Steffen Mehl, Ph.D.

Outstanding Professor Award, 2018-19
Department of Civil Engineering

We cannot just teach textbook engineering.  Rather, we need to teach transferable skills that students can take with them and apply in their own lives.

Dr. Steffen Mehl has excelled in research and scholarly activity, distinguished himself as an outstanding teacher and dedicated mentor, and has numerous significant service contributions at the local and national levels.

Dr. Mehl’s area of expertise is in flow and transport modeling in hydrologic systems with a focus on sustainable use of groundwater resources. He routinely teaches courses in fluid mechanics and hydraulics at CSU Chico where he shares his passion for water resources with his students. Dr. Mehl received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section Faculty Advisory of the Year Award in 2014 and 2016, and he was also awarded the ASCE Region 9 Faculty Advisory of the Year Award in 2016, which covers the entire state of California. Dr. Mehl is a great example of the teacher-scholar model we envision for the college and the university.