Celso Ferreira

Assistant Professor, Water Resources Engineering
Telephone: (703) 993-1782
Fax: (703) 993-9790
Email: cferrei3@gmu.edu
1411 Nguyen Engineering Building
Ferreira Research Group Website


  • PhD, Water Resources Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012
  • MSc, Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2007
  • ME, Hydrology, Centro de Estudios y Expermentacion de Obras Publicas, Spain, 2006
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2003


Water resources, coastal and environmental engineering


Water related extreme weather hazards and its impacts to critical infrastructure; Hurricane storm surge and coastal flooding, Climate variability and human induced environmental changes impacts to engineering practice and design incorporating climate change, sea-level rise, urbanization and environmental degradation; GIS applications for environmental, water resources and coastal engineering.

Selected Publications:

Wright, M.; Ferreira, C. M.; Houck, M. (2014) “Evaluation of heterogeneity statistics as reasonable proxies of the error of precipitation quantile estimation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. Journal of Hydrology, (513) 457-466

Ferreira, C. M.; Irish, J.; Olivera, F (2014) “Uncertainty in hurricane surge simulation due to land cover specification” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 119

Ferreira, C. M.; Irish, J.; Olivera, F (2014) “ArcStormSurge: Integrating GIS and Hurricane Storm Surge”. Journal of the American Water resources Association, 50(1), p219-233