Joel Casey Dietrich

Updated 2017/03/15

Dietrich-Thumbnail

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Mann Hall, Room 319C
2501 Stinson Drive
Raleigh NC 27607
(919) 515-5277
jcdietrich@ncsu.edu

 

Experience

North Carolina State University

University of Texas at Austin

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

 

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering

M.S., Civil Engineering

B.S., Civil Engineering

B.A., Journalism

 

Licensing

Engineer Intern

  • EI 12797, Licensed, State of Oklahoma, July 2004
  • Passed the FE Exam (91 out of 100), April 2004

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Honors and Awards

 

Projects

Pending

  1. AA Fox, HS Armstrong, PK Baran, JC Dietrich, DB Eggleston, DB Hill, H Mitasova. “Developing Immersive Engagement Tools to Improve Coastal Flooding Education and Decision-making Activities.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coastal Resilience Grant Program, 2017/03/15, $708,307 (Dietrich: $79,053).

  2. JC Dietrich. “Storm-Induced Mixing and Restratification in Estuaries of the Northern Gulf Coastline.” The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Gulf Research Program, Early-Career Fellowships, 2017/02/22, (Dietrich: $75,000).

  3. JC Dietrich, KD Huguenard, EJ Kubatko, RJ McCord. “Collaborative Research: Frictional Dissipation of Storm-Induced Waves in Protected Coastal Regions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences, Physical Oceanography, 2017/02/15, $1,017,422 (Dietrich: $239,999).

  4. A Gupta, S Ranjithan, K Han, DB Hill, JC Dietrich. “Developing design guidelines for nonstructural systems in critical services buildings subjected to wind and water hazards.” National Institute for Standards and Technology, Disaster Resilience Research Grants Program, 2016/09/23, $999,888.

  5. AB Kennedy, D Bolster, D Wirasaet, JC Dietrich. “PREEVENTS Track 2: Collaborative Research: Subgrid-Scale Corrections to Increase the Accuracy and Efficiency of Storm Surge Models.” National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS), 2016/09/20.

Current

  1. JC Dietrich. “Mapping and Visualization of Coastal Flood Forecasts for Decision Support.” National Consortium for Data Science, Data Fellows, 2016/07/01 to 2017/06/30, $50,000 (Dietrich: $50,000).

  2. JC Dietrich, MF Overton, RA Luettich Jr. “Interactions between Waves, Flooding and Beach Morphology during Storm Events.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Carolina Sea Grant, 2016/02/01 to 2018/01/31, $98,225 (Dietrich: $88,378).

  3. RA Luettich Jr, G Smith, et al. “Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at UNC.” Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, 2016/01/01 to 2017/12/31, (Dietrich: $150,000).

  4. WC Lenhardt, et al. “RADE: A Risk Analytics Discovery Environment.” UNC Research Opportunities Initiative, North Carolina Data Science and Analytics Initiative, 2015/07/01 to 2017/06/30, (Dietrich: $27,270).

  5. TM Özgökmen, et al. “The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE).” Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia (RFP-IV), 2015/01/01 to 2017/12/31, more than $20,000,000 (Dietrich: $225,874).

Completed

  1. JC Dietrich, BO Blanton, JG Fleming, JL Losego, RA Luettich Jr. “Strengthening the Hurricane Wave and Surge Forecast Guidance provided to Coastal Communities in North Carolina.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Carolina Sea Grant, 2014/02/01 to 2016/01/31, $143,358 (Dietrich: $108,358).

Not Funded

  1. JC Dietrich. “CAREER: Dynamic Coupling of Storm-Induced Flooding and Erosion in Large Coastal Regions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences, Physical Oceanography, 2016/07/25, $400,000 (Dietrich $400,000).

  2. NM White, M Gabr, et al. “Water Desalination Using Waves Kinetic Energy off the Coast of North Carolina.” UNC Research Opportunities Initiative, 2016/05/26, $1,173,745.

  3. CN Dawson, PB Bedient, JC Dietrich, KM Dresback, H Needham. “Decision Support Tools for Combined Surge/Rainfall Hazards in Complex Coastal Regions.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program, 2015/07/24, (Dietrich: $200,000).

  4. JC Dietrich, et al. “Performance Limit States of Flood Defense Structures Protecting Nuclear Power Plants in Coastal Regions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, Engineering for Natural Hazards, 2015/02/17, $408,147 (Dietrich: $78,093).

  5. JC Dietrich, EJ Kubatko. “Collaborative Research: Computational Methods for the Evolution of Spectral Wave Energy during Extreme Events in Lakes and Coastal Regions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences, Computational Mathematics, 2014/12/15, (Dietrich: $269,169).

  6. PR Berke, et al. “Enhancing Coastal Resilience: Building Adaptive Capacity to Meet the Challenges of a Triple Threat.” National Science Foundation, Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES), 2014/12/03, (Dietrich: $320,617).

  7. S Ranjithan, et al. “Infrastructure Modeling and Systems Analysis Framework for Enhancing Community Resilience.” Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Community Resilience Center of Excellence, 2014/09/12, $19,988,929.

  8. JC Dietrich. “Computational Modeling for Wind- and Density-Driven Estuarine Circulation under Hurricane Conditions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences, Physical Oceanography, 2014/08/15, (Dietrich: $266,047).

  9. A Gupta, et al. “Decision Support Framework for Resilient and Sustainable Design: A Prototype Considering Non-Structural Systems in Hospitals Subjected to Earthquakes, Winds, and Storm-Surge.” National Science Foundation, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, Decision Frameworks for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, 2014/07/24, $1,199,738 (Dietrich: $151,728).

  10. JC Dietrich, et al. “Coastal SEES: Multi-Scale Assessment of Impacts in Coastal Regions due to Storm-Induced Flooding of Nuclear Power Plants.” National Science Foundation, Coastal Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (Coastal SEES), 2014/01/21, $1,055,861 (Dietrich: $261,571).

  11. JC Dietrich, EJ Kubatko. “Collaborative Research: Computational Methods for the Evolution of Spectral Wave Energy during Extreme Events in Lakes and Coastal Regions.” National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences, Computational Mathematics, 2013/12/15, $533,919 (Dietrich: $252,486).

  12. PR Berke, et al. “Hazards SEES Type 2 Collaborative Research: Coastal Disaster Resiliency: A Socio-Ecological Systems Approach.” National Science Foundation, Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES), 2013/02/04, $2,997,671.

 

Allocations

  1. CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, JC Dietrich, C Michoski. “Hurricane Storm Surge and Coastal Flow and Transport Modeling.” National Science Foundation, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 2016/07/01 to 2017/06/30, 6,636,536 CPU-hours at SDSC and TACC, estimated value of $282,311.86.

  2. CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, EJ Kubatko, JC Dietrich. “Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling.” National Science Foundation, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 2015/07/01 to 2016/06/30, 5,776,822 CPU-hours at SDSC, NICS and TACC, estimated value of $199,767.50.

  3. CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, EJ Kubatko, JC Dietrich. “Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling.” National Science Foundation, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 2014/07/01 to 2015/06/30, 3,524,773 CPU-hours at SDSC and TACC, estimated value of $167,339.12.

  4. CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, EJ Kubatko, JC Dietrich. “Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling.” National Science Foundation, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 2013/07/01 to 2014/06/30, 5,651,048 CPU-hours at NICS and TACC.

 

Publications

Aggregators

List Indicators

* Students supervised by JC Dietrich at NCSU

Journal Articles in Review

  1. JC Dietrich, A Muhammad, M Curcic, A Fathi, CN Dawson, SS Chen, RA Luettich Jr (2017). “Sensitivity of Storm Surge Predictions to Atmospheric Forcing during Hurricane Isaac (2012).” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, in review.

  2. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr, C Kaiser (2017). “Forecasts of Winds, Waves and Surge during Hurricane Arthur (2014): Sensitivities to Track Uncertainty and Wind Model Formulation.” Coastal Engineering, in re-revision.

Journal Articles

  1. DM Kidwell, JC Dietrich, SC Hagen, SC Medeiros (2016). “An Earth’s Future Special Collection: Impacts of the coastal dynamics of sea level rise on low gradient coastal landscapes.” Earth’s Future, accepted for publication.

  2. AG Sebastian, JM Proft, JC Dietrich, W Du, PB Bedient, CN Dawson (2014). “Characterizing Hurricane Storm Surge Behavior in Galveston Bay using the SWAN+ADCIRC Model.” Coastal Engineering, 88, 171-181, DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.03.002.

  3. JD Meixner, JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen (2014). “A Discontinuous Galerkin Coupled Wave Propagation/Circulation Model.” Journal of Scientific Computing, 59, 334-370, DOI: 10.1007/s10915-013-9761-5.

  4. PC Kerr, RC Martyr, AS Donahue, ME Hope, JJ Westerink, RA Luettich Jr, AB Kennedy, JC Dietrich, CN Dawson (2013). “U.S. IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed: Evaluation of Tide, Wave, and Hurricane Surge Response Sensitivities to Mesh Resolution and Friction in the Gulf of Mexico.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, 4633-4661, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20305.

  5. ME Hope, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, PC Kerr, JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, CJ Bender, JM Smith, RE Jensen, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, RA Luettich Jr, MD Powell, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, H Pourtaheri, HJ Roberts, JH Atkinson, S Tanaka, HJ Westerink, LG Westerink (2013). “Hindcast and Validation of Hurricane Ike (2008) Waves, Forerunner, and Storm Surge.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, 4424-4460, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20314.

  6. JC Dietrich, M Zijlema, P-E Allier, LH Holthuijsen, N Booij, JD Meixner, JK Proft, CN Dawson, CJ Bender, A Naimaster, JM Smith, JJ Westerink (2013). “Limiters for Spectral Propagation Velocities in SWAN.” Ocean Modelling, 70, 85-102, DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.11.005.

  7. PC Kerr, JJ Westerink, JC Dietrich, RC Martyr, S Tanaka, DT Resio, JM Smith, HJ Westerink, LG Westerink, T Wamsley, M van Ledden, W de Jong (2013). “Surge Generation Mechanisms in the Lower Mississippi River and Discharge Dependency.” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 139(4), 326-335, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000185.

  8. RC Martyr, JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, PC Kerr, CN Dawson, JM Smith, H Pourtaheri, N Powell, M van Ledden, S Tanaka, HJ Roberts, LG Westerink, HJ Westerink (2013). “Simulating Hurricane Storm Surge in the Lower Mississippi River under Varying Flow Conditions.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139(5), 492-501, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000699.

  9. JC Dietrich, S Tanaka, JJ Westerink, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, JM Smith, LG Westerink, HJ Westerink (2012). “Performance of the Unstructured-Mesh, SWAN+ADCIRC Model in Computing Hurricane Waves and Surge.” Journal of Scientific Computing, 52(2), 468-497, DOI:10.1007/s10915-011-9555-6.

  10. JC Dietrich, CJ Trahan, MT Howard, JG Fleming, RJ Weaver, S Tanaka, L Yu, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, G Wells, A Lu, K Vega, A Kubach, KM Dresback, RL Kolar, C Kaiser, RR Twilley (2012). “Surface Trajectories of Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.” Continental Shelf Research, 41(1), 17-47, DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.015.

  11. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, JM Smith, RE Jensen, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, MD Powell, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, GW Stone, H Pourtaheri, ME Hope, S Tanaka, LG Westerink, HJ Westerink, Z Cobell (2011). “Hurricane Gustav (2008) Waves and Storm Surge: Hindcast, Validation and Synoptic Analysis in Southern Louisiana.” Monthly Weather Review, 139(8), 2488-2522, DOI:10.1175/2011MWR3611.1.

  12. AB Kennedy, U Gravois, BC Zachry, JJ Westerink, ME Hope, JC Dietrich, MD Powell, AT Cox, RA Luettich Jr, RG Dean (2011). “Origin of the Hurricane Ike Forerunner Surge.” Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L08608, DOI:10.1029/2011GL047090.

  13. JC Dietrich, M Zijlema, JJ Westerink, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, RE Jensen, JM Smith, GS Stelling, GW Stone (2011). “Modeling Hurricane Waves and Storm Surge using Integrally-Coupled, Scalable Computations.” Coastal Engineering, 58, 45-65, DOI:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.08.001.

  14. S Bunya, JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, BA Ebersole, JM Smith, JH Atkinson, RE Jensen, DT Resio, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, MD Powell, HJ Westerink, HJ Roberts (2010). “A High-Resolution Coupled Riverine Flow, Tide, Wind, Wind Wave and Storm Surge Model for Southern Louisiana and Mississippi: Part I – Model Development and Validation.” Monthly Weather Review, 138(2), 345-377, DOI:10.1175/2009MWR2906.1.

  15. JC Dietrich, S Bunya, JJ Westerink, BA Ebersole, JM Smith, JH Atkinson, RE Jensen, DT Resio, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, MD Powell, HJ Westerink, HJ Roberts (2010). “A High-Resolution Coupled Riverine Flow, Tide, Wind, Wind Wave and Storm Surge Model for Southern Louisiana and Mississippi: Part II – Synoptic Description and Analysis of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” Monthly Weather Review, 138(2), 378-404, DOI:10.1175/ 2009MWR2907.1.

  16. BA Ebersole, JJ Westerink, S Bunya, JC Dietrich, MA Cialone (2010). “Development of Storm Surge Which Led to Flooding in St. Bernard Polder during Hurricane Katrina.” Ocean Engineering, 37, 91-103, DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2009.08.013.

  17. JC Dietrich, RL Kolar, KM Dresback (2008). “Mass Residuals as a Criterion for Mesh Refinement in Continuous Galerkin Shallow Water Models.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(5), 520-532, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2008)134: 5(520).

  18. KM Dresback, RL Kolar, JC Dietrich (2005). “On the Form of the Momentum Equation for Shallow Water Models Based on the Generalized Wave Continuity Equation: Conservative vs. Non-Conservative.” Advances in Water Resources, 28(4), 345-358, DOI:10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.11.011.

  19. KM Dresback, RL Kolar, JC Dietrich (2004). “A 2D Implicit Time-Marching Algorithm for Shallow Water Models Based on the Generalized Wave Continuity Equation.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 45(3), 253-274, DOI:10.1002/fld.697.

Conference Proceedings

  1. JM Smith, RE Jensen, AB Kennedy, JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink (2010). “Waves in Wetlands: Hurricane Gustav.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, 2010, 32.

  2. JH Atkinson, JJ Westerink, T Wamsley, M Cialone, JC Dietrich, KM Dresback, RL Kolar, DT Resio, C Bender, BO Blanton, S Bunya, W de Jong, BA Ebersole, A Grzegorzewski, RE Jensen, H Pourtaheri, J Ratcliff, HJ Roberts, JM Smith, CM Szpilka (2008). “Hurricane Storm Surge and Wave Modeling in Southern Louisiana: A Brief Overview.” Proceedings of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 2008, 467-506.

  3. JC Dietrich, RL Kolar, JJ Westerink (2006). “Refinements in continuous Galerkin wetting and drying algorithms.” Proceedings of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, 2006, 637-656.

  4. JC Dietrich, RL Kolar, RA Luettich Jr (2004). “Assessment of ADCIRC’s Wetting and Drying Algorithm.” Proceedings of Computational Methods in Water Resources, CT Miller, MW Farthing, WG Gray, and GF Pinder, eds., 2, 1767-1778.

  5. KM Dresback, RL Kolar, JC Dietrich (2002). “Impact of the Form of the Momentum Equation on Shallow Water Models based on the Generalized Wave Continuity Equation.” Proceedings of Computational Methods in Water Resources, SM Hassanizadeh, RJ Schotting, WG Gray, and GF Pinder, eds., 47, 1573-1580.

Book Chapters

  1. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, JM Proft, MT Howard, G Wells, JG Fleming, RA Luettich Jr, JJ Westerink, Z Cobell, M Vitse, H Lander, BO Blanton, CM Szpilka, JH Atkinson (2013). “Real-Time Forecasting and Visualization of Hurricane Waves and Storm Surge Using SWAN+ADCIRC and FigureGen.” Computational Challenges in the Geosciences, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 156, 49-70, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7434-0_3.

Letters

  1. AB Kennedy, JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink (2013). “The Surge Standard for ‘Events of Katrina Magnitude.'” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(29), E2665-E2666, July 16, 2013, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1305960110.

 

Presentations

List Indicators

* Students supervised by JC Dietrich at NCSU
+ Presenter, if other than first author

Invited Seminars (External)

  1. JC Dietrich, A Thomas*, A Behnia, CN Dawson. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the North Carolina Coast.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 04 May 2016.

  2. JC Dietrich, R Cyriac*, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the Carolina Coast.” MARI & CCPO Seminar Series, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 26 January 2015.

  3. JC Dietrich, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the Carolina Coast.” Science on the Sound Lecture Series, Coastal Studies Institute, Manteo, North Carolina, 21 November 2013.

  4. JC Dietrich. “Development and Application of High-Resolution Models for Ocean Waves and Circulation.” Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, 21 February 2013.

  5. JC Dietrich. “Development and Application of High-Resolution Models for Ocean Waves and Circulation.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 13 February 2013.

  6. JC Dietrich. “Development and Application of High-Resolution Models for Ocean Waves and Circulation.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech University, 17 January 2013.

  7. JC Dietrich. “High Resolution Models for Ocean Waves and Circulation.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 28 March 2012.

  8. JC Dietrich. “Development and Application of High Resolution Models for Ocean Waves and Circulation.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, 24 February 2012.

  9. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy. “Development and Application of Coupled Hurricane Wave and Surge Models for Southern Louisiana.” CHAMPS Lab Seminar, University of Central Florida, 18 July 2011.

  10. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy. “Development and Application of Coupled Hurricane Wave and Surge Models for Southern Louisiana.” Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Texas A&M University, 10 February 2011.

Invited Seminars (Internal)

  1. JC Dietrich, R Cyriac*, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the Carolina Coast.” WRCEE Seminar Series, NC State University, 26 September 2014.

  2. JC Dietrich, R Cyriac*, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the Carolina Coast.” Triangle Physical Oceanography Lecture Series, North Carolina, 23 September 2014.

  3. JC Dietrich. “Development and Application of Coupled Hurricane Wave and Surge Models for Southern Louisiana.” PhD Dissertation Defense, University of Notre Dame, 12 October 2010.

  4. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, S Tanaka, RC Martyr, ME Hope, Z Cobell, L Westerink, H Westerink, A Suhardjo. “Coupled Waves and Storm Surge in Southern Louisiana.” Environmental Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series, University of Notre Dame, 23 March 2010.

Conference Presentations

  1. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, A Fathi, CN Dawson, KM Dresback, CA Blain, M Bilskie, SC Hagen, H Graber. “Towards models for barotropic and baroclinic circulation in the Choctawhatchee Bay and River System.” Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 7-9 February 2017.

  2. JC Dietrich, A Gharagozlou*, MF Overton, A Thomas*, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, C Kaiser. “Interactions between Waves, Flooding, and Beach Morphology during Storm Events.” North Carolina Beach, Inlet, & Waterway Association Annual Conference, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 14-15 November 2016.

  3. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, A Thomas*. “Improved Efficiency for Wave and Surge Models via Adaptive Domain Decomposition.” Computational Methods for Water Resources, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 20-24 June 2016.

  4. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, A Fathi, CN Dawson, KM Dresback, CA Blain, M Bilskie, SC Hagen, H Graber. “Modeling 3D Circulation in the Choctawhatchee Bay and River System.” 14th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, 13-15 June 2016.

  5. A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr. “Optimizing the Placement of Unstructured Mesh Resolution for ADCIRC in Coastal Regions.” ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 05-06 May 2016.

  6. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, A Fathi, CN Dawson, KM Dresback, M Bilskie, SC Hagen, H Graber. “Modeling 3D Circulation in the Choctawhatchee Bay and River System.” ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 05-06 May 2016.

  7. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, C Kaiser. “Forecast Predictions of Winds, Waves and Storm Surge during Hurricane Arthur (2014).” Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference, Newark, Delaware, 27-29 July 2015.

  8. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, C Kaiser. “Forecast Predictions of Winds, Waves and Storm Surge during Hurricane Arthur (2014).” ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, Maryland, 30-31 March 2015.

  9. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich+, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Strengthening the Hurricane Wave and Surge Forecast Guidance provided to Coastal Communities in North Carolina.” SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16-17 March 2015.

  10. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson. “Coastal Models of Oil Transport in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.” Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, Texas, 16-19 February 2015.

  11. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, KM Dresback, RL Kolar, CA Blain, RA Luettich Jr, MV Bilskie, SC Hagen. “Baroclinic Currents along the Florida Panhandle during SCOPE.” 18th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 03-04 April 2014.

  12. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, KM Dresback, RL Kolar, CA Blain. “Toward the Transport of Oil from Sea Floor to Beaches as Driven by the 3D Baroclinic ADCIRC.” 17th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29-30 April 2013.

  13. CN Dawson, JM Proft, JC Dietrich, N Panda, A Muhammad, AG Sebastian, PB Bedient. “Update on Hurricane Modeling Scenarios in the Houston Region Using ADCIRC.” 17th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29-30 April 2013.

  14. JD Meixner, CN Dawson, JC Dietrich. “Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Spectral Wave/Circulation Modeling.” 17th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29-30 April 2013.

  15. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, H Arabshahi, A Muhammad. “Coastal Models of Oil Transport during Normal and Extreme Conditions.” Advances in Computational Mechanics, with special track: Finite Elements in Flow Problems, San Diego, California, 24-27 February 2013.

  16. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, H Arabshahi, A Muhammad. “Coastal Models of Oil Transport during Normal and Extreme Conditions.” Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 21-23 January 2013.

  17. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson. “Surface Trajectories of Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.” Computational Methods in Water Resources, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 17-21 June 2012.

  18. JC Dietrich. “Surface Trajectories of Oil Transport in the Gulf of Mexico.” 16th ADCIRC Workshop, Silver Spring, Maryland, 23-24 April 2012.

  19. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson. “Surface Trajectories of Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.” Oil Spill Response Research and Development Forum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 10-11 January 2012.

  20. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, JD Meixner, J Proft, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, RA Luettich Jr, EJ Kubatko, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen. “Issues in Wave-Circulation Coupling.” 15th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 18-19 April 2011.

  21. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, JD Meixner, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, RA Luettich Jr, EJ Kubatko, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen. “Performance of the Integrally – Coupled, Unstructured – Mesh SWAN + ADCIRC(DG) Model.” SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Long Beach, California, 21-24 March 2011.

  22. JJ Westerink, JC Dietrich+, CN Dawson, S Tanaka. “High Performance Scalable Computations of Hurricane Driven Wind Waves, Storm Surge, and Flow in Integrated Ocean Basin to Shelf to Inland Floodplain Systems.” SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Long Beach, California, 21-24 March 2011.

  23. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, AB Kennedy, ME Hope, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson. “Coupled Waves and Storm Surge during Hurricane Gustav.” 14th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 20-21 April 2010.

  24. RC Martyr, JC Dietrich, ME Hope, JJ Westerink, HJ Westerink, LG Westerink, HJ Roberts, JH Atkinson. “High Resolution Modeling of Flow, Tides and Hurricane Storm Surge in the Lower Mississippi River.” 14th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 20-21 April 2010.

  25. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, CN Dawson, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, G Stelling, RA Luettich Jr. “Coupled, Unstructured Grid, Wave and Circulation Models: Validation and Resolution Requirements.” 10th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 15-19 July 2009.

  26. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr. “Implementation and Validation of the Coupled UnSWAN+ADCIRC Model.” 1st SWAN Workshop, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, 8-10 June 2009.

  27. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming. “Validation of the Unstructured, Highly-Scalable, Integrally-Coupled, ADCIRC-UnSWAN Model.” 13th ADCIRC Workshop, NOAA, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20-21 April 2009.

  28. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, M Zijlema, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr. “Coupled, Unstructured Grid, Wave and Circulation Models: Validation and Resolution Requirements.” 15th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, 1-3 April 2009.

  29. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, S Tanaka, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, H Lander, M Reed. “Coupled, Unstructured Grid, Wave and Circulation Models: Preliminary Results.” 7th International Workshop on Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf and Ocean Flows, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 17-19 September 2008.

  30. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, M Zijlema, LH Holthuijsen, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, H Lander, M Reed. “Coupled, Unstructured Grid, Wave and Circulation Models: Preliminary Results.” 12th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 16-17 April 2008.

  31. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, HJ Westerink, JM Smith, RE Jensen, JH Atkinson, S Bunya, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson. “Hindcasting Winds, Waves, and Storm Surge for Hurricane Rita.” 10th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting and Coastal Hazards Symposium, North Shore, Hawaii, 11-16 November 2007.

  32. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, HJ Westerink, JH Atkinson, S Bunya, JM Smith, RE Jensen, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, RA Luettich Jr, CN Dawson. “Hindcasting Winds, Waves, and Storm Surge for Hurricane Rita.” 10th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Newport, Rhode Island, 5-7 November 2007.

  33. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, HJ Westerink, S Bunya, EJ Kubatko, CN Dawson, RA Luettich Jr, BA Ebersole, JM Smith, RE Jensen, JH Atkinson, AT Cox, VJ Cardone, MD Powell. “Modeling the Coupled Winds, Waves and Storm Surge of Hurricane Rita.” 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, California, 23-26 July 2007.

  34. JC Dietrich, S Bunya, JJ Westerink, JH Atkinson, RA Luettich Jr, BA Ebersole, JM Smith, RE Jensen, DT Resio, VJ Cardone, AT Cox, MD Powell. “A High Resolution Riverine Flow, Tide, Wind, Wind Wave and Storm Surge Model for Southern Louisiana.” 11th ADCIRC Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 22-23 May 2007.

  35. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, JH Atkinson, HJ Westerink. “Implementation of the Texas Model Application.” 10th ADCIRC Workshop, Silver Spring, Maryland, 6-7 March 2006.

  36. JC Dietrich, JJ Westerink, RL Kolar. “Refinements in Continuous Galerkin Wetting and Drying Applications.” 9th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Charleston, South Carolina, 31 October to 2 November 2005.

  37. JC Dietrich, et al. “Update.” 9th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 28 February to 1 March 2005.

  38. JC Dietrich, et al. “Assessment of ADCIRC’s Wetting and Drying Algorithm.” Computational Methods in Water Resources, University of North Carolina, 17 June 2004.

  39. JC Dietrich, et al. “Assessment of ADCIRC’s Wetting and Drying Algorithm.” Undergraduate Research Day, University of Oklahoma, 3 April 2004.

  40. JC Dietrich, et al. “Assessment of ADCIRC’s Wetting and Drying Algorithm.” 8th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 19 March 2004.

  41. JC Dietrich, et al. “Fluxes and Mass Balance.” 8th ADCIRC Workshop, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 18 March 2004.

  42. JC Dietrich, et al. “Optimization of the ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Model on Workstation Clusters.” Undergraduate Research Day, University of Oklahoma, 5 April 2003.

  43. JC Dietrich, et al. “Benchmarking of the Combined Predictor-Corrector, Parallel ADCIRC Code.” SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Austin, Texas, 17-20 March 2003.

  44. JC Dietrich, et al. “Impact of the Form of the Momentum Equation on the 1-D Form of the ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Model.” ASCE Regional Conference, University of Oklahoma, 26 April 2002.

  45. JC Dietrich, et al. “Impact of the Form of the Momentum Equation on the 1-D Form of the ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Model.” Undergraduate Research Day, University of Oklahoma, April 2002.

  46. JC Dietrich, et al. “Numerical Stability and Temporal Accuracy in the ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Model.” Undergraduate Research Day, University of Oklahoma, 7 April 2001.

  47. JC Dietrich, et al. “Numerical Stability of the ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Model.” Undergraduate Research Day, University of Oklahoma, April 2000.

Posters (External)

  1. JC Dietrich, A Muhammad, M Curcic, A Fathi, CN Dawson, SS Chen, RA Luettich Jr. “Sensitivity of Storm Surge Predictions to Atmospheric Forcing during Hurricane Isaac (2012).” Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa, Florida, 01-03 February 2016.

  2. JC Dietrich, et al. “Benchmarking Studies of the Combined Predictor-Corrector, Parallel ADCIRC Code.” Computational Methods in Water Resources, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 23-28 June 2002.

Posters (Internal)

  1. A Gharagozlou*, JC Dietrich, M Overton, A Karanci. “Morphological Modeling of Hatteras Island During Hurricane Isabel.” Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 03 March 2017.

  2. A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr. “Optimizing the Design of Unstructured Meshes Describing North Carolina Coastal Regions to Improve Accuracy of Flood Predictions.” Computing & Systems Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 22 April 2016.

  3. A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr. “Optimizing the Design of Unstructured Meshes Describing North Carolina Coastal Regions to Improve Accuracy of Flood Predictions.” Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 04 March 2016.

  4. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr. “Forecast Predictions of Winds, Waves and Storm Surge during Hurricane Arthur (2014).” NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 25 March 2015.

  5. R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, RA Luettich Jr. “Forecast Predictions of Winds, Waves and Storm Surge during Hurricane Arthur (2014).” Water Resources, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 06 March 2015.

  6. JC Dietrich, et al. “Benchmarking Studies of the Combined Predictor-Corrector, Parallel ADCIRC Code.” OU Supercomputing Symposium 2003, University of Oklahoma, 25 September 2003.

  7. JC Dietrich, et al. “Benchmarking Studies of the Combined Predictor-Corrector, Parallel ADCIRC Code.” OU Supercomputing Symposium 2002, University of Oklahoma, 12-13 September 2002.

 

Teaching

Instructor (13)

Course Location Semester   Size   Evaluation   Dep’t  
CE 596 Coastal Modeling
     as CE 675 Civil Eng’ng Project3
NC State Sp 20173 1
Fa 2015 7 4.8 4.5
Sp 2014 8 4.6 4.4
CE 596 Coastal Hydrodynamics NC State Sp 2016 5 4.8 4.5
CE 581 Env. Fluid Mechanics NC State Fa 2016 7 3.6 4.5
Sp 2015 10 4.6 4.3
CE 382 Hydraulics
     with R Cyriac2
NC State Fa 2016 62 4.5 4.1
Fa 20152 67 4.4 4.1
Fa 2014 53 4.6 4.1
Fa 2013 71 4.6 4.1
CE 30230 Eng’ng Programming
     with RC Martyr1
Notre Dame Fa 20091 15 4.4 4.1
Fa 2008 15 4.5 3.8
Fa 2007 15 4.7

 

Coordinator (4)

Course Location Semester  
CE 607/807 Water Resources & Env. Engr. Seminar NC State Sp 2017
Fa 2016
Sp 2016
Fa 2015

 

Guest Lecturer (6)

Course Instructor Location Semester  
CE 487 Coastal and Ocean Engineering AC Ortiz NC State Sp 2017
EJ Sciaudone Sp 2015
CE 382 Hydraulics TN Aziz NC State Fa 2015
Sp 2015
ARC 402 Sustainable Building Design DB Hill NC State Sp 2015
EM 311 Dynamics CN Dawson Texas Fa 2011

 

Teaching Assistant (5)

Course Instructor Location Semester  
CE 30460 Fluid Mechanics SA Sakimoto Notre Dame Sp 2007
Sp 2006
CE 30125 Computational Methods JJ Westerink Notre Dame Fa 2006
Fa 2005
CE 4123 Open Channel Flow RL Kolar Oklahoma Sp 2005

 
 

Mentoring

Committee Chair (4)

Student Type   Duration  
Nelson Tull MS 2016-Present
Alireza Gharagozlou PhD 2015-Present
Ajimon Thomas PhD 2014-Present
Rosemary Cyriac PhD 2013-Present

 

Adviser (2)

Student Type   Duration  
Katherine Finegan MENE 2015-Present
Srikanth Bellam MCE 2015-Present

 

Committee Member (4)

Student Adviser Type   Duration  
Liliana Velasquez Montoya Margery Overton PhD 2015-Present
Ayse Karanci Margery Overton PhD 2015-Present
Alper Altuntas John Baugh PhD 2014-2016
Jie Gao Rick Luettich PhD 2013-Present

 
 

External Service

Editorial Board

Technical Referee

  • Modeling Studies (1)
    • Numerical Modeling Group
      • North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study
      • US Army Corps of Engineers, 2013 to 2014

Conference Session Organization

  1. JC Dietrich, CN Dawson. Special Session on “Recent Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling of Waves, Circulation and Transport.” Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR), University of Toronto, 20-24 June 2016.

  2. CN Dawson, JC Dietrich. Special Session on “Numerical Methods for Waves, Circulation and Transport in the Coastal Ocean.” Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 17-21 June 2012.

Participation in Planning Workshops

  1. EM Rathje. “NHERI Cyber-Infrastructure User Requirements Workshop,” National Science Foundation, University of Texas at Austin, 11-12 January 2016.

  2. DT Cox. “NHERI Experimental Facility Workshop for Waves and Tsunamis,” National Science Foundation, Oregon State University, 12-13 November 2015.

  3. AB Kennedy, DT Cox. “Decadal Roadmap Workshop for Wave/Surge Loading and Design of Near-Coast Structures,” National Science Foundation, Northeastern University, 12 September 2015.

Guest Speaker

  1. “Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.” Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club, Lakeway, Texas, 7 December 2011.

  2. “Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.” Central Texas Chapter, Air & Waste Management Association, Austin, Texas, 15 September 2011.

 

Internal Service

Department Committees

Committee Duration  
Graduate Programs 2016-Present
Publicity 2013-Present
ABET Fundamentals 2013-Present
Faculty Search, Water Quality and Coastal Engineering (2 Positions) 2013-2015

 

Faculty Adviser

Group Duration  
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) Student Chapter 2016-Present

 

Honor Societies