John S. Gulliver

John Gulliver

John S. Gulliver

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 110D
500 Pillsbury Drive Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
  • B.S., 1974, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.S., 1977, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., 1980, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
Professional Background
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Chile, Santiago, 2005
  • Visiting professor, Departmento de Hidraulica Sanoamento Escola de Engenharia de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paolo, Sao Carlos, Brazil, 1997
  • Visiting professor, Institut für Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1994
  • Visiting professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Route, La., 1994
  • Visiting scientist, Reservoir Water Quality Branch, Hydraulics Laboratory, Waterways Experiment Station, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss., 1990
  • Registered professional civil engineer, Minnesota, No. 20045, 1988
  • Research associate, University of Minnesota, 1980-81
  • Chemical engineer, Federal Power Commission, 1974
Research Interests

Stormwater Research SAFL | Experts@Minnesota | Google Scholar Citations

Major research interests are mass transport in environmental systems and stormwater pollution prevention. Current research involves the development of technology to treat stormwater runoff, an assessment of stormwater infiltration practices, the prediction of runoff from small, urban watersheds and remediation of internal phosphorus loading in stormwater ponds.

Dr. Gulliver conducts his research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL).


Introduction to Chemical Transport in the Environment, by J.S. Gulliver. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance, by Andrew J. Erickson, Peter T. Weiss and John S. Gulliver. Springer, New York, NY, 2013.

Selected Publications

Taguchi, V. J., Weiss, P. T., Gulliver, J. S., Klein, M. R., Hozalski, R. M., Baker, L. A., Finlay, J. C., Keeler, B. L. and Nieber, J. L. It is not easy being green: Recognizing unintended consequences of green stormwater infrastructure. Water (Switzerland). 12(2) 522. doi: 10.3390/w12020522, 2020.

Weiss, P. T., Kayhanian, M., Gulliver, J. S. and Khazanovich, L. Permeable pavement in northern North American urban areas: research review and knowledge gaps. International Journal of Pavement Engineering. 20(2) 143-162. doi: 10.1080/10298436.2017.1279482, 2019.

Ebrahimian, A., J.S. Gulliver and B.N. Wilson, Estimating Effective Impervious Area in Urban Watersheds Using Land Cover, Soil Character and Asymptotic Curve Number, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63:4, 513-526, doi: 10.1080/02626667, 2018.

Nestingen, R., B.C Asleson, J.S. Gulliver, R.M. Hozalski and J.L. Nieber, Laboratory Comparison of Field Infiltrometers, Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 4(3): 04018005, 2018.

Garcia-Serrana, M., J.S. Gulliver and J.L. Nieber, Calculator to Estimate Annual Infiltration Performance of Roadside Swales, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 23(6), 04018017, 2018.

Garcia-Serrana, M., J.S. Gulliver and J.L. Nieber, Description of soil micro-topography and fractional wetted area under runoff using fractal dimensions, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, ESP4424, doi: 10.1002/esp.4424, 2018.

Witt, A., Gulliver, J. S., & Shen, L. (2018). Numerical investigation of vorticity and bubble clustering in an air entraining hydraulic jump. Computers & Fluids, 172, 162-180. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.06.019, 2018.

Erickson, A.J., V. Taguchi and J.S. Gulliver, The Challenge of Maintaining Stormwater Treatment Practices, Sustainability, No. 349066, 2018.

Erickson, A.J., P.T. Weiss and J.S. Gulliver, Monitoring and Maintenance of Phosphate Adsorbing Filters, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 144(1): 05017007, 2018.