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Civil engineer , Atmospheric science educator

Keith Wilson Bedford, American civil engineer, atmospheric science educator. Achievements include development of Great Lakes Forecasting System, Acoustic Resuspension Measurement System, HANDS high frequency non-destructive particle sizer, Dynamic Water Quality Planning Model; research includes measurements of erosion rates and scour, closure free turbulence models.

Background

Bedford, Keith Wilson was born on May 5, 1945 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Alexander Wilson and Elsie Maude (Flickinger) Bedford.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with honors, Union College, 1969. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Union College, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1974.

Career

Research assistant, Union College, 1968-1970;research fellow Environmental Protection Agency, Cornell Univercity, 1970-1973;teaching assistant hydaulics/hydrology laboratory, Cornell Univercity, 1973;assistant professor сivil engineering, Ohio State University, 1973-1978;associate professor, Ohio State University, 1978-1983;professor civil engineering and atmospheric sciences, Ohio State University, since 1983. Department chairman civil and environmental engineering, 1994-1996, department chairman civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science, since 1996. Fellow Cooperative Institute Limnology and Ecosystem Research, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/University of Michigan, since 1990.

Research consultant United States Fish and Wildlife Svc., 1977-1978, Geotechnics, Inc., 1980-1982, United States Army Corps. Engineers, 1982-1983, 89-90, HRC corporation, 1984-1986, United Nations, 1985-1987, Camp, Dresser and McKee, since 1991, others.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Great Lakes Forecasting System, Acoustic Resuspension Measurement System, HANDS high frequency non-destructive particle sizer, Dynamic Water Quality Planning Model. Research includes measurements of erosion rates and scour, closure free turbulence models.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Outstanding Service award 1976, 77, Huber prize 1986, Karl Emil Hilgard prize 1989, Review Article of Year award hydraulics division 1991), American Geophysical Union, International Association Great Lakes Research (board directors), International Association Hydraulic Research, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon.

Connections

Married Marilyn Kay Bettoney, August 18, 1972. Children: Nathaniel Keith, Hilary Alexis.

father:
Alexander Wilson Bedford

mother:
Elsie Maude (Flickinger) Bedford

spouse:
Marilyn Kay Bettoney

children:
Nathaniel Keith Bedford

Hilary Alexis Bedford