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Prof Jennifer Irish


Position: Professor

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

University/Institute/Company: Virginia Tech


Jen Irish is a professor of coastal engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining academia in 2006, Irish served as regional technical specialist in coastal engineering for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her scholarly contributions have advanced understanding in four areas within coastal engineering and science: airborne lidar bathymetry in the coastal zone, nature-based infrastructure for coastal hazard mitigation, physics of storm surge and related probabilistic surge hazard assessment, and impacts of sea-level rise at the coast. Irish is a member of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine; Vice Chair and member of the Coastal Engineering Research Council; a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers; and on the editorial boards of Coastal Engineering and the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering.

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