Graduate Student (PhD)

Contact Information:
Scott Campus (Omaha)

Ph.D. - CIVE

Water Resources

About Me:

Academic Degrees

· M.Engg., Civil and Ocean Engineering, Jeju National University, South Korea, 2016

· B.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2011

Employment History

· University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, June 2023-Present

· University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2022- May 2023

· University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Research Assistant, July 2021- July 2022

Area of Research and Professional Interest

· Dry pattern analysis of Non-perennial streams

· Spatiotemporal analysis of rainfall

· Evapotranspiration partitioning

· Groundwater variability

Research Experience

· Updating rainfall zones and intensities in Nebraska for improved design of non-bridge-sized drainage structures: Phase 1, Funded by Nebraska Department of Transportation (July 2022 - Present)

Teaching Experience

· GTA for CIVE 321, Principle of Environmental Engineering (Fall 2023, Fall 2022)

· GTA for CIVE 352, Introduction to Water Resources Engineering (Spring 2023)

· GTA for CIVE 321L, Environmental Engineering Lab (Fall 2022)

Publications and Presentations

· Kar, K.K., Roy, T., Causal effects of hydroclimatic variables on streamflow signatures in non-perennial streams, AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December 2023, San Francisco, California, USA

· Kar, K. K., Young, A., and Roy, T., Influence of climatic patterns on groundwater levels in Nebraska, Nebraska Water Conference, 3-4 October 2023, Omaha, USA

· Kar, K. K., Haggerty, R., Sharma, H., Dwivedi, D., Roy, T., Development of a machine learning-based evapotranspiration partitioning framework, HydroML symposium, 22-24 May 2023, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA

· Kar, K.K., Zipper, S.C., Roy, T., Identifying nonlinear change in non-perennial streamflow, AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


· Member, CEE Department Committee of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), UNL, September 2023 - Present

Honors and Awards

· Graduate Student Travel Award (2023)

· Graduate Student Teaching Fellow (2023)

· Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund Travel Grant Scholarship (2022)

· Myron M. Blume Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund Fellowship (2022-2023)

· NEWAVE Scholarship (2021)