Leslie Hopkinson

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Approved Graduate Faculty for CEMR MS and PhD committees

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Contact Information
Office: ESB 649
Phone: 304-293-9932
Fax: 304-293-7109
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Dr. Leslie Hopkinson earned her Ph.D. degree in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech specializing in natural resources management and ecological engineering. She has taught courses in freshman engineering, hydrology, nonpoint source pollution, and stream classification. Dr. Hopkinson's research focus is in surface hydrology, environmental hydraulics, streambank stability, vegetation fluid interactions, and watershed management.


Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2009
B.S., Louisiana State University, 2004

Research Interests

Environmental Hydraulics
River Mechanics and Sediment Transport
Surface Hydrology
Streambank Stability
Vegetation-fluid Interactions
Ecological Engineering

Teaching Interests

Engineering Hydrology
Fluid Mechanics
Open Channel Flow
Sediment Transport