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
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.
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.
Presentations and Reports:
In the News:
CRC graduate participates in Hurricane Irma recovery
HBCU experts gather for Flood and Hurricane Meeting
Doctoral Engineering program focuses on coastal natural disasters
Students reflect on summer research and internships
Dr. Whalin explains his project: