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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Ashok Mishra

Associate Professor

Dr. Mishra is an Associate Faculty member in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. He is a member of the Water Resources group and received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur.

His research focuses include: (a) to quantify water security with an emphasis on coupled climate-human interaction under multiple extreme climate events, and (b) to utilize hydroclimatic (extreme) information for improving infrastructure management. Dr. Mishra use a combination of process-based and statistical methods to quantify non-linear relationships that exist between climate-water- human systems to address water security in a changing environment.  He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to water resources engineering.


Faculty Biography

In 2017, Mishra received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He was also recently named a
Dean’s Professor of Civil Engineering, and he received a Board of Trustees Award of Excellence.


  • Ph.D., CE, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology
  • McMaster University, Canada
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • PNNL (Department of Energy National Lab.)

Interest Areas

  • Drought, Flood and Precipitation Extremes
  • Hydroclimatic Modelling and Forecasting
  • Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
  • Hydrometric network design

Classes Taught

  • Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Hydrologic Analysis and Design
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
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Student Spotlight

Kendall Dakers

Student Spotlight

Kendall Dakers is from Woodruff, South Carolina and is a senior studying civil engineering with an emphasis in structures. Kendall is minoring in Spanish. In his free time, Kendall enjoys playing club basketball, participating in campus outreach, hanging with friends, and spending time with family. He also works as a Civil Engineering Mentor in the department’s CEMENT program.


Undergraduate Q & A

Kendall is pursuing a master of science degree in structural engineering at Clemson University.
He will be graduating in May 2020 from graduate school.

Most exciting college memory?

“My most exciting moment was last semester when I got accepted into the civil engineering graduate school program. I was so excited; I almost teared up. Before I got the notification, I was anxious and I constantly checked for updates. One day, I finally got the email notification; I checked my application status and saw the words congratulations! I was very happy and immediately called all my friends and family to let them know the good news.”

Why did you choose CE?

“In high school, I took a technical design class. We built pumpkin shooting catapults, and towers and bridges out of toothpicks. This class sparked my interest in engineering. I have also always been good at math and science, so after I got accepted into Clemson, engineering seemed like the obvious choice. Freshman year I decided to pursue civil engineering and with each semester, I loved the major more and more.