Alex Gumm | January 29, 2017
Diogo Bolster has been appointed an associate director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) and will direct ND-ECI’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF).
In this new role, Bolster will lead academic scholarship around ND-LEEF by growing faculty engagement with the facility, identifying funding opportunities to enhance the University’s environmental research capacity, supporting scholarly output and products, as well as other responsibilities to promote the shared goals of ND-ECI and ND-LEEF.
“ND-LEEF and the work I have done there in collaboration with my colleagues from Biology has transformed my research perspective,” Bolster said. “I believe that ND-LEEF has enormous potential, including its ability to act as a playground where engineers and scientists from different disciplines can learn together.”
Bolster is an associate professor and the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair of Hydrology in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the impacts humans have on the earth and its resources, specifically targeting environmental fluid flows and contaminant transport across a wide range of scales from groundwater flows in porous media to more confined flows in enclosed spaces such as buildings.
Bolster has developed mathematical and numerical models with the goal of providing useful tools to practitioners and policy makers for effective decision-making. To date, he has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and currently serves as an associate editor for the journal Hydrologic Processes.