The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

  Mark French

  Professor

Office:  W. S. Speed Hall, Room 121

Phone:  (502) 852-0144

Fax: (502) 852-8851

E-Mail: french@louisville.edu

Member of U of L Since: 1987

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1992
Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City

 

M.S., Civil Engineering, 1990
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Registration:

 

PE – Kentucky, 1994

Publications:

 

Stochastic-Dynamical Rainfall Simulation Based on Weather RADAR Volume Scan Data, H. Andrieu, M. French, W. Krajewski, K. Georgakakos, Advances in Water Resources 26(2003)581-593, May 2003.

 

Distributed Hydrologic Modeling in Mountainous Regions Using TOPMODEL, N.R. Bhaskar, L.G. Krauth, M. French, in preparation.

 

A Comparison of Nonlinear Regression and Neural Network Models for Ground-level Ozone Forecasting, W.G. Cobourn, L. Dolcine, M. French, M.C. Hubbard, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association 50:174-185, November 2000.

 

Characterization of Flash Floods in Eastern Kentucky, N.R. Bhaskar, M. French, G.K. Kyiamah, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 5(3), 327-331, 2000.

 

Implementation considerations of a conceptual precipitation model, L. Dolcine, H. Andrieu, M.N. French, and J.D. Creutin, Journal of Geophysical Research 105(D2), 2291-2297, 2000.

 

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Conference papers:

 

 

Water Quality in Low Usage and New Development Mains, M. French, to appear: TBD Conference 2005.

Master of Engineering degree program 30 years of experience, J.P. Mohsen, M. French, N.R. Bhaskar, T.A. Weigel, In proceedings: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference, October 2004.

Flood Frequency Characteristics for Selected Kentucky Streams, M. French, In proceedings: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wetlands Engineering & River Restoration Conference, Reno, Nevada, August 2001, D.F. Hayes, Editor, section 40, chapter 3, ISBN: 0-7844-0581-6, 2001.

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting (HydroQPF) for Hydrologic Applications Using Radar Remote Sensing and Eta Model Forecasts, M. French, L. Dolcine, K. Georgakakos, and W. Krajewski, 2nd USWRP Science Symposium, NOAA David Skaggs Research Center, Boulder, Colorado, March 2000.

Rain Storm Spatial Structure Derived from Radar Observations of Vertically Integrated Liquid Water, M. French, R. Burt, M. Crume, L. Dolcine, K. Georgakakos, and W. Krajewski, 2nd USWRP Science Symposium, NOAA David Skaggs Research Center, Boulder, Colorado, March 2000.

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Research:

 

Water Quality in Low Usage and New Development Mains, PI: T.Rockaway, Co-PI: M. French; collaboration with CH2MHILL, Philadelphia;  sponsor: American Water Works Association Research Foundation, January 2004-December 2005

Transportation design for multi-modal travel options: Pedestrian, Bicycle, Mass Transit.  Case-studies illustrating the need for multi-modal facilities:  1. Interstate-64 Interchange at Hurstbourne Ln., Louisville Kentucky.  2. Floyd St. pedestrian access between student parking and campus, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Stream Geomorphic Bankfull Regional Curves 2001, PI: A.Parola, Co-PI: M. French, D.J. Hagerty, J.Jack; sponsor: Kentucky Division of Water/US EPA, January 2002-December 2004

Obion Creek Watershed, PI: A.Parola, Co-PI: M. French, D.J. Hagerty, J.Jack; sponsor: Obion Creek Watershed Conservancy, February 2001-December 2003

Stream Geomorphic Bankfull Curves, PI: A.Parola, Co-PI: M.French, D.J. Hagerty, J.Jack; sponsor: Kentucky Division of Water/US EPA, March 2001-October 2003

Stream Geomorphic Reaches and Bankfull Regional Curves for Streams in the Cumberland/Tennessee/Mississippi Watershed Units, PI: A.Parola, Co-PI: M.French, D.J. Hagerty, J.Jack; sponsor: Kentucky Division of Water, January 2000-December 2001

Waggener High School Curriculum Development, UofL Partnership Grant, UofL School of Education, PI: Sally Gardner, November 2000-May 2001

Fairdale High School Magnet Career Academy Curriculum Development, UofL Partnership Grant, UofL School of Education, PI: Sally Gardner, November 1999-May 2000

Operational Quantitative Short-Term Rainfall Forecasting Using Remote Sensing Data Assimilation; PI: M.French, sponsor: National Atmospheric and Space Administration, March 1998-February 2000.

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Presentations:

Detention Ponds: Crittenden Drive + Executive Inn, M. French, rainfall event October 18, 2004

Navigating the Road to Tenure: Publications, Presentations, and Professional Service, M. French, presented at the UofL School of Education and Human Development, October 22, 2004

Faculty perspective on teaching and the classroom environment. Presented at UofL Accolade October 2004

UofL Stadium Pedestrian Walkway, M. French

I-64_Hurstbourne Ln. Interchange Pedestrian Travel, M. French

Eastern Parkway overpass at Brook St. pedestrian travel, M. French

Professional Development & Service:

ASCE Southeast Region Department Heads Meeting, Tampa FL, February 2004

ASCE ABET Evaluator Training Course, ASCE National Meeting, Nashville TN, November 2003

ASCE Body of Knowledge Committee Meeting, ASCE National Meeting, Nashville TN, November 2003

ASCE Southeast Region Department Heads Meeting, Huntsville AL, February 2003

Exceed Teaching Workshop, sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 2002

Application of Regional Rainfall Frequency Distributions, Haestad Methods, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1999

SUCCEED Outcomes Assessment Workshop, Washington, D.C., November 1998

National Effective Teaching Institute, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Seattle, Washington, June 1998

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Workshop on Using Instructional Technologies and Satellite Data for College-Level Education in the Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and COMET, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, June 1997

WSR-88D Precipitation Estimation for Hydrologic Applications Short Course, 77th Annual AMS Meeting, Long Beach, California, February 1997

Watershed Awareness Workshop, sponsored by MSD, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1996

5th Heavy Precipitation Workshop, State College, Pennsylvania, September 1996

Awards/ Recognitions:

KSPE, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Achievement in Education, 1999

Jefferson County Public Schools, Comprehensive Partnership for Minority Student Achievement (CPMSA), Certificate of Appreciation, 1997

Outstanding Young Engineer, University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School, 1995

Outstanding Water Resources Dissertation in Engineering and Physical Sciences, Universities Council on Water Resources, American Water Resources Association, 1993