Year Inducted / Awarded: 2016
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Scott Tyler earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1978) from the University of Connecticut, his M.S. in Hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and his Ph.D. in Hydrology and Hydrogeology from the University of Nevada. He is a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and the Director of the Center for Transformative Environmental Sensing Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Tyler’s areas of research are focused on hydrology and environmental fluid dynamics. His group focuses on water, solutes and energy fluxes in the subsurface, as well as their exchange into the atmosphere. Dr. Tyler’s team of students and post-doctoral researchers are working on a wide range of projects, from the melt water dynamics of Antarctic ice shelves to the role of groundwater/surface water interactions in aquatic ecology. Dr. Tyler’s training from UConn Engineering has played a crucial role in his work to link science-based research with engineering solutions, including the publication of over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has served on review boards of the National Academy of Sciences (NSF) in the areas of nuclear waste management and directing the future of hydrologic science research at the NSF.