Duke University
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, July 2017 
Advisor: Dr. John D. Albertson; Co-Advisor: Dr. Amilcare M. Porporato

Dissertation title: Effects of vegetation and infiltration feedbacks on hydrologic partitioning and droughts

Certificate in Wireless Sensor Networks, requiring courses in Environmental Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, and Intelligent Sensors, along with participation in the annual WISeNet workshop. 

Certificate in College Teaching Program, requiring practical teaching experience and peer evaluation, two courses relating to topics in college teaching, and development of an online teaching portfolio.

Research interests: Semiarid hydrology and ecohydrology, evolution of soil moisture, effects of changing seasonality of precipitation and temperature on vegetation and the water cycle.

Relevant Courses: Land Atmosphere Interactions, Ecohydrology, Hydrology Modeling for 
Water Quality and Quantity Assessment, Groundwater Hydrology, Intermediate and Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Pollutant Transport Systems, The Climate System, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis.

Princeton University
B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, June 2007

Completed certificate in Geological Engineering 

Undergraduate Thesis: Effects of Climate Change on the New York City Water Supply 

GPA: 3.57 departmental, 3.38 cumulative 

Relevant courses: Hydrology, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Rivers and the Regional 
Environment, Earth Surface Processes, Water Quality, Environmental and Civil Engineering Systems Planning and Design, Structural Geology

Teaching Experience

Hydrology and Water Resources, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, August 2012 - December 2012
Prepared homework assignments.
Prepared laboratory materials for lab TA.
Graded homework assignments and lab reports. 
Held weekly office hours to answer student questions on labs and homework.
Held weekly recitation sessions to present additional relevant material to student and answer coursework questions.

Fluid Mechanics, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, August 2011 - December 2011
Graded homework assignments and lab reports.
Led bi-weekly labs sessions including review of equipment and relevant concepts.
Held weekly office hours to answer student questions on labs and homework.

SAT Solutions, Teacher and Tutor
Medford, NJ, August 2005 - October 2006
Taught two weekly 90-minute classes preparing high school students for the mathematics sections of the SAT exam.
Created lesson plans, homework solution guides, and review of course materials.
Held individual math tutoring sessions.


Wilson, T. G., Albertson, J. D., Montaldo, N., and Porporato, A.: Implications of a temporally variable saturated hydraulic conductivity for local scale hydrology and vegetation (in prep).

Wilson, T. G. and Albertson, J. D.: Effects of drought timing and severity on grassy vegetation in a semi-arid climate with temporally variable saturated hydraulic conductivity (in prep). 

Prueger, J. H., Parry, C., Kustas, W. P., Alsina, M. M., Hipps, L. E., Alfieri, J. G., Nieto, H., Anderson, M. C., Gao, F., Wilson, T. G., Hatfield, J. L., McKee, L. G., McElrone, A. (2018). Crop Water Stress Index of an Irrigated Vineyard in the Central Valley of California. Irrigation Science (in press).

Kustas, W. P., Anderson, M. C., Alfieri, J. G., Knipper, K., Torres-Rua, A., Parry, C. K., Nieto, H., Agam, N., White, A., Gao, F., McKee, L., Prueger, J. H., Hipps, L. E., Los, S., Alsina, M., Sanchez, L., Sams, B., Dokoozlian, N., McKee, M., Jones, S., Yang, Y., Wilson, T. G., Lei, F., McElrone, A., Heitman, J. L., Howard, A. M., Post, K., Melton, F., and Hain, C. (2018). The Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile and Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-16-0244.1.

Kustas, W. P., Alfieri, J. G., Nieto, H., Wilson, T. G., Gao, F., & Anderson, M. C. (2018). Utility of the two-source energy balance (TSEB) model in vine and interrow flux partitioning over the growing season. Irrigation Science.

Wilson, T. G., Cortis, C., Montaldo, N., and Albertson, J. D.: Development and testing of a large, transportable rainfall simulator for plot-scale runoff and parameter estimation, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4169-4183, doi:10.5194/hess-18-4169-2014, 2014.

Vico, G; Thompson, SE; Manzoni, S; Molini, A; Albertson, JD; Almeida-Cortez, JS; Fay, PA; Feng, X; Guswa, AJ; Liu, H; Wilson, TG; Porporato, A, Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems, Ecohydrology, 8(4), pp. 660-681, doi:10.1002/eco.1533, 2015.

R. Corona, T.G. Wilson, L.P. D’Adderio, F. Porcu, N. Montaldo, and J.D. Albertson, 2013. On the estimation of surface runoff through a new plot scale rainfall simulator in Sardinia, Italy. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 19, pp. 875-884, doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.09, 2013.

Industry Experience

US Dept. of Agriculture Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Research Physical Scientist 
Beltsville, MD , 
November 2017 - Present

Analyzed over five years of continuous soil moisture, energy flux, and micrometeorological data to gain insights on and inform decision making in the irrigation of industrial vineyards.

Designed two types of soil moisture sensor arrays for the variable rate drip irrigation (VRDI) GRAPEX vineyard site, followed by installing the sensors and performing monitoring and initial analysis of the data. 

Contributed to the overall monitoring of the new VRDI site by generating brief reports of soil moisture and evapotranspiration data to team members at a minimum frequency of once per week, which were critical in monitoring the impact of irrigation scheduling decisions on vine stress.

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc, Engineer
Plantation, FL, July 2007 - July 2009

Contributed to projects and reports for the Municipal Water Environment business unit of an Environmental Engineering consulting firm. 

Project experience: water treatment plant chemical system design, development of water conservation plans, water supply planning, emergency groundwater remediation, gravity sanitary sewer design, and regulatory compliance. 

Regularly analyzed data using Excel, Access and ArcMap to produce graphs, charts, and maps for consulting reports.


Duke University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jeffrey Taub Award, 2015
Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Council Student Impact Award, 2015
Duke WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Fellowship ($90,000), 2012-2015
James B. Duke Fellowship ($20,000), 2009-2013
Pratt-Gardner Fellowship ($9,000), 2009-2010
Peter W. Stroh ’51 Environmental Senior Thesis Prize ($500), 2007
W. Taylor Thom Jr. Prize in Geological Engineering ($100), 2007
Malcolm Pirnie/UNCF Corporate Scholar (Paid internship), 2006

Participation in Conferences and Workshops

2018 BARC Poster Day
National Agriculture Library, US Department of Agriculture , Beltsville, MD, April 25, 2018
Poster and presentation: Wilson, T. G., Kustas, W. P., McKee, L. G., Alfieri, J. G., Prueger, J. H. Effects of evapotranspiration on wetting front advancement in a California drip-irrigated Pinot Noir vineyard.

Workshop on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet)
NSF IGERT and Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, June 9-10, 2014
Poster and presentation: T.G. Wilson. Use of state-dependent precipitation distributions in 15- minute Markov chain rainfall generation.

Workshop on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet)
NSF IGERT and Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, June 4-5, 2013
Poster and presentation: 
T.G. Wilson. Towards optimal placement and operation of soil moisture sensors based on land surface features and topography. 

GradX Talks
Duke University, April 2, 2013
Presentation (general audience): T.G. Wilson. 
Climate Change, Vegetation, and Water Supply.

Ecohydrology and Sustainability in Seasonally Dry Ecosystems
NSF-CBET and Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, June 13 – 14, 2011
T.G. Wilson, C. Cortis, R. Corona, N. Montaldo, J.D. Albertson. Design and testing of a low-cost plot-scale rainfall simulator in Sardinia, Italy, for calibration of a distributed hydrologic model

AGU Fall Meeting 2010
American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December 13 – 17, 2010

Poster: Design and testing of a low-cost plot-scale rainfall simulator in Sardinia, Italy, for calibration of a distributed hydrologic model
 J. D. Albertson, T.G. Wilson, N. Montaldo. Interannual rainfall variability, vegetation dynamics, and runoff controls in Mediterranean climates.


Programming and Markup Languages: Python, C/C++, LaTeX, JavaScript
Software: MATLAB, Mathematica, ArcGIS, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Technology Platforms: Google sites, Blackboard, Sakai, Qualtrics 


CEE Students Advocating for Graduate Education (SAGE)
Inaugural Member, August 2015 - July 2016
Group of faculty-nominated students tasked with representing graduate students, bringing concerns to the faculty, and participating in the implementation of improved CEE graduate student development.

GPSC Basketball Committee
Secretary, Subcommittee Chair and Graduate Student Usher, September 2012 - March 2017
Designed and implemented an electronic system to keep track of over 2,000 students for the annual Basketball Ticket Campout, a weekend-long event for graduate and professional students; planned food and entertainment for the Campout event. During the basketball season, volunteered as an usher to help students enter Cameron Indoor Stadium for men’s basketball games.

Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
Executive Board member, April 2013 - April 2015
Act as advocate for graduate and professional students at Duke through planning with the rest of the Executive Board, meetings with University administration, etc.; organize events for over 7,000 graduate and professional students; manage a budget of over $30,000.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Selection Committee
Duke University Graduate School, 2015

Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Council
Duke University, March 2011 - May 2012
Organized student seminars and professional development activities.

Florida Section AWWA
Region 6 Board Member and Young Professionals Chair, June 2008 - July 2009
Organized professional and social events for young professionals in water works-related occupations in Broward County, Florida.

Christmas in July
Board member, 2008 - 2009
Helped organize an annual event for nearly 1,000 children from homeless shelters in Broward County, Florida

Professional Organizations and Licenses

American Geophysical Union, 2010 - Present
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 2007 - 2017
Engineer in Training (Fundamentals of Engineering Exam), Florida, October 2008
Florida Section AWWA, 2007 - 2009