Richard Vogel is a research professor of civil and environmental engineering and has been at Tufts University since 1984. His primary expertise lies in the areas of hydrology, water resource engineering, environmental statistics, and natural hazards. His current research program focuses on the areas of hydrologic and environmental statistics, water allocation, regional hydrology, regional water assessment, flood and drought management, climate change impacts, and watershed modeling, as well as natural hazards including floods, droughts, rainfall, landslides, bird and plant extinctions, and earthquakes. His consulting experiences have included water resource assessment, flood frequency analysis, water allocation, hydropower feasibility analyses and water supply investigations for several major cities, floodplain delineations, stormwater modeling, dam safety analyses, ice jam control, and climate change impact assessments.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
- 2016-present: Research Professor and Professor Emeritus
- 1984-2016: Professor
Research Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Participation Program, funded by Department of Energy - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) in association with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Director, Water Area, Tufts Institute of the Environment
Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Applied Environmental Science, Harvard University
Visiting Fellow, Department of Civil and Agricultural Engineering, University of Melbourne
- 1980-1981: Department Head, Hydrology
- 1979-1980: Hydrologist
Richard Vogel's primary expertise is in the areas of hydrology and water resource engineering with emphasis on hydrologic and statistical methods for analyzing water resource systems. His current research program focuses upon the areas of natural hazards, watershed modeling and management, water quality, regional hydrology, environmental statistics, and the new field of hydromorphology.