Stephen Monismith (CE BS '76, MS '79, and PhD '83), the Obayashi Professor at Stanford University and Academy of Distinguished Alumni 2014 inductee, was the honored speaker at the Fall 2016 CEE Distinguished Lecture.
Each year the CEE Department invites one of its most accomplished alumni to present the lecture. The Fall CEE Distinguished Lecture has become one of the signature events in the academic year.
Monismith's work centers on environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics, focused on understanding the water environment and flow in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans, and particularly their ecological impacts. He has done significant work on the San Francisco Bay and Delta and on the environmental challenges in coral reefs.
View the complete lecture: Freshwater flows in the San Francisco Bay/Delta: Observations and reflections on the interactions of hydrodynamics, ecology, engineering and policy