Mountain Hydrology Research

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington


Jessica Lundquist

Nicoleta Cristea

Justin Pflug

Victoria Ly

Steven Pestana

Cassie Lumbrazo

Hannah Besso

Calista Moore

Joe Ammatelli



William "Ryan" Currier

Andri Gunnarsson

Susan Dickerson-Lange

Brian Henn

Karl Lapo

Mark Raleigh

Nic Wayand


Dylan Reynolds

Derek Beal

Shara Feld

Jenna Forsyth

Fred Lott

Kael Martin

Courtney Moore

Gwyn Perry


Hannah Hampson

Katie Knight

Max Mozer

Anthony Billet

Colin Butler

Alex Fisher

Eric Keenan

Adam Massmann

Sara Rose

Teddy Thorson

Postdocs and Visitors:

Jeff Deems

Jorg Helmschrot

University of Washington
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Fax: (206) 685-3836

Brian Henn

former PhD student (2015) and Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2016)

Current UCSD research website

A native of the Bay Area, Brian received undergraduate (2005) and master's (2006) degrees from Princeton and Stanford in civil and environmental engineering. Long interested in hydrology, water resources and infrastructure, he worked as an engineer on stormwater and sustainability projects at Hazen and Sawyer in New York City (2006-2010). His work included planning and design of urban stormwater wetlands on Staten Island, N.Y. He received his professional engineering license (Civil, Calif.) in 2009.

In 2010, Brian joined the Mountain Hydrology Research Group as a Ph.D. student under Dr. Jessica Lundquist at the University of Washington. He entered the Ph.D. program to study mountain hydrology and meteorology, in order to better understand the processes that control mountain snowpack and runoff. He received his Ph.D. in 2015, with his dissertation focusing on inferring spatial patterns of high-elevation precipitation in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Mountain Hydrology Research group in early 2016. Brian was also an officer of the UW chapter of the American Water Resources Association from 2011-2016.

He is now a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, where he is studying the impact of atmospheric rivers on precipitation and the hydrology of California and the west.