Dr. R. Andrew Goodwin, PhD, PE

Research Environmental Engineer, Environmental Laboratory, ERDC


Andy Goodwin is a Research Engineer with the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) stationed in Portland, Oregon since 2004. Andy’s expertise is informing the sustainable design and management of rivers, estuaries, and landscapes with ecology, natural and nature based solutions. Projects include predicting 3-D fish response to river infrastructure designs (, wetland ecology, geotechnical, environmental and water resources engineering.

Andy has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech where his focus included geotechnical engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Environmental Systems Engineering focused on ecological and animal behavior principles.

Dr. R. Andrew Goodwin, PhD, PE

Research Projects

This project will create a permanent large wood nourishment management program at Libby Dam, and provide a template for initiating similar programs......
This project will develop best practices guidance for incorporating beneficial vegetation on the riverside slopes of levees instead of traditional ......
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