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

Director Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
Director Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management
Associate Director of UK-NIEHS Superfund Research Center
Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering

Research Areas: Environmental Management, Functionalized Membranes for Water Treatment, Mathematical Modeling of Hydraulic and Hydrologic Systems, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations Research/Systems Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, TMDL Modeling and Methodologies, Water Distribution System Modeling, Water Supply Planning, Watershed Management

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
233 MMRB
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Phone: 859-257-1299
Fax: 859-323-1049
Email: lindell.ormsbee@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

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

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

Purdue University        Ph.D    1983    Civil Engineering

 

Appointments

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

Selected Publications

  • 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, 287pp
  • 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.

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