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CEE Alumnus Justin Vandever recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Justin Vandever

Justin Vandever '04 CEE was recently recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers as being one of the "New Faces of Civil Engineering" for the 2013 year. While at Cornell, Vandever worked with Phil Liu and Todd Cowen in the Defrees Hydraulics Lab studying the viscous damping and shoaling of solitary waves in a wave tank. Oftentimes, solitary waves are used to model the runup and inundation of tsunamis. Also during Vandever's time at Cornell, he interned with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and studied tidal inlet dynamics and sediment transport on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

Currently, Vandever is living in San Francisco, CA and working as a coastal engineer for AECOM, focusing on coastal flood hazard mapping, sea level rise vulnerability studies, and tidal wetland restoration design. 

To read the full ASCE article, click here

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