Austin Polebitski

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Austin Polebitski

Austin Polebitski, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

139 Ottensman Hall
Tel: 608.342.1553
E-mail: polebitskia@uwplatt.edu

Education

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Washington; August 2010
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Washington; August 2005
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering - Seattle University; December 2003

Professional History

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, January 2013 to present
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 2010 to January 2013
Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, August 2008 to November 2010
Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, March 2005 – August 2008
Intern Engineer, Gray and Osborne, August 2004 – March 2005
Engineer II, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division, June 2003 – August 2004

Short Bio:

Dr. Polebitski is a native Wisconsinite, growing up in Waupaca, Wis.  He completed his undergraduate studies in civil and environmental engineering at Seattle University while working for King County’s Solid Waste Division.  He completed his master's and doctorate in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington under the guidance of Dr. Richard Palmer. His doctoral research focused on the links between urban residential water use, changing urban landscapes, and climate change. During the last four years he has resided in Amherst Mass., working as a research assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in January 2013.  His research interests include urban and rural water use, water resource system management, the use of forecasting tools in short and long term decision making, and the impacts climate change will have on statewide natural resources. He is an active member of ASCE-EWRI, AWRA, and the International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Mailing Address:

139 Ottensman Hall
1 University Way
Platteville WI 53818

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