Dr. Ibaraki is known internationally for his work on theoretical aspects of mass transport, contaminant hydrogeology, and groundwater modeling. He is conducting research on the human health and environmental problems that caused by changes in water quality and quantity.
He is a core developer of United States Geological Survey’s groundwater flow simulator MODFLOW, which is the most widely used model in the world and considered to be the de facto standard code for groundwater flow simulation.
He is also working as the lead coordinator for the BSPH Environmental Public Health Specialization, College of Public Health from the beginning, and oversaw the program grow to 221 majors in just three years.
His recent projects include:
- Hydrological impact on parasitic disease transmission
- Iterative sparse matrix solver
- Scientific communication
- Water/energy sustainability
His courses include:
- EARTHSCI 3411 – Water Security for the 21st Century
- EARTHSCI 5203 – Geo-Environment and Human Health
- EARTHSCI 5651 – Hydrogeology
- Study abroad program in Japan