Jihad Hallany, PE, PhD, Pres. | Principal

Mr. Hallany, P.E. has served as principal Lead Engineer of Vision Engineering since joining the firm in 2003. His specialization is in water resources, environmental design and GIS applications. Mr. Hallany has extensive experience in design, as well as construction of both public and private development.


University of Kentucky

Ph. D

Development of hydrologic/GIS modeling to estimate stream flows using modified SCS/CN method and USGS stream gages. The developed model will use a Genetic Algorithm (GA) for calibration and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for flow routing between gage stations. The expected output is a stream hydrograph at different locations along the stream network, calibrated CN, runoff volume, peak flow, hydrograph shape, and time to peak.

M.S. Biosystems & Agriculture Engineering (2009)

Major focus was in Storm Water, erosion and sediment control systems design. Thesis topic was “Evaluation of Passive Dewatering System for Small Storms using a Laboratory Sediment Basin”. (Major advisor Dr. Richard Warner)


B.S. Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Structural (1997)

Stormwater Management & Modeling

Flood Plain Analysis

GIS Application for Water Resource Engineering

Sanitary Sewer Design and Modeling

Utility Coordination


Rosgen Level 1: Applied Fluvial Geomorphology (Fayetteville, AR)

Rosgen Level 2: River Morphology & Applications (Fayetteville, AR)

Rosgen Level 3: River Assessment and Monitoring (Dobson, NC)

Rosgen Level 4: Natural Channel Design (Breckinridge, CO)

Research and training:

University of Kentucky

Biosystems & Agriculture Engineering Graduate Student (2003): Responsible for investigating the effects of soil chemistry, mineralogy, and nutrient availability on Carbon Sequestration. My responsibilities include project management, scheduling, creating comprehensive monitoring plans, data analysis, and preparing quarterly reports for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Course Instructor (2003-2004): Primary instructor for CE-341 Fluid Mechanics and Assistant Instructor for FOR-460 Hydrology.