Senior Research Assistant
Isabella Schalko is a Senior Research Assistant at ETH Zurich and a Research Affiliate at MIT studying the interaction of flow, sediment, and wood in rivers. She integrates physical modeling and field observations to analyze transport processes in rivers and their implications regarding river restoration efforts and flood risk assessments. Her previous and present research topics include hydrodynamic and morphologic processes associated with nature based solutions, design of river infrastructures in the presence of wood and effects on sediment transport, wood transport in rivers, flood risk reduction measures at bridges, and wood blocking probability.
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