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Link, Ed

Link, Ed

Senior Research Engineer
Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1976
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 1973
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1968



  • Water resources policy and management
  • Natural disaster mitigation
  • Remote sensing


Victor Lawrence Speaks at UMD’s Clark School

Data communications pioneer and the world renowned expert outlines future tech advancements.

Civil Empowerment Series: Torben Orla Nielsen

Nielsen is a science attaché at the Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) at the Danish Consulate in Boston.

TRB Roundup: EVs and Equity

Researchers explore community cost-sharing, road use charges.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

Resources and events for the Clark School's LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Join Our Team! Search Open for Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Become part of a key UMD institute dedicated to interdisciplinary transportation research.

Austin is PI for new DoD Minerva Research Initiative project

Research could help spur improved institutional operations.

UMD Research Sheds Light on Gender Imbalance in Construction

“We now have the numbers,” researchers say of groundbreaking study.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

Legacy of Racism Linked to Higher COVID-19 Death Rates

UMD researchers track health vulnerabilities among Black communities in Louisiana.

New Research Showcased at TRB

Transportation safety, impact of telecommuting among topics covered by UMD experts.

Gaining an Edge on Infectious Diseases

A multi-institutional project focuses on using mobile phone data to model mobility behavior and anticipate public health risks.

Torrents Awarded Ben Dyer Centennial Chair

UMD professor is renowned for her work on organic pollutants.

Data-Driven Research, Pandemic Impact Highlighted at TRB

UMD researchers presented new findings, tools, and technologies, including a COVID-19 Impact Dashboard that leverages mobile device data.

Rejoining the Paris Accord: Scholars Respond

UMD's Deb Niemeier and other prominent researchers assess the new administration's course change on climate.

Investing in Environmentally Responsible Engineering

A grant from The Lemelson Foundation will accelerate environmentally and socially responsible engineering through innovation in undergraduate curricula.

Fifteen Years On, Experts Weigh Lessons of Katrina

Social and racial inequities built into nation’s flood management system, UMD professors warn.

Pines: Stand in Solidarity, Unite Against Injustice

President-designate calls acts of violence against black community nationwide a 'stain' against UMD values.

Public health planners: Free resources for emergency health clinics

Downloadable software developed by Herrmann and colleagues aids in planning clinic design, surges, vaccination allocation and alternative care sites.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Niemeier Explores Link Between Infrastructure, Inequity

An interview with the inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair and MTI faculty affiliate.

First-of-kind Research Measures Gold Mining's Impact in Amazon

Maria Rodriguez is working to obtain data that is needed for recovery and reforestation efforts.

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?

The Clark School joins forces with a Maryland farmer to reduce nutrient pollution to the bay.

MTI App that Rewards Smart Commuting Featured in Washington Post, City Lab

incenTrip uses predictive modeling and real-time information to reduce congestion and energy use.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Releases Expert Report from Jose Torero

Torero is one of five expert witnesses called by the Inquiry last fall.

CEE Alumnus Named Fellow of ASCE and Structural Engineering Institute

David Harris B.S. '73 worked for 35 years in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Center for Disaster Resilience Affiliate Offers Insight on Ellicott City Future Plans

Marccus Hendricks is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Four CEE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows

The program offers unique professional development experiences designed to make participants more competitive on the faculty job market

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

UMD Resilience Experts Offer Insights Throughout Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season was among the most active in records dating back to 1851.

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding

National and local news outlets turned to University of Maryland engineers for their disaster expertise.

E. Meg Ryan Wins Best Poster for Snowpack Research

Ryan is slated to complete her master's later this summer.

Fourth Annual Project Management Symposium Draws Record Crowd

The two-day event was attended by more than 300 professionals.

Featured Faculty: Kaye Brubaker

Brubaker leads student effort to support UMD's Campus Creek restoration initiative.

Project Management Symposium Features Lockheed Martin, NNSA, PMO Strategies Keynotes

CEE's Project Management Center for Excellence draws largest-ever symposium crowd.

Clark School Students Invited to Apply for Summer Engineering Courses in Czech Republic, Italy

Applications for three-credit technical electives due March 1, 2016.

Engineering News-Record Honors CEE’s Galloway for Dedication to Water Infrastructure, Resiliency

Galloway awarded prestigious 2015 ENR Mid-Atlantic Legacy Award.

University of Maryland to Host Project Management Day of Service

Nearly 500 Project Management Volunteers to Provide Guidance for Nonprofits, Social Change Organizations

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation.

UMD Researchers Creating First Onboard Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles

NSF funds innovative interdisciplinary research for Khaligh and McCluskey

ENCE200 Takes on Campus Creek Stormwater Mapping Project with Support from a CEE Alum

CEE Alumnus and Founder of Mapistry Ryan Janoch (M.S., '08) donates stormwater mapping software to ENCE200.

Galloway Awarded Prestigious Gold de Fleury Medal for Contributions to Army Engineering

Past recipients include CEE’s Ed Link, retired Members of Congress, Former Secretary of the Army.

Center for Disaster Resilience Issues "Building Blocks for National Resilience Assessment"

Study outlines best practices for the development of a national resilience scorecard.

Kjellerup Named Inaugural Wasmer Professor in Engineering

CEE Assistant Professor Birthe Kjellerup brings expertise in environmental microbiology.

UMD Center for Disaster Resilience Leads Efforts to Create a National Resilience Scorecard

CEE researchers host "Building Blocks for a National Resilience Scorecard" workshop.

Park Receives Student Paper Award at 2015 TRF Annual Meeting

CEE Ph.D. student recognized during 2015 Transportation Research Forum Annual Meeting.

Project Management Symposium to Feature NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Hoffman

Second Annual Baltimore-Washington Event to Draw Project Managers from Industry, Government and Academe

NTC@Maryland Sponsored FHWA Connected Vehicle Demo at UMD Campus

Moving Forward at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration

Knight, Link Share Insights on White House Flood Zone Standards

Center for Disaster Resilience researchers quoted in Engineering News-Record article

NTC@Maryland Sponsored the 1st Annual Port of New Orleans Maritime Workforce Summit

Summit Set for October 8, 2014 at UNO’s Lindy Boggs International Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

NTC@Maryland Sponsored Seminar Series: Marco Diana

ITS/ITE MD Student Chapter seminar sponsored by the National Transportation Center @ Maryland

UMD Researchers Featured in Chesapeake Quarterly Report on Flood Wall to Protect D.C.

Galloway, Link featured in article, “A Flood Wall against the Future: If Katrina Came to Washington.”

New Equipment and Science Capabilities at Army Research Lab

Invitation to nanoelectronics, micro-robotics and cybersecurity collaborations Dec 9 & 10

NTC@Maryland Sponsors the 1st Annual Maritime Workforce Summit Hosted by Port, UNO

Summit Set for October 8, 2014 at UNO’s Lindy Boggs International Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m

Link Elected to National Academy of Construction

CEE Senior Research Professor to be inducted Oct. 2014.

Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524

Research in "“Systems, Methods, Devices, And Computer Program Products For Control And Performance Prediction In Wireless Networks” is patented.

$2.5 Million NSF Grant Awarded for UMD-Led Disaster Resilience Research

CEE Professor Elise Miller-Hooks lead PI for disaster resilience research initiative.

Eirini Kastrouni wins ARTBA’s Future Industry Spotlight Award

NTC@Maryland funded graduate student wins award

UMD to Host Advanced Transportation Technologies Day

The A. James Clark School of Engineering will host a transportation technologies open house Thursday, Aug. 28.

Happy Birthday Ter.ps!

The ter.ps app is two years old as of October 17, 2013.

Championing Our Nation's Water Resource Infrastructure

Prof. Gerald Galloway testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C., Billions

Clark School study predicts damage from sea level rise brought on by global warming.

Veronica Davis is Being Honored as a Champion of Change

Veronica Davis is being honored as a Champion of Change for her time and effort developing innovative ways to help grow and expand the transportation industry.  

Gabriel, students give presentations on U.S. natural gas exports

Audiences include Electricité de France, the Chinese State Grid, the Chinese National Petroleum Corp., and the DOE's Energy Information Administration.

Smile! Clark School Commencement to Stream Live

Can't attend on May 21? View ceremony on web or on mobile devices.

First CEE Annual Alumni Dinner

The event will be held at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center on campus.

NPR Interviewed CEE's Dr. Ed Link

Ed Link, former director of research and development, Army Corps of Engineers, research professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

UMD Attends the 2011 EWB-USA International Conference

Five undergraduates recently attended the 2011 EWB-USA International Conference in Louisville, KY.

ITS-JPO Career Opportunity: Transportation Specialist

ITS-JPO Career Opportunity: Transportation Specialist

Dr. Ed Link Awarded the Prestigious Gold de Fleury Medal

Dr. Ed Link honored with the highest award of Army Engineer Association and Regiment.

CEE's Drs. Ed Link and Greg Baecher to Deliver Canadian Dam Association Keynote

Professors Link and Baecher to deliver Canadian Dam Association keynote lecture

Tarnoff Talks Signal Timing on CNN

Philip Tarnoff was recently interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper on traffic signal timing

Dr. C.C.Fu Featured on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Dr. C. C. Fu Interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU 88.5 FM Radio

Drs. Steven Gabriel and Matthias Ruth Awarded $629,000 for the LinkS Project

CEE’s Dr. Steven Gabriel and School of Public Policy’s Dr. Matthias Ruth win award from a Norwegian Consortium

Tarnoff Offers Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Recommendation, Gets Media Attention

Philip Tarnoff offers recommendation for improved management of HRBT and gets media coverage.

CEE's Drs. Gerry Galloway, Ed Link, and Dave Lovell to Pilot New I-Series Courses

This overhaul was part of the university’s new strategic plan, and the new courses are intended to serve as the visible “signature” of the new curriculum.

It’s Academic for CapWIN

CapWIN adds University System of Maryland Police barracks to its participants list.

Dr. Gerry Galloway Featured in The Christian Science Monitor

Dr. Galloway is quoted in an article about recent Atlanta flooding.

UM Students Build Natural System to Reduce Anacostia Pollution and Flooding

Bio-Retention Facility is Result of University-Community Partnership

CEE’s Dr. Gerry Galloway’s Expert Opinion Sought in MPR’s Show about Fargo Flooding

Dr. Gerry Galloway participated in a panel discussion about the recent flooding in North Dakota and Minnesota.

CEE’s Dr. Gerry Galloway Quoted in Engineering News Record Online

Dr. Gerry Galloway comments on the flood control efforts in Fargo, North Dakota.

BES Chapter Nationally Recognized

Clark School Black Engineers Society named National Distinguished Chapter of the Year.

CEE’s Dr. Stuart Milner Awarded $1,048,279 by Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Dr. Stuart Milner and Chris Davis (ECE) Awarded $1,048,279 by Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

CEE’s Dr. Gerry Galloway to Lecture at University of Iowa’s “Flood” Symposium

University of Iowa’s symposium features Dr. Gerry Galloway.

CEE's Dr. Gerry Galloway Quoted in the NY Daily News

CEE’s Dr. Gerry Galloway was quoted in an article about President Barack Obama’s financial relief plan.

Dr. Gerry Galloway’s Expert Opinion Sought on the Future of Flood Control Strategies

Dr. Gerry Galloway interviewed as an expert on the future of flood control strategies by Government Technology online.

CATT’s John Binks and Michael Pack Featured on UM’s Between the Columns

CATT’s John Binks and Michael Pack are featured in Between the Columns, UM’s community publication.

CEE’s Dr. Allen Davis Appointed to the BayStat Program Scientific Advisory Panel

CEE’s Dr. Allen Davis has been appointed to the BayStat Program, which was established by Governor Martin O'Malley.

CATT Researcher Leads New Transportation Study

CATT Researcher Stan Young is taking the lead on a new transportation study in Kansas

CEE’s Affiliate Professor Jacques S. Gansler Honored By The U.S. Army

Our affiliate professor, Dr. Jacques S. Gansler, was recently distinguished by the U.S. Army.

CEE Senior Kevin Biringer Honored At Shipley Field

CEE student and UM Baseball Team member Kevin Biringer was one of eight students honored at Shipley Field on May 11, 2008.

Engineers Report on Aging Infrastructure

Clark School's Galloway, Link contribute to report, Science article.

CEE Alum Remarkable Invention Granted US Patent

The invention, which is called an "autonomous swimming cargo container," has been granted a US patent.

Dr. Galloway Spoke at the New Sustainablity of the Gulf Coast Forum

The purpose of the new program is to ensure a stronger voice for the region through dialogue among representatives of government, industry, and NGOs.

USA Today Quotes Dr. Ed Link

The article is titled "Experts toss more variables into new flood model"

CATT 's Traffic Operations Academy Produces Experts With New Solutions

CATT's new program, "Operations Academy," deals with the issues of traffic management.

Pre-Seed Fund Established for Student Companies

Solypsis co-founder Warren Citrin sets up $250K fund, supports Great Expectations campaign.

CEE's Dr. Ed Link Quoted In BusinessWeek

The article titled, "If The Levees Fail In California..." discusses the sub-par condition of the levees from San Francisco to Sacramento, CA.

ASCE webinar on Katrina features Professors Link and Galloway

"Overview and Lesson's learned" and "Ethical Obligations Exposed" are presented by professors Link and Galloway respectively

Dr. Christopher Davis And Dr. Stuart Milner Received A 3-year NSF Grant In The Amount Of $269,967

The award is Granted for Transceiver and Network Technology Developments for Directional Hybrid Wireless Networks

Link Wins Award of Excellence

Engineering News-Record honors civil engineering researcher for Hurricane Katrina work.

ENR Names Lewis E. Link Jr. 2007 Award of Excellence Winner

Dr. Link headed the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce that decoded Hurricane Katrina to improve natural hazard defense

Announcing Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. as IWR's 2007 Maass-White Visiting Scholar

He will be engaged in several national efforts to develop and infuse new approaches to U.S. water resources planning and management

Dr. Ed Link is a Candidate for ENR Individual Award of Excellence

It is the magazine’s highest honor, which will be presented in New York on March 28.

National Engineering Magazine Names Dr. Link as One of Top 25 in Nation

He is the director of IPET that is investigating the performance of the levees around New Orleans

Link, Galloway Attend Flood Risk Summit

Civil engineering faculty help develop and present recommendations to senior government officials.

Project presentation by the students in ENCE 301 class

Students in Dr. Glenn Moglen's class, ENCE 301 - Geo-metrics and GIS in Civil Engineering are presenting their semester group projects this week.

CapWIN on Channel 9

Capital Wireless Integrated on Channel 9.

Phillip Tarnoff Quoted In "NY Times" And "International Herald Tribune"

Philip Tarnoff's quoted in NY Times and International Herald Tribune

Michael Pack And Philip Tarnoff From CATT On ABC 7

Center for advanced transportation technology (CATT) on ABC 7

Philip Tarnoff Speaks To "Baltimore Sun" About Phone Data Tracing

Philip Tarnoff and Center for Advanced Transportation Technology in "Baltimore Sun" newspaper

Dr. Gerry Galloway's In December 2005 issue of "Governing"

Dr. Galloway is quoted in in the December 2005 issue of Governing

Short Course: Introduction to AutoCAD, Winter Term 2006

Introduction to AutoCAD offered in Winter Term 2006

Chris Davis, Igor Smolyaninov and Stuart D. Milner awarded patent

Patent award received by Chris Davis, Igor Smolyaninov and Stuart D. Milner

PMI programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

Project Management Programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

PMI programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

Project Management Programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

PMI programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

Project Management Programs 1st Engineering School to Receive Accreditation

Dr. Lewis E. Link and Professor Gregory B. Baecher have been awarded $1,296,877

Research award for a one year multi-task study on aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

U.S. Department of Energy Funds NRMCA Research Project

U.S. DOE has announced that it will fund NRMCA’s research proposal.

Dr. Deborah Goodings to be one of the judges in World Bank competition

Dr. Deborah Goodings to be a member of the jury for a World Bank competition called, "Innovations in Water, Sanitation, and Energy Services for Poor People."

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University of Maryland participates in 85th Annual TRB (2006)

Faculty and student researchers participate in the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board

Dr. Seagren And Student Tim Moore Awarded 2005 Rudolph Hering Medal

Dr. Seagren and Tim Moore were awarded the 2005 Rudolph Hering Medal