Lauren Lowman

Ph.D. Student

Lauren Lowman

Address: Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Office: FCIEMAS 2447A

Mail: P.O. Box 90287


Phone: 919-660-5487


Research Interests:

Land-atmosphere interactions, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, fluid dynamics, numerical methods


1) Duke University, Durham, NC, Ph.D. student, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Major: Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

2) Duke University, Durham, NC, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013

Master's Thesis: Exploring Links between Climate and Orogeny by Estimating Uplift with a Physical-Statistical Model

3) Duke University, Durham, NC, B.A. with Distinction, Public Policy Studies, Spanish, Italian, 2010

Research Experience:

-Research Associate, Social Science Research Institute, Duke Univ., 2010-2011

-Scholar, Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Princeton University, 2010

Teaching Experience:

-Teaching Assistant, Civil and Env. Eng. Dept., Duke University, 2013

- CEE 301L: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2013

- CEE 301L: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2014

-Teaching Assistant, Public Policy Dept., Duke University, 2010-2011

- PUBPOL 264S: Economics, Policy and Literature, Spring 2011

- PUBPOL 264S: Social Theory, Economic Policy, and African American Literature, Spring 2010

-Spanish & Italian Tutor, Duke Athletics Association, Duke University, 2007-2010


Jeffrey B. Taub Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Award, Duke University, 2014

Pratt-Gardner Graduate Fellowship, Duke University, 2014

Highest Distinction for Honor's Thesis, Duke University, 2010

Deans' Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University 2009

Professional Affiliations:

American Geophysical Union

American Meteorological Society

American Physical Society

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Lowman, L. E. L. and A. P. Barros (2014), Investigating links between climate and orography in the central Andes: Coupling erosion and precipitation using a physical-statistical model. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 119, 1-32, doi:10.1002/2013JF002940.


“A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Scheme for Estimating Erosion Rates Under Current Climate Conditions,” 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2014. (Poster)

“A Framework to Assess the Coupled Dynamics of Natural and Human Landscape Changes in the Context of Water Resource Management,” 94thAmerican Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 2014. (Poster)

“Interconnectivity of hydrometeorology and hydrogeomorphology in the Central Andes,” 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 2012. (Poster)

University Service:

Graduate Assistant, Karsh International Scholars, Duke University 2011-