Bio


Khalid Osman joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in autumn of 2022. His research spans the use of mixed quantitative-qualitative methods to assess public perceptions of water infrastructure, water conservation efforts, and the management of existing infrastructure systems to meet the needs of those being served by the systems. He currently is focused on the operationalization of equity in water sector infrastructure, conceptualizing equity in decentralized water and sanitation systems, water affordability, and stakeholder-community engagement in sustainable civil infrastructure systems for achieving environmental justice.

Khalid was the holder of a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Graduate Fellowship and also a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professional Education


  • BS, University of Portland, Civil Engineering (2016)
  • MS, University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering (2018)
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering (2022)

All Publications


  • Equity in Water Resources Planning: A Path Forward for Decision Support Modelers JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Fletcher, S., Hadjimichael, A., Quinn, J., Osman, K., Giuliani, M., Gold, D., Figueroa, A., Gordon, B. 2022; 148 (7)