Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering

Overview

The Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering group has faculty who are internationally recognized for their prominence and their impact on studies of physical processes associated with sediment transport in beaches, estuaries and lakes; wave transformations over sandy and muddy bottoms; bridge scouring; inlet morphodynamics and wave-current interactions; estuarine and coastal physics; storm surge and inundation; and salt intrusion into estuaries and groundwater aquifers. The groups research is funded mainly by federal agencies and is linked to teaching and training activities.

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Education for Leadership Roles

  • Prepare students for leadership roles in academia, government and industry
  • Sensitize students to sustainable environments

Research Focus Areas

  • Physical processes associated with sediment transport in beaches, estuaries and lakes
  • Wave transformations over sandy and muddy bottoms
  • Bridge scouring
  • Inlet morphodynamics and wave-current interactions
  • Estuarine and coastal physics
  • Storm surge and inundation
  • Implications of sea level rise on coastal processes
  • Salt intrusion into estuaries and groundwater aquifers

Research Outcomes

  • Enhanced understanding of coastal and estuarine processes
  • Forecasting of storm surge and flooding
  • Impacts of sea level rise on freshwater resources

Research Benefits

  • Safeguard people and infrastructure from storms
  • Assess salinization threats to freshwater resources
  • Optimize beach nourishment costs
  • Enhance safety of ports and harbors
  • Facilitate safe coastal navigation and recreation
  • Aid in search and rescue operations

People

Photo of Christine Angelini Christine Angelini Assistant Professor
352-294-7815

Office
575H Weil Hall

Photo of Alberto Canestrelli Alberto Canestrelli Associate Professor
617-412-0677

Office
575J Weil Hall

Photo of Justin R. Davis Justin Davis Research Assistant Scientist
(352) 294-7810

Office
480B Weil Hall

Photo of Antarpreet Jutla Antarpreet Jutla Associate Professor
352-294-6898

Office
408 Black Hall

Photo of Maitane Olabarrieta Maitane Olabarrieta Associate Professor
(352) 294-7812

Office
575G Weil Hall

Photo of Vladimir Paramygin Vladimir Paramygin Research Assistant Scientist
(352) 294-7763

Office
546 Weil Hall

Photo of Y. Peter Sheng Y. Peter Sheng Professor Emeritus
(352) 294-7764

Office
553 Weil Hall

Photo of Alex Sheremet Alex Sheremet University Term Professor
(352) 294-7811

Office
575E Weil Hall

Photo of Donald N. Slinn Donald Slinn Associate Professor
352-294-7808

Office
575F Weil Hall

Photo of Robert Thieke Robert Thieke Christian S. Bauer Jr. Term Assistant Professor and CCE Department Head
352-294-7783

Office
370B Weil Hall

Photo of Arnoldo Valle-Levinson Arnoldo Valle-Levinson University Term Professor
(352) 294-7765

Office
558 Weil Hall

Photo of Xiao Yu Xiao Yu Assistant Professor
352-294-7754

Office
575K Weil Hall

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Facilities

  • Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory
  • High performance computing systems

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