CCR Personnel

Name and Biography
Scott C Hagen

Scott C. Hagen

Professor & Director, LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency; Louisiana Sea Grant Laborde Chair  

Scott Hagen has authored more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles with focus on massively parallel, high performance computational modeling of ocean, coastal, and inland astronomical and meteorological tides and flows. His more recent efforts expand into transport and biological modeling with respect to the coastal dynamics of sea level rise in general and salt marsh impacts in particular. Scott and his students are conducting scientific research that is applied through
engineering to benefit society. Their interdisciplinary research into the hydrodynamic and ecological effects of sea level rise is helping coastal planners and emergency management at the coastal land margin along the Gulf of Mexico and east coast of the U.S. Together they produce transdisciplinary research outcomes.

Dr. Peter Bacopoulos

Peter Bacopoulos

Research Scientist, LSU Center for Coastal Relisiency    

Life-long Floridian, a twin (brother-brother), schooled and trained at UCF (BS, MS, PhD and post-doc), with professional experience in academia (UNF), regulation (FDEP) and consulting (independent).  Expertise is with astronomic tides and storm surge, particularly as relating to estuarine hydrodynamics, salinity transport and coastal biology, and numerical modeling (ADCIRC, DG-SWEM and other codes) with high-performance computing systems.


Sandy Parfait

Sandy Dokka Parfait

Administrative Coordinator; Press and Media Coordinator, LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency

Sandy Parfait Coordinates the day-to-day operations for the LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency. She is a graduate of LSU where she received a BFA. Sandy has a decade of experience in program management and event planning.  

Dr. Jin Ikeda

Jin Ikeda

Postdoctoral Researcher, LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency

Jin Ikeda is a postdoctoral researcher at the Louisiana State University Center for Coastal Resiliency. Ikeda attained a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has research experiences in hydrodynamic and morphological simulation and laboratory experiments of sediment dynamics. His current research interest is sea-level rise and climate change effects on wetlands.