Frank Tsai, Ph.D., PE

Chevron Professor of Engineering
Director, Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3230F Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-4246 / Fax: (225) 578-4945
Email: ftsai@lsu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (2002) University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • M.Sc.(1995) National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • B.Sc. (1993) National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Employment History

  • (2015 - Present) Director, Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute
  • (2015 - Present) Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • (2009 - 2015) Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • (2003 - 2009) Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • (2002 - 2003) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests

Groundwater flow and fate and transport modeling in aquifer systems, groundwater inverse problems and experimental designs, geospatial heterogeneity reconstruction, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), saltwater intrusion modeling and management, surface water and groundwater conjunctive use, water resources optimization and management, multi-reservoir operations optimization and hydropower optimization, and coastal environmental modeling and management.

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