Dr. Zoi Dokou
Civil Engineering Department, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Dokou received her B.Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece and her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont, USA.
Dr. Dokou has over 10 years of teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Fluid Mechanics, Optimization Methods in Water Resources, Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport, Open Channel Hydraulics, Numerical Methods for Engineers, among others.
In her research, Dr. Dokou combines field measurements, laboratory experiments and numerical modeling to understand and predict the behavior of groundwater and its interconnection with surface water, focusing on both water quantity and water quality. Specific areas of expertise include groundwater flow modeling under unsaturated and saturated conditions, managed aquifer recharge (MAR), stormwater management, groundwater-surface water interactions, integration of geophysical methods and remote sensing in groundwater modeling, saltwater intrusion in aquifer systems, optimization methods in water resources and seasonal forecasting to improve food and water security in emerging regions. Her recent research projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Geological Survey and local industry.
Dr. Dokou has published 36 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 book chapters and 53 conference presentations in the fields of hydrogeology, contaminant hydrology, food and water security and water resources management. She is associate editor for the Journal of Hydrology and reviewer for numerous journals in the area of hydrology.