Oceana P Francis
Associate Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sustainability Faculty
PhD Atmospheric Science, University of Alaska
MS Civil Engineering, University of Alaska
BS Civil Engineering, University of Alaska
BS Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska
Email: oceanaf@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-6555
Fax: (808) 956-3014

2540 Dole Street, Holmes 383
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Dr. Oceana Francis joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2012. Oceanaʼs previous appointment was as a post-doc at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She has an civil engineers license, and has skills that range from oceanography to structural engineering. She has spent a lot of time in Alaska working with Alaska Natives to help them sustain local communities.

Areas of Specialty and Research Interest:

Storm-generated ocean waves
Meteorological and ocean processes on coastal infrastructure
Sustainable coastal infrastructure, water, and wastewater systems affected by climate change and water shortage
Planning, design and construction of coastal infrastructure
Numerical modeling, field measurements, and statistical analysis of wind-generated waves
Professional Registration:

Professional Engineer (Civil), License No. 15223, State of Hawai‘i
Professional Engineer (Civil), License No. 11226, State of Alaska
Courses Taught:

CEE 320: Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals
CEE 421: Engineering Hydraulics
CEE 440: Vulnerability and Adaptation on Coastal Infrastructure
CEE 622: Fluid Mechanics
CEE 691: Seminar in Civil Engineering