Christian Frias

Christian Frias

Christian has more than 10 years of civil engineering experience, particularly in the areas of surface-water and river-morphodynamics modeling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), software implementation, high-performance computing, computer programming, hydraulic structure design, and GPS surveying at open-pit mining sites. He has also collected field data on large rivers in the United States, Brazil, and Peru. Christian’s work at Barr includes CFD, dam-failure, and river-migration modeling; toe and bank scour calculations; and hydraulic analysis. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on river morphodynamics and large-eddy simulations.



Senior Water Resources Engineer


Professional Engineer (MN)


PhD, Civil Engineering & Water Resources, University of Pittsburgh

MS, Civil Engineering & Water Resources, University of Pittsburgh

BS, Civil Engineering, National University of Engineering


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: +1 952-832-2675

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