Matthew V. Bilskie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Advancing coastal resiliency

Telephone: 706-542-3936


0712C Boyd Graduate Research Building
200 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Matthew Bilskie's research interests include hurricane storm surge modeling for present and future conditions, real-time flood inundation forecasting, developing new methods to assess compound floods, communication with decision-makers, and natural- and nature-based feature implementation and assessment. He leads the Coastal Ocean Analysis and Simulation Team (COAST), a research team that develops computational hydrodynamic models to simulate astronomic tides, wind-waves, storm surge, and rainfall-runoff in coastal and oceanic environments.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2016
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2012
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2009

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2020 - present
  • Research Scientist, Louisiana State University Center for Coastal Resiliency, 2016 - 2020
  • Graduate Assitant, Louisiana State University, 2015 - 2016
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida CHAMPS Lab, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Central Florida CHAMPS Lab, Graduate Research Assistant, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Central Florida CHAMPS Lab, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2008 - 2009

Research Interests

  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
  • Coastal Resiliency
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure
  • Compound Flooding
  • Hurricane Storm Surge
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering University of Georgia, 2020 - present
  • Research Scientist, Center for Coastal Resiliency, Louisiana State University, 2016-2020

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award – Honorable Mention “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” Louisiana State University, 2017
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2017


Coastal Ocean Analysis and Simulation Team (COAST)