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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There have been lots of recent posts on the Coastal List asking for a LaTeX template to prepare proceedings papers for the 2012 International Conference on Coastal Engineering. I asked a similar question in a similar forum in 2006, and Dr. MacMahan generously volunteered my services! So, I developed a LaTeX template capable of reproducing the provided MS Word template for camera-ready manuscripts.


I used this template with great success for the 2006 and 2008 ICCE proceedings. I was unable to attend the 2010 meeting in China, and unfortunately I was not invited (eh hem) to the 2012 gathering in Spain. I have not bothered to look at the guidelines and requirements for the 2012 meeting papers, so I cannot say if this will actually work. However, you are more than willing to give it a shot. Click here to download a ZIP file containing all of the goodies. Please be sure to read the README file first! Don’t pretend to be like your kids who can figure out how to use something without reading the directions first… we’re just not that young anymore. Hope to see you at the NEXT meeting! Cheers.