Robert Ray Holmes, Jr., PhD., P.E., D.WRE

Adjunct Professor

Civil Engineering

Research Interests

  • Flood hydrology
  • Geomorphology
  • Sediment Transport
  • River Mechanics

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Missouri
  • Professional Engineer, Illinois

Recent Industry/Consulting Experience

  • National Flood Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey, (2008-present)
  • Director, U.S. Geological Survey Illinois Water Science Center, Urbana, IL, (1999-2008)
  • Chief of Hydrologic Data Section, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Urbana, IL, (1997-1998)
  • Hydraulic Engineer and Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Rolla, MO and Urbana, IL, (1987-1996)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resource Engineers
  • Chicago Corps of Engineers Commanders Coin
  • Northeastern Region Report of the Year, (2004)
  • Department of the Interior Superior Service Commendation
  • Shoemaker Communication Award, (2001)
  • St. Louis Corps of Engineers Commanders Commendation

Resume/CV:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1989
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1987