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Assistant Professor

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Ian M. Knack
Assistant Professor (January 2014)
102 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
Box 5710, Potsdam, NY 13676-5710
Phone: 315-268-4446
FAX: 315-268-7985
E-mail: knackim@clarkson.edu

EDUCATION
•    Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, December 2011
•    M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, March 2011
•    B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, December 2005

TEACHING INTERESTS
River hydraulics, stream dynamics, sediment transport, cold regions hydraulics.
Courses Taught
•    CE 212 – Introduction to Engineering Design – Structural Engineering (Fall 2012)
•    CE 301 – Geophysical Applications and Analysis (Fall 2008 and 2009)
•    CE 491 – Senior Design – Stream Restoration Design (Spring 2013)
•    CE 470/570 – Stream Dynamics and Riparian Systems (Fall 2013)
•    ES 220 – Statics (Summer 2009, 2010)
•    ES 222 – Strength of Materials (Spring 2011, 2012)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
River ice processes including: sediment transport in rivers subject to freezing, river ice breakup dynamics, interaction of suspended sediment and frazil ice, effect of surface ice on channel stability, and fish habitat and ecology. Stream dynamics and riparian systems processes including: channel stability analysis, woody debris jams, effect of in-stream structures on channel stability and flood potential, thermal effects on bank stability, and stream water quality modeling.

HONORS AND AWARDS
•    Best Student Paper Prize, IAHR 21st International Symposium on Ice, Dalian, China, June 2012
•    Teaching Excellence Recognition, Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University, Spring 2011, 2012
•    George A. Grey Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 2005
•    EIT/FE Certificate, New York, 2005

PUBLICATIONS
Peer reviewed journal manuscripts
I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2013. “Sediment Transport in Ice-Covered Channels,” Submitted to International Journal of Sediment Research.

I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2013. “Sediment and Ice Dynamics in Channels with Vanes and Cross Vanes,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, To be submitted.

I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2013. “A Numerical Model for Sediment Transport in Ice Affected Channels,” In preparation.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers
I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2013. “A Numerical Model for Sediment Transport and Bed Change in Rivers with Ice,” Proceedings, 12th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Kyoto, September 2-5, 2013.

I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2012. “River Ice Modeling for Fish Habitat Analysis,” Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, Dalia, 202 – 211, June 11-15, 2012.

I.M. Knack, F. Huang, H.T. Shen, 2012. “A Numerical Model Study on St. Marys River Ice Conditions,” Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, Dalian, 270-281, June 11-15, 2012.

F. Huang, H.T. Shen, I.M. Knack 2012. “Modeling Border Ice Formation and Cover Progression in Rivers,” Proceedings, 21th IAHR Ice Symposium, Dalian, 139-149, June 11-15, 2012.

I.M. Knack, H.T. Shen, A.M. Tuthill, 2010. “Ice and Sediment Transport in Channels with In-Stream Channel Restoration Structures,” Proceedings, 20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti, paper no. 83, June 14-17, 2010.

T. Kolerski, H.T. Shen, and I.M. Knack, 2010. “A Nested Model for River Ice Dynamics,” Proceedings, 20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti, paper no. 85, June 14-17, 2010.

A.M. Tuthill, C.M. Vuyovich, I.M. Knack, H.T. Shen, 2009. “Ice Considerations in the Design of Modern In-Stream Structures,” Proceedings, 15th CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, 345-352, June 15-17, 2009.

Technical Reports
I.M. Knack, F. Huang, and H.T. Shen, 2011. “A Numerical Model Study on St. Marys River Ice Conditions for Winter Flow Regulations,” Final Report Submitted to International Great Lakes Study, International Joint Commission.

I.M. Knack, T. Kolerski, and H.T. Shen, 2011. “Open Water Simulation for HIPs in the Upper Niagara River,” Final Report Submitted to Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, P.C.

T. Kolerski, I.M. Knack, and H.T. Shen, 2011. “Ice Effects on HIPs in the Upper Niagara River,” Final Report Submitted to Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, P.C.

L. Cheng, F. Huang, I.M. Knack, and H.T. Shen, 2011. “A Study on the Need of Ice Sluice Gates for St. Lawrence/FDR Power Project,” Report Submitted to New York Power Authority.

I.M. Knack and H.T. Shen, 2010. “Numerical Simulations of Ice Dynamics in Channels with Vanes and Cross Vanes,” ERDC/CRREL Report CR-10-1. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Hanover, New Hampshire.
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