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U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

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Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE

Kinzli, KDAssociate Professor
Phone: (239) 590-7815
E-Mail: kkinzli@fgcu.edu
Office: Holmes Hall, 323

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli joined FGCU as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in August, 2010. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Science in civil engineering in 2003. During his time as a Bachelor's student he also studied at the Technische Universitaet Dortmund, in Dortmund Germany. His MS in civil engineering (2005), MS in Fisheries Biology (2008), and Ph.D in Civil Engineering (2010) were also obtained at Colorado State University. His dissertation research focused on improving irrigation water use efficiency along the Middle Rio Grande. In 2008 Dr. Kinzli received the Borland Graduate Research Award in Hydraulics. He was also the recipient of National Science Foundation Fast Track Scholarships in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Kinzli has worked on research projects in Colorado with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and in New Mexico with the Interstate Stream Commission, the Bureau of Reclamation, New Mexico Tech, and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. To date, Dr. Kinzli has presented his research at over 40 conferences and published in engineering journals such as: River Research and Applications, ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, and Agricultural Water Management. He is currently an Editor for Irrigation and Drainage - Managing Water for Sustainable Agriculture. He is a member of ASCE, AWRA, USCID, Chi Epsilon, and the American Fisheries Society. Dr. Kinzli is the ASCE student chapter faculty advisor and has attended the ASCE ExCEEd teaching workshop. He is also the link advisor for Order of the Engineer. His research interests include open channel hydraulics, river mechanics, stream rehabilitation, groundwater, water resources, agricultural water use, fisheries biology, and ecological restoration.

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