Celso Moller Ferreira

Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1782
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Potomac Science Center
Room 2108
Mail Stop: 6C1

Personal Websites

Biography

Flood hazards engineering and resilience

Dr. Celso Ferreira leads the Mason Flood Hazards Research Lab (http://frg.vse.gmu.edu/), with a focus on investigating and developing solutions that increase society resilience to water related natural hazards. The Lab is currently investigating the potential of nature to reduce hurricane induced flooding and wave impacts to critical infrastructure and coastal regions. His group research strives to incorporate future climate variability, sea-level rise and human induced environmental changes to engineering practice and design. His group is also focusing on integrating riverine, urban and coastal flooding analysis at real time, near future forecasting and critical infrastructure design.

Dr. Celso Ferreira has written over 20 technical publications and his research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Interior (DOI), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and several private organizations. He was recently appointed a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and also an Associate Researcher at the USGS National Research Program. He has more than 10 years of experience working in consulting projects related to water resources, environmental and coastal engineering in the US and Brazil.

Research

2013 - 2015 : In Hot Water and Harm's Way: Modeling to Promote Regional Resilience to Repeated Heat Waves and Hurricanes. Funded by Johns Hopkins University.

2013 - 2015 : PROTECTING VIRGINIA FROM HURRICANE STORM SURGE WITH WETLANDS ECOSYSTEMS: CAN NATURE HELP TO REDUCE HURRICANE FLOOD RISK. Funded by Jeffress Memorial Trust.

Research Interests

Water Resources Engineering

Degrees

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • MEng, General and Applied Hydrology, CEDEX Centro de Experimentácion y Obras Públicas
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina