Dr. Fidelia Nnadi, P.E.


Associate Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Contact Information

 

Room: Engr II 442-A
Phone: (407) 823-6513
E-mail: Fidelia.Nnadi@ucf.edu

 


  • Education
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Awards
  • Hydraulics Lab

 

Education


Ph.D. Water Resources Engineering

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, March 1992
Dissertation: Bed-Load Transport at High Shear Stress: With Application to Friction in Rivers and Sand Waves.


B.E. Civil/Environmental Engineering. (1st Class Honors)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. May 1981


Professional Registration

  • Florida P.E. Number: 0052045
  • Ontario, Canada P.E. Number 90387044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Sediment Transport
  • River Mechanics
  • Watershed Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Wetland Conservation
  • Lake Restoration
  • Potable Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR)
  • Groundwater systems under direct influence of surface water (GWUDI)

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, SPONSORED RESEARCH

  • Title: "WAGEEP: Various Private Funding for Students Support Services" Principal Investigator. Agency: Nadic Engineering Services, Inc., (January 2007- May 2009)
  • Title: "WAGEEP: Various Private Funding for Students Support Services" Principal Investigator. Agency: Nadic Engineering Services, Inc., (August. 2005- May 2006)
  • Title: "Integrated Regional Stormwater Program" Principal Investigator. Agency: City of Kissimmee, (April. 2005- September 2008)
  • Title: "WAGEEP: Various Private Funding for Students Support Services" Principal Investigator. Agency: Parsons Transportation, (August. 2004- May 2005)
  • Title: "WAGEEP: Various Private Funding for Students Support Services" Principal Investigator. Agency: Nadic Engineering Services, Inc., (August. 2004- May 2005)
  • Title: "WAGEEP: Various Private Funding for Students Support Services" Principal Investigator. Agency: Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Prescourt (DRMP), (May 2003- April 2004)
  • Title: "Wekiva River Stormwater Management Manual of Practice" Co-PI. Agency: (Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), (September. 2003- November 2004)
  • Title: "Pollution Removal Effectiveness of Proprietary BMPs" Principal Investigator. Agency: (Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), (May. 2003- May 2005
  • Title: "Evaluation Program of Onsite Stormwater Treatment System" PI. Agency: City of Orlando. (Mar. 2003-Mar. 2004)
  • Title: "Evaluation of the Storage Value of Rock Pits in South Florida" Co-PI. Agency: FDEPSFWMD.
  • Title: "West African Graduate Engineering Exchange Program" Co-PI. Agency: Orlando- Orange County Expressway Authority.
  • Title: "Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Title: "Evaluation of Disinfection By-Products in Water Distribution Systems" Principal Investigator. Agency: City of Casselberry, Florida.
  • Title: "Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Title: "Fate and Transport of Cryptosporadium and Gardia" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Title: "Statistical Evaluation of Design Storms" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
  • Title: "Innovative Stormwater Control and Treatment System for the City of Maracaibo, Venezuela" Co-principal Investigator (with Scott Hagen). Agency: University of Central Florida, College of Engineering International Activities.
  • Title: "Sediment-Water Interaction in Lakes" Principal Investigator. Agency: University of Central Florida, Office of Sponsored Research (in-house Grants Program).
  • Title: "Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Title: "Monitoring Cypress Dome Wetland" Principal Investigator. Agency: University of Central Florida, Physical Plant Unit.
  • Title: "Wetland Hydraulic Investigation - Vegetation" Principal Investigator. Agency: ST. Johns River Water Management District.
  • Title: "Design and Performance of Dry Detention Ponds with Underdrains" Principal Investigator. Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) .
  • Title: "Validation and Verification of Critical Design Storm Concept" Co-Principal Investigator (with Marty Wanielista). Agency: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Fulkerson, M., Nnadi F.N. and Chaser L.S. "Characterizing Dry Deposition of Mercury in Urban Runoff." J. of Water Air Soil Pollution. Vol. 185, Nos. 1-4. Oct. 2007
  • Rizou, M. and Nnadi, F. N. "A Land use Adapted Model for ET Estimation." International J. of Climatology. Vol. 27, No. 2. Feb. 2007
  • A. Al-Hamdan and F.N. Nnadi: "Performance Reconnaissance of Stormwater Proprietary Best Management Practices" submitted to the Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol.A42, No. 4 (2007)
  • Fulkerson, M and Nnadi F.N. "Predicting Mercury Wet Deposition in Florida: A Simple Approach." J. of Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 40, Issue 21, July 2006.
  • Nnadi, F.N., Hernandez, M. and Fulkerson, M. "Evaluation of Techniques for Control of Disinfection By-Products." J.of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol. A39, No. 6. 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Fulkerson, M. "Assessment of Groundwater under direct influence of Surface water" J. of Environmental Science and Health - Part A. Vol. A37, No. 7. 2002.
  • Nnadi, F.N., Ashe, K.W., and Sharek, R.C. "Factors Affecting the Performance of Dry Detention Ponds with Underdrains." Watershed Protection Technique " Vol. 26. No. 3. 2000.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and D. Addasi. "Estimating Phosphorus Removal in Lakes Using Marsh Wetlands." J. of Environmental Science and Health - Part A. Vol. A34, No. 2. 1999.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and R.C. Sharek "Factors Influencing Groundwater under the direct Influence of Surface Water."J. of Environmental Science and Health - Part A. Vol. A34, No. 1. 1999.
  • Nnadi, F.N., F. Kline, L. Wray, and M.P. Wanielista "Comparison of Critical Design Storm Concepts Using Continuous Simulation with Short Duration Storms." Journal of American Water Resources Association. Vol 35, No. 1. 14p. Feb. 1999.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Wilson, K.C., "Bed-Load motion at High Shear Stress: Dune Washout and Plane Bed Flow." Closure. ASCE, J. of Hydraulic Engrg. Vol. 123, No. 4, 1997.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Wilson, K.C., "Bed-Load motion at High Shear Stress: Dune Washout and Plane bed Flow." ASCE, J. of Hydraulic Engrg. Vol. 121, No. 3, 1995..
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Wilson, K.C., "Motion of Contact-Load Particles at High Shear Stress." ASCE, J. of Hydraulics Engrg., Vol. 118, No. HY3100, 1992.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  • Integrated Regional Stormwater Program, Monthly Report submitted to City of Kissimmee. June 2004 – July 2008
  • Evaluation of Pollutant Removal Effectiveness of Proprietary BMPs Final Report submitted to FDEP July 2005, pp. 350.
  • Water Quality Improvements at City Of Casselberry: City of Casselberry Report. June 2003. 41 p.
  • A Flushing Plan for the City of Casselberry Distribution System: City of Casselberry Report. December 2001. 45 p.
  • Evaluation of Water Meters: City of Casselberry Report. October 2001. 22 p.
  • Evaluation of Approaches to Lower Disinfection By-Products: City of Casselberry Report. December 2000. 30 p.
  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Report S 3700 830766, November 2000. 50 p.
  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Report S 3700 830766, October 1999. 102p.
  • Wetland No. 8 Monitoring. Agency: St. Johns Water Management District (SJWMD) and UCF Physical Plant Department.
    1. Report No. 3. March 1996. 24 p.
    2. Report No. 4. September 1996. 25 p.
    3. Report No. 5. March 1997. 26 p.
    4. Report No. 6. October 1997. 28 p.
    5. Report No. 7. April 1998. 30 p.
    6. Report No. 8. October 1998. 31 p.
    7. Report No. 9. April 1999. 33 p.
    8. Report No. 10. September 1999. 38 p.
  • Fate and Transport of Crptosporidium and Gardia. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Report S 3700 905454, November 1998. 132 p.
  • Design and Performance of Dry Detention Ponds with Underdrains. Agency: Florida Department of Transportation Report WPI 0510791, November 1997. 264 p.
  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis Sampling. Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Report S 3700 830766, October 1997. 126 p.
  • Vegetation Monitoring: Wetland Hydraulic Investigation. Agency: St. Johns Water Management District (SJWMD)
    1. Report No. 1 & 2. January 1997. 20 p.
    2. Report No. 3. March 1997. 47 p.
    3. Report No. 4. August 1997. 85 p.
  • Validation and Verification of Critical Design Storm Concepts Using Continuous Simulation. Agency: Florida Department of Transportation Report WPI 0510746, January 1997. 440 p.


BOOK REVIEWS

  • Book Review: "Engineering Fundamentals – An Introduction to Engineering" by Saeed Moaveni. 2nd ( November 2004) Editions.
  • Book Review: "Engineering Fluid Mechanics, C.T. Crowe, D.F. Elger and J.A. Roberson. John Wiley (June 2004)
  • Book Review: "Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications" by R.L Daugherty, J.B. Franzini, and E.J. Finnemore. McGraw-Hill Inc. (August 1995 and August 2000)

 

 

Presentations

  • Nnadi, F.N "Source Water Pollution in Developing Countries" ASCE/EWRI Conference. May 12-16, 2008. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Gurr, E. and Nnadi, F.N.: "Rising-wave Trigger for Rainfall Events" 3rd International Conference in Environmental Science and Technology. August 5-9, 2007, Houston, Texas
  • Nnadi F.N and Fulkerson, M "Predicting Mercury Deposition in the Atmosphere" 11th International Congress of Toxicology. July 15-19, 2007, Montreal, Canada.
  • M. Rizuo, D. Sumner, and F.N. Nnadi: "Evapotranspiration Parameterizations at a Grass Site in Florida, USA" AGU Joint Assembly, May 22–25, 2007 Acapulco, Mexico.
  • Gurr, E. and Nnadi, F.N.: "Stormwater Pollutant Assessment at City of Kissimmee" 9th Biennial Conference of Stormwater Research and Watershed Management. May 2-3 2007, Orlando, Florida
  • Nnadi F.N and Fulkerson, M "Simplified Approach to Predicting Mercury Wet Deposition" EGU Joint Assembly, April 15 – 20, 2007, Vienna Austria.
  • E. Gurr, F.N. Nnadi and A. Al-Hamdan: City of Kissimmee Monitoring & Modeling Program: AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. November 6 – 9, 2006, Baltimore Maryland.
  • M. Rizuo and F.N. Nnadi: "A Land use Adapted Model for Estimating Clear sky Downwelling Longwave Radiation" AGU Joint Assembly, May 23–26, 2006 Baltimore, Maryland.
  • M. Rizuo and F.N. Nnadi : "A spatially adapted model for estimating clear sky downwelling longwave radiation in SJRWMD", Florida. 7th Hellenic Hydrogeology Conf. October 2-8, 2005.
  • Nnadi, F.N; A. Alhamdan, and S.M. Romah: "Side by Side Evaluation of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs" ASCE/EWRI Conference. May 14-19, 2005. Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hamdan, Ashraf: "Effectiveness of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs". AWRA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. November 1-4 2004
  • Nnadi, F.N.: West African Graduate Engineering Exchange Program - WAGEEP 7th Africa-USA International Conference on Manufacturing Technology (MANUTECH) July 12-14, 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N., Source Water Pollution Abatement and Best Management Practices (BMPs) 7th Africa-USA International Conference on Manufacturing Technology (MANUTECH) July 12-14, 2004.
  • Alyyash, S. and Nnadi, F.N., "Surface Water Management tool for Arid Lands Using GIS - Jordan Desert" XI World Water Congress of IWRA, Madrid, Spain, 5-9 October 2003
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Alternative Treatment to Lower Disinfection-By-Products in Water Distribution Systems" American Water Resources Association, Nov. 3 - 7 2002; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Read, D. "Water/Sediment Interaction in Lake Apopka from Wind driven Waves " American Water Resources Association, Nov. 3 - 7 2002; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Alyyash, S. "GIS Application to Surface Water Management in Arid lands of Jordan." River Basin Management 2001- Wessex Institute of Technology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. September 11-13, 2002.
  • Fulkerson, M. and Nnadi, F.N. "Hydrogeologic Assessment of Groundwater under direct influence of Surface Water" American Water Resources Association, June 30 - Jul. 3 2002; Keystone, CO
  • Alyyash, S. and Nnadi, F.N. "Surface Water Management in Arid lands of Jordan Using GIS Application." AWRA/UCOWA Summer Specialty Conf. Snowbird, Utah. June 27-30, 2001.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Evaluation of Ground Water Source For EPA Forthcoming Rules Compliance." Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute Congress. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. February 22-24, 2001.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Evaluation of Approaches to Lower Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water." Proceedings of the University Council on Water Resources. New Orleans LA. August 1-4, 2000.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Chloramination - An Alternative to meet the Disinfection By-Products Rule." Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL April 16-18, 2000.
  • Nnadi, F.N., "Sustainable Water Resources and Environmental Issues in Developing Countries." Proceedings of International Conf. on Development and Sustainability in Developing Countries. Uyo, Nigeria. Dec. 26 - 29 1999.
  • Nnadi, F.N., and Al Ayyash, S.M., "Evaluating Water Resources in Badia Region-Jordan Desert." Proceedings of the University Council on Water Resources. Kamuela, Hawai . June, 1999. pp. 196 -208.
  • Nnadi, F.N., Ashe, K.W., and Sharek, R.C. "Performance Evaluation of Dry Detention Ponds with Underdrains." Proceedings of the ASCE Water Resources and Urban Environment Conference. Chicago, IL. June, 1998. pp. 92-98
  • Sharek, R.C and F.N. Nnadi, "Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water Sources" Proceedings of Florida Water Resources Annual Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL. April, 1998. pp. 463-470.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and G.N. Nnadi "Pipe Rehabilitation Technology Without Excavation." Proceedings of the Third Africa-USA International Conference on Manufacturing Technology, Ghana. August, 1996. pp. 37-44.
  • Nnadi, F.N. "Streamflow Interaction with Surficial Aquifer Levels in Econlockhatchee River Watershed." Proceedings of the University Council on Water Resources. San Antonio, TX. July, 1996. pp. 229-239.
  • Nnadi, F.N., "Selected Technologies for Surface Water Pollution Control in Developing Countries." Proc. of International Conference on Industrial Engineering, and Management Systems. Cocoa Beach, FL. March, 1995. pp. 362-367.
  • Wilson, K.C. and Nnadi, F.N., "Physical and Analytical Modelling of Bed-Load Motion at High Shear Stress." Proc. of Inter. Sym. East-West, North-South encounter on the state-of-the-art in River Engrg. Methods and Design Philosophies. State Hydrological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia. August, 1994 Vol. 1, pp 230-248.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Tsanis, I.K., "Modelling Contaminated Bottom Sediment Dispersal in Hamilton Harbour." 11th Canadian Coastal Hydro. Conf., Fredericton, New Brunswick, June, 1993. Vol. 3, pp. 315-324.
  • Nnadi, F.N., Shaw, J.K, and Wilson, K.C., "Inclined and Oscillating Sheet Flow." Proc. of the Canadian Coastal Engineering Conf. Vancouver, July, 1993. Vol. 2, pp. 643-654.
  • Wilson, K.C. and Nnadi, F.N., "Motion of Mobile Beds at High Shear Stress." Proc. of the 23rd Inter. Conf. on Coastal Engrg., Venice, Italy. June, 1992. Paper 130.
  • Wilson, K.C. and Nnadi, F.N., "Behaviour of Mobile Beds at High Shear Stress". Proc. of the 22nd Inter. Conf. on Coastal Engrg., Delft, The Netherlands, May. 1990. pp. 2536-2541.
  • Nnadi, F. N., "Effect of Brewery Wastewater on Receiving Streams". Proc. of the 19th Conf. of Nigerian Soc. of Agric. Engineers. Owerri, Nigeria, 1985. pp. 456-470.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Nnadi, F.N. "Side by Side Evaluation of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs." World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, Alaska. May 15-19, 2005.
  • Nnadi, F.N. “Effectiveness of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs." Invited Speaker, Florida Stormwater Association. Orlando, Florida. December 1-3, 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N., A.Z. Hamdan, and S.M. Romah. "Effectiveness of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs." 1st Annual Stormwater Management Research Symposium. Orlando, Florida. October 12-13, 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N. "Source Water Pollution Abetment and BMPs." 7th Africa-USA International Conference on Connecting Africa to Global Manufacturing, Opportunities and Challenges, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, July 12-14, 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N. "West Africa Graduate Engineering Exchange Program." 7th Africa-USA International Conference on Connecting Africa to Global Manufacturing, Opportunities and Challenges, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, July 13, 2004.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Evaluation of Ground Water Source For EPA Forthcoming Rules Compliance." Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute Congress. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. February 22-24, 2001.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Evaluation of Approaches to Lower Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water." Proceedings of the University Council on Water Resources. New Orleans LA. August 1-4, 2000.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Hernandez, M. "Chloramination - An Alternative to meet the Disinfection By-Products Rule." Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL April 16-18, 2000.
  • Nnadi, F.N., and Ashe, K.W., " Factors Affecting the Performance of Dry Detention Ponds with Underdrains." AWRA Water Resources and Urban Environment Conference. Point Clear, AL. November, 1998.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Read, D.L. "Evaluation of Wetland Hydroperiods". ASCE International Water Resources Conference. Memphis Tennessee. August, 1998.
  • Addasi, D. and F.N. Nnadi. "Prediction Model for Marsh Flow Wetlands." American Water Resources Association Annual Conf., October 1997. Long Beach, California.
  • Nnadi, F.N., M.P. Wanielista, L. Wray, and F. Kline "Validation and Verification of Critical Design Storm Using Continuous Simulation." Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association. September 1996. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • Nnadi, F.N. "An Overview of Aquatic Plant Control in Lakes." Proceedings of Florida Lake Management Society. Ocala, Florida. May 1996.
  • Nnadi, F.N. and Wilson, K.C., "Temperature Effect on Flow in Alluvial Streams". 7th Inter. Cold Regions Engineering Speciality Conf. Edmonton, Alberta. March 1994.


CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

  • Moderator, on Water Quality - II, AWRA/UCOWR Specialty Conference, New Orleans, LA 2000.
  • Member of the International Organizing Committee, 1st International Conference on Science, Technology, and Sustained Development. Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, December 1999.
  • Moderator, on Urban Hydrology - I, Annual Water Resources Conference, Point Clear, Alabama, 1998.
  • Member of Panel on "Student Career Opportunities," at the Annual Regional AWRA meeting at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. April 1997.
  • Moderator, on Wetlands, American Water Resources Association Annual Conf., Long Beach, California October 1997.

 

 

 

  • Distinguished Researcher, Associate Professor
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2006-2007)
  • UCF Sabbatical Leave
    (Type 1 Competitive Award at ¾ Pay)
    College of Engineering and Computer Science.
    (Fall 2005 – Spring 2006)
  • A Salute to Women in Science and Engineering
    Orlando Science Center and UCF, (Feb. 2002)
  • Elected, Member, Black Creativity 2000 Exhibit
    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL (Dec. 1999-Dec. 2000)
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
    State of Florida (1998)
  • Excellence in Student Advising
    College of Engineering UCF (1997-1998)
  • Elected, Member, 50 Top Black Women in Science and Technology
    National Technical Association of Scientists and Engineers - Journal of the National Technical Association (1996)
  • Nominated Member, Emerging Scholars Award
    American Association of University Women (1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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