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Louis Motz

Associate Professor Emeritus Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 418 Black Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7817


Dr. Motz is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. His research has included investigating saltwater intrusion and the recirculation of seawater in coastal aquifers, including studying the impacts of sea-level rise and other aspects of global climate change. Project sponsors for his research have included NSF, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USGS, and the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

Primary Research Area

Water Systems

Research Interests

Groundwater systems, numerical groundwater modeling (MODFLOW, MT3DMS, and SEAWAT)


B. E., Civil Engineering, 1966, Vanderbilt University
M.S., Water Resources Engineering, 1969, Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering, 1970, Vanderbilt University

Awards & Distinctions

  • J. William Fulbright Specialist Award in Environmental Science, Burapha University, Thailand, Fall 2015.
  • J. William Fulbright Scholar Award for Lecturing, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Fall 2004 ‚Äì Spring 2005.
  • J. William Fulbright Scholar Award for Lecturing, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, Fall 1993.
  • Florida Engineering Society Faculty Engineer of the Year, 1990