University of Florida
I was a graduate student at the University of Florida from September 1976 to August 1978, where earned my
Master of Science degree in Coatal and Oceanographic Engineering. My expenses were financed through a
graduate research assistantship. My advisor at the University of Florida was Dr. Max Sheppard.
My thesis was titled: "Design and Development of an In-Situ Suspended Sediment Concentration Measurement
System". My studies were concentrated in the area of fluid mechanics and applied mathematics, with independent
study in "Hydrodynamic Analysis of Floating Bodies".
This is the Master of Science diploma that was given to me on August 26, 1978.
The Coastal and Oceanographic
Engineering group has faculty
who are internationally
recognized for their prominence
and their impact on studies of
physical processes associated
with sediment transport in
beaches, estuaries and lakes;
wave transformations over
sandy and muddy bottoms;
bridge scouring; inlet
morphodynamics and wave-
current interactions; estuarine
and coastal physics; storm
surge and inundation; and salt
intrusion into estuaries and
All Graduate students are
required to complete a program
plan of study form. This form
includes supervisory committee
information (for Master’s thesis,
PhD students or if a minor is
selected) and all of the courses
that a student will take
throughout the degree program.