A headshot of Admin Husic, the PI for the Ecohydraulics Lab

Faculty

Admin Husic, PhD

Admin Husic (ahusic@ku.edu) is an Assistant Professor in KU’s Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department. His research interests center on the impact of human activity in changing water, sediment, and nutrient pathways to waterbodies.  He completed his PhD in 2018 from the University of Kentucky.

He enjoys soccer, cycling, kayaking, and documentary films!

           

Lab Mascot

Darcy

Darcy is a good girl (yes, she is) and is our lab mascot. She is a Great Pyrenees mix and loves to run through snow, be praised, and solve vexing problems related to human-environment interactions and sustainability. She was adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society and joined our team in January 2021.

Graduate Students

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Aayush Pandit

Aayush is a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. He completed his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Nepal in 2022. He aspires to improve the understanding of eutrophication and prevent irreparable harm to water resources and aquatic ecosystem. His future ambition is to work as a researcher on regional climate interaction and novel solutions to existing water hazards. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, going outdoors, and basketball.
Kyle is an Environmental and Water Resources Engineering PhD student. In 2018 he earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He worked as a civil engineer in Ohio and Louisiana before returning to school. After completing his program, his goal is to research and inform decisions related to water use and allocation. Outside of school he enjoys basketball, cooking, and hiking.

Kyle Cappotto

Kyle is an Environmental and Water Resources Engineering PhD student. In 2018 he earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He worked as a civil engineer in Ohio and Louisiana before returning to school. After completing his program, his goal is to research and inform decisions related to water use and allocation. Outside of school he enjoys basketball, cooking, and hiking.
Abby is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. She was previously an undergraduate research assistant in the Ecohydraulics Lab (2019-21) and graduated from KU in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in environmental engineering. Outside of school she enjoys yoga, cooking, and spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Mochi.

Abby Percich

Abby is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. She was previously an undergraduate research assistant in the Ecohydraulics Lab (2019-21) and graduated from KU in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in environmental engineering. Outside of school she enjoys yoga, cooking, and spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Mochi.

Undergraduate Students

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Jack Respelliers

Jack is a junior studying mathematics and civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering. In his free time he enjoys making alternate history maps, playing board games, and reading books.
Elizabeth is a senior studying civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering. Outside of school, she enjoys gardening, listening to music, and trying new recipes.

Elizabeth Appel

Elizabeth is a senior studying civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering. Outside of school, she enjoys gardening, listening to music, and trying new recipes.
Avery is a senior studying civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, watching movies, and reading.

Avery Mohn

Avery is a junior studying civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, watching movies, and reading.
Laura is a Junior in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, taking walks in the Baker University Wetlands, and watching nature documentaries, particularly those narrated by David Attenborough.

Laura VanderMeulen

Laura is a Junior in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, taking walks in the Baker University Wetlands, and watching nature documentaries, particularly those narrated by David Attenborough.