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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I would like to welcome Dr. Jon D. Risinger to the University of South Alabama. Dr. Risinger has accepted a position as a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at USA. Dr. Risinger received a BS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the Louisiana State University, an MSCE in Water Resources from Cal State Fresno, and a PhD in Biological/Biosystems Engineering and Coastal Science from the Louisiana State University. Dr. Risinger’s expertise and current areas of practice and research are in biologically dominated breakwater reefs and so-called non rock alternatives for shore protection. While at USA, Dr. Risinger will be performing research on biologically dominated breakwater reefs in the USA Wave Basin facility. Please visit Dr. Risinger’s {LinkedIn} page for more information.




One Response to USA Welcomes Dr. Jon Risinger

  • jon risinger says:

    Thanks Dr.Webb, I’m looking forward to working with you and your team of experts at USA. Its a top notch research facility. Dr.Jon

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