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Phil Bedient

Rice University
Herman Brown Professor of Engineering
Houston, Tex.
Dr. Philip B. Bedient is the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of the SSPEED Center at Rice University. He teaches and performs research in surface water hydrology, disaster management, and flood modeling and prediction systems (FIRST & FAS5). He has directed over 100 research projects, has written over 200 articles in journals and conference proceedings, and is the lead author of Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis, 6th Ed. In 2021, Bedient was awarded the prestigious Ray K. Linsley Award in honor of outstanding contributions in surface water. He is currently working on the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a coastal protection project funded by the City of Houston, Harris County, and the Port of Houston, and several watershed projects related to Hurricane Harvey impacts and future mitigation.