The Compound Inundation Team for Resilient Applications (CITRA) research group bridges the gap between academic research and practical application. Our team uses the latest technology to solve complex water resources problems covering inland and underground regions to coastal and estuarine locations. An essential component of any project is the dissemination of the results, thus CITRA engages the community and stakeholders by simplifying complex concepts into simple analogies.

CITRA tackles any hydrodynamic problems and designs practical solutions. Our current research is focus (but not limited) on the following topics:

Multi-flood hazard assessments
Hybrid infrastructure solutions
Smart water systems
Water Equity
Flood resilience and climate change
Water transport problems (contaminants, pollution)

For Students

CITRA Available Positions

CITRA  is always looking for new highly-motivated students to join our research group. We continuously are seeking graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Students from various disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to apply, as we wish to have an interdisciplinary and diverse group.

Our students usually are interested in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Hydrological Sciences
    Computer Science

Prospective students should find the available positions here.

For Teachers

CITRA Educational Opportunities

School teachers (Middle and High School) interested in learning more about Water Resources Engineering? CITRA offers complementary hands-on activities and demonstrations for your class in water-related concepts, such as watershed stewardship, hydrologic cycle, infiltration, coastal erosion, and green infrastructure. We also provide free tours of our Fluid Mechanics Lab hosted in the Driftmier Engineering Center. If interested please contact us for more information.

For Faculty/Client

CITRA Research Opportunities

The CITRA research group is always interested in collaborating with academic faculty and private practitioners. We welcome any interdisciplinary partnership aiming to solve water-related issues. If you are interested in collaborating on a research proposal, please contact us to arrange a meeting. You can see our project portfolio below.

Prospective client, want to hire CITRA to support your water-related project? Contact us to get a free quote and a project timeline. You can see the services that we provide below.

Where we are?

CITRA is hosted at the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at UGA.  CITRA shares two lab spaces with three other research groups from IRIS: COAST, COBIA, and Bledsoe research groups.

These labs are located in the new $64 million Interdisciplinary-STEM-II building with state-of-the-art research and laboratory space.

UGA’s campus is just a few steps away from downtown Athens, giving students easy access to Athens’s thriving culture. More than 65 specialty shops, 55 restaurants and cafes, and 40 taverns and music venues line the streets of downtown. Over the years, Athens has become a cultural hotspot, and a mecca for music and arts. Located in the rolling foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, Athens is only an hour from Atlanta, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and home to the busiest airport in the world.

Contact CITRA Lab

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