Doctoral Students

Debarati Basu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, 2011
  • B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, 2009

Research Interests:

  • Cyberlearning
  • Cybersecurity Education

Daniel Brogan

Education:

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech

Research Interests:

  • Instruction that improves student understanding by the use of practical examples
  • Genealogical studies

Walter McDonald

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

Research Interests:

  • Applications of GIS to water resources engineering
  • Real-time watershed monitoring
  • Low Impact Development (LID)

Bushra Chowdhury

Education:

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2017

Research Interests:

  • Research and curriculum development in Computational Thinking

Todd Aronhalt

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 20??

Research Interests:

  • Stream restoration
  • Data analysis

Joshua Gozum

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Stormwater management
  • Sustainable land development

Masters Students

Thomas Westfall

Education:

  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2016

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Systems
  • Distributed Sensing
  • Dispersion in Streams

Angelica Melvin

Education:

  • M.S., Business Administration, Analytics, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Cognitive Analytics
  • Big Data Ethics

Undergraduate Students

James Taylor

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2018

Research Interests:

  • Systems and Networking Architecture
  • Database Optimization
  • Infrastructure Scalability

Serena Emanuel

Education:

  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Watershed Management Focus, Virginia Tech, 2018

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Water Resources Education
  • Environmental Management and Restoration

Nick Falls

Education:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering minor in Business Leadership, Virginia Tech, 2018

Research Interests:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Control Systems

Mathew Verghese

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Anticipated

Research Interests:

  • Computer Engineering applications to environmental sustainability

Chris Osterhout

Education:

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, expected 2019
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, William and Mary, 2009
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2006

Sara Freix

Education:

  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, expected 2020

Research Interests:

  • Biological informatics

Trevor Jones

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Tech, expected 2020

Research Interests:

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Akshat Kothyari

Graduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, expected 2019
  • B.Eng. Manufacturing Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, 2016

Research Interests:

  • Operations Research
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning

Reach Akshat Kothyari: akshat1994@gmail.com

Leeciling Chea

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Tech, expected 2019

Research Interests:

  • Front-end and Back-end Web Development
  • Software Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Database Management

Reach Leeciling Chea: chea97@vt.edu

Nathan Moeliono

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • B.S., Computer Engineering minor in Computer Science, Virginia Tech, expected 2022

Research Interests:

  • Front-end and Back-end Web Development
  • Data analytics

Reach Nathan Moeliono: nathanlm@vt.edu

Dr. Lohani's Past Graduate Student Advisees

Doctoral Students

Parhum Delgoshaei (EngE): Design and Implementation of a Real-Time Environmental Monitoring Lab with Applications in Sustainability Education
Ricky Castles (ECE): A Knowledge Map-Centric Feedback-Based Approach to Information Modeling and Academic Assessment
Jennifer Mullin (EngE): Investigations of Student and Team Creativity on an Introductory Engineering Design Project
Juneseok Lee (CEE): Two Issues in Premise Plumbing: Contamination Intrusion at Service Line and Choosing Alternative Plumbing Material

Master's Students

Brendan Lockhard (CEE): Long Term Hydrologic Effects on Stream Health from Residential Development Patterns
Binaya Regmi (CEE): Web-enabled Spatial Decision Support System for Interdisciplinary Watershed Management
Amit Sachan (CEE): Safe Yield for Jointly Operated Reservoir System and Examination of ENSO Impacts
Eric LaRocque (CEE): Analysis of Roanoke Region Weather Patterns Under Global Teleconnections
Shawn Batterton (CEE): Water Hammer: An Analysis of Plumbing Systems, Intrusion, and Pump Operation
Kishore Sirvole (CEE): Transient Analysis in Pipe Networks
Chelsea Green (CEE): Design and Application of a Remote Water Quality and Quantity Lab for Research and Education
Mark Rogers (CEE): The Determination of Stream Discharge at the LEWAS Site on the Virginia Tech Campus
Aaron Bradner (CSES): Correlations Between Water Quality Parameters and Levels of 4-NP in Water and Sediment of Stroubles Creek Watershed


EngE: Engineering Education; ECE: Electrical and Computer Engineering; CEE: Civil and Environmental Engineering; CSES: Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences