Miki Hondzo

Miki Hondzo

Miki Hondzo

James L. Record Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 157
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


St. Anthony Falls Laboratory


  • 1983 B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo
  • 1988 M.Sc., Surface Water Hydrology, Free University of Brussels
  • 1992 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1995-1999.

Research Interests

Experts@Minneosta | Ecological Fluid Mechanics, Water Quality (NCED) | Interdisciplinary Fluid Mechanics (SAFL)

  • Ecological fluid mechanics (fluid flow-biological interactions)
  • Water quality and transport processes in lakes, rivers, and watersheds

Dr. Hondzo conducts research through the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.

Selected Publications

Hondzo, M. (2022). Ecological fluid mechanics: Interaction between living organisms and environments, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 09860-7, 1-4.

Hondzo, M., You, J., Taylor, J., Bartlet, G., and V.R. Voller (2022). Measurement and scaling of lake surface skin temperatures, Geophysical Research Letters, 49, GL093226,1-8.

Taylor, J., Hondzo, M., and V.R. Voller (2021).  Abiotic drivers of a deep cyanobacteria layer in a stratified and eutrophic lake, Water Resources Research, 57(6), e2020WR027987, 1-12.

You, J., Mallery, K., Mashek, D. G., Sanders, M., Hong, J., and Hondzo, M. 2020. Microalgal swimming signatures and neutral lipids production across growth phases. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 117(4), 970-980. doi: 10.1002/bit.27271

Wilkinson, A. A., Hondzo, M., and Guala, M. 2020. Vertical heterogeneities of cyanobacteria and microcystin concentrations in lakes using a seasonal In situ monitoring station. Global Ecology and Conservation, 21, [e00838]. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00838

Kumar, S. S., Kozarek, J., Hornbach, D., Hondzo, M. and Hong, J. 2019. Experimental investigation of turbulent flow over live mussels. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 19(6), 1417-1430. doi: 10.1007/s10652-019-09664-2

Tomasek, A. A., Hondzo, M., Kozarek, J., Staley, C. M., Wang, P., Lurndahl, N. and Sadowsky, M. J. 2019. Intermittent flooding of organic-rich soil promotes the formation of denitrification hot moments and hot spots. Ecosphere. 10, 1, e02549.

Wilkinson, A. A., Hondzo, M. and Guala, M. 2019. Investigating Abiotic Drivers for Vertical and Temporal Heterogeneities of Cyanobacteria Concentrations in Lakes Using a Seasonal In Situ Monitoring Station. Water Resources Research.

Kozarek, J., Hondzo, M., Kjelland, M. E., Piercy, C. D. and Swannack, T. M. 2018. Effects of turbulence exposure on zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) larval survival. Aquatic Sciences. 80, 1, 12.

You, J., Mallery, K. P., Hong, J. and Hondzo, M. 2018. Journal of Plankton Research. Temperature effects on growth and buoyancy of Microcystis aeruginosa. 40, 1, p. 16-28.

Tomasek, A. A., Barman, T. D., Wang, P., Kozarek, J., Staley, C. M., Sadowsky, M. J. and Hondzo, M. 2018. The Effects of Turbulence and Carbon Amendments on Nitrate Uptake and Microbial Gene Abundances in Stream Sediment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 123, 4, p. 1289-1301.

Missaghi, S., M. Hondzo, and W. Herb (2017). Prediction of lake water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and fish habitat under changing climate, Climatic Change, 141, 747-757, doi:10.1007//s10584-017-1916-1.

Schwefel, R., M. Hondzo, A. Wüest, and D. Bouffard (2017). Scaling oxygen microprofiles at the sediment interface of deep stratified waters, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 1340-1349, doi:10.1002/2016GL072079.

Khosronejad, A., A. T. Hansen, J. L. Kozarek, K. Guentzel, M. Hondzo, M. Guala, P. Wilcock, J.C. Finlay, and F. Sotiropoulos (2016). Large eddy simulation of turbulence and solute transport in a forested headwater stream, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121 (1), 146-167, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003423.

Missaghi, S., M. Hondzo, C. Sun, and M. Guala (2016). Influence of fluid motion on growth and vertical distribution of cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa, Aquatic Ecology, 50(4), 639-652.

Wilkinson, A., M. Hondzo, and M. Guala (2016). Effects of small-scale turbulence on the growth and metabolism of Microcystis aeruginosa, Advances in Microbiology, 6, 351-367.