Arturo S. Leon, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department


Dr. Leon’s areas of research include numerical modeling and experimentation of multi-phase flows and resilient and smart flood control. In the area of multi-phase flows, Arturo is improving the understanding of geyser eruptions in storm sewer systems. Within the area of flood control, Arturo is developing a novel approach for flood control based on the integrated dynamic management of water storage in wetlands, detention ponds and reservoirs. Arturo has been recipient of several awards including an EPA Early CAREER award. Arturo has developed over ten numerical models for various applications. For instance, his open-source Illinois Transient Model has been used for identifying conveyance problems of combined sewer systems in U.S. cities such as Chicago and Dallas, and worldwide in countries such as Switzerland and France.