Kerry A. Mazurek

     Kerry A. Mazurek  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience:

    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.)

    Specialization: Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics

    Current and Past Projects:

    1. Scour and erosion in cohesive or fine-grained soils
    2. Scour by jets in coarse-grained or cohesionless soils
    3. Drownproofing of Hydraulic Structures
    4. Ecohydraulics/Fish Passage Structures
    5. Hydraulic Mining of Oil Sands
    6. Behavior of Slurries or Solid/Liquid Flows
    7. Turbulent Jets

    Please go to http://homepage.usask.ca/~kam597/Opportunities.htm for graduate student openings for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Yu, X., Mazurek, K.A., Putz, G. and Albers, C. (2010). Physical and computational modelling of residence and flow development time in a large municipal disinfection clearwell, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 37(6), 931-940.
    • Deshpande, N., Balachandar, R. and Mazurek, K.A. (2008). Reply to Discussion of "Effects of Submergence and test startup conditions on local scour by plane wall jets.", Journal of Hydraulic Research, 46(4), 569-570.
    • Deshpande, N., Balachandar, R. and Mazurek, K.A. (2008). Reply to "Effects of submergence and test startup conditions on local scour by plane turbulent wall jets.?, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 46(4), 569-570.
    • Deshpande, N., Balachandar, R. and Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Effects of submergence and test startup conditions on local scour by plane turbulent wall jets., J. Hydraulic Research, 45(3), 370-387.
    • Mazurek, K.A. and Hossain, T. (2007). Scour by jets in cohesionless and cohesive soils., Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(6), 744-751.
    • Bachteram, A.M., Mazurek, K.A. and Ciborowski, J. (2005). Sediment suspension by burrowing mayflies (Hexagenia spp., Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae), Journal of Great Lakes Research, 31(Supplement 2), 208-222.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Cossette, D. and Mazurek, K.A. (2011). Scour by a submerged vertical circular turbulent impinging jet in natural cohesive soils, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011, Paper No. HY-034-1, 1-10 (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A., Amos, M., Thomson, J., Akhtar, A. and Hallett, A. (2011). Mitigating the drowning hazard at the Salmon River Sea Lamprey barrier, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 26-July 1, 2011, Paper No. 00000, 1-8 (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2010). Erodibility of a Cohesive Soil using a Submerged Vertical Circular Turbulent Impinging Jet Test, 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 27-July 1, 2010. (Accepted)
    • Mazurek, K.A. and Gheisi, A. (2009). Asessment of the erodibility of a cohesive soil using a submerged circular turbulent impinging jet, 33rd IAHR Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 9-14, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A., Gautum, B. and Ahsan, M.R. (2009). Submergence Effects on jet behavior and scour or plane wall jets in cohesionless material, 33rd IAHR Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 9-14, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Determining critical shear stress for cohesive soils., 18th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 22-24, Paper No. GC-011, 10 pp. (Accepted)
    • Gautum, B. and Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Jet-flicking during scour below sluice gates in cohesionless soils., 18th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 22-24, Paper No. GC-011, 8 pp (CD Rom). (Accepted)
    • Mazurek, K.A., Rajaratnam, N. and Sego, D. (2006). Time development of scour in a cohesive material due to a submerged circular turbulent impinging jet., ICSE-3, 3rd International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 1-3.
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Yu, X., Mazurek, K.A., Putz, G. and Albers, C. (2009). Flow behaviour and residence time distribution assessment in a water treatment plant clearwell using River2DMix, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2009 Annual Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, May 27-30, Paper No. GC-084, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A., Hallett, A., Thomson, J., Amos, M., Aktar, A. and Katopodis, C. (2009). Mitigating the risk of drowning at low-head dams used as sea lamprey barriers in Ontario, 2009 CSCE Annual Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, May 27-30, Paper No. GC-083, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Mazurek, K.A., Hallett, A., Amos, M. and Katopodis, C. (2009). Mitigation the risk of drowning at low-head dams used as sea lamprey barriers in Ontario, 2009 CSCE Annual Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, May 27-30, Paper No. GC-082, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Peterson, J.D., Wolf, T.M., Mazurek, K.A. and Caldwell, B.C. (2008). The movement of spray drift near a live shelterbelt, Soils & Crops 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 28-29, 2008, (CD Rom). (Accepted)
    • Yu, X., Mazurek, K.A., Putz, G. and Albers, C. (2007). Hydraulic model study of the Calgary Glenmore Water Treatment Plant clearwell, Proc., 18th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Challenges for Water Resources Engineering in a Changing World, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 22-24, (10 pages).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Mekonnen, B., Nazemi, A., Elshorbagy, A.A., Mazurek, K.A. and Putz, G. (2012). Hybrid modeling approach to Prairie hydrology: Fusing data driven and process-based hydrological models, General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, Paper No. EGU2012-6562.
    • Elshorbagy, A.A., Mekonnen, B.A., Nazemi, A., Putz, G. and Mazurek, K.A. (2012). Hybrid modeling approach to Prairie hydrology: Fusing data driven and process-based hydrological models, General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, Paper No. (missed submitting in 2011-2012).
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2009). Mitigating the risk of drowning at low head dams and weirs used as sea lamprey barriers in Ontario, . (**Data Created)
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2008). Influence of flow development time on the residence time distribution and flow pattern in a scale model of a water treatment plant clearwel, ASCE/EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 12-16th, 2008.
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Jet-flicking during scour below sluice gates in cohesionless soils, 18th CSCE Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Mantioba, August 22-24. 2007, Paper No. GC-011.
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Determining Shear Stress in Cohesive Soils, 18th CSCE Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Mantioba, August 22-24. 2007, Paper No. GC-011.
    • Mazurek, K.A. (2007). Hydraulic Model Study of the Calgary Glenmore Water Treatment Plant Clearwell, 18th CSCE Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 22-24. 2007, Paper No. GC-012.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Mazurek, K.A. (Invited) (2010). Erodibility of a Cohesive Soil using a Submerged Vertical Circular Turbulent Impinging Jet Test, 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 27-July 1, 2010.
    • Mazurek, K.A. (Invited) (2009). Phase I Development of an Improved Sea Lamprey Barrier, Sea Lamprey Research Board, Research Priorities Working Group, Great Lakes Fishery Comission, Ann Arbor, March 2.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Assessing Scour and Erosion Resistance in Fine-Grained Soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, River Health Utility for the Province of Saskatchewan, Province of Saskatchewan (Go Green Fund), Industry Contract.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Scour and Erosion Resistance in Cohesive Soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System (THREATS) for Saskatchewan, Province of Saskatchewan, Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Erosion Testing of Wuskwatim Riverbed Sediments, Acres Manitoba Ltd., Fee for Services.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydraulic Structures for River Training/Management, Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada, Graduate Student Exchange Program.
    • Principal Investigator, Scour and Erosion Resistance in Cohesive Soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System (THREATS) for Saskatchewan, Province of Saskatchewan, Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Scour and Erosion Resistance in Cohesive Soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, System for simultaneous measurement for bed and water surface profiles, NSERC, Research Tools and Instrument 1.
    • Co-Investigator, The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System (THREATS) for Saskatchewan, Province of Saskatchewan, Grant.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Scour and Erosion Resistance in Cohesive Soils, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • CE225.3 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CE315.3 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
    • CE495.3 - Capstone Design Project

    2010-2011

    • CE315.3 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
    • CE830 - Open Channel Flow
    • GE210.3 - Probability and Statistics

    2009-2010

    • CE225.3 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CE315.3 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
    • CE495.3 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE888 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics
    • CE898.3 - Special Topics

    2008-2009

    • CE225.3 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CE495.3 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE495.3 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE830.3 - Open Channel Flow
    • GEOE495.3 - Capstone Design Project

    2007-2008

    • CE225.3 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CE495.6 - Capstone Design Project
    • GE210.3 - Probability and Statistics
    • GE495.6 - Capstone Design Project

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Circular wall jet scour in cohesive material
    • Defining the range of variation and identifying sources of change for water quantity & quality indicators in Saskatchewan watersheds
    • Erodibility assessment and scour by vertical circular turbulent impinging jets
    • Jetty jacks and porcupines as river bank protection
    • Modifications to improve the flow dynamics in the clearwell of a small water treatment plant
    • Non-point source pollutant loading estimation in two Saskatchewan Watersheds
    • Pollutant loading estimation in three Saskatchewan Watersheds

    2010-2011

    • Circular Wall Jet Scour in Cohesive Material
    • Erodibility assessment and scour by Vertical Circular Turbulent Impinging Jets
    • Jetty Jacks and Porcupines as River Bank Protection
    • Non-point source pollutant loading estimation in two Saskatchewan Watersheds
    • Pollutant loading estimation in three Saskatchewan Watersheds

    2009-2010

    • Assessing Erodibility of Cohesive Soils by an Impinging Circular Turbulent Jet
    • Estimating Pollutant Loading in Two Saskatchewan Watersheds using THREATS
    • Jetty Jacks and Porcupines as River Bank Protection
    • Modelling Retention Time in a Clearwell

    2008-2009

    • Assessing Erodibility of Cohesive Soils by an Impinging Circular Turbulent Jet
    • Development of an Improved Sea Lamprey Barrier
    • Effect of Bed Density of Scour by a Plane Wall Jet
    • Modelling Retention Time in a Clearwell