ABE BioComplexity Seminar – Dr. Clint Willson



Education, Outreach and Research at the LSU Center for River Studies
Clint Willson, Ph.D., P.E. is the Interim Dean of the LSU College of the Coast & Environment and the Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He has been at LSU for over 25 years teaching and conducting research in the broad areas of water resources and environmental engineering. Clint also serves as Director of the LSU Center for River Studies, a collaboration with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, a research facility located on the Baton Rouge Water Campus. The Center’s mission is two-fold: educate visitors about the river, the Louisiana coast, and the flood risk reduction and coastal restoration science and engineering in southern Louisiana; and to use the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model to study the hydraulics and bedload (sand) transport in the lower 190 miles of the river. Over 100 LSU and other students have worked at the Center and its predecessor. Clint received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and then served for six and a half years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Before coming to LSU, he spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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