Coastal and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory


Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of New Orleans

Director, Coastal and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory
at the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences

contact information:

2000 Lakeshore Dr., 1065 GP
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
Phone: (504)-280-1373, Fax:(504)-280-7396


Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Sciences, (major: Hydrodynamics; minor: Geology), University of New Orleans, 2002

M.Sc., Water Resources, Civil and Env. Engineering, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 1999

B.Sc., Louisiana State University, Civil Engineering (minor: Env. Engineering) Baton Rouge, LA, 1997

HND, Higher Technical Institute, Civil Engineering, Lefkosia, Cyprus, HND, 1992.

Research Interests

Environmental and Computational Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics, Coastal and Estuarine Transport Processes, Saltwater Intrusion, Density Currents, Wave Modeling, Sediment Transport, Coastal Hydraulics, Applications to Coastal Restoration. 

Selected Publications

Meselhe, E., Georgiou, I.Y., McCorquodale, J. A., Allison, M., 2012, Numerical modeling hysrodynamics and sediment transport in the Lower Mississippi River a land building diversion, Journal of Hydrology (in press).

Grzegorzewski, S.A.*, Georgiou, I.Y., 2011, Sediment transport trends along an island terminus; A model study during storms in the northern Chandeleur Islands, in Coastal Sediments, eds. Wang, P., Rosati, J.D., and Roberts, T.M., v. 3, 2198-2211

Georgiou I.Y., Kulp, M.A., FitzGerald, D.M., Miner, M., 2010, “The Louisiana Coastline”, in Encyclopedia of the World’s Coastal Landforms, (eds) E.C.F. Bird, Springer, New York, ISBN: 1402086385, pp. 61 - 68.

El Kheiashy, K. , McCorquodale, J.A., Georgiou, I.Y., and Meselhe, E., 2010, Three dimensional hydrodynamic modeling over bed forms in open channels, International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 25, No.4, 2010, pp. 431 - 440.

Howes, N.C., FitzGerald, D.M., Hughes, Z.J., Georgiou, I.Y., Kulp, M.K., Miner, M.D., Smith, J.M., and Barras, J.A., 2010, Hurricane Induced failure of low salinity wetlands, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, v. 107, 32, 14014-14019, doi/10.1073/pnas.0914582107.

Georgiou, I.Y., McCorquodale, J. A., Schindler, J., Retana A.G., FitzGerald, D.M., Hughes, Z., Howes, N., 2009, Impact of Multiple Freshwater Diversions on the Salinity Distribution in the Pontchartrain Estuary under Tidal Forcing, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 54, pp. 59 – 70.

McCorquodale, J.A., Roblin, R.J., Georgiou, I.Y., Haralampides, K., 2009, Salinity, nutrient, and sediment dynamics in the Pontchartrain Estuary, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 54, pp. 71- 87.

Pereira, J.F., J.A. McCorquodale, E.A. Meselhe, I.Y. Georgiou and M.A. Allison, 2009, Numerical Simulation of Bed Material Transport in the Lower Mississippi River, Journal of Coastal Research, v. 56, ISSN 0749-0248, pp. 1449 – 1453.

Georgiou, I.Y., Schindler, J., 2009, Wave forecasting and longshore sediment transport gradients along a transgressive barrier island; Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, GeoMarine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-009-0165-3, pp. 467 – 476.

Miner, M.D., Kulp, M.A., FitzGerald, D.M., and Georgiou, I.Y., 2009, Hurricane-associated ebb- tidal delta sediment dynamics: Geology, v. 37, no. 9, p. 851-854, doi: 10.1130/G25466A.1.

Georgiou, I.Y., and Schindler, J., 2009, Numerical simulation of waves and sediment transport along a transgressive barrier island, Chapter H., in Lavoie, D., ed., Sand resources, regional geology, and coastal processes of the Chandeleur Islands coastal system—an evaluation of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009– 5252, Reston, VA, p. 143–168.

Li, C., Walker, N., Hou, A., Georgiou I.Y., Roberts, H., Laws, E., Weeks, E., Li, X., Crochet, J., McCorquodale, J.A., 2008, Circular Plumes in Lake Pontchartrain under Wind Straining, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 80, 1, 161 - 172

Li, C., Chen, C., Georgiou, I.Y., 2008, Geometry Induced Residual Eddies in Channel and Estuarine Flows, J. Geophys. Res, 113, C01005, doi:10.1029/2006JC004031

Georgiou, I.Y., Fitzgerald, D., Stone, G., 2005, Physical Processes Along the Louisiana Coastal Waters, J. of Coastal Research, Vol. 44, pp. 72-89. [ .pdf 7.05 MB ]

Reyes, E., Georgiou, I.Y., McCorquodale, J.A., Reed, D., 2005, Modeling Barrier Island Effects in Coastal Ecosystems, J. of Coastal Research, Vol. 44, pp. 176-185. [ .pdf 4.32 MB ]

McCorquodale, J.A., Georgiou, I.Y., Carnelos, S., and Englande, A.J., 2004, Modeling Coliforms in Storm Water Plumes, J. Environ. Eng. Sc., Vol. 3, pp. 419-431. [ .pdf 910 KB]

McCorquodale J.A. and Georgiou, I.Y., 2004, Modeling Freshwater Inflows into a Shallow Lake, J. of Hydro-Engineering and Env. Mechanics, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 75-84. [ .pdf 914 KB]

McCorquodale J. A., Carnelos S., Georgiou I., Barbé D., Cothren G., Englande A.J., 2004, Fate of Pathogens in Stormwater Plumes, Chapter 5 in: Innovative Modeling of Urban Water Systems, James, William, (eds), Monograph 12, pp. 91-113, CHI Publications.

Georgiou, I.Y., McCorquodale, J.A., 2002, Stratification and Circulation Patterns in Lake Pontchartrain, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Malcolm L. Spaulding and Butler Lee H., Eds., ASCE, New York, pp. 140-151.

Georgiou, I.Y., Tittlebaum, E.M., 2001, Sanitary Sewer Overflows Associated with non-NPDES Entities, J. of Environ. Engg. and Policy, Springer & Verlag, Vol. 2, No.3, pp. 121-130.

Georgiou, I.Y., McCorquodale, J.A., 2000, Salinity Stratification from a Navigation Canal in a Shallow Lake, Stratified Flows, Laurence G.A., Pieters R. and Yonemitsu N., Eds., IAHR, Vol. 2, pp. 859 - 864. [ .pdf 360 KB]


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