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Nina Stark

Associate Professor Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
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Nina Stark is the faculty lead of the coastal & marine geotechnics research group. Nina has received her MS (Diploma) in Geophysics in 2007 from the Westphalian Wilhelms University Muenster, Germany, and her PhD in Marine Geotechnics in 2011 from the University of Bremen, Germany. She worked as a postdoc at the University of Bremen (2011-2012) and at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (2012-2013). She was an assistant professor from 2013-2019 and an associate professor from 2019-2023 in the geotechnical engineering program at Virginia Tech. She joined the University of Florida as an associate professor in 2023. Nina has received the NSF CAREER award in 2018, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2018, and was leading the SERDP Project of the Year in 2022.