HEC-RAS 2D Modeling: Instructors

Arthur C. Miller, Ph.D., DWRE is a nationally recognized expert in hydrology, hydraulic engineering, dam safety, and water resource management. His over 40 years of experience includes research, consulting, and publishing in hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain delineation, dam safety, bridge scour, river mechanics, sediment transport, and impacts of climate change.  He is renowned for his expertise in numerical modeling of open channel flow; unsteady flow; hydraulic design techniques for dams, bridges and culverts; river mechanics; and sediment transport.  Dr. Miller teaches courses throughout the country on topics ranging from fundamental hydraulics to open channel flow to hydrologic processes. He regularly teaches courses for the National Highway Institute, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Amanda J. Hess, P.E., CFM is a Hydrology and Hydraulics Group Manager and Senior Project Engineer in the Dams and Hydraulics Section of Gannett Fleming, Inc.  Amanda received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.  She has over 16 years of experience working on dams, flood control projects, and water supply systems and performing a wide range of hydraulic and hydrologic analyses.  She is responsible for leading a team of engineers to perform hydrologic and 1-, 2- and 3-D hydraulic analyses for water resources projects and design hydraulic structures related to flood control reservoirs, dams, bridges, and channel improvement construction, rehabilitation, and reconstruction projects, including the design of spillways, outlet works, and stilling basins.  Amanda regularly instructs courses on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.

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