Biography

Jack Hogan is a graduate student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, focusing on flood protection infrastructure design and development. Jack’s research interests at Stanford are aimed at the application of public-private partnerships for flood infrastructure development in the US

Jack spent the last year conducting research as a Fulbright Fellow at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. His research in Delft concentrated on applying risk-based design methods to coastal flood defense structures vulnerable to sea level rise. This project culminated in a detailed optimization model for determining the appropriate level of protection for critical infrastructure within the vicinity of the San Francisco Bay.

Prior to the Fulbright, Jack spent six years working for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a hydraulic engineer, water manager, and project manager. Jack’s work for the Army Corps included hydraulic modeling and design for levee projects, real-time water control operations for federal reservoirs, and planning and budgeting for multipurpose infrastructure projects. Notable project work included two-dimensional hydraulic modeling for the American and Pajaro Rivers in California, two watersheds where flood risk is expected to increase as a result of land use change, sea level rise, and extreme weather. 

Jack received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research at UCLA focused on sustainability practices in California’s agricultural sector. For three summers in college, Jack worked as a wildland firefighter for the State of California.