Graduate Research Assistant/PhD Student
Louisiana State University
My name is Christopher George Siverd and I am currently a graduate research assistant/PhD student at Louisiana State University. In 2010 I graduated from LSU with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. From 2010 to 2012 I worked as a field engineer for Halliburton for the Gulf of Mexico region. From 2012 to 2014 I pursued and earned a master of science from Delft Univerisity of Technology. The master thesis was titled: Jamaica Bay Flood Risk Reduction Conceptual Design. Since May of 2015 I have been pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering at LSU. My research is part of a multi-disciplinary project funded through a National Science Foundation Coastal SEES award. The core of the disseration research is analyzing how flood risk has and will continue to evolve in communities along the Louisiana coast as a result of historic and future management of Mississippi River sediment delivery. ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) storm surge models representing historic eras of the Louisiana coast have been developed to help accomplish this task.
Monday, July 30
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM