UBC Civil Engineering welcomes a new Assistant Professor in Coastal Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering is pleased to extend a warm welcome to a new world-class researcher and educator.

Dr. Enda Murphy joins the Department as an Assistant Professor in Coastal Engineering. He has 17 years of applied research and consultancy experience involving application of numerical and physical modeling techniques to address coastal engineering and coastal zone management challenges. His research and teaching interests are towards an improved understanding and more sustainable management of coastal hazard risk through trans‐disciplinary, whole systems approaches and nature‐based solutions.

Dr. Murphy was most recently a senior research engineer with the National Research Council of Canada’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, while completing a Doctorate at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Murphy obtained his undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering at University College Cork. He went on to pursue his master’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been working in the coastal zone management industry since graduation. He is just now completing his PhD at the University of Ottawa.

“The UBC Department of Civil Engineering is excited that Dr. Murphy, a talented researcher and educator, has chosen to join our team. We look forward to seeing what your future with us hold,” said Dr. Bernard Laval, Department Head.