CEE Faculty Profile

Kevin A. Haas

Associate Professor and Group Coordinator

Affinity Group: Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources

Office: Mason 2231
Phone: 404/385-1812
Email: khaas@gatech.edu
Web: http://www.tidalstreampower.gatech.edu/

Kevin A Haas is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Haas received his B.S. with distinction in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1994, where his honor's project involved working on a computer program for water main analysis and design. For his Master's thesis also from The Ohio State University, Dr. Haas worked on wind wave modeling in San Francisco Bay, including spending a summer (1995) working for USGS in Palo Alto, California implementing a real time wind and wave model. He received his Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering from the University of Delaware in January 2001. His Ph.D. work involved numerical and physical modeling of rip current systems, for which he won the Delaware Sea Grant award for outstanding research. Dr. Haas continued at the University of Delaware as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from January 2001 to December 2002. Dr. Haas joined the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology as part of the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program in January 2003. He is part of the team developing a new program in Coastal Engineering at Georgia Tech, Savannah.

Dr. Haas received his B.S. with distinction in Civil Engineering, where his honor's project involved working on a computer program for water main analysis and design. For his Master's thesis, Dr. Haas worked on wind wave modeling in San Francisco Bay, including spending a summer working for USGS in Palo Alto, California implementing a real time wind and wave model. His Ph.D. work involved numerical and physical modeling of rip current systems, for which he won the Delaware Sea Grant award for outstanding research. After graduating in January 2001, Dr. Haas continued at the University of Delaware as a Post Doctoral Fellow.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Haas' research interests include coastal engineering
  • Numerical modeling of nearshore circulation
  • Sediment transport in coastal regions
  • Hydrodynamics of rip current systems
  • Utilizing video for field and laboratory observations of waves and currents
  • Modeling and field observations of morphodynamic evolution
  • Sediment and contaminant transport in tidal marshes and extracting energy from waves and currents

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Deleware, 2001
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Ohio State University, 1996
  • B.S. with Distinction, Civil Engineering, Ohio State University, 1994

Honors

  1. Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans Outstanding Reviewer Citation, 2011.
  2. Delaware Sea Grant Outstanding Student Research Award, 2001.
  3. Davis Fellowship, Civil Engineering at University of Delaware, 1996-1997.
  4. Charles B. Lichtenstein Outstanding Undergraduate in Civil Engineering Award 1994.

Articles

  1. Warner, J., Defne, Z., Haas, K., and Arango, H. (2012) A wetting and drying scheme for ROMS. Submitted to Ocean Modelling.
  2. Bomminayuni, S., Bruder, B., Stoesser, T. and Haas, K. (2012) Assessment of Hydrokinetic Energy near Rose Dhu Island, Georgia. Submitted to AIP Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
  3. Work, P., Haas, K., Defne, Z. and Gay, T. (2011) Tidal Stream Energy Site Assessment via Three-Dimensional Model and Measurements. Submitted to Applied Energy
  4. Defne, Z., Haas, K., Fritz, H., Jiang, L., French, S., Shi, X., Smith, B., Neary, V. and Stewart, K. (2012) National Geodatabase of Tidal Stream Power Resource in USA. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (2012) 3326–3338, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.02.061.
  5. Defne, Z., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2011) Numerical modeling of tidal currents and the effect of power conversion on the hydrodynamics along the Georgia coast, USA. Renewable Energy, Volume 36, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 3461-3471.
  6. Cambazolgu, M. K. and Haas, K. (2011). Numerical Modeling of Breaking Waves and Cross-shore Currents on Barred Beaches. ASCE J. of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 6, 310-323.
  7. Defne Z, Haas K. and Fritz H. (2011) GIS based multi-criteria assessment of tidal stream power potential: A case study for Georgia, USA. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 15, Issue 5, June 2011, Pages 2310-2321.
  8. Yoo, J., Fritz, H.M., Haas, K., Work, P.A., and Barnes, C.F., (2011). Inversion in the surf zone with inclusion of wave nonlinearity using video-derived celerity. ASCE J. of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 137, No 2, 95-106.
  9. Defne, Z., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2009) Wave power potential along the southeast coast of the United States. Journal of Renewable Energy 34(10), 2197-2205.
  10. Haas, K. A and Warner, J. C. (2009) Comparing a quasi-3D to a full 3D nearshore circulation model: SHORECIRC and ROMS. Ocean Modelling, 26, 91-103.
  11. Moore, E., Utschig, T., Haas, K., Klein, B., Yoder, D., Zhang, Y. and Hayes, M. (2008) Tablet PC Technology for the Enhancement of Synchronous Distributed Education. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 1(2), 105-116.
  12. Haas, K., Sapp, B. and Kennedy, A. (2008) Video measurements of large scale flows in a laboratory wave basin. Journal of Waterways, Ports, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134 No. 1, 12-20.
  13. Kennedy, A., Shang, Y and Haas, K. (2008) Rip Currents With Varying Gap Widths. Journal of Waterways, Ports, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134 No. 1, 61-65.
  14. Haas, K., Check, L., and Hanes, D. (2007) Modeling the effects of wave skewness and beach cusps on littoral sand transport. Journal of Coastal Research, doi: 10.2112/06-0759.
  15. Haas, K., and Hanes, D. (2004) Process based modeling of total longshore sediment transport. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(3), 853-861.
  16. Haas, K., Svendsen, I., Haller, M. and Zhao, Q. (2003) Quasi 3D modeling of rip current systems. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(C7), 3217, doi:10.1029/2002JC001355.
  17. Zhao, Q., Svendsen, I. and Haas, K., (2003) Three dimensional numerical analysis of shear waves. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(C8), 3270, doi:10.1029/2002JC001306.
  18. Haas, K. and Svendsen, I. (2002) Laboratory measurements of the vertical structure of rip currents. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(C5), 3047, doi:10.1029/2001JC000911.

Proceedings

  1. List, J., Warner, J., Thieler, E., Haas, K., Voulgaris, G., McNinch, J. and Brodie, K. (2011) A Nearshore Processes Field Experiment at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, U.S.A. To appear in Proceeding of Coastal Sediments 2011, ASCE
  2. Defne, Z., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2008) Assessment of Tidal Currents along the Atlantic Coast of the Southeast USA for Energy Conversion: Case Study for Georgia. 2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy, Brest, France.
  3. Work, P.A., Moore, T., and Haas, K. (2007) Waves and currents in the Georgia Bight: Scientific Diving in Georgia and South Carolina. Proc. 2006 Symposium of the American Academy of Underwater Scientists, Dauphin Is., AL.
  4. Haas, K. and Cambazoglu, M. K. (2006) Video observations of longshore currents at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Proceedings for 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  5. Cambazolgu, M. K., Haas, K. and Hanes, D. (2006). Numerical investigations on the effect of wave skewness on sandbar migration. Proceedings for 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  6. Yoo, J., Fritz, H, Haas, K., Work, P. and Barnes, C. (2006) Wave celerity estimation and depth inversion using linear feature extraction from nearshore video images. Proceedings for 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  7. Shi, F, Kirby, J. and Haas, K. (2006) Quasi-3D nearshore circulation equations: A CL-Vortex force formulation. Proceedings for 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  8. Sapp, B., Haas, K. and Kennedy, A. (2005) Laboratory measurements of rip current pulsations. In Proceedings for Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2005, pp 275-284, ASCE.
  9. Fritz, H., Yoo, J., Barnes, C., Haas, K. and Work, P., (2005), PIV applied to nearshore video images. The 5th International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, Madrid, Spain, July 2005, ASCE.
  10. Yoo, J., Barnes, C., Fritz, H., Haas, K. and Work, P., (2005), Wave property estimations by linear feature extraction from nearshore wave images. The 5th International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, Madrid, Spain, July 2005, ASCE.
  11. Haas, K., Sapp, B. and Kennedy, A. (2004) Laboratory measurements of time-varying rip currents. In Proc. 29th Coastal Engineering Conference, 1480-1492, ASCE.
  12. Callaghan, D. P., Baldock, T. E., Nielsen, P., Hanes, D. M., Haas, K. and MacMahan, J. (2004) Pulsing and circulation in rip current system. In Proc. 29th Coastal Engineering Conference, 1493-1505, ASCE.
  13. Haas, K., Svendsen, I., Brander, R. and Nielsen, P. (2002) Modeling of a rip current system on Moreton Island, Australia. In Proc. 28th Coastal Engineering Conference, Volume 1 pp 784-796, Cardiff, Wales, ASCE.
  14. Zhao, Q., Svendsen, I., and Haas, K. (2002) Three-Dimensional lateral mixing in shear waves. In Proc. 28th Coastal Engineering Conference, Volume 1 pp 859-871, Cardiff, Wales, ASCE.
  15. Haas, K., Svendsen, I. and Zhao, Q. (2001) Waves and currents on accretional barred beaches. In Proc. 4th Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis. Volume 2 pp 1416-1425, ASCE.
  16. Zhao, Q., Svendsen, I. and Haas, K. (2001) Lateral mixing and shear waves. In Proc. 4th Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis. Volume 2 pp 1467-1476, ASCE.
  17. Haas, K., Svendsen, I. and Zhao, Q. (2000) 3-D Modeling of rip currents. In Proc. 27th Coastal Engineering Conference, Volume 2 pp 1113-1126, Sydney, Australia, ASCE.
  18. Svendsen, I., Haas, K. and Zhao, Q. (2000) Analysis of rip current systems. In Proc. 27th Coastal Engineering Conference, Volume 2 pp 1127-1140, Sydney, Australia, ASCE.
  19. Svendsen, I. and Haas, K. (1999) Interaction of undertow and rip currents. In Proc. Vth COPEDEC, 99, Vol. 1 pp 218-229, Cape Town, South Africa.
  20. Haas, K., Svendsen, I. and Haller, M. (1998) Numerical modeling of nearshore circulation on a barred beach with rip channels. In Proc. 26th Coastal Engineering Conference, Volume 1 pp 801-814, Copenhagen, Denmark, ASCE.

Presentations

  1. Haas, K. (2012) Tidal Stream Energy Resource Assessments. Invited presentation at the 5th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC.
  2. Haas, K. and Warner, J. (2012) Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave Modeling Of Weather Fronts. Presented at Ocean Sciences 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. Smallegan, S., Haas, K., List, J. (2012) Effects of Longshore Non-Uniformities in a Bar Trough System on Longshore Currents. Presented at Ocean Sciences 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. Haas, K., Defne, Z., Fritz, H., Jiang, L., French, S., Shi, X., Neary, V., Stewart, K. and Smith, B. (2011) A Database of the U.S. Tidal Stream Power Potential. Invited presentation at the 4th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC.
  5. Smallegan, S. M., Haas, K. A., Warner, J. C., and List, J. H. (2010). Observations of Longshore Currents at Cape Hatteras, NC. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  6. Haas, K., Defne, Z., Jiang, L. and Fritz, H. (2010) Assessment of Tidal Stream Energy Potential for the United States. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  7. List, J., Warner, J., Thieler, E., Haas, K., Voulgaris, G., McNinch, J. and Brodie, K. (2010) Sediment Delivery to Diamond Shoals: a Field Experiment at Cape Hatteras Point, North Carolina. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  8. Haas, K., Warner, J. and Smallegan, S. (2010) Three-Dimensional Modeling of Ocean Currents durng the Passage of Weather Fronts. Presented at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.
  9. Jiang, L., Haas, K., Fritz, H., Defne, Z., French, S., Shi, X. and Smith, B. (2010) Numerical Modeling of Tidal Streams for Energy Assessment Along the US Coast. Presented at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.
  10. Kumar, N., Voulgaris, G., Warner, J., Haas, K., Uchiyama, Y. and McWilliams, J. (2010) Applications of Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for Surf Zone Environments. Presented at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.
  11. Warner, J., List, J., Thieler, R., Voulgaris, G., Haas, K. and McNinch, J. (2010) Investigating nearshore processes at Cape Hatteras, NC. Coastal and Nearshore Processes Affecting our National Parks Session, Geological Society of America Meeting, March 2010, Baltimore MD.
  12. Haas, K., Fritz, H., Defne, Z., Jiang, L., French, S., Shi, X. and Smith, B. (2009) Assessment of Power Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States. Invited presentation at the 2nd Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC.
  13. Work, P.A., Sapp, A., Haas, K., Warren, D.W. (2009). GT/SkIO Coastal Science and Engineering Program, with Case Study. Presentation at Engineering Week Conference: Water – Your Future Depends on it, Armstrong Atlantic Center, Savannah, Georgia, February 19, 2009.
  14. Haas, K. and Warner, J. (2008) Three-Dimensional Modeling of Nearshore Hydrodynamics for a Synthetic Cape Attached Shoal. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS13D-1246.
  15. Yoo, J., Fritz, H., Haas, K., Work, P., Barnes, C. and Cho, Y. (2008) Observation of wave celerity evolution in the nearshore using digital video imagery. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS13D-1224.
  16. Haas, K and Warner, J. (2008) Three-dimensional modeling of nearshore hydrodynamics during the passage of weather fronts. Presented at the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting.
  17. Cambazolgu, M. K., Haas, K. and Hanes, D. (2008) Numerical modeling of cross-shore sediment transport and seasonal bar migration events. Presented at the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  18. Work, P.A., Demir, H., Haas, K.A., and Voulgaris, G. (2007). Nearshore Hydrodynamics and Beach Morphology Experiment, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Mid-South Area Engineering and Sciences Conference, May 17-18, Oxford, MS.
  19. Work, P.A., Fritz, H.F., Haas, K.A., and Nelson, J.R. (2007). Coastal Engineering and Oceanography Field Experiences in Educational Programs at GT-Savannah. Southeast GSA Meeting, March 29-30, 2007, Savannah, GA.
  20. Haas, K. and Warner, J. (2006) Comparison of a quasi-three dimensional and a fully three dimensional nearshore circulation model. Presented at the 2006 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  21. Work, P.A., Haas, K. and Moore, T. (2006) Waves and currents in the Georgia Bight: Scientific diving in Georgia and South Carolina. American Academy of Underwater Scientists Annual Meeting, Friday Harbor, WA, March 2006.
  22. Barnes, C.F., Work, P.A., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2006). Image driven data mining of high resolution satellite imagery of hurricane and tsunami disaster zones, NGA Academic Researchers Program Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, Washington, DC, September 2006.
  23. Barnes, C.F., Work, P.A., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2005). Image applications framework for automatic feature extraction. NGA Academic Researchers Program Symposium, Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, September 2005.
  24. Haas, K. and H. Fritz (2005) Ocean energy potential in Southeast Georgia. Presented at the workshop entitled “Alternative Energy Technology Innovation: The Coming Economic Boom.” Savannah, GA May 12-13, 2005.
  25. Barnes, C.F., Work, P.A., Haas, K. and Fritz, H. (2004). Shore video enabled data mining for bathymetric assessments. NGA Academic Researchers Program Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, Washington, DC, 15-17 September 2004.
  26. Haas, K. (2004) Numerical and physical modeling of rip current systems. Presented at the Rip Current Technical Workshop entitled "Rip Current Science: Coordinating Coastal Engineering Research and Forecast Methodologies to Improve Public Safety" Jacksonville FL, April 6-7, 2004.
  27. Haas, K., Voulgaris, G., Work, P., Hanes, D.M., and Warner, J.C. (2004) The South Carolina coastal erosion study: Nearshore hydrodynamics field experiment [abs.]: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA., 13-17 December 2004, vol. 85, no. 47, Abstract #OS21B-1225.
  28. Voulgaris, G., Warner, J.C., Work, P., Hanes, D.M. and Haas, K., (2004) The South Carolina coastal erosion study; Integrated circulation and sediment transport studies; A project overview [abs.]: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA., 13-17 December 2004, vol. 85, no. 47, Abstract #OS21B-1224.
  29. Warner, J.C., Sullivan, C., Voulgaris, G., Work, P., Haas, K. and Hanes, D.M. (2004) The South Carolina coastal erosion study; numerical modeling of circulation and sediment transport in Long Bay, South Carolina [abs.]: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement, San Francisco, CA., 13-17 December 2004, vol. 85, no. 47, Abstract #OS21B-1226.
  30. Voulgaris, G., Haas, K., Work, P., Hanes, D. and Warner, J. C. (2004) Nearshore waves and current studies. South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study Public Workshop, Conway, SC., February 24, 2004.
  31. Warner, J.C., Voulgaris, G., Hanes, D., Work, P. and Haas, K. (2004). “Physical processes study of sediment transport in Long Bay, SC.” South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study Public Workshop, Conway, SC., February 24, 2004.
  32. Haas, K. and Svendsen, I. (2001) The effect of asymmetry on a rip current system. Presented AGU Fall Meeting, San Franciscon, CA.
  33. Svendsen, I. and Haas, K. (1999) Vertical variation of rip currents. Presented AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  34. Haas, K. and Svendsen, I. (1998) Numerical modeling of rip currents. Presented AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Reports

  1. Haas, K., Work, P.A., and Gay, T., (2010). Assessment of tidal stream energy potential for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Report to GPA Technologies, Ventura, CA.
  2. Haas, K., and Work, P.A., (2009). Tybee Island Beach Survey, November, 2009. Report to City of Tybee Island, Georgia, 16 pp.
  3. Sapp, A., Work, P.A., Haas, K., and Warren, D.A., (2009). Munitions constituents at three US Marine Corps installations: Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, and Cherry Point. Project report to US Marine Corps Headquarters, 2009.
  4. Work, P.A., Wiederhold, C., and Haas, K., (2006). Nearshore Hydrodynamics and Beach Morphology Experiment, Myrtle Beach, SC, December 10-18, 2005. Project report for South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study, sponsored by U.S. Geological Survey and SC Sea Grant Consortium. 88pp.
  5. Sullivan, C.M., Warner, J.C., Martini, M.A., Voulgaris, G., Work, P.A., Haas, K.A., and Hanes, D.H. (2006) “South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study Data Report for Observations October 2003 - April 2004” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1429 DVD-ROM, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1429/.
  6. Shi, F., Kirby, J. T., Newberger, P and Haas, K. A. (2005) Master Program for Nearshore Community Model, Documentation and User’s Manual. Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware. http://chinacat.coastal.udel.edu/~kirby/programs/nearcom/documents/master.pdf.
  7. Haas, K., Demir, H., Work, P., Voulgaris, G. and Obley, S., (2004) Myrtle Beach Nearshore Experiment, Dec 10 to Dec 15, 2003: Part II - Morphological and Remote Imagery Measurements. Technical Report, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech Savannah, Savannah, GA. (34 pages).
  8. Obley, S., Voulgaris, G., Haas, K., Demir, H. and Work, P. (2004) Myrtle Beach Nearshore Experiment, Dec 10 to Dec 15, 2003: Part I: Hydrodynamic Measurements. Technical Report CPSD/04/01, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. (37 pages).
  9. Svendsen, I., Haas, K. and Zhao, Q. (2002) Quasi-3D Nearshore Circulation Model SHORECIRC, CACR Report 2002-01. Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware.