Ram Mohan, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE

Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

  • Dredging and dewatering
  • Contaminated sediment management
  • Engineering with nature and nature-based systems
  • Coastal engineering and living shorelines
  • Wetland restoration and beneficial reuse of sediments

Awards & Honors

  • Member, National Research Council, Marine Board (2016-2019)
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (2016)
  • Chairman, World Organization of Dredging Associations (2013-2016)
  • Elected Member, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society (1998)
  • Member, CEDA (Europe) Commission on Adaptive Management (2012-2014)
  • Guest Editor, ASCE Special Publication on Advances in Coastal Structures (2005)
  • Member, National Research Council, Ocean Studies Board (2000-2003)
  • Editor, Marine Technology Society Special Publication on Ocean Modeling (1999)
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Science & Engineering (1999)
  • Listed in International Who's Who of Professionals (1998)
  • IADC International Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in dredging engineering (1994)
  • IGS/AIMIL Annual Award for best geotechnical journal publication (1992)


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University (College Station), Ocean (Coastal) Engineering, 1993
  • M.S., University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Ocean Engineering, 1990
  • B.S., Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, Naval Architecture, 1988

Selected Publications

Mohan, R. (Editor). 2016-Present. Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering. Editor-in-Chief of the journal published by Old City Publishing, Philadelphia, PA.

Mohan, R., Goldberg, K., Pratt, T., Rizzo, A., McHugh, M., and Mears, W. 2016. Rebuilding a Resilient National Shoreline - One Wetland at a Time - A review of National Practice and Lessons Learned. Manuscript under review for the World Dredging Conference (WODCON), Miami, Florida.

Doody, P., Patmont, C., Gardner, R., and Mohan, R. 2013. A Review of Lessons Learned After Nearly Three Decades of Environmental Dredging in the USA. Proceedings of the World Dredging Congress, Belgium.

Henderson, M., Reemts, M., Mears, W., and Mohan, R. 2012. Time Critical Port Terminal Shore Protection Design: Supporting the Port of Gulfport Restoration Program. Proceedings, ASCE-PORTS conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, D.C.

Mohan, R., Palermo, M., Costello, M., Koubsky, D., Rieger, J., and Jackson, M. 2010. Developing an In-Lieu Sediment Remediation Fee Schedule for Elizabeth River. Proceedings of the Battelle Fifth International Conference on Contaminated Sediment Remediation, New Orleans.

Mohan, R.K. 2005. Capping of Contaminated Coastal Areas. In Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, ed. Schwartz. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Mohan, R., Magoon, O., and Pirrello, M., eds. 2003. Advances in Coastal Structure Design. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, Coastal, Oceans, Rivers, and Ports Institute.

National Research Council (NRC). 2003. A Process for Setting, Managing and Monitoring Environmental Windows for Dredging Projects. Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C. (Mohan, R., Committee Member)

Gerapic, G., Dinicola, W., Znidarcic, D., Mohan, R., and Urso, D. 2002. Modeling Approaches for Estimating Dredged Material Settlement - A Comparison of the PSDDF and CONDES Models. Journal of Dredging Engineering 4(1): 15-33.

Wright, S., Mohan, R., Brown, M., and Kim, C. 2001. Filter Design Criteria for Aquatic Sediment Caps. Journal of Coastal Research 17(2): 353-362.