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Cecil joins the ERDC’s Coastal, Hydraulics Laboratory

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Published May 20, 2021
Dr. Orie Cecil is researching wind-driven surface phenomena and techniques at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

Dr. Orie Cecil is working on both civil works and military engineering projects, researching wind-driven surface phenomena and techniques for assuring warfighter and mission success for the in the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Hydrologic Systems Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Dr. Orie Cecil has joined the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Hydrologic Systems Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).


Cecil earned his doctorate in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in 2020. He also received his master’s in aerospace engineering from Auburn in 2016, as well as his bachelor’s in the same subject area with a minor in music in 2014.


As a graduate student at Auburn, Cecil conducted and presented a variety of rocket propulsion and fluid dynamics-related research with the Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratory. He received two best student paper awards for his graduate research ― and as an undergrad, participated in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, Fly Competition and various music ensembles.


Cecil will be working on both civil works and military engineering projects for the laboratory, researching wind-driven surface phenomena and techniques for assuring warfighter and mission success.


The ERDC is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, conducting research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works mission, as well as for other federal, state and municipal authorities. As part of ERDC, the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory addresses an entire spectrum of water resource challenges in groundwater, watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets and wetlands, and delivers solutions to our nation’s most challenging coastal and hydraulics problems through research, development and application of cutting-edge science, engineering and technology.


For more information about the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, please visit https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Locations/CHL. To explore other career opportunities at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, please contact and send resumes to CHLcareers@usace.army.mil.


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