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Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI

Director Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Executive Director Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, Associate Director of UK Superfund Research Center, Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering

Appointments

2018 – Present: Executive Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment

2011 – Present: Director Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

2010 – Present: Associate Director, UK Superfund Basic Research Program

2005 – Present: Director, Research Translation Core, UK Superfund Basic Research Program

2004 – Present: Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

2003 – Present: Raymond Blythe Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering

2003 – 2009: Director. Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment

2001 – 2002: Director, Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment

1999 – 2004: Kentucky River Basin Coordinator

1999 – 2001: Associate Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1998 – 1999: Acting Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1997 – 1998: Visiting Researcher – Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency

1996 – 2003: Full Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1995 – 1996: Associate Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1989 – 1996: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1983 – 1989: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1979 – 1981: Project Engineer, Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers


Education

Purdue University, Ph.D., 1983, Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S., 1979, Civil Engineering

University of Kentucky, B.S.C.E., 1978, Civil Engineering


Publications

  • Wan, H., Briot, N, Saad, A., Ormsbee, L., Bhattacharyya, D., (2017) “Pore Functionalized PVDF Membranes with In-Situ Synthesized Metal Nanoparticles: Material Characterization, and Toxic Organic Degradation,” Journal of Membrane Science, pp. 147-157.
  • Ormsbee, L., Albritton, B., White, E., Peterson, K. (2017) "Disaggregated Streamflow Approach for Improving Water Quality Modeling," ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Volume 22, Issue 4.
  • Schal, S., Bryson, S., Ormsbee, L., (2016) "A Simplified Procedure for Sensor Placement Guidance for Small Utilities, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol 12., No.3 pp. 195-212.
  • Gupta, R., Abhijith, G., Ormsbee, L., (2016) "Leakage as Pressure Driven Demands in Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks," ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 142, No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000629.
  • Gupta, R., Kakwani, N., and Ormsbee, L., (2015) "Optimal Upgrading of Water Distribution Network  Redundancy,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 121., No 1.
  • Coyle, E., Ormsbee, L., Brion, G., (2014) “Peracetic Acid as an Alternative Disinfection Technology for Wet Weather Flows”, WEF Water Environment Research Vol. 86 (8), pp.675-686.
  • Ormsbee, L., Kipp, J., Hoover, A., (2014) “Stakeholder Engagement in Public Natural Resource Management,” Proceedings, iEMS, San Diego, CA, July 15-19, 2014
  • Ormsbee, L., Kipp, J., Albritton, B., (2014) “Community Visions for Floyds Fork Watershed”, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506, June 2014, 287 pp.
  • Ormsbee, L., (2013) “An Artificial Neural Network Model of Human Behavior: A Proposed Framework for Investigation of the Question of Free Will”, JACMS
  • Gui, M., Ormsbee, L., Bhattacharyya, D., (2013) “Reactive Functionalized Membranes for Polychlorinated biphenyl Degradation”, ACS Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry do.doi.org/10.102/le400507c.
  • Ormsbee, L., and McAlister, (2013) “M. Watershed Management Activities in the Kentucky River Basin”, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000398.
  • Hennig, B., Ormsbee, L., McClain, C., Watkins, B., Blumberg, B. Bachas, L., Sanderson, W., Gatchett, A, Lambert, J, Thompson, C., Suk, W. (2012) “Nutrition Can Modulate the Toxicity of Environmental Pollutants: Implications in Risk Assessment and Human Health”, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 120, (6), pp. 771-774.
  • Ormsbee, L, and Lingireddy, S., (1997) “Calibrating Hydraulic Network Models,” Journal of the AWWA, Vol 89, (2), pp 42-50.
  • Ormsbee, L. E., and Lansey, K. E., (1994) “Optimal Control of Water Supply Pumping,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 120, (2), pp. 237-252.
  • Ormsbee, L. E. and Khan, A. Q., (1989) “A Parametric Model for Steeply Sloping Forested Watersheds,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 25 (9), pp. 2053-2065
  • Ormsbee, L. E., (1989) “Rainfall Disaggregation for Continuous Hydrologic Modeling,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 115 (4), pp. 507-528.
  • Ormsbee L. E., Walski, T. M., Chase, D. V., and Sharp, W.W., (1989) “Methodology for Improving Pump Operation Efficiency,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 115 (2), pp. 148-164.
  • Ormsbee, L. E. and Wood, D. J., (1986) "Hydraulic Design Algorithms for Pipe Networks," ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 112 (12), pp. 1195-1207.


Significant Research Accomplishments

  • Co-developer of KYPIPE software for water distribution analysis
  • Co-developer of functionalized membrane technology for water treatment
  • Developer of Kentucky Nutrient Model
  • Developer of integrated stakeholder engagement methodology for environmental management
  • Developer of water distribution modeling research database for use by international research community
  • Developer of rainfall disaggregation model incorporated into the Stormwater Management Model (SWMM)
  • Developer of nonlinear optimization protocol for integration of simulation programs

Research Interests:

Mathematical Modeling of Hydraulic and Hydrologic Systems

Functionalized Membranes for Water Treatment

Water Distribution System Modeling

Watershed Management

Environmental Management

Water Supply Planning

Stakeholder Engagement

Nonlinear Optimization

Operations Research/Systems Analysis