John S. Gulliver

John S. Gulliver

John S. Gulliver

Professor Emeritus, 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

Overbo, A., Hegar, S. and Gulliver, J. (2021). Evaluation of chloride contributions from major point and nonpoint sources in a northern U.S. state. Science of the Total Environment, 764,  [144179]. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144179

Tecca, N.P., Gulliver, J.S. and Nieber, J.L. (2021). Siting Infiltration-Based Stormwater Control Measures using a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Approach. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 7(2), [04021002]. doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000940

Natarajan, P., Gulliver, J.S. and Arnold, W.A. (2021). Iron filings application to reduce lake sediment phosphorus release, Lake and Reservoir Management. 2021. doi: 10.1080/10402381.2020.1862371

Weiss, Peter T. and Gulliver, John S. (2021). Communicating Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Solutions. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 7(4): 02521002. doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000957   

Taguchi, V.T.,   Olsen, T., Natarajan, P., Janke, B.D., Gulliver, J.S., Finlay, J.C. and StefanH.G. (2020). Internal Loading in Stormwater Ponds as a Phosphorus Source to Downstream Waters. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, 5(4), 322–330. doi: 10.1002/lol2.10155

Gulliver, J.S. (2020). Climate Change Adaptation: Civil and Environmental Engineering Challenge (Editorial). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 146(12) [01820001]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001850

Moore, T.L., Nieber, J.L., Gulliver, J.S. and Magner, J. (2020). Field investigation of the groundwater contribution to baseflow in an urban stream from a quaternary aquifer with a leaky base. Hydrologic Processes, 34(26), 5512-5527. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13959

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. (2020). It is not easy being green: Recognizing unintended consequences of green stormwater infrastructure. Water (Switzerland). 12(2) 522. doi: 10.3390/w12020522.

Weiss, P. T., Kayhanian, M., Gulliver, J. S. and Khazanovich, L. (2019). 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.

Ebrahimian, A., J.S. Gulliver and B.N. Wilson. (2018). 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.

Nestingen, R., B.C Asleson, J.S. Gulliver, R.M. Hozalski and J.L. Nieber. (2018).  Laboratory Comparison of Field Infiltrometers, Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 4(3), [04018005]. doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000857

Garcia-Serrana, M., J.S. Gulliver and J.L. Nieber. (2018). Calculator to Estimate Annual Infiltration Performance of Roadside Swales, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 23(6), [04018017]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001650

Garcia-Serrana, M., J.S. Gulliver and J.L. Nieber,. (2018). 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.

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.

Erickson, A.J., V. Taguchi and J.S. Gulliver. (2018). The Challenge of Maintaining Stormwater Treatment Practices, Sustainability (Switzerland)10(10), [3666]. doi: 10.3390/su10103666

Erickson, A.J., P.T. Weiss and J.S. Gulliver. (2018). Monitoring and Maintenance of Phosphate Adsorbing Filters, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 144(1) [05017007]. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001296