Biography

Dr Sopan Patil is Lecturer in Catchment Modelling and Deputy Director of the Places of Climate Change (PloCC) Research Centre at Bangor University. Prior to joining Bangor University, he did a PhD in Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and an ORISE post-doctoral fellowship at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Sopan's research focuses on understanding how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological response of river basins and quantifying the resilience of linked ecosystem services and hydropower generation potential. He has led research projects focusing on the use of IoT, large sample modelling, and machine learning techniques to support management decisions for run-of-river hydropower generation and flood risk mitigation. Through these projects, he has participated in collaborative research and knowledge transfer activities with several external organisations. Sopan is an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association and a member of the NERC Peer Review College.