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Jane McKee Smith

Jane McKee Smith

Research Professor, University of Florida

Bio

Smith is a Research Professor at University of Florida and an Emeritus Senior Research Scientist at the US Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. She earned a PhD from University of Delaware in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Coastal Engineering. Her research focus is on coastal hydrodynamics, including nearshore waves and currents, shallow-water wave processes, and storm surge. Her projects include theoretical and numerical studies as well laboratory and field experimentation. Smith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers. She received the 2022 International Coastal Engineering Award. Smith serves on editorial boards for Coastal Engineering; Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering; and Frontiers in Built Environment and is a member of the Marine Board of the National Academies. She has over 200 professional publications.