Nelson Tull


Master’s Student (Graduate Research Assistant)
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Mann Hall, Room 428
2501 Stinson Drive
Raleigh NC 27607

I am a second-year Master’s student in the Coastal and Computational Hydraulics Team at NC State. As an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, I became interested in water resources engineering and numerical modeling. My undergraduate research experience in groundwater modeling and my appreciation of numerical modeling and fluid mechanics led to an opportunity to study coastal and computational hydraulics at NC State.

The North Carolina Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN, is used by NC Emergency Management for decision support regarding flooding. My current research project involves connecting ADCIRC forecast data to the geospatial dataset used by FIMAN for the purpose of providing emergency managers with more accessible and convenient visualization of coastal flooding forecasts in real-time. This involves downscaling the ADCIRC forecast data to meet the resolution of the FIMAN datasets, and examining the impact of such downscaling on forecast accuracy.



North Carolina State University

  • Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
    • Graduate Research Assistant, Aug. 2016 to Present
    • Teaching Assistant, Aug. 2016 to Present
    • Guest Lecturer, CE 382 Hydraulics, Nov. 14 – Nov. 16

University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Undergraduate Research Assistant (EWRE), Sep. 2015 to May 2016
    • Teaching Assistant, Spring 2015
    • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Transportation), Sep. 2013 to Dec. 2014



B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2016
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Commonwealth Honors College Scholar with greatest distinction


Honors and Awards

  • ASBPA 2017 Conference Student Poster Award Winner
  • Louis V. Achilles Memorial Scholarship (2016)
  • College of Engineering Scholarship (2013)
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship (2012-2016)


Professional Affiliations

  • Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute
    • NCSU Student Chapter President (2017-2018)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers



  • FE Exam, passed July 2016