University of Michigan
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Steven J. Wright received a MSE in Hydraulic Engineering from Washington State University in 1973 and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Caltech in 1977. He was a faculty member in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan until his retirement in 2018. Early research interests involved mixing in stratified systems and hydraulic controls on mixing in stratified exchange flows. Later these interests were focused on transient two phase flow phenomena in rapidly filling storm and combined sewer systems.
Universities and Academia
Flow and Transport in environmental systems, especially associated with confined sources. Two-phase flow (air-water) interactions in urban water systems, Groundwater hydraulics including unsaturated flow processes,, Coastal hydraulics, sediment transport processes.
ASCE Hydraulic Structures Award 2014, Fulbright Scholar, 2008 Teaching and Research program in Chile, Concepcion Chile, Telford Premium, best paper award for articles appearing in Institution of Civil Engineering journals, for Air-Water Interactions in Urban Drainage Systems, 2018, Participation in two U.S, National Science Foundation Pan American Advanced Study Institutes related to proposed hydropower development in Patagonia Chile, 2005 and 2008