Bret M. Webb, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive, SH3142
Mobile, AL 36688 USA
Phone: (251) 460-6174
Fax: (251) 461-1400

Research Positions

Currently seeking multiple graduate students to fill positions at the MS, PhD, and Postdoc levels. Research topics include: living shorelines, beach and tidal inlet dynamics, barrier island response to extreme events, groundwater impacts to coastal lagoons, and infrastructure resilience. Research assistantships are available. Click here for more information.

Current Research Assistants

PhD Students
Garland Pennison


MS Students
Kelsey Carpenter
Sean McQuagge
Elizabeth Winter
Jackie Wittmann


Undergraduate Students
Ian Cox

Former Students

MSCE Students
Patrick Hautau (2018)
Marshall Hayden (2018)
Kate Haynes (2018)
Justin Lowlavar (2017)
Bryan Groza (2016)
Kari Servold (2015)
Chris Marr (2013)
Richard Allen (2013)
Miyuki Matthews (2012)


Post Docs
Jon Risinger
Jungwoo Lee

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Last month I was invited to give a presentation in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts session of the 55th Annual Transportation Conference. The conference was held in Montgomery, Alabama on February 23rd and 24th, 2012 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa (a very nice place, by the way).


Imagine my surprise when I was asked to speak at a transportation conference! In fact, my opening remarks to the standing-room only audience was that they were more than welcome to leave if they somehow thought I was there to talk about highways and byways. The title of the presentation was, “Application of Coastal Engineering Principles in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Lessons Learned in Coastal Alabama.” A PDF of the presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the image above at right, or {here}. Please feel free to contact me for more information, or if you’d like to use any of these materials/info.

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