Kevin A. Haas

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor
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Office Building
Mason
Office Room Number
2231
Biography

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

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