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Jackson State University

Project Name:

Ph.D. in Engineering (Coastal Engineering and Computational Engineering) at an HBCU

Other Research Participants/Partners:

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Texas A&M at Galveston

Project Description:

This project focuses on strengthening and preserving the institutionalization of the Ph.D. in Engineering (Coastal Engineering and Computational Engineering emphasis areas) approved near the end of year 3 of this CRC education project. A steady output of MS Engineering degree graduates with a Coastal Engineering concentration focused on coastal natural disasters has been established to help increase workforce diversity in the greater Homeland Security enterprise. Year 6 produced two MS graduates and recruited two MS and one additional Ph.D. student. Year 7 will be invaluable in continuing the steady pipeline of MS graduates and will enable the establishment of a modest but steady pipeline of Ph.D. graduates averaging about one per year.

Project Abstract

Project Fact Sheet

Research Interests:

Coastal Engineering ( breakwaters, wave transformations, non-linear wave theory, coastal/estuarine hydraulic modeling, long waves, tsunamis, sediment transport, shoreline evolution, tidal circulation, hurricane surge, wind-driven circulation); projectile penetration; weapons effects; high-performance computing; organizational performance and engineering education.


Contact Info:

Phone: (601) 979-1807 or (601) 979-1809