Learn how one of the world’s leading R&D centers on coastal resilience is working to protect the NYC metro area from the risks of another Superstorm Sandy and the inevitability of sea level rise.
Hear an informative presentation by the Davidson Lab’s Director Muhammad Hajj. Share your thoughts with other alumni from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Cornell, with light refreshments before the program begins and at an optional Dutch treat lunch afterwards.
We will learn about the Lab’s amazing system for monitoring, modelling, and forecasting water levels and behavior within a radius of 100 miles from New York Harbor.
We will see how Stevens’ researchers model and test marine transportation and energy systems in one of the nation’s best wave tanks. Children and students might find this especially intriguing.
And we will learn about the Lab’s many other initiatives to manage the impacts of climate change in coordination with other national and international research organizations.
10:00-10:30 Registration, Reception
10:30-11:30 Talk and Questions
11:30-Noon Wave Tank Demo
After: Optional Dutch Treat Lunch
The Laboratory is accessible by PATH train to Hoboken and a short walk. Parking will be provided free at the Babbio Center parking garage on Frank Sinatra Drive; details will be sent to registrants before March 18.
Pre-registration is required and will close at Noon on Friday, March 17th, 2023.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
George Meade Bond Chair at Stevens Institute of Technology
Muhammad R. Hajj is the George Meade Bond Chair at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also the Director of the renowned Davidson Laboratory, one of the nation’s leading research facilities in computational and experimental marine and coastal hydrodynamics and Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering.
Before joining Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. Hajj held the title of the J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech where he served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech between 2014 and 2018. He was also the Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) between 2012 and 2018.
Dr. Hajj is a renowned scholar in the fields of fluid mechanics, structural dynamics and fluid-structure interactions. To date, he has advised 25 PhD students to completion and is currently advising six
PhD students. He has given keynote/invited presentations at many conferences and universities.
As Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Hajj is involved in the implementation of graduate policies and supporting the Transformative Graduate Education initiative. Before joining the Graduate School, he served as the Director of Research and Graduate Studies in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) where he set guidelines and implemented policies that lead to doubling the number of ESM PhD students and graduates between 2006 and 2014. He has given presentations about graduate education at several universities.
Dr. Hajj is a Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) and served as an elected member of its board of governors between 2013 and 2016. He has chaired several national and international conferences.
Dr. Hajj received a B. Eng. degree (with distinction) from the American University of Beirut. He received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Virginia Tech in 1992 as an Assistant Professor in the department of Engineering Science and Mechanics.
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