Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE

 

Department of Engineering

101 Johnson EPS Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7571

Chair: Robert LeMaster

Em:

lemaster@utm.edu


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


 


 


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., and Kopsky, Raymond J., Jr., Wappapello Dam, Missouri, Overtopping Event of 2011, under review (submitted Jan 2016 to the Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research).
    • 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

    • Presentation at 25th Annual TN Water Resources Symposium; Gale, Paula M., and Nail, Gregory H., Educational Enhancements at UT Martin associated with the USDA Water for Agriculture Project, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, 13-15 April 2016.
    • Nail, Gregory H. and Kopsky, Raymond J. Jr., Wappapello Dam, Missouri, Spillway Overtopping Event of 2011, 2014 Joint MSU-UT Martin Sigma Xi Research Symposium, Murray State University, 5 April 2014.
    • Nail, Gregory H., One-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling and Analysis of Wappapello Dam, MO, Spillway before, during, and after the April-May 2011 Overtopping Event, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Lab Seminar Series, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 21 September 2012.
    • Nail, Gregory H., 2011 Spillway Overtopping Event at Wappapello Dam, Missouri, presentation for PDH credit at the meeting of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, Jackson, TN, 11 October 2011.
    • Nail, Gregory H., and Kopsky, Raymond J., Jr., GIS Inundation Mapping Results from an Unsteady Flow Application of HEC-RAS to an Emergency Ogee Spillway, Professional Poster accepted for display at the 21st Annual TN Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 13-15, 2011.
    • Presentation at 119th meeting of Tennessee Academy of Science, One Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling of the St. Francis River, Missouri, below Wappapello Dam, TN, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), Knoxville, TN, October 30, 2009.
    • Presentation at Tennessee Valley Authority, HEC-RAS Modeling of the Hiwassee River below Chatuge Dam, Knoxville, TN, October 29, 2009.
    • Presentation at Environmental Engineering Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), One Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling of the St. Francis River, Missouri, below Wappapello Dam, Knoxville, TN, October 28, 2009.
    • Guest Speaker at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Christian Brothers University, HEC-RAS Modeling of Dam Break Scenarios, Memphis, TN, September 29, 2009
    • Presentation at 19th Annual TN Water Resources Symposium, A HEC-RAS Model Developed by Synthesis of Surveyed and GIS Elevations, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN, April 15-17, 2009.
    • 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

    • United States Department of Agriculture: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Increasing the Resilience of Agricultural Production in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins through More Efficient Water Resource Use, USDA research grant funded through UT Knoxville, 2015-2019, co-PI with other colleagues, development of an upper division course in computational hydraulic and hydrologic modeling for civil engineering students, other educational improvements.
    • Challenge Partnership Agreement, St. Louis District, US Army Corps of Engineers (Originally approved January 2009-June 2010, subsequent renewals and extension through December 2017), Hydraulic and hydrologic modeling of the St. Francis River, Wappapello Lake, and watershed.
    • Field Meetings and Presentations with St. Louis District, US Army Corps of Engineers, personnel at Wappapello Lake Management Office, Wappapello, MO.

    Memberships

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

    Courses

    • ENGR 100 Society and Technology
    • ENGR 201 Engineering Methods
    • ENGR 241 Dynamics
    • ENGR 301 CAE/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 Geotechnical Engineering (lab section included)
    • ENGR 490 Special Topics (FE Review)

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    Department of Engineering

    101 Johnson EPS Building

    Martin, TN 38238

    Ph:

    (731) 881-7571

    Chair: Robert LeMaster

    Em:

    lemaster@utm.edu