Dr. Bret M. Webb, P.E., D.CE

Dr. Bret M. Webb, P.E., D.CE


Research Interests

Coastal engineering is a specialty area of civil engineering that accounts for the unique wave, tide, and sand transport processes in the planning, design, and operation of civil engineering infrastructure within the coastal environment. As a coastal engineer my research interests include nature-based shoreline protection, resilience, vulnerability, and general coastal processes like waves, tides, storm surge, and sediment transport.

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Ph.D. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
M.S. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida



Coogan, J., Dzwonkowski, B., Park, K., and Webb, B. 2019. Observations of restratification after a wind mixing event in a shallow highly stratified estuary. Estuaries & Coasts (accepted 10/18/19)

Coogan, J., Webb, B., Smallegan, S., and Puleo, J. 2019. Geomorphic changes measured on Dauphin Island, AL, during Hurricane Nate. Shore & Beach 87(4). 8 pp.

Misra, S., Padgett, J., Barbosa, A., Webb, B. 2019. An Expert Opinion Survey on Post Hazard Restoration of Roadways and Bridges: Data and Key Insights. Earthquake Spectra (accepted 11/5/19)

Scyphers, S., Beck, M., Furman, K., Haner, J., Josephs, L., Lynskey, R., Keeler, A., Landry, C., Powers, S., Webb, B., and Grabowski, J. 2019. A Waterfront View of Coastal Hazards: Residential-Scale Influences on Hazard Concerns. Sustainability (accepted 10/22/19).

Temple, N., Webb, B., Sparks, E., Linhoss, A. 2019. Low-Cost Pressure Gauges for Measuring Water Waves. Journal of Coastal Research (accepted 11/4/19).

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EG 231 Introduction to Ethics and Economics
EG 360 Fluid Mechanics
CE 360 Water Resources Engineering I
CE 367 Hydraulics Laboratory (W)
CE 432 Civil Engineering Design II
CE 460 Water Resources Engineering II
CE 466 Coastal and Harbor Engineering
CE 501 Introduction to Coastal Design Environment
CE 502 Introduction to Civil Engineering Design - Coastal Environment
CE 560 Coastal Hydrodynamics
CE 563 Hydrodynamic Modeling

Faculty Advisor: Sailing Team