Benedict M. Gross, E.I.T.

Civil, Coastal and Ocean Engineering

M.E., Civil Engineering; University of Delaware, 2019
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering; Loyola University Maryland, 2015

Mr. Gross graduated from Loyola University Maryland summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent 2 years working for a Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm and attained his E.I.T. during this time. Mr. Gross earned his Master of Civil Engineering with concentration in Coastal Engineering while advised under Dr. Jack Puleo at the University of Delaware.

As a graduate student at the University of Delaware, Mr. Gross’s research involved analyzing munition mobility on the beach face. He conducted lab work in a controlled wave flume and field work in various coastal environments. He assisted in research deployments utilizing a multitude of instrumentation to quantify both hydrodynamic and morphologic evolution.

Since joining Olsen Associates Inc. in August of 2019, Mr. Gross has assisted with the design and monitoring of beach nourishment projects, developed technical reports for current projects, utilized numerical models for coastal analysis, performed geotechnical investigations for compatible beach sediment, and participated in informative public hearings. His experience includes quantification of various wave, wind and sand climates, analysis of historical volume and shoreline changes, design of beach and dune projects, and operation of UAVs for detailed coastal monitoring. Specific example project experience include design of an offshore borrow area for a novel beach nourishment program in Flagler County, FL, analyzing the ongoing effects of renourishment and sand bypassing at Port Canaveral, Brevard County, FL, numerically modeling longshore sediment transport in St. Johns County, FL, numerically modeling inlet dynamics in Perdido Pass, AL, and the design of a boat ramp in Montego Bay, Jamaica.