Merrick Haller
Room 111B
Kearney Hall
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Civil & Construction Engineering
Associate Head of Graduate Affairs / Professor
John & Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow

Merrick Haller, Ph.D. - Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999. 
M.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1996.
B.S., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (Geophysics), Purdue University, 1993.

Research and Interests:
Professor Haller’s teaching interests include hydraulics, wave mechanics, coastal engineering, and graduate writing. He served as Coordinator for the Coastal & Ocean program from 2003-2010 and as Associate Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering from 2009-2011. Before coming to OSU in 2001 he spent two years in a research position in the remote sensing industry. Much of his present research interest is related to the remote sensing of wave transformation processes, especially those processes that lead to hazardous wave conditions, wave breaking, and rip currents. Other efforts are related to interaction processes between waves and wave energy converters and quantifying the physical effects of wave energy arrays. His research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, DOE, The National Science Foundation, NOAA, Sea Grant, and the USACE.