Biography

Dr. Robert Ryan is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University and a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His research interests are focused on urban stream hydrology and hydraulics with a special interest in hyporheic exchange, riparian corridor/stream channel interactions and stormwater management. Dr Ryan's research has been published in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interests

  • Urban Stream Hydrology & Stormwater Management

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

CEE 4623

Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams

Undergraduate

CEE 4631

Environmental Hydrology

Undergraduate

CEE 4711

Air Pollution Control System

Undergraduate

CEE 5623

Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams

Graduate

CEE 5623

Near-Surface Environmental Systems

Graduate

CEE 5623

Contaminant Transport in Urban Streams

Graduate

CEE 5631

Environmental Hydrology

Graduate

ENGR 4169

Engineering Seminar

Undergraduate

ENGR 4172

Senior Design Project I for Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4173

Senior Design Project I for Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4174

Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4175

Senior Design Project I for Civil Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4176

Senior Design Project I for Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4177

Senior Design Project I for Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4296

Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

ENGR 4996

Honors Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

ENVT 0845

The Environment

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Behbahani, A., Ryan, R.J., & McKenzie, E.R. (2021). Impacts of salinity on the dynamics of fine particles and their associated metals during stormwater management. Science of the Total Environment, 777. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146135

  • Beganskas, S., Ryan, R.J., Walters, E., Soro, M., Cushman, E., & Toran, L. (2021). Coupling PCSWMM and WASP to Evaluate Green Stormwater Infrastructure Impacts to Storm Sediment Loads in an Urban Watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 57(1), pp. 134-153. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12896

  • Behbahani, A., Ryan, R.J., & McKenzie, E.R. (2020). Long-term simulation of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) accumulation and breakthrough in infiltration-based stormwater management practices (SMPs). Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 234. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2020.103685