Dr. Edward Tiernan
Dr. Edward Tiernan is a hydraulic-hydrologic modeler who specializes in stormwater management and watershed optimization. His research focuses on Best Management Practice (BMP) design and monitoring, as well as watershed impacts of site-scale runoff interventions. He serves the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) developing frameworks for evaluating structural and non-structural BMP performance relative to hydrologic and treatment design criteria. Additionally, he is exploring how to integrate BMP mechanisms and processes into high-resolution stormwater runoff models.
Dr. Tiernan received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2016, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 and 2022, respectively. He joined SCCWRP in 2022.
Ph.D., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 2022
M.S., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 2018
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX. 2016-2022
Geochemical Modeler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley, CA. 2019
HPC Hydraulic Modeler, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI). Tuscaloosa, AL. 2017
Paleohydrology Researcher, Peruvian Ministry of Culture. Cusco
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX. 2016-2018
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. 2014-2016
Honors and Awards
1st Place, University Forum at Texas Water – Virtual, 2020 & 2021
2nd Place, Storm Water Management Conference, South Padre Island, TX. 2019
3rd Place, International Conference on Water Management and Modeling (ICWMM), Ontario, Canada, 2022
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, Department of Energy, 2019
National Water Center Innovators Program, Summer Institute, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), 2017
Excellence in Research Award for Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Graduate, and Industry Networking Event (GAIN) at UT Austin, 2018, 2020
Trigg & Fannie E. Twichel Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Civil Engineering, UT Austin, 2020, 2021
William H. Luedecke Endowed Fellowship for Mechanical and Civil Engineering, UT Austin, 2016, 2019
Walter L. and Reta Mae Moore Graduate Fellowship in Water Resources, UT Austin, 2018
Tiernan, E. D., & Hodges, B. R. (2022). A topological approach to partitioning flow networks for parallel simulation. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 36(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)cp.1943-5487.0001020.
Tiernan, E. D., Yu C-W., Riaño-Briceño, G., Sharior, S., Jenkins E., Brashear, C., & Hodges, B. R. (2022). Hydrological comparison of open-source numerical models for the Saint-Venant equations on regional river basins. **Manuscript in preparation for submission to the journal of Hydrological and Earth Systems Sciences (HESS).
Tiernan, E. D., Yu C-W., Riaño-Briceño, G., Jenkins E., & Hodges, B. R. (2022). A methodology for generalizing open-channel network models between modeling paradigms. **Manuscript in preparation for submission to Journal of Open Source Software.
Sharior, S., Riaño-Briceño, G., Tiernan, E. D., Yu C-W., Jenkins E., & Hodges, B. R. (2022). Computational Performance of a Parallelized Saint-Venant Solver Compared with EPA SWMM. **Manuscript in preparation for submission to the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
Hodges, B. R., Yu, C-W. Tiernan, E. D., Riaño-Briceño, G., Sharior, S., Jenkins E. (2021). “SWMM5+ Alpha Release Documentation”. Texas Data Repository V2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/WQZ5EX.