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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. John E. Petrie

John E. Petrie

Assistant Professor

Office:

PACCAR 444

Phone:

(509) 335-0909

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 1999 – Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1997 – Virginia Tech

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Washington State University, 2013 – present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007 – 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, 2004 – 2007

Research Interests

  • Hydrodynamics of rivers and streams
  • Transport of granular and fine-grained sediment
  • Field measurements of river flow and sediment processes
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Impact of hydropower operations on river morphology and ecology
  • Riverbank erosion and stability

Teaching

  • Mechanics of sediment transport
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Advanced hydrology

Publications

  • Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2014), Characterizing the mean flow field in rivers for resource and environmental impact assessments of hydrokinetic energy generation sites, Renewable Energy, 69, 393-401, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2014.03.064.
  • Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2013), Combining fixed- and moving-vessel acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements for improved characterization of the mean flow in a natural river, Water Resources Research, 49, 5600-5614, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20396.
  • Petrie, J., P. Diplas, M. Gutierrez, and S. Nam (2013), Data evaluation for acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements obtained at fixed locations in a natural river, Water Resources Research, 49, 1003–1013, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20112.
  • Nam, S., M. Gutierrez, P. Diplas, and J. Petrie (2011), Determination of the shear strength of unsaturated soils using the multistage direct shear test, Engineering Geology, 122(3–4), 272–280, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2011.06.003.
  • Nam, S., M. Gutierrez, P. Diplas, J. Petrie, A. Wayllace, N. Lu, and J. J. Munoz (2010),Comparison of testing techniques and models for establishing the SWCC of riverbank soils, Engineering Geology, 110(1–2), 1–10,doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.09.003.
  • Petrie, J., and P. Diplas (2008), Comment on “Enhancement and Inhibition of Denitrification by Fluid-Flow and Dissolved Oxygen Flux to Stream Sediments”, Environmental Science and Technology, 42(22), 8609-8610.
  • Petrie, J., and P. Diplas (2000), Statistical approach to sediment sampling accuracy, Water Resources Research, 36(2), 597-605.