Daniel Rucinski, PHD, is an environmental engineer at LimnoTech with 15 years of experience in the development and application of water quality models. Dan has expertise in developing environmental models for the evaluation of eutrophication processes, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and ecosystem responses in river, lake, and estuarine systems. He is proficient in several computer-programming languages, including Visual Basic, Java and FORTRAN, and is experienced in database and graphical user interface development. Dan’s work is critical in helping our clients make key decisions about watershed and lake management, habitat restoration initiatives, contaminated sediment remediation, and permit compliance.
Dan holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He earned his PHD from the University of Michigan, where his research and dissertation focused on modeling hypoxia in Lake Erie. Dan is an expert on eutrophication issues in the Great Lakes, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on Lake Erie hypoxia under varying nutrient loading and climate conditions. Dan has worked internationally, as a visiting engineer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) of New Zealand, where he applied his expertise in environmental modeling to develop hydrodynamic models for a range of applications, including an evaluation of the thermal plume at a large power plant cooling-water discharge location, and an assessment of complex estuary hydraulics on the transport and fate of sediment and contaminants. Dan works at LimnoTech’s Corporate Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.