Heidi Nepf is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University (’92), and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution before arriving at MIT in 1993. She is internationally known for her work on the impact of vegetation on flow and transport in rivers, wetlands, lakes and coastal zones. In recognition for this work, she was awarded a US National Science Foundation Career Award. Dr. Nepf also served on the National Research Council panel charged with the review of the Army Corps plans for restoration and protection of the Louisiana coastline. She is a member of the Fluid Mechanics Steering Committee of IAHR and has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Limnology and Oceanography, Water Resources Research, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, and Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.