Dr. Matthew Farthing

Senior Research Scientist, Hydrodynamic Phenomena

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
Published Sept. 7, 2022

Dr. Matthew Farthing began work at ERDC in the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in 2007. Prior to coming to ERDC, Dr. Farthing served as research assistant professor in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering department at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and he is now the U.S. Army Senior Research Scientist for Hydrodynamic Phenomena. Dr. Farthing’s research interests include computational modeling of hydrodynamics, scientific computing, and reduced order modeling. Dr. Farthing’s contributions to the research community include mentoring numerous students, post-docs, and ERDC researchers, as well as serving on more than a dozen academic committees at six different universities. Dr. Farthing has also served on numerous governmental committees including NOAA’s National Water Model Community Advisory Panel. He has also had the pleasure of serving as visiting faculty in the Mathematics Department of the University of Padova.

Dr. Farthing earned his Ph.D. from UNC in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. His dissertation was on Accurate, Efficient Methods for Modeling Flow and Transport in Porous Media. Farthing’s undergraduate degree is from Brown University in Mathematics. He has over 150 technical publications, including more than 50 journal articles and book chapters with over 2,000 citations. His efforts have been recognized by the ERDC and USACE many times, including the ERDC Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Herbert D. Vogel Engineer of the Year award.