Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered
Delon Hampton (NAE) is chairman of the board at Delon Hampton & Associates in Washington, DC. His major interest is in the area of tunneling and underground design and construction. Dr. Hampton has been involved in the design and/or construction of tunnels in both hard and soft ground, as well as shafts and connecting and intercepting structures. He has also been involved in restoration and rehabilitation of a failed submerged tunnel system, and in tunneling research. He has also worked on the design of highway and airfield pavements. This includes the establishment of design parameters for subgrades and base courses, as well as required pavement thicknesses for Portland cement concrete and asphaltic concrete surface courses. Dr. Hampton received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University.
Gregory J. Holland
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Greg Holland is the director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Holland, a native to Australia, was for many years with Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre. Dr. Holland also worked with Aerosonde, a manufacturer of lightweight and long-range aircraft. His areas of expertise are within tropical meteorology and climate, and he is an expert in the areas of fine-scale details of winds and precipitation in hurricanes. Dr. Holland received his B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from the University of South Wales and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from Colorado State University.
Richard A. Luettich, Jr.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard A. Luettich is director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has dealt broadly with modeling and measurement of circulation and transport in coastal waters. Dr. Luettich's modeling efforts have emphasized the development and application of unstructured grid solution techniques that are optimized for geometricaly complex systems such as sounds, estuaries, inlets and inundated regions. He has co-developed a circulation and storm surge model that has been applied extensively for modeling storm surge in the Southern Louisiana and New Orleans areas. Dr. Luettich has also participated in the development of components of the national Coastal Ocean Observing System. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Burns & Roe Services
Peter Marshall is vice president of operations at Burns & Roe Services Corporation after a distinguished career in the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy. Prior to joining Burns and Roe, he served for two years as a senior vice president with Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services Corporation, where he was responsible for project development and project operations. Mr. Marshall?s experience in the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy included positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, from commanding officer of the Navy Public Works Center in San Francisco to fleet civil engineer of Naval Forces Europe to commander of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment and Pacific Division of NAVFAC to vice commander of NAVFAC. Mr. Marshall is a fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers and a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and California with a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Tufts and an M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
David H. Moreau
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David H. Moreau is professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Moreau teaches water resources planning and regional environmental planning. His research interests include analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water resource and related environmental programs. He is engaged in water resources planning at the local, state, and national levels. He has chaired or served on several NRC committees, most recently as a member of the Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies. Dr. Moreau serves as chairman of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state?s regulatory commission for water quality, air quality, and water allocation. Dr. Moreau received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.
Thomas D. O'Rourke
Thomas D. O'Rourke (NAE) is a Thomas R. Briggs professor of engineering at Cornell University. His primary areas of interest include: 1) large ground deformation during earthquakes, with special emphasis on the mechanisms and characteristics of soil liquefaction and its influence on critical lifeline systems, 2) seismic performance of water supply and gas and liquid fuel distribution systems, with emphasis on earthquake protection of large water supply and energy distribution systems, improved methods for earthquake loss estimation, and interactive modeling of complex utility systems, 3) deep excavation and underground construction technology, with emphasis on the prediction of ground movements caused by deep excavations and tunneling, improved methods for assessing the stability of deep excavations, and the use of deep soil mixing and jet grouting technologies, 4) pipeline design, rehabilitation, and systems performance, and 5) performance and interaction of polymeric materials with soil and groundwater. Dr. O'Rourke received his BSCE degree in civil engineering from Cornell University in 1970 and his MSCE and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kenneth W. Potter
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kenneth W. Potter is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Potter's areas of research interests include hydrological modeling and design, estimation of hydrologic risk, estimation of hydrological budgets, and restoration of aquatic systems. He has been a fellow of the AAAS, a fellow of the AGU, and a Woodrow Wilson fellow. Dr. Potter received his B.S. degree in geology from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Y. P. Sheng
University of Florida
Y. Peter Sheng is professor with the Civil and Coastal Engineering Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His fields of interest include coastal and estuarine circulation modeling and monitoring; turbulent transport and modeling; sediment transport and water quality dynamics and modeling; light attenuation processes; seagrass dynamics and modeling; atmospheric boundary layer dynamics and modeling; tornado dynamics and modeling; dispersion and deposition processes and modeling; storm surge and coastal flooding modeling and monitoring; integrated modeling for ecosystem restoration and coastal hazard mitigation; parallel computing; grid computing. Dr. Sheng received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering, fluid and thermal sciences, from Case Western Reserve University.
Robert H. Weisberg
University of South Florida, St. Petersburgh
Robert H. Weisburg is professor of physical oceanography in the College of Marine Science at the College of Marine Science from the University of South Florida. Dr. Weisberg is an experimental physical oceanographer engaged in ocean circulation and ocean-atmosphere interaction studies in the tropics, on continental shelves, and in estuaries. He is the director of the USF Ocean Circulation Group and co-director of the USF Coastal Ocean Modeling and Prediction System. His research presently emphasizes in-situ measurements, analyses, and models of the West Florida Shelf circulation and interactions between the shelf and the estuaries. Dr. Weisberg received his B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.
Andrew J. Whittle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew J. Whittle is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His area of expertise is in geotechnical engineering, constitutive models for geomaterials, analysis methods for foundations, excavations and tunnels, in situ test methods, and ground improvement. Dr. Whittle's teaching interests include introduction and advanced geotechnical engineering and theoretical soil mechanics. He received his B.Sc. degree from Imperial College of Science and Technology and his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.