Faculty & Staff

 

Department of Engineering

101 Johnson EPS Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7571

Chair: Edward Wheeler

Em:

ewheeler@utm.edu


Faculty & Staff

 

Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE

 

Associate Professor

Department of Engineering
124G Joseph E. Johnson EPS Building
Phone: 731-881-7387 Fax: 731-881-7383

gnail@utm.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D.     Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1991
  • M.S.     Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • B.M.E.     Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 1984
  • Additional graduate coursework taken from Mississippi State University (1991-1999)

 

Professional Registration


  • Professional Engineer

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    State of Alabama

    License #22518

    Civil Engineering Exam (April 24, 1998)

    Mechanical Engineering Exam (October 30, 1998)

     

    Professional Appointment


  • Associate Professor

  • Research Hydraulic Engineer

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    Department of Engineering, University of Tennessee at Martin, August 2002- present

    Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

    Engineer Research and Development Center The United States Army Corps of Engineers

    (formerly Hydraulics Laboratory, Waterways Experiment Station) Vicksburg, MS, 1991-2002

     

     

     

    Service Activities: Departmental and University Service

    • Peer Reviewer for Coffey Outstanding Teacher Award (October 30, 2007)
    • Honor's Thesis Committee Member, Derek Rose (presentation May 5, 2006)
    • Modern Foreign Languages On-Site Review Committee Member (April 25-27, 2004)
    • Various Departmental Committees and Support Activities
    • Faculty Senate Library Committee Departmental Representative (2004-present)
    • Faculty Senate Library Committee Chair (2009-present)
    • Sixteen Engineering Graduate School Speakers Hosted (2002-2008)
    • Three Organized Visits to Engineering Graduate Programs
      • November 7, 2008, Auburn University
      • September 26, 2007, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
      • February 6, 2007, Vanderbilt University
    • Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Control Board
      • Appointed by Tennessee State Governor for four year term (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2006)
      • Reappointed for second term (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010)
      • Vice Chair (February 5, 2008 ? present)
      • Seventeen board meetings (2003 ? present) and one training session (January 9, 2009) attended

     

    Other Services

    • Session Moderator at Eighteenth Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 15-17, 2008.
    • Served as a member of executive committee of Tennessee American Water Resources Association beginning (April 2007 ? April 2009).
    • Quick Review of Kansas Dam Break Models, consulting work with Nashville, TN, office of AMEC, Inc., August 19, 2004.
    • Expert witness for Gallimore case in General Sessions Court, Weakley County, TN, January 24, 2003

     

    Refereed Articles

    • Nail, Gregory H., Development of an Undergraduate Course in Microstation? and GEOPAK ? for Civil Engineering Students, American Society for Engineering Education 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.
    • Nail, Gregory H., A Use of HEC-RAS as Instructional Tool, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, April 1-3, 2007.
    • Nail, Gregory H., PH Grade Assist: Homework in the Twenty-First Century, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 2-4, 2006.
    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-HMS as Instructional Tool, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, April 3-5, 2005.
    • Parchure, T. M., McAnally, W. H., Nail, G., Objectives of Proposed Large Scale Experimental Facility (ESTEX), Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 94, Barcelona, Spain, February 21-25, 1994, pp. 265-268

     

    Other Article

    • Nail, Gregory H., Hydraulics and Hydrology Course at The University of Tennessee at Martin, Proceedings from the Sixteenth Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 19-21, 2006

     

    Professional Presentations

    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-RAS Modeling of Hypothetical Outflows from Wappapello Dam, Civil Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, November 7, 2008.
    • Nail, Gregory H., Development of an Undergraduate Course in Microstation? and GEOPAK ? for Civil Engineering Students, American Society for Engineering Education 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 23, 2008.
    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-RAS Modeling of Hypothetical Outflows from Wappapello Dam, Missouri, Eighteenth Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 17, 2008.
    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-RAS Modeling of Dam Break Scenarios, Environmental Engineering Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), September 26, 2007.
    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-RAS Modeling of Dam Break Scenarios, Seventeenth Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 18, 2007.
    • Nail, Gregory H., A Use of HEC-RAS as Instructional Tool, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, April 3, 2007.
    • Nail, Gregory H. and White, Brian T., A Reconstituted and Improved HEC-RAS Model of Cane Creek, Martin, TN, 116th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, November 17, 2006 (JTAS 82(1-2):26, 2007 [at press]).
    • Nail, Gregory H., Hydraulics and Hydrology Course at The University of Tennessee at Martin, Sixteenth Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 20, 2006.
    • Nail, Gregory H., PH Grade Assist: Homework in the Twenty-First Century, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 3, 2006.
    • Nail, Gregory H., Hydrologic Modeling of Reelfoot Lake and Watershed, 115th Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN, November18, 2005 (JTAS 81(1-2):37, 2006).
    • Nail, Gregory H., HEC-HMS as Instructional Tool, American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section, Annual Conference and Meeting, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, April 5, 2005.

     

    Technical Reports

    • Johnson, Billy H., Kim, Sung-Chan, and Nail, Gregory H., A Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Temperature Model of Lake Washington, Draft Report, Prepared for: King County, State of Washington, April 2003.
    • Nail, Gregory H. and Abraham, David D., Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Study of Sudbury River, Massachusetts, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, ERDC/CHL TR-01-15, August 2001.
    • Copeland, Ronald R., Abraham, David D., Nail, Gregory H., Seal, Rebecca, and Brown, Gary L., Entrainment and Transport of Sediments by Towboats in the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway, Numerical Model Study, Interim Report, Prepared for: US Army Engineer District, Rock Island, US Army District, St. Louis, and US Army District, St. Paul, by Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, ENV Report 37, January 2001.

     

    Project under way

    • Challenge Partnership Agreement, between The University of Tennessee at Martin and the St. Louis District, United States Army Corps of Engineers, to perform hydraulic modeling of the St. Francis River, Missouri, below Wappapello Dam (approved June 9, 2009).

     

    Memberships

    • American Society for Engineering Education (no. 191916)
    • Tennessee Academy of Science
    • Tennessee American Water Resources Association

     

    Courses

    • ENGR 241 Dynamics
    • ENGR 301 Computer Aided Engineering/Design Tools
    • ENGR 340 Thermodynamics
    • ENGR 341 Fluid Mechanics
    • ENGR 353 Hydraulics and Hydrology
    • ENGR 410 Senior Design I
    • ENGR 411 Senior Design II
    • ENGR 440 Energy Systems
    • ENGR 451 Geothechnical Engineering

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    Department of Engineering

    101 Johnson EPS Building

    Martin, TN 38238

    Ph:

    (731) 881-7571

    Chair: Edward Wheeler

    Em:

    ewheeler@utm.edu