguez, J. F., Admiraal, D.M., García, M.H. and López, F., "Unsteady bed shear stresses induced by navigation: laboratory observations,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 128(5), 2002.
  • Wade, R. J., Rhoads, B. L., Rodríguez, J. F., Daniels, M., Wilson, D., Herricks, E. E., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., and Schwartz, J., “Integrating science and technology to support stream naturalization near Chicago, Illinois.” J. American Water Resources Association, AWRA, 38, 931-944, 2002.
  • Buscaglia, G. C., Bombardelli, F. A., and García, M. H., “Numerical modeling of large-scale bubble plumes accounting for mass transfer effects.” Int. J. of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 28, 1763-1785, 2002.
  • Bombardelli, F.A. and Garcia, M.H. “Hydraulic design of large-diameter pipes,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 11, 839-846, November, 2003.
  • Nino, Y., F. Lopez, and M.H. Garcia, “Threshold for Particle Entrainment into Suspension,” Sedimentology, Vol. 50, 247-263, 2003.
  • Coleman, S.E., Fedele, J.J., and Garcia, M.H., “Closed-conduit bed-form initiation and development,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 12, 956-965, December, 2003.
  • Rodríguez, J. F., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., Frothingham, K., Rhoads, B. L., Abad, J. D., and Guzmán, J. M. “High-resolution numerical simulation of flow through a highly sinuous river reach.” Water Resources Management, Kluwer, vol. 18, pp. 177-199, 2004.
  • Garcia, C.M., Cantero, M, Nino, Y. and Garcia, M.H. “Turbulence Measurements Using Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 131: 1062-1073, 2005.
  • Abad J. D. and García, M. H., “RVR Meander: A toolbox for re-meandering of channelized streams,” Computers & Geosciences, 32: 92-101, 2006.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y. and García, M.H. “Burial of Short Cylinders Induced by Scour under Combined Waves and Currents.” J. Wtrwy., Port, Coast., and Oc. Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 6, pp. 439-449, 2006.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y. and García, M.H., “Geometry and Migration Characteristics of Bedforms under Waves and Currents: Part 1, Ripples Superimposed on Sandwaves.” Coastal Engineering, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp.767-780, 2006.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y. and García, M.H., “Geometry and Migration Characteristics of Bedforms under Waves and Currents: Part 2, Sandwaves and flow structure.” Coastal Engineering, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp.781-792 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cataño-Lopera, Y. and García, M.H.. “Closure to: Burial of Short Cylinders Induced by Scour under Combined Waves and Currents.” J. Wtrwy., Port, Coast., and Oc. Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 6, pp. 439-449, 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. “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. (John Czuba was my MS Garduate Student)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bayat, E., Rodríguez, J.F., Saco, P., de Almeida, G.F.M., Vahidi, E., and M.H. Garcia (2017). A tale of two riffles: using multidimensional, multifractional, time-varying sediment transport to assess self-maintenance in pool-riffle sequences, Water Resources Research, accepted for publication
  • 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, accepted for publication.
  • 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. “HydroSedFoam: A New Parallelized Two-dimensional Hydrodynamic, Sediment Transport, and Bed Morphology Model”. Computers & Geosciences, 2018, 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”. Adv. Water 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

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • 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
  • Abad, J. D., Motta, D., Langendoen, E. J., Fernandez, R., Oberg, N., Garcia, M. H. (2012). “Restoration of meandering channels: The need for the development of physically-based mathematical GIS platforms – RVR Meander”, ASCE-EWRI, Albuquerque, NM, USA, May 20-24.
  • Liu, X., S. Sinha, D. Motta, M.H. Garcia, Density current caused by CSO events in Bubbly Creek, Chicago, Illinois, The Third International Symposium on Shallow Flows, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, 2012
  • Motta,D., Abad, J. D., Langendoen,E. J., Garcia,M. H. (2011). “Floodplain heterogeneity and meander migration”. In proceedings of River and Coastal Estuarine Morphodynamics, RCEM 2011, Beijing, China, September 6-8.
  • 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.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Garcia, M.H., (2010). “A modeling approach for organic sediment resuspension and oxygen demand in Bubbly Creek, Chicago, Illinois”. ISEH VI Conference, Athens, Greece. http://www.semide.net/thematicdirs/events/2010/06/iseh-vi-6th-international-symposium-environmental
  • 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
  • Sinha, S., X. Liu and M. H. García (2010). Three dimensional hydrodynamic and water quality modeling of a CSO (combined sewer overflow) event in Bubbly Creek, Chicago, IL. In the preceedings of Riverflow 2010, Braunshweig, Germany.
  • Dutta, S. Y. Catano, X. Liu, and M. H. García. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling of Flow into the Aerated Grit Chamber of the MWRD's North Side Water Reclamation Plant, Illinois. In Proceedings of ASCE EWRI World Environmental & Water Resource Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2010
  • Liu, X., G. Parker, and M.H. García. Numerical Modeling of the St. Clair River and Sediment Mobility Analysis. In Proceedings of ASCE EWRI World Environmental & Water Resource Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2010
  • Nanía, L.S., Abad, J.D., Cataño-Lopera, Y.A., Bladé, E., and García, M.H., (2010). "Estudio experimental y numérico 2d y 3D del flujo supercrítico en cruce de calles." Proceedings of the XXIV Latin-American Congress in Hydraulics, Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 21-25.
  • Garcia, M. H., Motta, D., Abad, J. D., Langendoen, E. J. (2010). “A computational platform for physically-based bank evolution and long-term meander migration”. I Congreso International de Hidrologia de Llanuras, Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 21-24.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Garcia, M.H., (2009). “Short and long term two-dimensional water quality modeling for Bubbly Creek, Chicago, Illinois”. UCOWR Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, July 7-9.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J.D., Langendoen, E.J., Garcia, M.H., (2009). “Merging of RVR Meander with CONCEPTS: simplified 2D model for long-term meander evolution”. RCEM Conference, Santa Fe, Argentina September 21-25.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J. D., and García, M. H. (2009). “A modeling approach for organic sediment resuspension and oxygen demand”. XXXIII International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) Congress. August 9-14. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Motta, D., Abad, J. D., Liu, X., and García, M. H. (2009). “Two-dimensional BOD and DO water quality model for engineering applications: the case of Bubbly creek in Chicago, Illinois”. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Kansas City, MO, USA, May 17-21.
  • Abad, J. D., Sequeiros, O. E., Spinewine, B., Garcia, M. H. and Parker, G. (2009). “Secondary flow in meandering channels on submarine fans: implications for channel morphodynamics and architecture”. Annual Convention & Exhibition, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, June, 7-10, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Liu, X., S. Sinha, N.A. Sobh and M.H. García (2009). ~Three-Dimensional Water Quality Modeling of the Chicago River, IL. In Proceedings of 2009 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, Chicago, USA
  • Qi, M., X. Liu, M.H. García, and P. Jiang. Channel Degradation in the Yangtze River due to Decreased Sediment Supply. In Proceedings of 33rd IAHR Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2009
  • León,A.S., X. Liu, M.S. Ghidaoui, A.R. Schmidt and M.H. García, Boundary Conditions for Simulating Complex Storm-sewer Systems in Free Surface, Pressurized, and Mixed Flow Conditions. In Proceedings of ASCE EWRI World Environmental & Water Resource Congress, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2009
  • Abad, J. D., Waratuke, A., Barnas, C. and Garcia, M. H. (2009). “Hydraulic Model Study of Canoe Chute and Fish Passage for the Chicago River North Branch Dam”. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, ASCE. Kansas City, MO. May 17-21.
  • Brunner, C., E. Brosius, E. Podczerwinski, M.H. García and X. Liu, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling and Optimal Design of Primary Settling Tanks at Calumet, Chicago, In proceedings of Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • Abad, J. D., Garcia, M. H. (2007). “Bed morphology experiments in an asymmetric Kinoshita-generated meandering channel”. 5th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, September 17-21.
  • Liu, X. and M.H. García, Numerical Simulations of Density Current in Chicago River Using Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC), In proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resource Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2008
  • Abad, J. D., Ancalle, J. Garcia, M. H. (2007). “Mean and Turbulence Flow Structure in a High-amplitude Kinoshita-generated Meandering Channel”. Hydraulics Measurement & Experimental Methods. Lake Placid, NY. September 10-12.
  • Abad, J. D., Ancalle, J., Buscaglia, G. and Garcia, M. H. (2007). “Hydrodynamics of high-amplitude Kinoshita meandering channels”. National Surface-Water Conference and Hydroacoustics Workshop, April 2-6, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • Abad, J. D., Spalletti, P. D., García, M. H., Brea, J. D. (2006). “Efecto de la construcción del puente Lavalle en la evolución de meandros en el río Bermejo”. XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidráulica, Venezuela, October 9-11. (In Spanish)
  • Liu, X. and M.H. García (2006). Numerical Simulation of sea bed response under waves with coupled solver of Biot consolidation equations and free surface water flow. Proceedings of ISOPE PACOMS, Dalian, China.
  • Abad, J. D. (2005) “CFD simulations of asymmetric Kinoshita-generated meandering bends”. Proc., XXXI International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) Congress (CD-Rom), September 11-16, Seoul, Korea.
  • Abad, J.D. and García, M. H. Modeling of Submerged Vanes for Bank Erosion Control. Illinois Water conference, USA. 2004.
  • García, C.; Cantero, M.; Niño, Y. and García, M. 2004. Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter’s performance sampling the flow turbulence. World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2004.
  • Vionnet, C.A. and Garcia, M.H. (2003). “Catastrophic Flooding in Santa Fe, Argentina, IARH Newsletter, 20,” Supplement to J. Hydraulic Research, 41(4).
  • Cantero, M.; Mangini, S.; Pedocchi, F.; Niño, Y. and García, M. 2004. Analysis of flow characteristics in an annular flume: Implications for erosion and deposition of cohesive sediments. World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • M.H. García, F.A. Bombardelli, M. Guala and M. Caisley “Hydraulics and Turbulence of Flow in Canoe Chutes”XXX IAHR Congress, Water Engineering and Research in a Learning Society, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003.
  • F.A. Bombardelli, C.M. García, M.I. Cantero, L. Rincón, A. Waratuke, C.R. Rehmann and M.H. García“Issues Regarding the Measurement of Turbulent Properties in Bubble Plumes”Proc. World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, P. Bizier and P. DeBarry (Eds.), Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.
  • Guala, M. and M.H. Garcia, "Effetto dela stratificazione sulla turbolenza omogenea quasi isotropa generata da griglia oscillante," 28th Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Potenza, Italy, September 16-19, 2002.
  • F.A. Bombardelli, J.F. Rodríguez and M.H. García “Computational River Mechanics: 3D Simulations at the Reach Scale” Proc. World FLOW-3D® User’s Conf., Santa Fe, NM (in CD), 2002.
  • G.C. Buscaglia, E.A.Dari, F.A. Bombardelli and M.H. García, “Numerical Modeling of Flow and Mass Transfer in Bubble Plumes”Computational Mechanics, Vol. XXI, pp. 541-565; Proc. MECOM 2002, First South American Congress on Computational Mechanics, Paraná, Argentina, 2002.
  • García, C. M., Bombardelli, F. A., Buscaglia, G. C., Cantero, M. I., Rincón, L., Soga, C., Waratuke, A., Rehmann, C. R., and García, M. H., "Turbulence in bubble plumes." Hydraulic Measurement and Experimental Methods Conference, ASCE, Estes Park, Colorado, USA, 2002.
  • Bombardelli, F. A., Rodríguez, J. F., and García, M. H., "Computational River Mechanics: 3D simulations at the reach scale." Proc. World FLOW-3D® User's Conf., Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA., , 2002.
  • Schwartz, J.S., Herricks, E.E., García, M.H., Rhoads, B.L., Rodriguez, J.F., and Bombardelli, F.A. “Physical habitat analysis and design of in-channel structures on a Chicago, IL urban drainage: a stream naturalization design process.” 9th International Conference on Urban Drainage ASCE, IAHR and IWA, Portland, OR, September 2002.
  • Cantero, M. and García, M., Sediment Management in Water Reservoirs by Jet-Induced Density Currents. International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 2001.
  • Rodríguez, J. F., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., Guzmán J. M., Frothingham K., Rhoads, B. L. and Belby, B., “Development of scientific tools for stream naturalization.” Geophys. Res. Abs., 3, 2325, 2001.
  • Wade, R.J., Rhoads, B.L., Rodríguez, J. F., Newell, M., Wilson, D., Herricks, E., Bombardelli, F.A. and García, M.H., “Integrating science and technology to support stream naturalization near Chicago, Illinois.” Proc. Watershed Management Symposium, Chevy Chase, Maryland 2001.
  • Rodríguez, J. F., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., and Guzmán J. M., “Application of computational river mechanics to stream naturalization.” Environmental Horizons 2000, The Environmental Council, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 2000.
  • Rodríguez, J. F., Bombardelli, F. A., García, M. H., Guzmán, J. M., Frothingham, K. and Rhoads, B. L., “A numerical model for meandering rivers.” Proc. XIX Latin-American Congress on Hydraulics, Vol. 3, 805-814, Córdoba, Argentina (in Spanish) 2000.
  • Fedele, J.J. and M.H. García, “Flow Resistance in /alluvial Stream with Dunes,” International Water Resource Engineering Conference, ASCE, Seattle, WA, 1999.
  • Bombardelli, F. and M.H. García, “Numerical Simulation of Wind-Induced Resuspension of Bed Sediment in Shallow Lakes,” International Water Resource Engineering Conference, ASCE, Seattle, WA, 1999 (in CD).
  • Admiraal, D.M. and M.H. García, “Entrainment Rate Predictions for a Sand Bed Subjected to Steady and Unsteady Flows,” IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Genoa, Italy, 1999.
  • García, M., J. Rodriguez, and D. Admiraal, “Effects of Navigation on Sedimentation,” 28thCongress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research, Graz, Austria, 1999.
  • Huang, X., and M.H. García, “A Rational Rheological Model for Mud Flows,” Proceedings of the XIII Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999.
  • Huang, X., and M.H. García, “Long-Wave Stability and Mud Flows,” Proceedings of the XIII Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999.
  • Fedele, J.J., and M.H. García, “Flow Resistance in Alluvial Streams with Dunes,” Proceedings of the XVIII Latin American Congress of Hydraulics, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1998(in Spanish).
  • Admiraal, D.M., J.F. Rodriguez, and M.H. García, “Sediment Resuspension Due to Navigation,” Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Hong Kong, 1998.
  • García, M.H., and F. López, “Sedimentation in Vegetated Rivers,” Proceedings of the Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference, ASCE, Denver, Colorado, 1998.
  • López, F. and M.H. García, “Probability Concepts in Sediment Transport Mechanics,” 27th Congress of International Association for Hydraulic Research, eds. F.M. Holly and A. Alsaffar, San Francisco, California, 1197-1202, 1997.
  • Niño, Y., F. López, and M. García, “Numerical Modeling of Mixing Processes in Stratified Water Bodies,” Proceedings of the XVII Latin American Congress of Hydraulics, IAHR, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1996.
  • Dunn, C., F. López, and M.H. García, “Vegetation-Induced Drag: An Experimental Study,” Proceedings of the ASCE Water Resources Engineering Conference, Anaheim, California, 1996.
  • López, F. and M.H. García, “On the Relationship Between Net Momentum Fluxes and Wall-Normal Velocity Fluctuations,” Proceedings of the 11th Conference in Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, eds. Y.K. Lin and T.C. Su, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 661-664, 1996.
  • Niño, Y. and M.H. García, “Sediment Particle Motions in the Wall Region of a Turbulent Boundary Layer,” Proceedings of Water Resources Engineering, ASCE, eds. W.H. Espey, Jr. and P.H. Combs, San Antonio, Texas, 1789-1793, 1995.
  • López, F. and M.H. García, “Simulation of Suspended Sediment Transport in Vegetated Open Channel Flows with a K-Epsilon Turbulence Model,” Proceedings of Water Resources Engineering, ASCE, eds. W.H. Espey, Jr. and P.H. Combs, San Antonio, Texas, 104-108, 1995.
  • López F., C. Dunn, and M.H. García, “Turbulence Characteristics of Flow Over a Cobble Bed,” Proceedings of Water Resources Engineering, ASCE, eds. W.H. Espey, Jr. and P.H. Combs, San Antonio, Texas, 66-70, 1995.
  • Parsons, J.D. and M.H. García, “Visualization of Mixing at Density Current Front with Laser-Induced Fluorescence,” Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, ed. S. Sture, Boulder, Colorado, 998-1001, 1995.
  • García, M.H., “College Education in Environmental Engineering,” Proceedings of Seminario Internacional Sobre el Medio Ambiente, Universidad Nacional Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, 1993.
  • García, M.H., “Boundary Conditions for Sediment-Laden Flows,” Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering Sessions at Water Forum ‘92, ASCE, Baltimore, Maryland, 404-409, 1992.
  • García, M.H. and Y. Niño, “Lagrangian Description of Bedload Transport by Saltating Particles,” Proceedings of the 6th IAHR International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics, Taipei, Taiwan, 259-266, 1992.
  • García, M.H. and G. Parker, “On the Numerical Prediction of Turbidity Currents,” Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on River Sedimentation, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, 1556-1565, 1986.
  • García, M.H. and G. Onipchenko, “Study of the Erosion of Clays in a Flume,” Proceedings of the X Latin American Congress of Hydraulics, IAHR, Mexico, 1982.

Invited Lectures

  • Impact of Climate Change on Urban Flooding
  • Reservoir Sedimentation: challenges and opportunities
  • Distribucion Nolianeal de Agua y Sedimentos en Bifurcaciones: el efecto de Bulle y su impacto sobre el Canal del Dique y el Delta del Mississippi.
  • Large Scale Laboratory Experiments on Initiation of Motion of Large Objects
  • Coupling of urban hydrology, tunnels, and Chicago waterways models
  • Impact of Extreme Hydrologic Events on Urban Areas: Chicago's Experience
  • Belo Monte Hydropower Project Diversion Channel: Rock Stability While Conveying 14,000 m3/s
  • Dinamica de Desembocaduras en el Oceano; Rio Magdalena, Colombia
  • Ripple Morphodynamics in Oscillatory Boundary Layer Flows
  • Fluid Mechanics of Density Currents
  • "Advances in River Modeling"
  • "Impact of Sediments on River Ecology"
  • FLOOD MANAGEMENT AND SANITATION STRATEGY FOR A LAKEFRONT METROPOLIS The Case of Chicago
  • "The Universe of Gravity Currents"
  • "Urban Hidraulics and Public Health: the Chicago Experience"
  • "A sediment journey through the Bermejo River of Argentina and Bolivia: from debris flows to meandering, ending in washload"
  • "Belo Monte Hydropower Project Diversion Channel: Rock Stability While Conveying 14,000 m3/s"
  • "Hydraulics in the Time of Cholera: the Chicago River, Urban Growth and Lake Michigan
  • "Building the Canal that Saved Chicago and its impact on the Panama Canal Construction"
  • "Hunter Rouse's Turbulence- Jar Experiments on the Fluid Mechanics of Sediment Suspension: A Primer"
  • "Gravity Currents: engineering aspects and geological implications"
  • “Challenges in River Meandering Modeling,”
  • "The Universe of Coherent Turbulent Structures in Gravity Current Flows"
  • “Presentation of Manual of Practice 110: Sedimentation Engineering”
  • "The Chicago River, Urban Growth and Public Health"
  • “El Universo de las corrientes de densidad”
  • “La Hidraulica en los tiempos de Colera: Chicago y el desarrollo sustentable”
  • “Hydraulic in the Times of Cholera: the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and Urban Growth,”
  • “Sediment Science-New directions and evolving issues”
  • “Turbulence in Open Channel Flows with Simulated Vegetation: implications for sediment transport”
  • “Water Management in the USA: Role of Water Transfers in California”
  • “Holistic Stream Restoration”
  • “The Parana River: a Natural Laboratory-the tale of the tunnel under the river”
  • “Near-Bed momentum Fluxes, Turbulent Bursting, and Bagnold’s Hypothesis for Sediment Suspension,”
  • “Sediment Entrainment by Unsteady Turbulent Flows”
  • “Flood Hazards in Pilar, Paraguay: The Human Side of Engineering”

Other Publications

  • Altinakar, M., Ettema, R., Garcia, M.H., Melville, B.W., Nikora, V., and G. Parker. Stephen Edward Coleman (1966–2012), Acta Geophysica, 12/2012; 60(6). DOI: 10.2478/s11600-012-0073-1
  • Bombardelli, F. A., Hirt, C. W., and García, M. H., “Discussion on ‘Computations of curved free surface water flow on spiral concentrators,’ by B. W. Matthews, C. A. J. Fletcher, A. C. Partridge, and S. Vasquez.” J. Hyd. Engrg., ASCE, 122(7), 629-630, 2001.
  • Garcia, M.H., Discussion on “The legend of A.F. Shields,” by John M. Buffington, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, 718-720, Sept. 2000.
  • Abad, J. D. and García, M. H. Discussion of “Efficient algorithm for Computing Einstein Integrals by Junke Guo and Pierre Y. Julien” (Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 12, pp. 1198-1201, 2004). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 132 (3): 332-334, 2006.
  • Liu, X. and M.H. García. Discussion of “Divergence Form for Bed Slope Source Term in Shallow Water Equations” by A. Valiani and L. Begnudelli. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 134(5): 678-679, 2007.
  • Amsler, M.L. and M.H. García, Discussion “Sand-Dune Geometry of Large Rivers During Floods,” by P. Y. Julien and G. J. Klaasen, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 123:6, 582-584, 1997.

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.
  • Abad, J. D., Waratuke, A. R. and García, M. H. (2006). “Numerical simulation of the Telegraph Drop-shaft – Baumgartner Tunnel System”, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • 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.
  • Sequeiros, O.E., Nino, Y., Garcia, M.H., 2005 Sedimentation Management in Combined Sewer Over Flow Storage Reservoirs Using Water Jets. Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series, No. 76, UILU-ENG.
  • 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.
  • Caisely, M., Bombardelli, F., and M.H. García, “Hydraulic Model Study of a Canoe-Chute for Low Head Dams in Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 63, UILU-99-2012, 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.
  • Caisley, M.E., and M.H. García, “Canoe Chutes and Fishways for Low-Head Dams: Literature Review and Design Guidelines,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 60, UILU-99-2001, UIUC, 1999.
  • Yen, B.C., M.H. García, C.D. Troy, and J. Arbruster, “Stream Channel Migration Effects on Bridge Approaches and Conveyance,” Report No. ITRC FR-94-4, Illinois Transportation Research Center, Illinois Department of Transportation, 1998.
  • García, M.H., D.M. Admiraal, and J. Rodriguez, “Navigation-Induced Bed Shear Stresses: Laboratory Measurements, Data Analysis, and Application,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series, No. 56, UILU-ENG-98-2002, UIUC, 1998.
  • Armbruster, J.T. and M.H. García, “Hydraulic Model Study for the Restoration of Batavia Dam, Fox River, Illinois,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 55, UILU-ENG-98-2001, UIUC, 1998.
  • López, F. and M.H. García, “Open-Channel Flow through Simulated Vegetation: Turbulence Modeling and Sediment Transport,” Wetlands Research Program Technical Report WRP-CP-10, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1997.
  • López, F. and M.H. García, “Turbulence Structure in Cobble-Bed Open-Channel Flow,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 52, UILU-ENG-96-2012, UIUC, 1996.
  • 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.
  • Dill, A., M.H. García, and A.J. Valocchi, “Video-Based Technique for Measuring Flow Velocities in Porous Media,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 48, UILU-ENG-95-2020, UIUC, 1995.
  • Parsons, J.D. and M.H. García, “Flow Structure and Mixing at Saline Gravity Current Fronts,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 45, UILU-ENG-95-2007, UIUC, 1995.
  • García, M.H., L. Bittner, and Y. Niño, “Mathematical Modeling of Meandering Streams in Illinois: A Tool for Stream Management and Engineering,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 43, UILU-ENG-2012, UIUC, 1994.
  • Niño, Y. and M.H. García, “Sediment Bars in Straight and Meandering Channels: Experimental Study on the Resonance Phenomenon,” Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 42, UILU-ENG-92-2010, UIUC, 1992.
  • García, M.H., “Depositing and Eroding Sediment-Driven Flows: Turbidity Currents,” Project Report No. 306, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 1990 (Ph.D. thesis).
  • Parker, G., M.H. García, H. Johannesson, and K. Okabe, “Model Study of the Minnesota River Near Wilmarth Power Plant, Minnesota,” Project Report No. 284, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 1989.
  • García, M.H., and N. Pouey, “Hydraulic Model Study of the Zapata Creek Closure,” Hydraulics Laboratory, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1982 (in Spanish).
  • García, M.H., N. Pouey, and G. Onipchenko, “Hydraulic Model Study of the Parana River Closure,” Hydraulics Laboratory, Universidad Nacional del Litoral,” Santa Fe, Argentina, 1981 (in Spanish).
  • García, M.H. and G. Onipchenko, “Experimental Determination of the Critical Velocity for the Erosion of Clays, Downstream of Parana Medio Dam,” Hydraulics Laboratory, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1981 (in Spanish).

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.
  • Christensen, D.R., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Hydrologic Distributed Modeling Approach for Quanitfying the Hydrologic Impacts of Rain Gardens in Urban Catchments," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 92, UILU-ENG-2009-2031, 158 p.
  • Crosa-Rivarola, C.S., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "High Resolution Synthetic Urbana Watershed Data for Hydrologic Model Evaluation," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 91, UILU-ENG-2009-2030, 117 p.
  • Cantone, J.P., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Potential Dangers in Simplifying Combined Sewer Hydrologic/Hydraulic Models Using Subcatchment Aggregation and Conduit Skeletonization," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 90, UILU-ENG-2009-2029, 87 p.
  • Bondar, C.E., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Method to Estimate Combined Sewer Overflow Discharge from Tide Gates," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 89, UILU-ENG-2009-2028, 143 p.
  • McKay, S.K, Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Lateral Prediction of Depth-Averaged Velocity in Compound Open Channels," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 88, UILU-ENG-2009-2027, 134 p.
  • Hollander, D.A., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Mathematical Rainfall/Runoff Modeling Methods for Green Roofs and Their Applications," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 87, UILU-ENG-2009-2026, 57 p.
  • Hoy, M.A., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "Unsteady Flow Routing Using Predetermined Solutions to the Equations for Conservation of Mass and Momentum," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 86, UILU-ENG-2009-2025, 81 p.
  • Cello, P.A., Catano, Y.A., Snook, B.M., Schmidt, A.R., and Garcia, M.H., (2009). "NEXRAD-Derived Rainfall Data Calibration for a Monitored Area in Cook County, Illinois," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 84, UILU-ENG-2009-2021, 127 p.
  • Oberg, N., Schmidt, A.R., Leon, A.S., Waratuke, A.R., Landry, B.J., and Garcia, M.H., (2008). "Illinois Hydraulic Conveyance Analysis Program Version 1," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 81, UILU-ENG-2008-2011, 60 p.
  • Leon, A.S., Schmidt, A.R., Ghidaoui, M.S., and Garcia, M.H., (2006). "Review of Sewer Surcharging Phenomena and Models," Civil Engineering Studies, Hydraulic Engineering Series No. 78, Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) system Modeling Series, No. 1, UILU-ENG-2006-2005, 31 p.

Teaching Honors

  • Named Distinguished Visiting Professor, Facultad de Ingenieria y Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina (2017)
  • 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; 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. CEE555 Mixing in Environmental Flows, 2014 (1992-2019)

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)
  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • Elected Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (2013)
  • Elected Inaugural Fellow Environmental Water Resources Institute, 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 Distinguished 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, AGE-Hydrology Days, Colorado State University (2009)
  • Elected Corresponding Member in the USA of the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina (2005)
  • 2006 Hans Albert Einstein Award, ASCE/EWRI/COPRI
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World (2003)
  • Honorary Professorship, 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)
  • University Scholar, UIUC (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)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Engineering (1997)
  • Invited Professorship, California Institute of Technology (1997)
  • Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize, ASCE, 1996 (best paper in Journal of Hydraulic Engineering) (1996)
  • Invited Jury Member, Institut de Mecanique des Fluides, Toulouse, France (1996)
  • Invited Lecturership, University of Essen, Germany (1995)
  • Invited Professorship, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (1995)
  • Listed in American Men and Women of Science (1994)
  • Invited Professorship, University of Genoa, Italy (1993)
  • Sigma Xi (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

  • 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)
  • Expert Panel Member, Mississippi River Delta Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model, Batelle & US Army Corps of Engineers (2013-2017)
  • 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. (200-2007)
  • Provided assistance to City of Danville on drown-proofing of dams on the Vermilion River (2004)
  • 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)

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