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Christopher Gifford-Miears

E-mail: cgiffordmiears@gmail.com

Phone: (530) 588-5771


A little about me:

I am originally from Sacramento, California, and completed my B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico. My academic interests include computational hydraulics and their application to unsteady flow routing, hydraulic transients, and fish-passage considerations. In December 2013, I will have earned my Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources, at Oregon State University (OSU). At OSU I have been involved in a wide variety of hydraulic engineering projects and have developed numerous codes utilizing MATLAB, C++, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN programming languages. I have also had the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary research team, on a complex and challenging project funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). To view my M.S. research in more detail, please visit the projects link below.


Research interests:
My research interests include unsteady flows, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), open-channel hydraulics, fish passage, and hydraulic transients.


Personal interests:
My personal interests include mountain biking, surfing, rock climbing, fishing, and glass blowing.


Christopher Gifford-Miears Publications Link


Christopher Gifford-Miears Projects Link


  • M.S., Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Oregon State University, December 2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant, OSU, September 2011-December 2013
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, California State University, Chico, May 2011
  • FE, EIT California, October 2009

  • ASCE Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship 2012
  • ASCE Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship 2011
  • University Graduate Laurels Block Grant Scholarship 2011


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Oregon State University Hydrophiles

For more information, please feel free to visit my Linkedin page:

Christopher Gifford-Miears Linkedin








Links of interest:

Upcoming Conferences in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management

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