Ryan Webb


Phone: 505-277-2722

Physical Address

Room 2009
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC 01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Research Assistant Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD Civil Engineering, Colorado State University

MS Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

BS Construction Engineering, University of New Mexico


Ryan Webb recently completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship located at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research in recent years has been focused on physical hydrology in mountain environments during spring snowmelt. Ryan has a diverse background that includes consulting, volunteer, and research experiences. He has been involved with Engineers Without Borders water resource projects in Latin America and spent time in Beijing, China helping establish a collaborative headwaters efforts between U.S. and Chinese Universities. Ryan’s research interests include representing the mountain snowpack as porous media during spring runoff, remote sensing, open channel hydraulics, hydrologic impacts of land use or land cover changes in headwater systems (e.g. forest fire), and water resources in developing countries. He conducts investigations using combined approaches of field observations, numerical modeling, ground penetrating radar, applied tracer experiments, and instrument development.

Research Interests

  • Snow Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Hydrologic Impacts of Land Use or Land Cover Changes
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Water Resources in Developing Countries
  • Hydrologic Instrument Development

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