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Dr. Joseph N. Suhayda


Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI)

Director, Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute
Associate Professor, CEE

Dr. Suhayda has 30 years of experience in coastal physical processes and coastal engineering. Has published over 60 technical papers on nearshore processes, wave action, sediment transport and mass movement, marine geotechnics, hurricane flooding, and oceanographic design criteria. He has conducted evaluations of the hydrologic impacts of several coastal restoration projects in Louisiana using computer models, including the Barrier Feasibility Study and the River Diversion Feasibility Study for CWPPRA. Has conducted coastal field studies in Louisiana, Florida, California, Mississippi, Alaska, and in Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, Barbados, Puerto Rico, U. S. Virgin Islands, Nicaragua, Germany, Brasil, and China. Has been a consultant to oil companies and consulting engineering firms on over 80 design studies.

B.S. Physics, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA, 1966
Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA, 1972

Area of Expertise / Interest:
Coastal Physical Processes; Coastal Engineering

Mailing Address:
Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: +1 225-388-8620

Keywords:   Engineering, Hydrology, Wave, Sediment, Geotechnic, Hurricane, Restoration, Design

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