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Coastal and Ocean Engineering Alumni

52 Alumni since 2003

   
Lisa Andes

Lisa Andes

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2007
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Research: "Wave Propagation Processes at the Mouth of the Columbia River"  
Most Recent Employment: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District

Steven Beadle

Steven Beadle

Degree: M.Eng. / June 2006
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment: Washington State Ferries, Seattle, WA

 

Michael Berry

Degree: M.S. / June 2013
Advisor: Peter Ruggiero
Research: Coastal Structures Impacts to Physical Processes
Most Recent Employment: OSU MBA candidate

Charles Bisgard

Charles Bisgard, LCDR

Degree: M.S. / Dec 2005
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Breaking and non-breaking solitary wave impact pressures on a cylinder over a 3-D bathymetry"
Most Recent Employment: US Naval Air Station Point Mugu & San Nicolas Island

Chris Bradner

Chris Bradner

Degree: M.Oc.E. / Dec 2008
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Large-Scale Laboratory Observations of Wave Forces on a Highway Bridge"
Most Recent Employment: Carderock, MD

Kerri Bridges

Kerri Bridges

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2011
Research:
Advisor: Dan Cox
Most Recent Employment: Coast & Harbor Eng., Seattle, WA

 

Nicholas Brown

Degree: M.S. / 2010
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Experiments on the Accuracy of a 3D Motion Capture System"
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy, Port Huename, CA

Jeane Camelo

Jeane Camelo

Degree: M.Eng. / 2012
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment:

Patricio Catalan

Patricio Catalan

Degrees: M.Oc.E. / June 2005, Ph.D., Dec 2008
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: M.Oc.E., "Hybrid Approach to Estimating Nearshore Bathymetry Using Remote Sensing"; Ph.D., "Microwave scattering from surf zone waves"
Most Recent Employment: Assistant Professor, Departmento de Obras Civiles,
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile

Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox

Degree: M.Eng. / Dec 2006
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy Civil Eng. Corps

Eileen Crawford

Eileen Crawford

Degree: M.S. / June 2005
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Making Waves in Outreach and Education using the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory"
Most Recent Employment: U.S. Navy flight school, NAS Pensacola, FL

Matt Dalon

Matt Dalon

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2007
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Analysis of Rip Current Embayments on the Oregon Coast"
Most Recent Employment: Ocean and Coastal Consultants, Gibbsboro, NJ

 John Dawson

John Dawson

Degree: M.Eng. / June 2012
Research:
Advisor: Solomon Yim
Most Recent Employment: Coast & Harbor Eng., Seattle, WA

Joel Darnell

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2004
Advisor: Daniel Cox
Research: "Predicting Extreme Water Levels in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico"
Most Recent Employment: HDR, Seattle, WA

Grady Donathan

Grady Donathan

Degree: M.S. / Dec 2008
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Small Boat Wake Analysis on Lake Oswego, Oregon"
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy Civil Eng. Corps

David Elwood

David Elwood

Degree: M.Oc.E. / Sept. 2008
Advisor: Solomon Yim
Research: "Evaluation of the Performance of a Taut-Moored Dual-Body Direct-Drive Wave Energy Converter through Numerical Modeling and Physical Testing"
Most Recent Employment: Marine Engineer, Devine Tarbell and Associates, Bellingham, WA delwood@DevineTarbell.com

Song Gao

Song Gao

Degree: M.Eng. / Dec 2008
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment: Bureau Veritas, Houston, TX

 

Dan Garcia

Degree: M.S. / August 2003
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Effects of Natural and Artificial Reefs at Beverly Beach, OR"
Most Recent Employment: BNP Paribas international finance group

 Gabriel Garcia

Gabriel Garcia

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research: "Modeling Waves along the Oregon Coast"
Advisor: H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Most Recent Employment:

Greg Garnett

Greg Garnett

Degree: M.Eng. / December 2007
Advisor: Solomon Yim
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Operations Division Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Command, Port Hueneme, CA.

Greg Guannel

Greg Guannel

Degree: Ph.D. / Dec 2009
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Research: "Observations of cross-shore sediment transport and formulation of the undertow"
Most Recent Employment: Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

 George Hall

George Hall

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research: "A high resolution study of paleotides in the Delaware Estuary"
Advisor: David Hill
Most Recent Employment: United States Coast Guard

Phillip Hamrock

Phillip Hamrock

Degree: M. Eng. / Dec. 2008
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy Civil Eng. Corps

Jason Heering

Jason Heering, LT

Degree: M.S. / June 2008
Advisor: Solomon Yim
Research: "Hurricane Force Analysis and Financial Comparison of Navigation Timber Piles and Composite Pile Replacements"
Most Recent Employment: USCG Civil Engineering Unit Oakland, Oakland, CA
     

Shingo Ichikawa

Shingo Ichikawa

Degree: M.Oc.E. / Dec. 2005
Advisor: Daniel Cox
Research: "Laboratory Observations of Tsunami Runup on a Complex 3D Bathymetry using PIV"
Most Recent Employment: Alpha Hydraulics Eng. Consultants Co. Ltd, Sapporo, Japan

 

Kirk Kalmbacher

Degree: M.S. / 2013
Advisor: David Hill
Research: "Tsunami propagation in large rivers : idealized cases and the Columbia River Estuary"
Most Recent Employment: United States Coast Guard; Juneau, AK

 Sarah Kassem

Sarah Kassem

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research: "Modeling Waves at the Mouth of the Columbia River"
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Most Recent Employment:

Mike Krawczyk

Mike Krawczyk

Degree: M. Eng. / Dec. 2006
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy Civil Eng. Corps

 Kyle Landon

Kyle Landon

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research:
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Most Recent Employment:

John-David Lentine

John-David Lentine, LCDR

Degree: M.S. / June 2006
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Nearshore Applications of Marine Radar"
Most Recent Employment: USCG Facilities Design & Construction Center, Houston, TX

Jamie Lescinski

Jamie Lescinski

Degree: M.Oc.E. / December 2004
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Research: "Nearshore hydrodynamic model comparison and prediction of bathymetric evolution"
Most Recent Employment: Deltares, The Netherlands

Joe Long

Joe Long

Degrees: M.Oc.E. / June 2005, Ph.D., June 2009
Advisor: Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Research: M.Oc.E., "Offshore controls on nearshore circulation", Ph.D. Wave group forced vorticies
Most Recent Employment: USGS, St. Petersburg, FL

Daniel Lutz

Daniel Lutz

Degree: M.S. / December 2008
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Design and construction of a real-time ocean mooring at Strawberry Hill"
Most Recent Employment: Executive Officer, Underwater Construction Team ONE, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Ocean Facilities Program, US Navy, Virginia Beach, VA.

Jason Magalen

Jason Magalen

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2006
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "A Laboratory Experiment on Sandbar Migration with Comparisons to Recent Models"
Most Recent Employment: Sea Engineering

Cameron (James) McNatt

Cameron (James) McNatt

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research: Wave Energy
Advisor: H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Most Recent Employment: Ph.D. student, University of Edinburgh

Shay Meskill

Shay Meskill

Degree: M.S. / March 2010
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Applications of a Marine Radar Wave Observing System"
Most Recent Employment: Ocean Facilities Program, U.S. Navy, Port Hueneme, CA

Dave Michalsen

Dave Michalsen

Degree: M.Oc.E. / September 2004
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "An Investigation on the Modeling of Wave Field Transformation and Shoreline Morphology Near Steep Bathymetric Features"
Most Recent Employment: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA

Javier Moncada

Javier Moncada

Degree: M.Eng. / June 2007
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Most Recent Employment: BERGER/ABAM Engineers Inc., Portland, OR

Jeremy Mull

Jeremy Mull

Degree: M.Oc.E. / Dec. 2010
Research: "Coastal Dune Erosion in the Pacific Northwest"
Advisor: Peter Ruggiero

Neil Orlich

Neil Orlich, LCDR

Degree: M.Eng. / June 2006
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment: USCG Air Station Clearwater, Clearwater, FL

Mary Beth Oshnack

Mary Beth Oshnack

Degree: M.Oc.E. / March 2010
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "An Analysis Wave Forces on Prototype Walls under Tsunami Loading"
Most Recent Employment:

Jeff Oskamp

Jeff Oskamp

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2011
Research: Wave modeling
Advisor: H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Most Recent Employment:

 Aaron Porter

Aaron Porter

Degree: M.S. / August 2012
Research: "Lab experiments on the far-field effects of WEC arrays”
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment:

Chris Renedo

Chris Renedo

Degree: M.S./ June 2005
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Research: "Evolution of Two Large-Scale Tsunami Simulations"
Most Recent Employment: TJ Cross Engineers, Inc., Bakersfield, CA

Brady Richmond

Brady Richmond

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2005
Advisor: Daniel Cox
Research: "Design and Implementation of a Physical Model for Keystone Harbor, WA"
Most Recent Employment: Coastal Frontiers Corporation, Chatsworth, CA

Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2005
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Large-Scale Laboratory Observations of Wave Breaking Turbulence on a Fixed Barred Beach"
Most Recent Employment: Coastal Frontiers Corporation, Chatsworth, CA

Betsy Seiffert

Betsy Seiffert

Degree: M.Oc.E. / September 2010
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Research: "Flow Visualization for Wake Formation under Solitary Wave Flow"
Most Recent Employment: Ph.D. student, University of Hawaii

Sungwon Shin

Sungwon Shin

Degree: Ph.D. / December 2005
Advisor: Dan Cox
Research: "Laboratory Observations and Numerical Modeling of Inner Surf and Swash Zone Hydrodynamics on a Steep Slope"
Most Recent Employment: O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, OSU

Jeff Travis

Jeff Travis

Degree: M. Eng. / June 2010
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Most Recent Employment:

Irene Watts

Irene Watts

Degree: M.S. / September 2008
Advisor: Solomon Yim / Annette von Jouanne (Elec. Eng.)
Research: "Ocean Instrumentation for Wave Energy Research"
Most Recent Employment: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
 

Jeff Weagel

Jeff Weagele

Degree: M.Eng. / 2012
Research: "Wave Activity on Lake Celilo on the Columbia River"
Advisor: Harry Yeh
Most Recent Employment:

 

Dane Wiebe

Degree: M.S. / 2013
Advisor: Daniel Cox
Research: "Tsunami inundation : estimating damage and predicting flow properties"
Most Recent Employment: Staff Engineer at Applied Science, Inc; Detroit MI

Edward Wieland

Edward Wieland, LCDR

Degree: M.S. / June 2003
Advisor: Merrick Haller
Research: "Assessment of Wave Conditions and Mooring Improvement Design at Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, WA"
Most Recent Employment: USCG Shore Maintenance Command, Seattle, WA

Hyun-Doug Yoon

Hyun-Doug Yoon

Degree: Ph.D. / June 2011
Research: Cross-Shore Sediment Transport Experiment (CROSSTEX)
Advisor: Dan Cox
Most Recent Employment: Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., Myong-Ji University, Korea

Wenbin Zhang

Wenbin Zhang

Degree: M.Oc.E. / June 2009
Advisor: Solomon Yim
Research: "An Experimental Study and a 3D Numerical Wave Basin Model of Solitary Wave Loads on a Cylindrical Structure"
Most Recent Employment: Bureau Veritas, Houston, TX