Young, Nate

person cameo image

Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Engineer
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

Office: 306 SHL Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)

Phone: (319) 384-1732


Education: MS, The University of Iowa, 2000
PhD, The University of Iowa, 2006

Research Areas
Field measurements
Freshwater mussel habitats

Biography: I am associate director of the Iowa Flood Center and a research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. I am involved in IFC's floodplain mapping and watershed modeling activities, which include community-based floodplain map libraries for disaster preparedness, a statewide effort to create and update regulatory floodplain maps, and watershed-scale flood mitigation planning. My other research interests are related to ecohydraulics. My experience includes laboratory experiments, numerical simulations, and field measurements related to passage of juvenile salmonids through hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers, the physical habitat requirements of freshwater mussels in the Upper Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta region, and fate and transport of nitrogen in the Mississippi River backwaters.