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 and/or doctoral level. 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. Contact me for more details.

Current Research Assistants

SE Students
Garland Pennison


MSCE Students
Kelsey Carpenter
Sean McQuagge
Elizabeth Winter
Jackie Wittmann


Undergraduate Students
Evan Mazur
Ian Cox
Morgan Lassitter

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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Dr. Andy Whelton and I recently had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 ASCE-EWRI Hydraulic Measurement and Experimental Methods (HMEM) Conference. The conference will be held August 12 – 15, 2012 in Snowbird, Utah. The HMEM conference is the leading international conference on the development of new techniques for collecting, processing, and interpreting hydraulics-related data. Drs. Webb and Whelton will be describing the results of a four-week field data collection campaign at Big Creek Lake in October 2011 using the South Alabama Jag Ski. The HMEM conference will provide a wonderful venue for describing and discussing the Jag Ski’s unique capabilities with respect to spatial mapping of surface water quality.


The conference is governed by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Engineers (ASCE). Papers accepted for presentation at HMEM 2012 will be published in the conference proceedings. A tentative citation for the paper and presentation is provided below. A PDF of the proceedings paper and conference presentation will be made available on this site following the meeting in late August 2012.


  • Webb, B.M., Whelton, A.J. 2012. Near-synoptic measurements of surface water characteristics in a reservoir using a personal watercraft-based mapping system. In: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Measurement and Experimental Methods Conference, ASCE, Reston, VA.


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