Company: Taylor Engineering Research Institute, University of North Florida
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Donald Resio, Director of Taylor Engineering Research Institute, University of North Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
Renowned as an educator, researcher, and program leader, Dr. Resio has contributed to developing the minds of future industry professionals as well as making discoveries that aid society. Some of these achievements include developing a wave model that is used internationally, developing a method for specifying risks for inundating coastal areas, leading a team that invented a breach that would seal a hole, and co-organizing a biannual international meeting on ocean waves and risk assessment. Since 2011, Dr. Resio has taught as a professor of ocean engineering with the University of North Florida, also directing the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the school. Prior to obtaining these positions, he worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as a professor with the Florida Institute of Technology, and vice president of OceanWeather Inc. Additionally, Dr. Resio has worked with FEMA on a number of task forces and teams, and he has been a leader of the Meteorological Organization Committee with the United Nations.
Developing an interest in science and engineering at an early age, Dr. Resio first earned a Bachelor of Arts in physical geology from the University of Virginia in 1969. He continued at the institution to receive a Master of Arts in environmental science in 1971 and a PhD in environmental science specializing in fluid dynamics in 1974. An expert in the field, Dr. Resio has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and the Army Engineer Association.
Throughout his career, Dr. Resio has been recognized for his contributions. In 2015 and 2013, he received the International Engineering Award, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute from the American Society of Civil Engineering. In 2014, he was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service from the National Research Council of the National Academies. He received a Professor of the Year Award from Northeast Florida’s Engineers Week, a Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Department of the U.S. Army, and awards from McGraw Hill Education, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Resio attributes his success to being innovative and thinking outside of the box.
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