March 2010


Dr. John W. Nicklow, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., D.WRE received B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 1993. He was then commissioned as an Environmental Engineering Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and became involved in the design and construction of water supply and waste disposal facilities for American Indian communities on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. In 1998, he earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Arizona State University. In the same year, he joined the College of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2003, served as Acting Chair of the Department in 2005, and began serving as Interim Associate Dean in 2006. He was promoted to Professor and assumed the position of Associate Dean on a permanent basis in 2007.

Since arriving at SIUC, Dr. Nicklow has been recognized by the College of Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the industry for teaching excellence. He has attracted funding for both education-related initiatives and for research activities in water resources systems management. His technical interests focus on the optimal control of water resources and environmental systems, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, and the analysis of sediment transport in rivers and streams. Through his service on ASCE Committees, he has helped increase the visibility of evolutionary computation and its potential benefits in civil engineering applications. Dr. Nicklow has authored or coauthored 4 books and over 75 other technical publications.

Dr. Nicklow is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and Illinois, a certified professional hydrologist (American Institute of Hydrology), a Diplomate of water resources engineering (American Academy of Water Resources Engineers), and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a native of Berlin, Pennsylvania.