Czuba is one of 15 new tenure-track faculty members hired in the college. New positions were identified to bring new talent to its focus areas, such as food and health, infectious disease, biodesign and processing, and agricultural profitability and environmental sustainability. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension.
Czuba performs fundamental, quantitative research on physical processes in rivers, their linkages to water quality, nutrients,
vegetation, and biota, and the interactions between these processes and humans. His current research includes (1) watershed-scale
dynamics of sediment, nutrients, and biota, (2) river-floodplain-vegetation morphodynamics, and (3) river hydraulics and sediment
transport; utilizing theory, numerical modeling, and field measurements.
As a doctoral student, Czuba was the recipient of a 2015-16 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, 2015-16 Edward Silberman
Fellowship, and 2015 Alvin G. Anderson Award. He has more than five years of experience working for the U.S. Geological Survey
in Illinois and Washington State.