Civil & Environmental Engineering
Mariam Khanam is a first-year PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Connecticut. She joined Hydrometeorology and Hydrologic Remote Sensing group in August 2018. Currently she is associated with two projects. Her job is to evaluate flood vulnerability and risk factors for Eversource substations in Connecticut. She is also involved in Sewer backup risk assessment project with the insurance company Travelers. She is responsible for developing modeling framework for the projects mentioned above.
Prior coming to UConn she completed her MSc in Geography from The University of Alabama and BSc in Water Resources Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Her focal research interests are-
- Floodplain/river-corridor geometry & hydrodynamics
- Hyper Resolution hydrologic/hydraulic modeling
- Streamflow forecasting and data assimilation
- Flood vulnerability and risk assessment
- Natural and anthropogenic impacts on the future of water
Mariam hopes to pursue a research career in the future focusing on her interests with a goal to serve the community by delivering scientific solutions