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
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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These photos demonstrate the amount of sand erosion from the beach face of Dauphin Island during Hurricane Isaac.

Here’s a quick update for those of you following our research on storm surge and waves at Dauphin Island, Alabama. Four of the five gauges successfully recorded data. Fortunately, the one gauge that did not record was the one on the north side of the island, which likely did not see any water. Our gauge deployed on the beach definitely recorded waves, but I haven’t had a chance to perform any type of analysis yet. The photos at right show the same gauge location before and after the storm. Note the amount of erosion that occurred under this house. Check back often for more updates… or just subscribe to the RSS feed to get the updates automatically!



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