He has served 30 years as the Senior Research Engineer with the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), US Army Research and Development Center (ERDC).
Dr. Melby is a research coastal and hydraulic engineer specializing in the development and application of coastal numerical and physical models, storm surge modeling and statistical and risk analysis. He conceived the Corps of Engineers Coastal Hazards System and CHRPS products.
He was awarded the US Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year for 2017.
He is assigned to GEC’s Baton Rouge office