Gangfeng Ma, Ph.D.

Dr. Gangfeng Ma is an assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Old Dominion University. He received his B.S. (2003) and M.S. (2006) degrees in civil engineering at Tongji University, China, and his Ph.D. (2012) degree in civil engineering from Center for Applied Coastal Research at University of Delaware, USA. His research focuses on development and application of high-fidelity numerical models to studying coastal and estuarine processes, coastal hazards as well as sea level rise impact on coastal infrastructure.
Research Interests:
  • Ocean wave processes
  • Wetland hydrodynamics
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Coastal hazards
  • Landslide-induced tsunami 
  • Sea level rise impact on coasts
Professional Experience:
  • Director, Coastal Engineering Institute, Old Dominion University, Aug. 2014 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, July 2012 - present
  • Research Assistant, Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware, Jan. 2008 - May 2012
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, Aug.2006 - Dec. 2007
Contact Information:
  • Address: 129C Kaufman Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 757-683-4732
  • Fax: +1  757-683-5453
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