As Hurricane Matthew moves through the Caribbean toward possible U.S. landfall later this week, faculty experts from Florida Institute of Technology are available to speak on various relevant topics.
- Marine meteorology and coastal beach erosion due to storm surge.
Expert: George Maul, professor of ocean engineering and fellow of the American Meteorological Society
- Psychological effects before and after a hurricane, and managing stress.
Expert: Victoria Follette, chair and professor of clinical psychology
- Wind damage to structures; hurricane mitigation measures; safeguarding home, business and infrastructure; and post-storm cleanup.
Expert: Albert Bleakley, associate professor of construction management
- The science of hurricanes, coastal meteorology, wind and wave modeling, and thunderstorms.
Expert: Steven Lazarus, professor of ocean sciences
- Evacuation decisions and transportation issues.
Expert: Rodrigo Mesa-Arango, assistant professor, head of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Please contact University News Bureau Chief Adam Lowenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-674-8964 to arrange for interviews.