Office: 306 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)
Phone: (319) 335-5597
Larry Weber is an Iowa native hailing from Dyersville, Iowa. Weber holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Iowa. He is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics at the University of Iowa (UI).
Weber leads the Iowa Watershed Approach, a five-year, statewide research project to enhance Iowa’s flood resilience and water quality. He is also the co-founder of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) and served as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, a century-old fluids-focused UI research center, for more than a decade.
Weber serves the state of Iowa as a member of the Water Resources Coordinating Council; he also serves on numerous state and federal agency committees related to water resources planning. Weber frequently presents to community groups on water resources–related topics.
As an educator, Weber teaches courses that focus on fish passage facility design, hydraulic structures, river mechanics, and water resources. His research interests include watershed processes, water quality, flooding, river hydraulics, developing coupled hydrodynamic-ecological models to design complex ecosystem restoration projects, and applying computational fluid dynamics codes to natural river reaches and hydraulic structures.
Weber spends much of his free time on a personal conservation and restoration project on his property near Iowa City. “Old Man’s Timber” includes a restored stand of timber, a reconstructed tallgrass prairie, a pond, honeybees, and a reconstructed and restored 19th-century barn.