Laborde Endowed Chair
About Laborde Endowed Chair
The John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer enables Louisiana Sea Grant to bring highly qualified scientists to LSU to focus on marine and coastal issues critical to the state. Louisiana Sea Grant provides those researchers with supplemental sabbatical funding. To date, nine internationally recognized researchers have been appointed to the endowed chair.
Scott C. Hagen was the most recent Laborde Chair. He came to LSU from the University of Central Florida, where he was a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering for more than 17 years. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Iowa.
Hagen also held the rank of full professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, along with an appointment in LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology. His primary research focused on massively parallel, high performance computational modeling of ocean, coastal and inland shallow water flows.