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)

Journal Publications

1. Kar, K.K., Roy, T., Zipper, S.C., Godsey, S.E., 2024, Nonlinear trends in signatures characterizing non-perennial US streams, Journal of Hydrology, 635, 131131.

2. Koya, S.R., Kar, K.K., Srivastava, S., Tadesse, T., Svoboda, M., & Roy, T., 2023, An Autoencoder-based Snow Drought Index, Scientific Reports, 13(1), 20664.

3. Morbidelli, R., García-Marín, A.P., …..., Kar, K.K., et al., 2020, The history of rainfall data time-resolution in a wide variety of geographical areas, Journal of Hydrology, 590, 125258, pp. 1-25.

4. Chowdhury, A.F.M.K., Kar, K.K., Shahid, S., Chowdhury, R.K., Rashid, M.M., 2019, Evaluation of Spatio-temporal rainfall variability and performance of a stochastic rainfall model in Bangladesh, International Journal of Climatology, 39(11):4256-4273.

5. Kar, K.K., Yang, S.K., Lee, J.H., Khadim, F.K., 2017, Regional frequency analysis for consecutive hour rainfall using L-moments approach in Hancheon catchment of Jeju Island, Korea, Geoenvironmental Disasters, 4(18):1-13.

6. Kar, K.K., Yang, S.K., Lee, J.H., 2015, Assessing unit hydrograph parameters and peak runoff responses from storm rainfall events: a case study in Hancheon basin of Jeju Island, Journal of Environmental Science International, 24(4):437-447.

7. Das, D., Deb, M., Kar, K.K., 2014, River change detection and bankline erosion recognition using remote sensing & GIS, Forum Geografic, 13(1):12-17.

8. Khadim, F.K., Kar, K.K., Halder, P.K., Rahman, M.A., Morshed, A.K.M.M., 2013, Integrated water resources management (IWRM) impacts in Southwest coastal zone of Bangladesh and fact-finding on tidal river management (TRM), Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 5(10):953-961.


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

Honors and Awards

· Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from Office of Graduate Studies, UNL (2024)

· Robert A. and Becky Reisdorff Student Support Fund Fellowship from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, UNL (2024-2025)

· Leisen Scholarship from the American Water Works Association, Nebraska Section (2023)

· 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)