Brian Crookston

Water Hydraulics

Assistant Professor


Brian Crookston

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 222/ UWRL 232
Phone: 435-797-0247
Email: brian.crookston@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Water Engineering, Utah State University, 2010
Labyrinth Weirs
BS, Civil and Env. Engineering, (Minor in Spanish), Utah State University, 2008
MS, Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, Utah State University, 2008
A Laboratory Study of Streambed Stability in Bottomless Culverts

Licensures & Certifications

CITI Responsible Conduct of Research, CITI Program, 2019
CITI Responsible Conduct of Research - Physical Science, CITI Program, 2019
CITI Responsible Conduct of Research-Humanities, CITI Program, 2019
CITI Human Research Social and Behavioral Research , CITI Program, 2019
Professional Engineer - Alabama, State of Alabama, 2017
Professional Engineer - Delaware, State of Delaware, 2014
Professional Engineer - Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2014
Professional Engineer - Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2014

Biography

Brian’s research and consulting activities are focused on water sustainability and resiliency including: hydraulic structures, fluvial hydraulics, and modeling and technology. Brian has particular interest in spillways, chutes, energy dissipators, nonlinear weirs, physical and numerical modeling, machine learning algorithms, flow acoustics, scour and erosion, ecohydraulics, embankment failure, flooding, surface hydrology, and public safety and security at hydraulic structures.

Teaching Interests

Hydraulics, Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Fluvial Hydraulics, Sedimentation, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Research Interests

Water Infrastructure Sustainability, Fluvial Hydraulics, Modeling and Technology, Public Safety, Flooding

Awards

2020-2021 CEE Undergraduate Mentor of the Year, 2021

Utah State University - Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering

2020-2021 College of Engineering Undergraduate Mentor of the Year, 2021

Utah State University - College of Engineering

ASDSO Student Paper Competition Winner (Research Advisor), 2020

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

2019-2020 CEE Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2020

Utah State University - Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering

ASDSO Student Model Competition (Advisor), 2020

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Outstanding Reviewer, 2019

ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Inaugural ASDSO Young Professional of the Year, 2018

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Rising Stars Award in Civil Engineering, 2017

Civil + Structural Engineer

USSD/IAHR Award of Appreciation, 2016

United States Society on Dams & International Association of Hydro-environment Engineering and Research

Young Engineer of the Year, 2015

ASCE Engineers' Club of Philadelphia

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee, 2012

CGS/ProQuest

USSD Student National Scholarship, 2008

United States Society on Dams

ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Rocky Mountain Regional Champions, 2006

ASCE/AISC


Publications | Abstracts

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Books

    • Crookston, B., Tullis, B.P, (2016). Hydraulic Structures and Water System Management. 6th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures

      Publications | Book Chapters

    • Crookston, B.M, Van Wyke, D., Tullis, B.P, (2018). Chapter 5: Labyrinth Spillways: International Congress on Large Dams Bulletin 172. Technical Advancements in Spillway Design. Progress and Innovations from 1985 to 2015. . International Congress on Large Dams (ICOLD)
    • Tullis, B.P, Young, N., Crookston, B., (2017). Physical modeling size-scale effects for labyrinth weirs with half-round crests: Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs III: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs (PKW 2017), February 22-24, 2017, Qui Nhon, Vietnam. CRC Press

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    AES Reports

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Magazine/Trade Publications

      • Crookston, B.M, Johnson, , Hotchkiss, R., Working Together to Improve Public Safety at Low-head Dams. Dams & Levees / United States Society on Dams and Naylor, LLC
      • Erpicum, S., Lemperiere, F., Ouamane, A., Ho Ta Khanh, M., Laugier, F., Tullis, B.P, Crookston, B.M, (2020). From Labyrinth to Piano Key Weirs: The Story. Hydrolink
      • Bung, D., Crookston, B.M, (2019). 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures: A Retrospect. Hydrolink
      • Crookston, B.M, Miglio, A., Papanicolaou, T., (2018). New EWRI Task Committee on Scour at Various In-stream Hydraulic Structures. ASCE EWRI Currents
      • Barfuss, S., Crookston, B.M, (2018). Unauthorized extreme activities and public safety at spillways. Hydrolink

      Other

        An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

        Teaching

        CEE 5540, 6540 - Hydraulic Structures Design, Fall 2020
        CEE 3510 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulics, Spring 2020
        CEE 5470, 6470 - Sedimentation Engineering, Spring 2020
        CEE 6500, 5500 - Open Channel Hydraulics with an Emphasis on Gradually Varied Flow, Fall 2019
        CEE 3510 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulics, Spring 2019
        CEE 6900 - Directed Reading - Flood Modeling using HEC-RAS, Spring 2019
        CEE 5470, 6470 - Sedimentation Engineering, Fall 2018

        Graduate Students Mentored

        Manisha Panthi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2021
        Megh Raj KC, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2021
        Nathan Young, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2021
        Kathryn Margetts, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2020
        Michael Rasmussen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2020
        Caitlin Roundy, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2020
        Taylor Shapiro, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2020
        Kade Flake, Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 2019
        Wyatt Lantz, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2018
        Taylor Vaughn, Civil & Environmental Engineering, December 2018 - May 2020
        Abigail Repko, Civil & Environmental Engineering, October 2018 - May 2019