Dr. Stephanie M. Smallegan

Dr. Stephanie M. Smallegan

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering / Coastal Engineering

Research Interests

My research interests are within the field of Coastal Engineering and focus on short and long-term beach erosion. Specifically, I am interested in the impacts of waves and surge on barrier islands and how these processes interact with engineered structures. My current work uses numerical (computer) modeling to simulate these complex processes in order to assess the impact made to beaches during storms and daily conditions. Most recently, I have focused on two locations impacted by Hurricane Sandy: 1) the Bay Head/Mantoloking area, NJ and 2) Assateague Island, VA.



Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech Savannah
B.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech Savannah



Smallegan, S. M., Irish, J. L., van Dongeren, A. R., (in preparation). Wave Reducing Capabilities of a Buried Seawall during Hurricane Sandy. 

Smallegan, S. M., Santiago-Tate, A., Irish, J. L., (in preparation). Modeling hydrodynamics of daily wave conditions near Duck, NC using XBeach. 

Irish, J. L., Lynett, P. J., Weiss, R., Smallegan, S. M., Cheng, W., 2013. Buried relic seawall mitigates Hurricane Sandy’s impacts. Coastal Engineering, 80, 79-82.

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