Matthew V. Bilskie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Matthew V. Bilskie, Ph.D.

I STEM II: Room 3212
302 E Campus Road
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
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
Areas of Expertise
  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
  • Coastal Resiliency
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure
  • Compound Flooding
  • Hurricane Storm Surge
  • Stakeholder Engagement
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