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Current OTRC Principal Investigators

Texas A&M University Research Park Campus

Charles Aubeny, Associate Professor
Geotechnical Engineering
Email: caubeny@civil.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-4478
Research Interests: Soil Modeling, numerical methods, in situ testing, deep foundations, and dams and levees.
Webpage: http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/caubeny
Kuang-an Chang, Associate Professor
Coastal & Ocean Engineering

Email: kchang@civil.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-4504

Research Interests: Wave breaking processes; wave-structure interactions; sediment dynamics; environmental fluid mechanics; non-intrusive quantitative measurement techniques.

Webpage: http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/kchang
Hamn-Ching Chen, Professor
Coastal & Ocean Engineering
Email: hcchen@civil.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-847-9468

Research Interests: Turbulence modeling; computational ship and submarine hydrodynamics; nonlinear wave/body/wake interactions; unsteady three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations.

Webpage: http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/hchen
Moo-Hyun Kim, Professor
Coastal & Ocean Engineering
Email: m-hkim3@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-847-8710

Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics of offshore platforms; wave mechanics and free-surface flows; nonlinear stochastic analysis; computational fluid dynamics; hydroelasticity; floating breakwaters; beach erosion.

Webpage:
http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/mhkim/
Robert Randall, Professor
Director: Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory

Coastal & Ocean Engineering
E-Mail: r-randall@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-4568

Research Interests: Ocean engineering; offshore and experimental measurements; dredging and open water disposal; fluid mechanics, underwater life support and diving technology, undersea acoustics, diffusion processes.

Webpage: http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/rrandall
Jun Zhang, Professor & Division Head
Coastal & Ocean Engineering
Email: jzhang@civil.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-2168

Research Interests: Wave dynamics; ocean engineering; oceanography; remote sensing of ocean surface; nonlinear dynamics.

Webpage:
http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/jzhang/

University of Texas at Austin Campus

Robert Gilbert, Professor
Civil Engineering
Email: bob_gilbert@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-3688
Research Interests: Performance reliability and risk management for geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems; waste containment; site remediation; slope stability; offshore foundations Webpage:
http://www.ce.utexas.edu/profile.cfm?profilePK=87
Lance Manuel, Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Email: lmanuel@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-5691
Research Interests: Structural reliability; structural dynamics and random vibrations; probabilistic methods; analysis of fixed and floating offshore structures to random loading; probabilistic seismic hazard and risk analyses for structures and lifelines
Webpage:
http://www.ce.utexas.edu/profile.cfm?profilePK=112
John Tassoulas, Professor
Civil Engineering
Email: yannis@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4553
Research Interests: Structural mechanics; constitutive equations of materials; wave propagation; numerical analysis Webpage:
http://www.ce.utexas.edu/profile.cfm?profilePK=126

 

 

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