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Dr. Richard Hires

PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Building: Davidson Laboratoy
Room: 202
Phone: 201.216.5676
Fax: 201.216.8214
Email: rhires@stevens.edu
Resume
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Ocean Engineering
Education
  • B.S. Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1961
  • M.S. Oceanography, The Johns Hopkins University, 1964
  • Ph.D. Oceanography, The Johns Hopkins University, 1968
Experience
  • 2004-Present  Professor of Ocean Engineering
  • 1989 - 2004 Director of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1984 - 1988: Professor of Ocean Engineering, Department of Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1972 - 1984: Associate Professor Ocean Engineering, Department of Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1967 - 1972: Assistant Professor Ocean Engineering, Department of Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1969 - 1975: Instructor in Physical Oceanography Summer Program of the New Jersey Marine Science Consortium
  • 1961 - 1967: Research Assistant in the Department of
    Oceanography, The Johns Hopkins University
Consulting Service
  • 1971 to date: Served as a consultant in the area of physical oceanography and fluid dynamics to the following companies and agencies:
  • Fellows, Read and Weber Inc., Consulting Engineers, Toms River, New Jersey
  • Woodward Envicon, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey
  • Envirosciences, Inc., New York, New York
  • The Pittston Company, New York, New York
  • The Environmental Assessment Council, Inc. New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Oil and Hazardous
  • Material Simulated Environmental Test Tank Facility in Leonardo, New Jersey
  • Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Newark, New Jersey
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, New York
  • Cardillo and Corbett, Law Firm, New York, New York
  • M. Disko Associates, Environmental Engineering Consultants, Union, New Jersey
  • Peter Kiewit Sons Co., Cresskill, New Jersey
  • Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., White Plains, New York
  • Princeton Aqua Sciences, Edison, New Jersey
  • Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor Consulting Engineers, Warren, New Jersey
  • International Technology Corporation, Somerset, New Jersey
  • Coattail Environmental Services, Princeton, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland
  • Handex Corporation, Morganville, New Jersey
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation,United States Department of Justice, Brooklyn, New York
  • Omni Environmental Services, Princeton, New Jersey
  • ARCORP Inc., Weehawken, New Jersey
  • National Bulk Carriers, New York, New York
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Hires, R. and Montgomery, R.B.. (May 1997). "Navifacial Temperature and Salinity Along Track from Samoa to Hawaii 1957-65.", Journal of Marine Research. 30 (2).
  2. Hires, R., Ahsan, A.K.M.Q.Bruno, M.S. and Oey, L.Y.. (Nov 1994). "Wind-Driven Dispersion in New Jersey Coastal Waters", J. of Hydraulic Engineering.. 120 (11), 1264-1273.
  3. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. (1985). "A Three Dimensional Simulation of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Part I: Description of the Model and Model Simulations.", Journal of Physical Oceanography. 15 (12), 1676-1692.
  4. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. (1985). "A Three Dimensional Simulation of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Part II: Comparison with Observations.", Journal of Physical Oceanography. 15 (12), 1693-1709.
  5. Hires, R., Luther, G.W, Meyerson,A.L. and Krajewski J.. (Dec 1980). "Metal Sulfides in Estuarine Sediments", J. Sedimentary Petrology.. 50 (4), 1117-1120.
  6. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. "A Three Dimensional Simulation of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Part III: Salt Flux Analyses.", Journal of Physical Oceanography. 15 (12), 1711-1720.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Hires, R.. (Dec 16-18, 1991). "Dispersion of Studies of Effluent from Outfalls in New Jersey Coastal Waters", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Hong Kong.
  2. Hires, R. and Mellor, G.L.. (1988). "Numerical Model Studies of the Circulation in the Hudson- Raritan Estuary", in Hudson-Raritan Estuary: Issues, Resources Status and Management. NOAA Estuary of the Month Seminar Series No. 9, U.S. Dept. of Commerce. .
  3. Hires, R., Luther, G.W, Meyerson,A.L.. (1980). "Sources of Heavy Metals in the Sediments of Newark Bay.", Water Conference Proceedings, ed. L. Ciaccio and A. Cristini, Ramapo College, NJ. .
Report
  1. Hires, R. and Suh, I.. (Nov 1988). "A Numerical Procedure of Vehicle-Induced Internal Waves", Trans. ASME J. of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.. 110 (4), 380-386.
  2. Hires, R., Mellor,G.L., Oey, L.Y., Galpain, B.. (1986). "A Three Dimensional Numerical Models or Hindcasting or Forecasting Estuarine Tides, Currents and Salinities.", In: Applications of Real-Time Oceanographic Circulation Modeling, Ed. By BB. Parker, Marine Tech,. Soc. .
  3. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. (1985). "Tidal Modeling of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary", Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences.. 20 511-527.
  4. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. (1984). "Numerical Model Study of the tidal Hydraulics of Raritan Bay", Bull. NJ Academy of Sciences. 29 (2), 59-68.
  5. Hires, R., McCormick, J.M, Luther, G.W., Cheng, S.L.. (1983). "Partial Recovery of Newark Bay, NJ Following Pollution Abatement.", Marine Pollution Bulletin. 14 (5), 188-197.
  6. Hires, R., Oey, L.Y., Mellor, G.L.. (1983). "Prediction of Oil Spill Trajectories in New York Harbor", Civil Engineering for Practicing and Design Engineers.. 2 585-625.
  7. Hires, R., Luther, G.W, Meyerson,A.L. and Krajewski J.. (1981). "Heavy Metal Distributions in Newark Bay Sediments", Marine Pollution Bulletin. 12 (7), 244-250.
  8. Hires, R., J.M, Luther,G.W, Meyerson, andKrajewski J.. "Metal Fluctuations and Behavior During Tidal Excursions in Newark Bay, New Jersey.", Bull. NJ Academy of Sciences.. 12 (2), 49-49.
  9. Hires, R.. "Circulation and Transport in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary", In the Hudson Raritan: State of the Estuary - 1987 published by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, For Hancock, New Jersey. .
Courses
  • CE 684 Mixing Processes in Inland and Coastal Waters
  • OE 635 Stochastic Analysis of Ocean Waves
  • E 243 Probability and Statistics for Engineers