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 an MSCE student to perform research on groundwater impacts to coastal lagoons. A research assistantship is available. Contact me for more details.

Current Research Assistants

SE Students
Garland Pennison


MSCE Students
Patrick Hautau
Marshall Hayden
Jackie Wittmann


Undergraduate Students
Derek Kelly

Former Students

MSCE Students
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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Our visitor from Armfield’s UK office has been making fantastic progress on the construction of our new wave-current flume. Preferring to work in solitude, Paul has developed an outstanding method for lifting and positioning these very heavy flume sections using two hydraulic pallet jacks and timber cribbing.


The photo in this post (click to enlarge) actually shows progress as of Wednesday evening. You are looking at two fully assembled bed sections married to the discharge tank at the end of the flume assembly. Paul is working his way upstream, so to speak, one bed section and floor frame at a time. Assuming his progress continues at this brisk pace, we should have glass going in next week.


Stay tuned for more details…

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