Daniel Wright

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Daniel Wright is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Wright holds bachelors and masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan and earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he studied urban rainfall and flood hydrometeorology. Before joining UW–Madison, he was a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center. Wright is the recent recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in Hydrologic Sciences. His research interests include hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology, the role of rainfall space-time variability in floods and other environmental phenomena, and applications of satellite and ground-based remote sensing.

  • Satellite and ground-based rainfall remote sensing
  • Rainfall and flood processes at urban and regional scales
  • Computationally-intensive simulation for probabilistic natural hazards risk assessment
  • Statistical and stochastic hydrology
  • Modernization of stormwater and flood management theory and practice
  • Climate, weather, land use, and other impacts on floods and other hydrologic phenomena