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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Click here for the South Alabama UCUR siteCongratulations to USA Civil Engineering undergraduate student Falon Nettles! Falon’s research paper, “Spatial Variability of Water Quality in Big Creek Lake,” was selected as the best paper from the 2012 South Alabama University Committee on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) summer program. Her research project utilized the South Alabama Jag Ski to map the spatial distribution of surface water quality. The data were then statistically segregated to show the influence of tributaries on surface water characteristics. Also, Falon collected water samples that were later analyzed for total organic carbon (TOC) concentration for the development of a calibration curve relating it to UV fluorescence measurements of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM).


Over 50 South Alabama undergraduate students from various academic programs participated in this research and professional development program from May to August 2012. Falon will represent the University of South Alabama at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April 2013 at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Way to go Falon!



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