Mustafa Siddik Altinakar

The University of Mississippi

Dr. Mustafa S. Altinakar is currently the Director and Research Professor at the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE) of the University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. (1988) in Hydraulics at the Hydraulic Research Laboratory (LRH), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His research interests include fluvial hydraulics and its environmental aspects; sediment transport and local scour flood simulation, mapping and conseqeunce analysis; transport and fate of contaminants, in surface waters; stratified flows, computational fluid dynamics, integrated watershed management, decision support systems. He led the development of the DSS-WISE software with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He and his team of researchers developed the web-based automated dam-break flood modeling and mapping system DSS-WISE LITE under the sponsorship of FEMA. This system is available to state dam safety officials and other stakeholders of FEMA as a tool for dam safety management and real-time energency planning.


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