Joseph Gailani, PhD

(Retired) Research Hydraulic Engineer, Coastal And Hydraulics Laboratory, ERDC


Dr. Gailani’s research interests include cohesive sediment processes, sediment transport modeling, dredged material management, beneficial use of dredged material, and evaluation of contaminated sediment sites. Recent EWN-associated research includes developing sustainable dredged sediment management practices which support habitat diversity and flood risk management. He is the focus area lead for the Sediment and Dredging Processes focus area in the USACE Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Program. He received his doctorate in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.

Joseph Gailani, PhD

Research Projects

Wetlands support both habitat and flood risk reduction missions of the Corps. Wetlands that are managed or supported by the Corps are often near na......
Strategic placement of dredged sediment is the practice of cost-effectively placing sediment at dispersive sites so that natural forces can transpo......
Many wetlands are subsiding due, in part, to reduced mineral sediment input. Navigation dredged sediment that is not beach quality (>15% fines) ......
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