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Sean Matus

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4064-H Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801


I am a first year PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working within the HydroMet Group under advisement of Prof. Francina Dominguez. My research interests are centered around the hydrologic impacts of extreme weather events with focuses on land-atmosphere interactions and the communication of hydrologic forecasts. My current research involves studying the importance of the land surface on modulating the Great Plains low-level jet, as well as utilizing ensemble prediction systems (EPSs) with two-way communication channels to improve the public perception of hydrologic alerts.

Before attending UIUC, I completed my B.S. in Environmental Engineering at SUNY ESF. In 2018, I held a summer research appointment through CUAHSI at the National Water Center investigating the implementation of a heterogeneous hydraulic routing scheme in the National Water Model.


  • B.S. Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2016
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

Additional Campus Affiliations

Student Trainee (DB-2), U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL)