Robert Randall

Professor Emeritus

W. H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering

Director, Center for Dredging Studies

Randall, Robert

Office: HEB 139C
Phone: 979.845.4568

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Dredging and Dredged Material Placement
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Offshore Measurements
  • Underwater and Moored Systems
  • Undersea Acoustics
  • Brine Diffusion Processes
  • Capping of Dredged Material
  • Laboratory Physical Modeling.

Awards & Honors

  • Human Powered Submarine, The 12th Mantaray, 4th Place Overall, 12th International Submarine Races, Faculty Advisor, 2015
  • Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Service Impact Award, December 2013
  • SNAME, International Offshore Student Design Competition, 1st , 2nd , 3rd Place (tie), Faculty Advisor, 2013
  • Faculty Advisor Award, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2010
  • Diplomate (Ocean Engineering), Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Ports, and Navigation Engineers, 2010


  • Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1972
  • M.S., University of Rhode Island, 1969
  • B.M.E., Ohio State University, 1963

Selected Publications

1. Lewis, J. M. and Randall, R. E. “Prediction of Minor Loss Coefficient at Suction Inlet of Cutter Suction Dredge”, Journal of Dredging, Western Dredging Association (WEDA), Vol. 15, No. 1, July 2015

2. Henriksen, J., Randall, R., and Socolofsky, S. ”Near-Field Resuspension Model for a Cutter Suction Dredge,” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 3, pp. 181-191, May 2012

3. Young, D. R. and Randall, R. E. “Measurement of Forces on A Cutterhead Using a Laboratory Model Cutter Suction Dredge,” Journal of Dredging Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, Western Dredging Association (WEDA), April 2011

4. Randall, R. E., deJong, P. S., and Henriksen, J. C. “Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator” Journal of Dredging Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, Western Dredging Association (WEDA), December 2008

5. Adair, R. F. and Randall, R. E. “Method for Estimating Clamshell Dredge Production and Project Cost,” Journal of Dredging Engineering, Western Dredging Association (WEDA), Vol. 7, No.1, June 2006