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Faculty Profile

R. Edward Beighley

427 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, 2001
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Research & Scholarship Interests

Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; remote sensing of the hydrologic cycle; hydrologic impacts of climate and/or land use change; flood hazard and risk assessment
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Team Award for advancing worldwide understand of flood hazards, FM Global, Research Division
  • 2009 San Diego State University President's Top-25 Award for excellent contributions to the University
  • 2008 Selected as 1 of 7 outstanding researches to watch at San Diego State University by SDSU's 360 Magazine
  • 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New Investigator Award in Earth-Sun System Science

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute

Selected Publications

  • H.H. Ramadan, R.E. Beighley, A.S. Ramamurthy. "Sensitivity of the Litani Basin’s Runoff in Lebanon to Climate Change", International Journal of Environment and Pollution 52 (1/2), 2013, 65–81
  • H.H. Ramadan, R.E. Beighley, A.S. Ramamurthy. "Investigating Temperature and Precipitation Trends in Lebanon’s Largest River; the Litani Basin", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, 139, 2013, 86-95

Related News

May 9, 2014

CEE Professor Edward Beighley was awarded with two grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to explore the global terrestrial hydrologic cycle by integrating satellite measurements and modeling.

March 20, 2014

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research. Building a Prototype...

August 1, 2013

Edward Beighley joins the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Fall 2013 semester as an Associate Professor. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering...