Christian Frias

Christian Frias

Christian has nearly 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 modeling, dam failure modeling, river migration modeling, toe and bank scour calculations, and hydraulic analysis. He has published articles in peer-review journals on river morphodynamics and large eddy simulations.



Senior Water Resources Engineer


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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