Welcome to Dr. Don Resio
Dr. Resio served as the Senior Technologist for the US Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Lab from 1994 to 2011. He directed the Army’s program for joint theater and post-disaster access, under which a new class of expedient bridging was developed to allow rapid access to coastal, estuarine and riverine areas under austere/degraded conditions. He is a recognized leader in the meteorology, hydrodynamics and probabilistic analysis of environmental hazards in coastal, estuarine, and riverine areas. He served as a co-leader of the post-Katrina Inter-agency forensics study and subsequently became the leader of the Risk Analysis team for the South Louisiana Hurricane Protection Project. This team developed a new technical approach for hurricane risk assessment now being used along all US coastlines which is also being extended by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency for new licensing guidelines at coastal sites. Under the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency, Dr. Resio led a team of researchers in the development of innovative methods for the rapid repair of levee breaches. This work offers new options for improved flood mitigation in many areas of the US and is now being considered for full-scale deployment in Lake Okeechobee. Dr. Resio currently serves as a US delegate to the United Nations’ Joint World Meteorological Organization’s Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) in the area of climate effects in the ocean and is the co-chair of the UN Coastal Inundation and Flooding Demonstration Project.
On 14 July, Dr. Resio joined the faculty at the University of North Florida as a Professor of Ocean Engineering and as the Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute (TERI). In this new position, he expects to continue his research activities and hopes to attract interested students to this exciting field of work. Additional key elements of his work at UNF will be teaching courses, developing a new curriculum for an advanced degree program in Coastal and Estuarine Engineering, and building/recruiting a world-class team of faculty members to work with him in developing improved information, insightful identification of problems and innovative problem solutions for those us living in coastal and estuarine areas.