Research Team Bios

Khalil Lezzaik
Research Engineer/Hydrogeologist
Khalil Lezzaik
  • PhD, Water Resources and Remote Sensing, University of Georgia,United States, 2016
  • MS, Engineering Geology, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 2010
  • BS, Geology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2009
Research Engineer/Hydrogeologist, Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, 2018–present
  • Runs decision-support system for water infrastructure security, including two-dimensional dam breach flood modeling and mapping
  • Provides technical assistance on hydrogeologic projects focused on surface-groundwater modeling within the context of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (2014)
  • Performs water data collection, analysis, and interpretation using statistical software, Geographic Information Systems, and remote sensing technology
Professional Interests: Dam breach flood modeling, groundwater and recharge modeling, food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, water and sustainable development, data analysis and visualization