Dr. Norberto C. Nadal-Caraballo is the leader of the Coastal Hazards Group at the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (ERDC-CHL). Since joining ERDC-CHL in 2007, he has focused his research on the areas of statistical analysis of coastal storm hazards, probabilistic modeling of storm surge due to hurricanes and extratropical storms, flood hazard assessment, and reliability analysis of coastal structures. Dr. Nadal‐Caraballo has led and supported multiple efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), and state agencies to quantify coastal hazards for most U.S. coastlines and the Caribbean.
He has received numerous professional honors, including: 2016 ERDC Engineer of the Year (Herbert D. Vogel) Award, the 2015 Great Minds in STEM’s Hispanic National Achievement Award in Civil Engineering, the USACE National Project Delivery Team of the Year Award (2015), and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2011). A native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Dr. Nadal-Caraballo received his Bachelor of Science (2001), Master of Engineering (2006), and Doctorate of Philosophy (2007) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor of the Civil Engineering and Surveying Department.
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