PhD student opportunity at LSU
Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States
Apply before: 12 January 2024

I am looking for a PhD student to join my research group ( in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Science at Louisiana State University ( in Fall 2024. The general research thrust is understanding the physics of water and sediment exchange between deltaic channels and floodplains subject to changes in river discharge, marine forcings, vegetation, and morphology. The research is part of a larger effort to predict the fate of the Mississippi River delta subject to sea level rise and climate change. Field work, numerical modeling, and network analysis/graph theory will primarily be used to solve these problems and I am open to fun, creative approaches driven by students. PhD assistantships at LSU include a stipend of $30,66/yr, tuition, and health insurance.

Interested students can email me ( with some background, interest, and a CV. Though the department does not have strict due dates for applications, I’d like to field applications and have discussions before January 12, 2024. The GRE is not required. Please visit my website for more info and find information on Applying to LSU (


Matt Hiatt

Matt Hiatt
assistant professor
dept. of oceanography & coastal sciences
louisiana state university
2235 energy, coast, & environment bldg.
Research Website:

pronouns: he/him

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group