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Laborde Endowed Chair

Laborde Endowed Chair

About Laborde Endowed Chair | John  P. Laborde | Appointees

About Laborde Endowed Chair

Photo: Scott C. Hagen

Scott C. Hagen
Current Laborde 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 is the current Laborde Chair. He comes 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 will hold 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 focus is on massively parallel, high performance computational modeling of ocean, coastal and inland shallow water flows. His recent efforts expand into transport and ecological modeling, particularly with respect to the coastal dynamics of sea level rise.